And just like that, Juliette’s first birthday has come and gone in a flash! Planning is half the fun (I think!) but when it’s over and done with…it’s kinda sad! To reminisce I am sharing the details of her special day and some gorgeous photos taken by my sweet friend, Stephanie. It’s been a month and I am finally getting around to posting…life with an active 13 month old is pretty wild!
Will you believe me when I tell you I had Juliette’s theme picked out since she was growing in my belly? Well it’s true! When I found out we were expecting a Fall baby I knew I wanted a Fall themed first birthday (and I know only half a dozen other first birthdays with the same theme, turned out to be very popular) and thus, Juliette’s Pumpkin Patch came to be. I had a board on Pinterest where I added inspiration and ideas over the course of my pregnancy and Juliette’s first year. I wanted it to be perfect and it was just that. Pumpkins, hay bales, burlap and of course, glitter! My Mom always helps bring my ideas to life and I could not do it without her! She’s a pro, people!
I ordered this gorgeous invitation from an Etsy shop that I stumbled upon called ThePaperTrailCo. It was perfect and matched exactly what I had in mind for the theme! This was the front of the invite and the back had gold glitter…even better! Go check out her shop if you’re planning a party!
I decided to have a dessert table which included homemade fudge, vanilla cupcakes, apple bars, cinnamon frosted rice crispy treats, and an assortment of chocolates. Everything was absolutely delicious! I can’t take credit though, my Mom and Mother-in-law provided the treats! My Mom also baked Juliette’s cake. We decided it was probably a good idea not to cover it with frosting like with her cake smash. She actually dug in this time and enjoyed it!
Our guests were greeted with pumpkins, hay bales and a sneak preview of the goodies they would get to take home at the end of the afternoon. Inside the favor bags were some chocolates, a chocolate covered pretzel wand, and a sweet little pumpkin they would pick themselves!
How stunning is this set up? I knew I wanted the main colors to be light pink and orange with accents of gold, burlap and wood. I couldn’t be happier with the end result!
As for the birthday girl, we did the same set up as her cake smash. You can see the details in this blog post!
I know Juliette won’t remember it…but I sure will! I hope she will look back at the photos and videos and see how we celebrated and how loved she is! I will leave you with some more family photos and of course, photos of the pumpkin princess herself!