Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a first birthday.

For my daughter Olivia's first birthday, I decided to keep it simple with an "O" theme (Olivia turned One). I had lots of "O's" to reinforce the theme (sooooooo easy).
I tried my hand at making one of those stuffed letters like at anthro... the "O" is not the easiest one to start with... I would have made a tute if it had looked better...
the pretty flowers and party favors..
The ex-baby food jars were filled with lifesavers, gummy o's and fruit loops. lots of O's to eat! To make the jars I spray painted the lids and hot glued the little circles on top. I put some press n' seal in between the cap and the food so no paint particles would ever touch the food.
For the birthday cake (which looks nice an lopsided here) I cut out photos from each month of her first year and put them around in chronological order. a whole lot of cuteness for one little cake! I did a similar cake for my husband last valentine's day...
 We took photos in front of the "O" back drop (that's Olivia with her aunt Jessica).
 we decorated dOnuts...
and finally we played "pin the O on Olivia's nose!"
And the birthday girl had a whooooole lot of fun.

Look out for a birthday hat tutorial coming soon!

24 comments:

Ashley Terry said...

That is adorable!! What a fun party. Great job with the decorations and the cake!!

She's so stinking adorable - we need to get together soon!!!

Lisa said...

It's all soo cute, Katie. You are so clever!

Courtney said...

Yay for Olivia! So cute! What a fun party! We miss her!

Alice said...

That's so cute. And WOW she looks so much older.

Emily said...

Awwwwww- that is soooooooooo sweet and cute! Great job, Katie- you are a creative genius:)

Mora said...

Happy birthday Olivia! What a wonderfully outstanding "O" themed party! I am overjoyed and over the moon for your first birthday! xoxo....Mora

sarah marie. said...

so cute! happy birthday olivia!

Caroline said...

She is ADORABLE!! Yay for Olivia ... Happy Belated 1st Bday!! What a clever party! xo

Christy said...

Too much cuteness! Cuteness overload! You did an amazing job mama!

Scotty and Chels said...

SO cute! I love the O idea. I can't wait for Lucy's birthday! Can you believe our babies are 1?!?

Jessica said...

I love the cake you made. She is pretty durn cute.

Delia said...

What adorable ideas. I especially love the fruit loops in baby food jars. So cute! Happy Birthday Olivia!

{irene} said...

so so so so so so so cute!!!!!!! love the jars!

Hannah said...

super cute! beautiful little girl! they grow up so fast, don't they?

Stephanie said...

Oh, how lovely. Your daughter is the cutest. I love this original and fun birthday theme!

RedDirtRevival said...

awww!! Happy birthday, Miss O!! What a great party it must've been!

Emily and Stephen said...

I can't believe ithasbeen a year!! She is so cute, I used that MStemplate for letters for a bridal shower now I feel so hip you used them too.

Bluebird Russian said...

how incredible.

Molly @ The Creative Maven said...

"keep it simple" - a good strategy for party planning! Cute theme :)

Shira Caplan said...

Katie, I am such a bad friend for forgetting Olivia's first birthday! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY OLIVIA!!! Such a cute birthday theme....you're so inspirational!

Cristy said...

Katie that is the cutest party ever! And I am so using the cake photo idea some day. Putting it in my pocket. xoxo little Olivia! Can't believe she's 1!

*plum*tree*studio* said...

sooo very cute! what a great theme!! that last picture of olivia is so stinking cute! hope she enjoyed her birthday! i love "o" names..we hope that our little one can be an "o"...if it's a boy..it will be oliver.

sarah marie. said...

i seriously rolled at your comment about oscar not liking things two days in a row. and also i'm dying about ben. i love ben. he was so strange in college and i loved that about him. such a small world!

yours truly dear said...

aww she is so cute!! this party looks fantastic! what a lucky girl :]