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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Miss S' Owl Birthday Party Decorations

Yesterday I shared pictures of Miss S' first birthday party
Today, I want to share with you all the details of the party itself. 

 I shared this yesterday but wanted to include it in this post as well. 
These are the invitations I created for her party. 
I wanted to do an owl theme. Thought it would be cute for a first birthday in November but wanted to keep the colors girly and bright.

Since we would be in TN for the party, I had to think about my decorations way in advance to make everything to mail to my parents house or take with us. Then I had to figure out where everything would go.

Guests were greeted with this owl wreath holding a chalkboard saying "Sadie is One!" on the front door.

My parents have this buffet by their front door so it was the perfect place to add a basket full of the favors and some pictures of Miss S.

I found the little chicken wire frame at JoAnns and painted it and added the small wooden owls to it.
Placed some pictures of Miss S on it with mini clothes pins and then a sign saying thanks for coming and asking guests to fill out their address on an envelope.

I created these little owl pillow boxes using my Silhouette Cameo and filled them full of candy for favors.

Looking into the party now... you may recognize the garland. 
I used the scallop garland I created for Miss P's 2nd birthday and garland between all the arches in my parents house.

Here is a shot of the living room area. 
We removed all the furniture to make way for tables and chairs.
I then layered some colored table clothes with a clear table cloth with white dots on top.
I love how they came out! 

I placed different vases with branches in them on each table and put some little owls I created on them.

Here is how I decorated the mantle. 

I created this banner that says "Look Whooo's One" and placed that on the mantle along with some tissue paper pom pom garland that I bought at Hobby Lobby and then also layered a string of the scallop garland with it as well. 

One the left side of the mantle I placed pictures of Miss S at different ages along with a little wooden owl I painted and a lantern ball.

In the center of the mantle, was the birthday stat board I created. 
I had my dad cut out the owl shape out of some thin wood and then I painted it white.
Once that paint was dry, I took gray paint and added the details of the owl onto the white before I applied all the information that I cut out of vinyl.

Then on the right side of the mantle I placed another picture, a glass owl I found at Hobby Lobby and another lantern ball.
My dad also cut the one out of wood and I painted this white as well and then used Stickles to add the dots to it in an ombre effect. 

Next to the mantle is another buffet that I placed a bunch of balloons on along with some other decorations. 

On the buffet, I placed another glass owl from Hobby Lobby, some more pictures and then the large chalkboard I created for Miss P's birthday and decorated it with an owl theme. 
I also placed some props for the photo booth in a small white container that I found in the dollar section at Target.

Here is a closer look at the little owls I created to place in the branches on the tables.

We left my parents large tree in the living room and I decorated this wooden owl with paint and scrapbook paper and propped him up in the tree.

Now onto the kitchen area...

On the high chair, I placed another banner that I created on it and then just placed Miss S' party hat on it as well.

Here is the dessert table. 
I again layered the table clothes and then used this table tutu my mom created for Miss P's baby shower. I love that she still had it and it worked perfectly! 
Placed some cake stands, another vase with a branch, and another picture and it was set. 
This was my favorite part of the party!

I created the cake stands using wood slices and a base. You can find the wood slices at most craft stores, but I bought these at JoAnns. I bought the wood bases at Michaels. Just glued them together and they were ready to go! For the taller stand, I just placed two of the bases on top of each other.

 I placed another frame with a picture of Miss S on the table with a frame with a design I created to match the invitations. Then just put some painted wood owls near them as well.

Here is a closer look at the birthday print I created for the cake table.

And now here is the dessert table with Miss S'adorable smash cake and cupcakes. 

A family friend made the cupcakes and cake and they turned out so great! 
I chose to do chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and then some of the cupcakes had flowers on top and the others had an owl with a branch on them.

I just ADORE this smash cake! I am so excited how it turned out and it was pretty darn tasty as well! 

The table was so fun and colorful once the cakes were on it! 

I designed some water bottle covers to coordinate with the invitations as well. 

Here is a better shot of the water bottle covers. 

 Here is a shot of the living room from the kitchen.

And to round out the decorations, is the kitchen.
I just placed a polka dot table cloth on the island and another vase with the owls.

All the food was placed on the island, buffet style.
Forgot to take a picture with the food but we served BBQ, potato salad, pasta salad, and fruit salad.

Then for the drinks, which I also forgot to take a picture of, I served the water bottles, made some sweet tea and then some strawberry lemonade. I used my mason jars with lids and straws for the cups.

And that's it! 
I am pretty excited with how it all turned out since I was trying to plan everything from CO! 

Stay tuned for a couple fun tutorials of items I created for the party.

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  1. I love it all, Allison. I especially love the wooden owl with the stats and the cake stands you made. Happy birthday to your sweet girl. I can't wait to have my boys party in a few weeks. :)

  2. Such an adorable party. Love everything that you created!! WOW!!!

  3. I LOVE all of it!! Will you be sharing a tutorial for the invitations...would love to make them for my granddaughter!!


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