Name: Giacomo, 1
Location: Tarrytown, NY
My son turned one last year and I wanted to create a special party for him. The inspiration came from my son’s nursery: a pale yellow-grey palette. I decided to keep the theme simple and not too baby-ish.
We planned an outdoor/indoor party and set up a tent with some tables and chairs that we decorated with balloons and crepe paper streamers. We also set up a welcome table with a guest book for people to sign, some pictures, and party hats. I used Ikea frames to display little notes among the different tables and to display my son’s name in the main dessert table inside.
I’m very visual and detailed oriented so I put a lot of effort in trying to make everything look pretty. For favors I did colorful beach pails, filled with little books, bubbles and some beach toys for the little ones. For the big kids I found bubble ice cream bars. I attached a little tag to add a little personal touch.I also made little food signs and decorated with pinwheels placed in Izzy bottles, crepe paper streamers, fabric pennants and lots of balloons. We also had a piñata, handmade by my sister. Basically I designed and made everything with the help of my mom and sister, which made it a very special party.
The party was in the morning so we had a brunch type menu. Cheerios and berries were the favorite for the little ones. For the dessert table my sister baked chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, cake pops and the smash cake. We also had pineapple jell-o and I put together a tiny candy table with Peruvian treats my sister brought, with little bags for people to take home. As a surprise we had an ice cream truck come and park in our driveway. It was a hit. This party was truly a labor of love and we all had so much fun!
Thanks, Nadia! Readers, check out Nadia at her blog Mamemina.
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