Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Lady bug's 1st Birthday Party

I have been MIA from blog land for over a week! I have missed it. We have been busy with traveling, visiting family,weddings, and of course the big 1st birthday!
My Baby Girl's 'Lady Bug' party was so fun to plan over the last 2 months. I enjoyed every moment with family &friends and of course the little lady on the actual day( two weeks ago)!
Here is a recap of the party:

The invitations were won on this blog through a giveaway! 
I made this Tutu and shared through this tutorial. 

I bought a $4 old navy shirt and ironed on the Ladybug!

I always like to dress the family in the theme colors.
JJ's Nike outfit that he got from his last birthday was perfect!
My husband knew what to do and wore the colors too!
I made a picture banner for her 1st year of life on this tutorial.

The Centerpieces were quite fun. On this tutorial you will read how it was my first time doing tissue flowers. So easy &cheap!

I attached balloons to the Centerpieces to add a little flare. The polka dot balloons can be purchased at party city.

One of my favorite things to decorate was the Sweets table & Food table!

We served Mexican food because it was Cinco De Mayo!

I found free printable labels for the water & food on this blog. Can we say Sweet!

Activities for the Party:

Photo Booth:

I got streamers from the Dollar Store and printed out a Birthday banner from the same site as the food & water labels! 

2. Musical LadyBug Dots


4. Coloring Lady Bug station

One of my favorite parts of the party was cupcake & birthday song time!!!
I made this homemade cupcake stand on this tutorial

I also won the cupcake toppers through the same blog giveaway as the invitations!
The cupcakes were red velvet with red frosting & junior mints and chocolate chips were placed on top!

Lady bug, lady bug catcher, lady bug sandwich container, and lady bug bubbles. All purchased at the dollar spot(Target) & Dollar general.


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Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

Such a cute party! I love the ladybug theme! Looks like everyone had a great time. Would love for you to stop by and link up to the Pomp Party tomorrow! Happy birthday to your little one! =)

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Unknown said...

So adorable! I love planning my little one's parties too. :) I have a birthday party linky page and would love it if you would link up your post to inspire others!

AudreyN said...

Adorable party! I love all the attention you put into the details :) Looks like everyone had a great time!

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Love all the food ideas! I'm excited to be a new follower! I would love you to follow me back at

Rose Jesky said...

So fun and cute. I looks like a lot of fun.

Six Sisters said...

This looks so fun. It is always good to celebrate!! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please join us again! -The Sisters

Unknown said...

How adorable! I love the tutu. Ladybugs are so cute, and all the details make such a sweet party.

Unknown said...

The party came out absolutely amazing. I love the games. The cupcakes were super cute. I'm posting your party on my Facebook page. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

Michelle @ the Princess and the Jedi said...

I love the ladybug theme! Not sure why, but the red and black licorice bouquet made me especially happy! Thanks for the follow, I'm happily following you back.

Recipes We Love said...

Very cute party! It turned out great!

Unknown said...

Great job coordinating everything. It looks like the little ones had a wonderful time!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty! It looks like she had a wonderful time & happy birthday to her!

Jessi said...

Oh my gosh those pics of her in that tutu are just too precious! You did an amazing job pulling all of this together, and I love the ladybug theme! Thanks so much for linking this up to The Fun In Functional and sharing it with us!

Chrissy said...

Really cute ideas!

Happy to find your blog. Visiting for the blog hop.

Chrissy from

Natasha said...

We did a ladybug theme for our daughter's first birthday in June but that just meant I made a ladybug cupcake cake! This looks like it was such a fun party :)