I am so excited about Carolina's first birthday party! I've been googling and pinterest-ing for a few weeks now piecing together what I want to do. It's not until next Saturday but I have been working on things a little at a time.
Today I had some help though and it was wonderful!! I had a little assembly line going to put together mason jar tags and water bottle labels. Having a teenager full of hot air helped blow up a lot of beach balls too. I'm so happy I didn't have to do that. Thanks guys!
Carolina had fun playing in the beverage containers.
There was even an official goldfish taste test to see which ones I want to serve.
Can you tell it's a summer beach party theme? It's a loose theme but I wanted something that would be simple to do. It all started with the party favors, which are adorable.
I'm one of those crazy Moms who wants her baby to eat a healthy cake. I tested this one out because it uses bananas as a sweetener, so no added sugar. It's kind of like a banana bread and really good. I still have to test out what icing I'm going to do with it but I'm thinking whipped coconut cream. I realized this idea of healthy everything is going to be an uphill battle when I saw they are serving marshmallows to the 1 year olds at VBS next week.
For the guests, I am making strawberry cupcakes. I baked these today and the icing has real strawberries in it. After sampling these, I think I'm going to go with a vanilla cake and strawberry icing though. The strawberry cake competes too much with the icing.
These are my blue mason jars. I love them!! I deliberated over whether to buy them or not because I really don't need any more glasses. I decided that we would use them a lot in the future and Gustavo really liked them too.
There was a lot of experimenting with what to do about names on the mason jars. I have a limited amount 12 blue and 12 clear so people can't just lose their glass. I was going to do sticky labels but they might sweat off. Hopefully this will do the trick.
A friend made water bottle labels at my baby shower and I was completely enamored with them. They make everything look so much more elegant! I googled some free templates and found these which go perfectly with beach ball colors. I just used packing tape to put them on. So simple and free!
I'll be working on a lot more little details through the week. I'm having so much fun planning for her first party. It's a great distraction so I don't have to focus on how a year has passed and how it can be that my little baby is turning one.