Ashleigh celebrated her daughter's first milestone with this pretty party: "Please come help us celebrate with sugar and spice and everything nice." That's what the invitation said so it really left the theme wide open, which I loved, because I wanted to be able to include everything girly, fun, and summery.We had pinwheels with rhinestone centers, plastic pink flamingos, banner pennants, hanging paper lanterns, bright rainbow colored food, outdoor water/pool play, and all the sugar one could possibly eat (the cake frosting alone was made up of 3.5 bags of powdered sugar equaling 7 pounds of sugary goodness).
I had a blast creating everything from the photo displays to the cake toppers and I hope that someday Avery will see that her first birthday party (although she doesn't remember it now) is like a love letter designed just for her. We love you Avery!
Thanks Ashleigh! Readers, say hi to Ashleigh on her blog Team Gourley.
(Images: Ashleigh Gourley)