A Party Fit for a Princess!

Happy first Birthday to our little Miss Annalise! Since my oldest daughter is now fifteen, I hadn't thrown a little girl themed party in years! So I knew when Annalise turned one, I wanted to have a super elegant, storybook, dream birthday party fit for a princess!  

I started planning weeks in advance. I loved how everything turned out! It was just what I dreamed! The gorgeous custom made banner was the key to the whole table setting! It's from SweetGeorgiaSweet, and it was the perfect focal point! I love it so much!
(More details below!)

I started planning for the tables cape by searching for ideas. I knew I defiantly wanted whimsical princes tulle skirt! So that was the first thing I started working on. The first thing I started making was the ribbon and tulle table skirt. I was lucky to go to Hobby Lobby on a day when all their ribbon and tulle was half off! 

What would I do without my handy, talented husband Justin? He photographed some of these photos and edited them all for me. He's an Art Director/Graphic Designer by trade - therefore I am one lucky girl! He also built the decorative box with the gold crown on it. In fact, the crown was originally hot pink from my oldest daughter's room - so we spray painted it gold. We used the pink trimmed sheer fabric to drape the table to create a "storybook" look. (I sewed on the pink trim) The box with the crown, and fabric drape are actually from above Annalise's crib in her nursery. We just took it off the wall and nailed it to the bead board backdrop (which Justin also built). Justin and I also designed the thank you tags and personalized circle crown printables that went on the glass apothecary jars.
I ordered the cake and cupcake toppers and wrappers from Amazon. I just picked up the cake and  cupcakes from a local grocery store bakery - and added added the gold pearls and sprinkles. 
(It's much cheaper then going to a specialized bakery.) 

My favorite part of the table display was the roses cascading down the cake. There's something about fresh flowers that makes everything so beautiful! 

Happy Valentines' Day!

Happy Valentine's Day friendsIt's one of my favorite holidays to decorate for-
I just love the bright, happy colors!

Here are some photos of my Valentine's Day decor! I love decorating for my kitchen table for Valentine's and putting special surprises at each place setting for the people I love. For breakfast we have pink pancakes and berry smoothies, and for dinner it's heart shaped pizza!💕💕 

 I also love displaying multiple banners on my fireplace. I
 sewed the fabric one and my husband made me the paper one with words.  

Hope y'all have a fabulous day!

Fun Smashing Cake!

So this isn't my typical blog post, but I had to share these fun photos of my 
daughter's one year old cake smash photo shoot! 

And a shout out to my husband for building the backdrop! He used extra trim pieces we had in the garage. 

We did the shoot in our home using a back drop my husband built several years ago. For the floor we used a piece of white board we bought at Lowes. 

I wanted to add some pizazz to add to the background, so I added the gold poka dot ribbons. The tissue flowers were from Party City, and the cake and balloons were from Alberson's grocery store. 

The darling custom banner is from SweetGeorgiaSweet! I love the the banner so much! I'm going to put it up in my daughter's nursery!