My Party: T.J.

Long Island, NY

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then T.J. was surrounded by friends of all kinds at her birthday party: Our daughter T.J.'s first birthday was slowly approaching - what other theme does a little princess need but a "Blinged Out 1st Birthday!" There were diamonds everywhere!

I did lots of research for her invitations and as a graphic designer and scrapbooker, felt I needed to do them myself! They were based on wedding invitations, but perfect for our girl's first birthday!

The party was broken up into two parts: first, there was a family BBQ and then T.J.'s friends were invited for cake and dessert. The biggest hit was definitely the dessert bar. Center stage was the 3-tiered cake with glittered monogram that my Mum (who came in from Australia for the event) and I spent the night before making until 4.45am! My mum had done the same for me ever year when I was little, so this was very important and special for us.

The colors of the party were primarily black and pink with accents of silver glitter and diamonds. Of course, T.J. wore a pink tutu and I made her top with a glittered "1" on the center. Her shoes also said "Birthday Girl" on the front.

Thanks, Shelley!

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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.