My friend Drea’s baby girl just turned 1. (How did this happen so quickly?!) She threw a party in the park, with such a fun and creative theme.
When Drea was brainstorming a theme, she knew it somehow had to acknowledge Lily’s hair. It is legendary and has been from the moment she was born. Here’s some proof…
For the first half of her little life, the hair stuck straight up. Now its long, beautiful little girl hair. But it was truly legendary.
This classic bath tub photo became this amazing invitation:
And now, onto the party details!
The party was held in a picnic area at a local park. Kids could run around on the adjacent playground, which was great. Drea had lunch catered and it was delicious.
Drea covered the tables in the picnic area with plastic tablecloths.
Some punk hair extensions were available to guests as they entered the space.
Centerpieces were galvanized buckets painted black stacked on a record with some cute signs stuck in them. One featured a silhouette drawing showing “the hair” that Drea had done during this year. So cute, and perfect for the park setting.
I built one of my standard displays with my favorite white shelf for the cupcakes. Drea added monthly pictures of Lily’s first year in some black frames and hung inflatable guitars overhead.
Party favors were glow sticks. Love the tags.
Lily was the cutest little cake eater. She dug in and was concentrating very hard. So precious.
Look at those messy little hands.
And the adorable leggings. I die of the cuteness.
There was no official costume contest. But if there had been, the winner would have been…
…Miss Kennedy! She had no competition! Can you believe this outfit?!
My little punk rock girl. (I was very lazy with her outfit. What can I say, I was busy baking. ha!)
Happy, Happy Birthday Lily!
PS Welcome to the toddler years, Drea 😉
Catering: Mango Grill
Invitation: Pierre Tardif
Guitars and hair extensions: Oriental Trading