Birthday Party Planning: Avalon’s First

Our littlest love turns ONE in less than a month, and we are getting so, so excited to celebrate her!  We decided to go with a garden party theme, light, pretty, feminine & sweet, all of which describes miss Avalon Elle perfectly.  We will hosting the party at our house, I’ve been working with some really amazing shops on a couple garlands, we have matching floral crowns for all three of us girls (pinch me!), and am planning on a light menu with a few really fun desserts – including these macaroons!
You all know my love of paper products, I don’t hoard a lot of things, but I have every single one of Waverly’s birthday invites saved for her and plan to do the same for Avalon.  I already treasure them so much and hope the girls will love them one day as well.  This invite is easily one of my favorites, I worked with the very talented Kailey from Chasing Prints on them and couldn’t be happier with how they came out!  Exactly the vibe I was going for, oh so sweet, just like our Avalon.  If you have an event coming up, I highly recommend her, she was fast, easy to communicate with, and obviously does beautiful work!
Also pictured, the most beautiful cake topper by Leanne Madeline.  I love the rustic feel of it and definitely think I can use it again for another one of the girls birthdays!  She has many other options as well, I also am a big fan of this gold one, I just will never get over my love for gold.
I also wanted to share Avalon’s gift that I picked up a couple weeks ago!  For any mamas of little girls turning one soon, I absolutely love this idea, which I originally did for Waverly Maye almost three years ago now.  I got a knife engraved with her name and birthday on it, and attached this poem in the box.  The idea behind it is that we will use it to cut the cake on each of her birthdays and then on her wedding day, then it will go to her & be passed down to her first little one.  Cue the tears. This July will be the fourth time we have used Waverly’s, it has icing stuck to the box from a few of her parties already and I just can’t get rid of it, what fun memories it already brings!

And lastly, look who decided to stand.  In a baby crop top.  I could eat her.

Sandals – Bloomers C/O Beckaloo Fashions

Happy halway through the week!


  1. May 18, 2016 / 11:47 am

    LOVE her party theme! It's going to be so beautiful. And floral crowns? I swoon!! Can't wait to see if all come together. The cake knife idea is just awesome.

  2. May 18, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Oh my heavens I can't get enough of that tiny tot! How are they a year already, I'm still in shock!!

  3. May 18, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Sooo cute!!! Can't wait to see how her first birthday turns out!

  4. May 18, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    How is she almost one already?! Can't wait to see the party you scheme up!

  5. May 18, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Um, that cake knife idea is the sweetest ever! I love it! I vaguely remember you mentioning Waverly's before and it's just so sweet! Avalon's party will be the sweetest and I can't wait to hear about it. She is just a doll and it will be so fun celebrating one year of her! How are our babies almost one?!

  6. May 18, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    I save party invites too! They go straight into the baby book 🙂 Im with you, my love for gold will never die! I cant get over how sweet and sassy miss A looks standing up!

  7. May 19, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Love the party theme and the idea of the engraved knife! So wish I would have thought of that in time for Elin's first birthday!

  8. May 19, 2016 / 2:05 am

    OH, the picture of her standing. Swoon. Can't wait to see party pics!

  9. May 19, 2016 / 3:28 am

    Avalon!!!! You are the cutest little thing I ever did see! Love all of your party selections too…I can't wait to see it all come together!

  10. May 19, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    She is the sweetest! Can't wait to see it come together. I just know every detail will be beautiful!

  11. May 19, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    The knife idea is SO sweet!! I may have to borrow that – we're getting ready to plan a 1st birthday, too. HOW?!

  12. May 20, 2016 / 3:16 am

    I just threw a baby shower with this theme! It is so beautiful and SO much fun! 🙂 I can't wait to see what else you put together. I know it will be amazing.

    Annnnd a standing A in a crop. I'm dead!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *