Oh my gosh you guys our baby girl turns one today! I’m so excited to share all the details form her unicorn birthday party! But first, I need to let out some tears! I’ve already been an emotional wreck today. I thought I was totally fine and then I got an email from a baby website I read with the title “Your one-year-old” and I lost it. I didn’t think I would be so emotional. Especially since we had her unicorn birthday party over the weekend and I was totally fine the whole time. OK maybe I choked up once looking at her 1 through 12 monthly photos. But for the most part, I held it together. It doesn’t look like today will be the same.
Anyway get ready for tons of photos (Thank you for your amazing work Ashley Burns Photography!)! There were just so many cute moments from Molly’s party that I couldn’t narrow them down. Well, I actually narrowed them down a lot but I couldn’t narrow them down anymore so I’m posting tons of them! And of course sharing some details with all of you.
Can we first talk about this dessert bar. How gorgeous are all these desserts. A company called Polkatots Cupcakes made the dessert bar and the cakes. This is my first time using this company, I decided to go with them because many of my friends had used them in the past and we were so impressed with her work! And she did not disappoint for Molly’s unicorn birthday party!!! I mean just look at these unicorn cupcakes! They’re so whimsical and beautiful! Definitely Pinterest worthy! I will certainly be using Polkatots Cupcakes for many parties to come!
I did some DIY for the party as well. This 1 through 12 month photo display was a super fun DIY project that me and my friend and photographer Ashley Burns (these are all her photos and she’s amazing!) made one weekend. We made it using a dusty old pallet that we sanded down and painted and sanded some more to look more worn. Then I bought these 1 through 12 hanging numbers with little paper clips on the back to attach all the photos. We glued some artificial flowers around the outside and I think it came out perfect. A focal piece of the 1 through 12 photo display is the big Molly sign on top! What I love about this sign is that it totally finished off our project and it’s now hanging in Molly’s room on the wall. So I was not only able to use it for the birthday party but now it’s a beautiful piece of art in Molly’s room! I got the sign HERE.
My friend Ashley also brought the smash cake from Ginger and Fox Bakeshop for Molly. Such a nice gift and it’s so darling. It fit right in with all our other desserts!
And you know I’m gonna give you details on Molly’s absolutely adorable outfit! Her dress is the cutest thing ever! We honestly don’t normally dress Molly in super girly things. Heck, she wore a white onesie to our wedding! But a super girly, frilly dress just seemed appropriate for her unicorn themed first birthday party! And to tie in the unicorn theme we did this gorgeous unicorn headband. It just made all her photos extra cute! Finished off her girly little look with some white baby shoes that are just precious.
Oh and my dress is a fave of mine! I’ve worn this dress and blogged about it before. It’s just so pretty!
I wanted a cute prop to do photos with and this ONE sign by an Etsy shop called Little Sparrow Bows was perfect!!! (Again I’m Etsy OBESSED!) Everyone at the party was asking where I got it. In fact, I actually used these exact letters at my bridal shower. I had the letters to spell out LOVE. So since I already had the O and the E I just had to order the N to create ONE. So if any of you out there are wanting to do something like this for your babies first birthday party. My recommendation would be to get the letters to spell out love and then the extra N so you can keep the letters and display them in your little girls room. That’s what we’re doing! The LOVE sign would also be super cute for a wedding prop.
All Molly’s little friends walked away with goodies too! To tie in the unicorn birthday theme we gifted unicorn plush toys by Little Giraffe. They are the softest things ever! As soon as I saw that Little Giraffe had the unicorn plush stuffed animals, I knew I needed them as a gift for Molly’s party. The kiddos absolutely love them! We also wanted to give away something parents need for their kids and one of Molly’s favorite things is her Zoli straw cup. So every little one got a straw cup and I wrapped it up in the unicorn gift bag to tie in the unicorn birthday theme. Each kiddo also took home a little unicorn party hat or horse party hat.
It was so fun to watch Molly dig into her smash cake! She was unsure of it at first but as soon as she got a taste she dug right in. And then when we took her out of her highchair she was able to find another piece of cake on the table to share with her future cousin. It was the cutest thing ever! Now that she’s tasted sugar, she’ll seek it out anywhere! Ha!
And I have to give a huge thank you to my future sister-in-law’s family! They brought over all the low to the ground tables for the party. The tables are only a foot or so off the ground and they were so perfect for a first birthday party. That way parents could sit on the ground to eat with their kiddos.
Oh and we ended up renting a house in the town next to ours so our family traveling in from out of town could all stay there with us. Also our house is really small and we don’t really have much of a yard so the extra space and outdoor entertaining space was absolutely necessary for the party!
In the end the day was absolutely perfect! I honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing and I’m so grateful all our family and friends were able to get together to celebrate our special little girl! I can’t believe I’m now the mother to a toddler! How did this happen?!
Hope you guys love all these photos form Molly’s unicorn birthday party! Thank you all so much for following Molly’s first year and my first year of motherhood! I hope you guys have enjoyed my blogs about parenting over this last year and what it’s been like to be a mother to an infant. Now get ready for all my toddler blog posts! I’m sure there is plenty to discuss! Luv you all! And Happy Birthday Molly!!!!!
Oh and did you know it’s also national kissing day… 😉