i had just made an invite for my friend's daughter's first birthday party, and i loved her theme.
i love most things with arrows. and i knew my friend lorie had a tepee, so i ran with it.
i had the time of my life planning this party. i loved every second of every detail.
we are lucky to live in a little neighborhood that has a sweet pool & little clubhouse area.
we used it for miles' first birthday party & it worked so perfectly that we used it again.
caught instagramming. :)
i asked scotty to make these 3 little tents. they were super cheap & easy & we were able to give 2 away.
we used this tutorial.
the tepee is lorie's and she made it.
one of my favorite stores on etsy is steph loves ben.
she is seriously the sweetest girl.
i told her what i wanted for camden's party & she worked with me & made exactly what i asked for.
that little cake topper might have stole my heart. ;)
i used this tutorial for the cupcake toppers, but i just used felt instead of paper.
paper probably would have been a million times cheaper & easier, but i bought felt, so i went with felt. :)
plus it matched the banner that steph made for me.
my friend julie found some fabric that went perfectly with the theme.
she offered to make a banner for the party - it was perfect.
we hung it from the columns.
she also gave me the extra fabric to tie to the napkins. i love her for it.
i asked lorieloo to make camden a little headband.
i was not prepared for the amazing-ness that she brought over.
i gasp every time i look at it.
it is REVERSIBLE, friends.
i can't get enough of it. i want one in my own size.
camden really loved her cake.
i had heart palpitations about 5 minutes into it because i was a nervous wreck about all the sugar she was eating so i took it away. haha.
all of the desserts were shamelessly made from boxed mixes.
i bought this little 4 inch cake at vons for six bucks.
miles could be found in the pool the whole day.
one of my closest friends - sarah jane - had a baby girl Charley Jane exactly 3 weeks before i had Cammie Jane.
Sarah is a really special friend to me & i pray that CJ & CJ are friends like we are.
these last few pics are from my phone.
i used this tutorial to make the straw arrows for the favors & the large feathers for the centerpieces.
this party was inspired so much by kelli murray's party for her little girl.
i just changed it to fit our style and budget and colors.
without her blog post, i would have been lost.
and the owl & the 1 was drawn by my dear friend lindsay. i want to frame them.
i told her what i wanted & she ran with it & i couldn't ask for anything more perfect.
most importantly, we loved to celebrate our little girl.
i am so thankful for every last person who helped or sent something or came out to celebrate.
it was a delightful day & she was so happy.
happy first birthday, cammie jane.
you are loved.