|I edited the last line of the invite in order to not share my personal info so it doesn't look perfect but the original is perfect. I ordered Hollyn's invites from the sweetpeababy Etsy shop and had the best experience! I would highly recommend this shop :)|
I hung a photo timeline of Hollyn on the mantel using twine, ribbon, tulle, and her monthly photos.
The food theme was brunch and since yogurt is one of Hollyn's absolute faves, I made a yogurt bar (I saw the idea on Pinterest but the link took me here, not sure where the idea is on this site). I also made these adorable bubble gum dispenser dishes based on, you guessed it, a tutorial found on Pinterest! (See tutorial here.) They were perfect dishes for yogurt melts, Cheerios, Goldfish, and little cupcake marshmellows.
Some bagels and cream cheese...
We also served peanut butter and jelly pinwheels (great and easy toddler food) as well as egg and cheese English muffins, quartered. (I used this breakfast sandwich making technique to save time).
I actually borrowed my friend, Kelsey's, ruffled 1 on burlap and just framed it with ribbon to serve as a backdrop for Hollyn's cake pics. I saw the idea for the highchair garland here and just made it my own.
The kitchen setup...
With the drink station...
And dessert table.
Hollyn's smash cake (strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting).
And for the guests, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and strawberry with strawberry.
Watermelon cut with cookie cutters! So fun! (Idea seen here).
Some AMAZING banana pudding! (Recipe)
The party favors were pinwheels attached to bubbles with a card that said "Hollyn's first year sure has flown by! Thanks for celebrating with us!"
Some of our wonderful guests...
|Uncle Andy and Aunt Ali|
|Grandpop with the birthday girl|
|Pop Pop and Mimi|
|The big boys|
|Harper and me|
|Harrison "convinced" Uncle Jeff to sneak away for a bit for a little guitar time ;)|
|"Oh, I can use my hands???"|
Once she realized she could use her hands...
A BIG ball from GrandPixie and Grandpa Billy...
|Definitely shouldn't have let her open the ball first! lol!|
Hollyn opening her present from Grammy and Grandpop...
|"Uh, that was a lot of paper!"|