EVERYDAY: FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY ON A BUDGET
A lot has changed since our Chloe girl has come into the world. One of those things has been the amount of free time I have! I wanted to throw our little girl the sweetest first birthday but truly just didn't have the time to spend coordinating it all. I also didn't want to drop a ton of moola hiring out other people to do it for me. So I decided to keep it simple yet beautiful. First up: the location.
We are lucky enough to live near a cute old historic park in Atlanta so we set up shop there.
I knew I wanted lots of greens and whites so I made a stop at Trader Joes to pick up loads of eucalyptus and ducked into Party City for some giant white ballons + some regular white gold confetti filled balloons. I tied some of the eucalyptus to the tails of the giant balloons for a little sweetness. The number 1 balloon I picked up on a Target run a couple months before her party. I also picked up these super affordable paper lanterns and paper flowers to hang on the tree branches and decorate the table. Party favors were big bubble wands and sidewalk chalk!
I loved the idea of a naked smash cake and to my surprise Publix bakery made them and did a wonderful job for the same price as a regular cake! We served cupcakes for our guests as well as other treats. We borrowed a white wooden high chair from a friend that I decorated with eucalyptus to complete the pretty look.
Two things I purchased that added just a little "extra" to the party was a custom flower crown from Ellis Originals which turned out GORGEOUS, a cake topper from Carol Cow Crafts. I love the way they both turned out and added a little fun to the party. And let's not forget the birthday girl's pretty little white eyelet dress! So sweet.
Everything was captured beautifully by Morgan at Morgan Scott Photography! She did an amazing job and has such a great eye for detail. And just for you guys, if you mention you heard about her from The Everyday Exchange, she is offering 20% off any of her photo packages! You can follow her on Instagram and see her gorgeous images @morganscott_photo.
And there you have it! Minimal fuss + cost but a super pretty party.