Elephants Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue First Birthday Party

Pop I'm One!

Welcome to Charlotte’s Playhouse! Where we celebrated her first birthday in style with lots of love, treats, and fun!

Just like my daughter Sofia’s first birthday party, the inspiration for Charlotte’s came from her nursery.  The theme centered on the colors of her nursery, robin’s egg blue quatrefoil stenciled walls, and the wall art of a robin’s egg blue elephant with coral quatrefoil in the background.   (See previous post on nursery details http://wp.me/p1s2CI-ke).

I wanted the theme to be clear from start to finish and had custom invitations made by Carousel Printables with all the above elements. The shades of corals and blues gave a cheery and feminine look.

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The party was held at our home. Since it was a 70 degree day in February we were able to make good use of the outdoors as well as displays inside.

Guests were greeted by Charlotte’s birth announcement in a robin’s egg blue vintage looking picture frame, pink floral arrangement by Sarah Sofia Productions, and a custom made coral and robin’s egg blue fabric banner by The Pickled Peanut.

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Next stop in “Charlotte’s Playhouse” was the dessert bar. I had always wanted to use my daughter Sofia’s dresser for an event, which was the perfect fit for the dessert bar!  I found two different sized cake stands in robin’s egg blue to display the cake and the centerpiece, coral and pink floral arrangement with Peanut M&M’s by Sarah Sofia Productions.

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I designed the coral monogram letters, which are on display in Charlotte’s nursery.  The coral and robin’s egg blue felt elephants by Make Stich Knit were gifts for Charlotte and added a whimsical feel to the party!

I found these adorable blue and coral tin pails, which served as party favors filled with elephant shortbread cookies by Edible Art of Charlotte.

The cake was designed by Edible Art of Charlotte and as always tasted better than the beautiful artistic work! We went with chocolate and almond flavored pound cake.

I had custom paper rosettes/fans made by Makelle Designs, which added a bit of whimsical and depth to the décor of the dessert bar.

I used a farmer’s market basket to display coral and robin’s egg blue macaroons from Dean  & Deluca, which added the perfect impact of color.

A pizza and drink bar greeted guests in the kitchen were we severed pizza from our favorite establishment, Jets Pizza.  The signature drink was pink lemonade displayed in a large blue mason jar drink dispenser and served in blue mason jars with coral polka dot straws.

Activities were set up as part of “Charlotte’s Play House” where kids could play in a “Play Hut” that had a tunnel and ball pit area,  and in a kitchen.   I made a banner to display photos of Charlotte from 0-12 months using printables from Subway Party.

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Kids and adults alike enjoyed exploring the rest of “Charlotte’s Playhouse” outside! There was a special kids table, custom made photo booth with props by Sarah Sofia Productions, tunnel, outdoor playhouse, and Lookout Treehouse by Step 2.

Of course if you know me, a birthday girl always has to look her best!  I was able to design a pillow case dress by CookieBella Creations with coral quatrefoil, robin’s egg blue polka dots, and an elephant appliqué on the bottom.

It’s all in the details as you can see from the below photos!

Elephants, coral and robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral and Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral, & robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Vendor Credits:

Event Design & Style – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photo Booth – Sarah Sofia Productions

Invitation – Carousel Printables https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarouselPrintables

Cake, smash cupcake & shortbread elephant cookie party favors – Edible Art of Charlotte http://edible-art-charlotte.com/

Macaroons – Dean & Deluca http://www.deandeluca.com/

Coral and robin’s egg blue felt elephants – Make Stitch Knit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakeStitchKnit

Coral and robin’s egg blue rosettes/fans – Makelle Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakelleDesigns

Pillowcase party dress – CookieBella Creations https://www.etsy.com/shop/CookieBellaCreations

Banner Printables – Subway Party https://www.etsy.com/shop/subwayParty

Deep coral polka dot paper straws – In The Clear https://www.etsy.com/shop/InTheClear

Coral and robin’s egg blue fabric banner – The Pickled Peanut https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePickledPeanut

Coral table runner on outside tables – Target www.target.com

Coral table runner on pizza and drink bar – Target

Coral and blue tin pail – Target

Balloons & rock candy sticks – Party City www.partycity.com

Robin’s egg blue and pink plastic plates and napkins – Party City www.partycity.com

Blue drink dispenser and mason jars – World Market www.worldmarket.com

Robin’s egg blue large and small cake stands, robin’s egg blue picture frames, & coral decorative piece – HomeGoods http://www.homegoods.com/

Monogrammed coral letters – made by Sarah Sofia Productions and supplies by Hobby Lobby and paint by Sherwin Williams

Elephant, coral, and robin’s egg blue quatrefoil wall art print – Rizzle & Rugee http://www.etsy.com/shop/RizzleandRugee

Elephants, Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue First Birthday Party: Sneak Peek

I had so much fun planning this first birthday party for my daughter Charlotte and couldn’t resist sharing some of the details! Here’s a sneak peek at what we are working on for you this week:

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Elpehants coral and robin's egg blue

Elephants coral and robins egg blue

Dexton Silver Racer 1st Birthday Party

From top to bottom, this was a fun and vibrant first birthday party to plan.  Tripp is one of the most happiest babies I know and was entertained by all the details!

Inspiration for the “Dexton Silver Racer” themed party came from Tripp’s parents Lory and Hampton, who had planned to give him the Racer for his birthday.  In addition, his parents wanted to do a desert bar themed party, which is perfect for this occasion.

Using the colors from the race car: silver, white, and black, we added a punch of red to make the event pop.   Color was in all the details from the dessert bar, to the red and white pom poms, to the flower arrangements, to the happy birthday banner, to the red Radio Flyer wagon which was used to display the gifts.  Even the invitation gave a preview of the color scheme.  We added red and white polka dot pinwheels to the food and drink stations to make the party whimsical as well as large red and white balloons.

In staying true to the Dexton Silver Racer theme we used tags such as “Start Your Engines” on the wreath at the front door, “Vroom Vroom Thanks For Coming” by the shortbread party favor cookies, “Refueling Station” by the drinks, “Concession Stand” by the vegetables and popcorn, “Finish Line” by the dessert bar, and “First Place” on Tripp’s high chair.

The menu consisted of an assortment of color coordinated candy, smash cake, chocolate, almond, and lemon pound cake, candy red apples, vegetable cups with hummus and ranch, popcorn, and shortbread cookies for the party favors.  Refreshments of lemonade, ice tea, and water were displayed in glass pitchers and served in red cups with gray and white striped paper straws.

Vendor Credits:

Event Design and Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Chocolate, Almond & Lemon Pound Cake – Edible Art Cake Shop

Short Bread Party Favor Cookies– Edible Art of Charlotte

Popcorn and Candy Apples – Cromer’s

Smash Cake – Harris Tetter

Red and White Pom Poms – Sarah Sofia Productions

Happy Birthday Banner – Sarah Sofia Productions and Lory Cobb Interiors, LLC

Gray and White Paper Straws – Etsy

Red and White Polka Dot Pinwheels – Hobby Lobby

Red and White Polka Dot Straw Holder – Hobby Lobby