My Party: Alivia
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Carrie McBride
Mar 23, 2011

Sure, great photography helps, but this is one of the loveliest no-budget parties we've seen! Rebecca tells us more: My youngest daughter Alivia turned one on January 8th and even though we're living far from family (we are living on the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius but our roots are Canadian) and the resources available to me were few and far between I still wanted to throw her a cute first birthday party.

This little party came together from literally nothing. I gathered the items I could find around the house as well as a few beautiful pink flowers to throw this simple party together for my baby. (I still can't believe she's already one!)

Living on a small island means not a lot of shopping venues and so I was forced to get creative with the decorations, gift wrapping, etc. Everything I created was within a $0.00 budget. Using brown lunch bags for gift wrap, fresh flowers growing in the yard to create a flower garland, a simple handmade bunting and even a baby blanket doubling as a tablecloth. It certainly wasn't a fancy party but the simple little touches helped make this special birthday so memorable.

Thanks Rebecca! Readers, find Rebecca's beautiful blog here.

(Images: Rebecca Cooper Photography)

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