My little queen tuned one on June 22nd. Naturally, as a event planner, mom and crazy person, I started scheming up ideas for her first birthday party when she was about 2 days old. However, it wasn’t until Danielle made a pinteresting discovery a few months before the big day that a theme was set: Elle’s Enchanted Birthday. Our inspiration stemmed from a woodland fairy themed party. I decided to alter the idea to an outdoor pink and purple royal affair fit for all the little princesses and princes that would be in attendance…
Ribbons with prisms attached to the ends and streamer banners gave the party the perfect whimsical feeling.
To capture that perfect enchanted feeling we held the party at park adjacent to a lake and filled with lush green grass and trees. Being that we were at a park, we wanted to make sure tht food was easily consumed. So we provided the guest with an assorment of fun, pretty and suberbly yummey finger foods:
And of course, no feast is right without a buffet of fabulous desserts. We set a table full of: chocolate dipped marshmallows, cupcakes, brownies, raspberries with chocolate chips in the center, lollypops, Oreo pops and amazing sugar cookies made by Sarah Vattuone
Once our tummies were full, it was time to have some fun! The music was playing and the bubbles were blowing. Adults were engaging in cornhole and ladder golf. The kids were crawling in Elle's Castle (some may call it a play tent, but they would be obviously lacking in imagination), crafting: wands, necklaces, and masks, getting their faces painted and playing dress-up in Fairyland.
We provided crayons, markers and jewel stickers to decorate masks; kids made jewelry out of pasta dyed with food coloring; my older daughter had her face painted; we turned an old $5 mirror into a magnificent looking glass for the dress up area by gluing paper flowers and ribbon to it.
In all it was a very enchanting day, but of course anytime we can make our pinteresst boards come to life we have an amazing time!