Wednesday, January 11

Baby's First Birthday

We had a little party for Poe on Sunday.  It was really small and low-key, with just a handful of close friends.  We packed everyone into our house, took my little runny-nosed grump (it was definitely nap time), put her in her high chair, and sang her a sweet birthday tune.  :)


The party decor was mostly made up of things I already had on hand.  I'm sure you may recognize that sheet from hair tutorial backdrops, the kitty teapot was a hand-me-down from my grandmother, the snack containers were canisters, the cupcake stand I bought for craft show display, and the box holding the little sodas was a fancy box that used to hold Hello Kitty pez.  Oh yeah... and her dress was thrifted.  Basically, we just bought some gold poster board and two small bags of balloons and had ourselves a little party.  ;) 

We skipped traditional party hats and threw on some pretty little crowns.  I just used a couple of empty paper towel rolls, cut them to look like crowns, painted them gold, and then sewed small hair clips to some felt I glued on the underside.  If only I could have gotten my tiny tot to wear hers a little longer.  She hated it. 

We opted for cinnamon rolls instead of cake, thinking Poesy might have an easier time with something more bready and less crumbly (oh, and Mama was SUPPOSED to leave the icing off, but forgot and iced them all).  We served apple juice for the little kiddos, and let some of them even help with the present opening.  All in all, it was a very nice party. 

If you want to see more pictures of the party, you can take a peek at my Flickr stream.  
Have a wonderful day!!!  xoxo Katie

66 comments:

  1. Poesy is simply the most beautiful little gal :)
    And I love her little birthday dress!

    What a precious first birthday party!

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  2. These photos are adorable. I love the party set-up and Poesy's dress. Too cute!!

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  3. Poe is absolutely adorable, and those crowns are genius! I love that you don't have to go party crazy to have an amazingly lovely celebration. It's inspiring.

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  4. goodness me, that little face...what a cutie pie.

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  5. Poe is beyond precious! Such a doll.

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  6. So lovely pictures :)

    In the last picture, she looks a lot like Hope!
    I love these party displays, especially the simple ones that don't take a hell lot of work.

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  7. Oh this is just super perfect! The crowns were a great little touch ;) Happy Birthday Poe!

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  8. Looks like Poe had a gorgeous day! :D The tiny crowns are brilliant! :D

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  9. How adorable!!! What a nice little party. Also her dress is too cute.<3

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  10. She is gorgeous Katie. Love reading your blog & your inspiration. Looks like she had a great day!!

    M xx

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  11. Oh my goodness- a year already?? Happy birthday- what a lovely party

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  12. Aw, she is such a cutie - I love her expression in the first shot! <3 and Hope has truly adorable handwriting - her card is so cute!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

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  13. Poesy is the most beautiful name . She is such a lovely little girl, happy birthday little dear xo
    Toni

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  14. She is seriously SO precious! She's gonna grow up to be a gorgeous girl :)

    xoxo
    Angie
    www.sundaybelle.com

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  15. Poe is so adorable! She has such an amazingly expressive face for a one-year-old. Look slike a lovely party, and I hope you don't mind, but I'm copying your crown idea for my next party :)

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  16. I love the photograph on the left of Poe in her chair, SO CUTE! Absolutely love the little crowns too- adorable. Sounds like a good day :) is Poe short for something? xx

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  17. happy birthday!! looks like a cute little party! have a lovely rest of the week :)

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  18. this is simply adorable!! and your pictures are great!!

    happy birthday poesy!!

    allister bee blog

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  19. That is one heck of a 1st birthday! You are so creative :)

    Btw, I've been following you since back in the flickr blythe doll days. Love your stuff! You are so talented!

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  20. love the color combo- and those crowns!

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  21. Looks like a really beautiful party, for an equally beautiful little girlllll that last photo melts my heart!!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  22. What a perfect birthday princess! Glad you had a nice celebration.

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  23. I think that was a gorgeous little party! Your sweet girl looked happy too. LOVE the crowns.

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  24. She is SO gorgeous! Love the little crowns. :)

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  25. She is SO precious! Looks like a sweet birthday party :)

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  26. She is precious! And those crowns are a genius idea.
    Catherine Denton

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  27. I LOVE throwing birthday parties for the little ones. So much imagination can go into the parties. Hers was so precious =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy birthday Poe! You're such an adorable baby and I can't wait until I see you bloom in the next fifteen years! ;)

    A Charming Chaos

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  29. Poesy is beautiful! And the party is so sweet I love it. So simple and pretty. I esp. love those little crowns! I may have to borrow this idea for my daughters 6th birthday party in April. Both my girls love princesses so that would be a great way to add that element. Also I have two sheets just like yours. One of them is currently living as a curtain. :)

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  30. Holy moly that picture of her with the crown on is precious!! what a cute idea! noted... =)

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  31. Beautiful!!! I really love all the decorations and her dress! It's so pretty on her! Happy 1st birthday to Poe!

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  32. That crown on Poe's head said it all. The little princess had such a dainty little birthday! :]

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  33. Oh my goodness, how adorable she is! These photos are dearest! <3 Happy belated birthday Poe! =)

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  34. It all looks beautiful! I think it's a rule that all kids have to have a runny nose and be grumpy on their first birthday :) My baby just turned one and every party we've been to sick and over-tired is the theme.

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  35. too.much.cute

    http://helloterrilowe.blogspot.com/

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  36. I looks lovely! Happy birthday, cutie-pie Poe!

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  37. superb photographs for your darling daughter! everything looks nicely done. i really like how you created the gold crowns, very clever. :)

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  38. OH KATIE! I love it so much, Poe is so lucky to have you as her mama. Style my birthday party? lol

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  39. Posey is so adorable, Katie! It looks like she had a fantastic first birthday!

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  40. Gorgeous party! And what a sweet little dolly she is in her birthday dress. Happy birthday Poe!

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  41. Happy late birthday Poesy!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day, but judging by the pics, I am assuming so!

    She is the cutest little girl, I ever did see! I LOVE that dress and those crowns! Adorable.

    xoxo.
    HAILEY.

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  42. Poe is too cute and so are all the drooly photos tehe.
    Happy Birthday Poe!

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/01/style-icon-dita-von-teese.html

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  43. my goodness, she is adorable. i have to say, though, my favorite is that green juice pitcher...

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  44. Happy & Blessed First Birthday, Li'l Poe! She is a pretty darling, who is so blessed to have wonderful you as her mama!

    PS- Hope has such lovely handwriting!

    xoxo

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  45. Ugh... those lips!! Happy first Birthday Poesy!!

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  46. Ugh this is SO CUTE. I LOVE her crown and her dress... Adorable. Can I just say I love her name?

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  47. that picture of her carrying Boo might actually be my favourite ever photo! So cute x

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  48. Those little crowns are adorable! Such a good idea.

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  49. These photos and the whole idea / implementation is so precious! I absolutely love it. It's amazing how cute a makeshift decorated party can be. Especially to us readers who don't necessarily know those things you already owned, it looks like you put a TON of effort into it, because it's just so cute.
    happy 1st bday Poe! and happy late bday to you as well. <3

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  50. Adorable! Please tell me where you got that wooden counting/push cart thing in photo six from? It's awesome.

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    1. The baby walker/wagon was found at Toys R Us! It was a totally lucky find.

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  51. oh my word these are so precious!! that one of her in front of her name....so perfect.

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  52. aww your little one is so precious & looks like a great party, love the little decorations & esp that you used "normal" items. Too bad about the adorable crown, but ya never know w/ little ones it seems. Glad it was a special day for all, happy late birthday Poe!
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  53. Adorable pictures!
    Please tell me where you got that BOO-doll from monster inc? i try to find it everywhere but i still didnt find it.
    Thanks! :D

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  54. How did you come up with the name Poesy? I've never heard it before. It's so adorable!

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  55. Happy Birthday, Poe! I love the picture on the table in front of her name - darling.

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  56. What pretty photos and baby.. I love to see a good mama!
    My sister in law (mypapercrane) told me I might like your entries and she was right! Gorgeous-love to see a fellow redhead. ;)
    Best, love.

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  57. You really inspired the aesthetic for my kiddo's simple, handmade first birthday party- and it was complimented for days. I used string for the crowns, though... (I couldn't find little hair clips; I'm still trying to figure out where to get certain crafting supplies in Holland.)

    Photos (and a shout out!) here: http://aestheticfauna.blogspot.com/2012/04/one.html

    xxx,
    j

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