Avalon’s First Birthday Garden Party

We celebrated miss Avalon Elle over the weekend with a garden party, a theme I decided on when she was around six months old because it just seemed to fit her so well.  Anyone who knows Avalon knows how sweet she is, there really is no better word to describe her, so a sweet garden party with some of our family & close friends was truly perfect.  I know she won’t remember it, but I hope she looks back on these pictures one day & knows how much love was put into such a special day all for her.

I decided on a food table inside, with a few fun decorations and some pictures of Avalon hung into a garland, and then a dessert table outside.  The board was a labor of love, the biggest thanks to Michelle from Design with Elegance for the beautiful flowers & Hooray Everyday for the felt garland. I am definitely keeping them to possibly use in the girls playroom or Avalon’s room as a fun memory.

Outside, we had a table with the most beautiful & delicious cake (made by Rachel Bakes, if you are in the area!), as well as macaroons and little pots of dirt cake.  We used the same high chair that we found at a garage sale & painted white for Waverly’s first birthday, and around it was the most gorgeous felt garland by Erin from The Grey Rose.  We also had the biggest balloon of all time (not pictured, but seriously, it was huge!), hung with ivy as the string.
Avalon has a major sweet tooth, so I was so excited to see her smash into her cake!  She loved it & probably even loved the strawberries more, I have about 500 more pictures of her just melting us all with those blue eyes while sitting in her chair.  She could have sat there forever!  Afterwards, we changed her and let her open a few presents, by the end of the day she was completely exhausted but still hanging on just as sweet as can be.  The biggest thank you to our family & friends who came out to celebrate such a special day for our baby girl, and to my brother who face-timed in from across the country since he knew how sad I was for him to miss it.  We are so thankful that our girls are surrounded by people who love them just as much as we do!
See a full list of links below, happiest birthday to our littlest lady, you bring us so much joy and we love you so incredibly much!


  1. June 15, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Such a darling party for a darling little lady!

  2. June 15, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Cutest high chair cake smash pics ever! They are always my fave of any first birthday party. Such a sweet sweet theme too, love all the pretty touches.

  3. June 15, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Beautiful party!! Love all the little touches you thought of and that theme! I especially the love the flower garland on the high chair!

  4. June 15, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    The theme is so adorable and all of the little details are perfection! Love the photos!!

  5. June 15, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    So sweet! This theme is just perfect for her. I love it!

  6. June 15, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    What a super cute idea!!!

  7. June 15, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful. And I can't get over her sweet little face in every single picture!! Precious!

  8. June 15, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    This is just the sweetest first birthday ever! I love all the details but I especially love Avalon's smiling face!

  9. June 15, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    such a sweet little party! I love the garden party theme and your decor was the sweetest. I'm glad you all had such a fun time celebrating her!

  10. June 15, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Such a cute party! 🙂 Cannot believe our little girls are O N E !

  11. June 16, 2016 / 4:57 am

    Awe, everything looks amazing! You cant go wrong with floral anything. How sweet are the girls crowns.

  12. June 16, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    You know I love me a good flower theme!!!

  13. June 16, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Such a pretty party!! What a sweet, sweet little girl you have. The pictures in her chair, with the cake, (and her sister) are just precious!!

  14. June 16, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    oh my word – she seriously is the sweetest! her little face! such a beautiful party!

  15. June 17, 2016 / 3:29 am

    I don't think I can pick out a favorite thing–every single detail is perfect! And Avalon…what a BEAUTY!

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