Best Kids Parties: Poms

My Party

Name: Harper (1)
Location: Dallas, Texas

I'm a former blogger for AT so have seen my fair share of inspiration from our wonderful AT community. Poms and partytime was the theme here: DIY tissue poms, mason jars as glasses, homemade cupcakes, bubbles for the kids, and a makeshift photo booth (with props!).

Since most of our friends are sans kiddos, we opted for a casual cupcake hour with the other one-year-old baby friends, followed by a "remember the good ol' days" beer pong and pizza party with the remaining crowd. I'm really glad I planned it this way because Harper was not a happy camper during the party, crying whenever someone wanted to say "hi" to her. So, to have the continuation of the party without her was great because dad and I were able to relax and celebrate surviving our first year!

First time parent mistake on my part: I had scheduled Harper's one year appt (shots galore) two days before the party. The result: she wasn't feeling so hot, oops. Luckily, we had many loving and understanding friends who continued to toast her even after she had gone to bed.

Thanks Micki and happy belated birthday wishes to Harper!

(Images: Robert Howl)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.