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Baby Turns One

Hey everyone! It’s been forever since I’ve made a post. May really kicked my butt. My baby girl turned one and I was so busy planning and prepping for her big day and my husband was on a 3 week holiday so we were doing yard work and camping! But I’m back and wanted to share some of her special day with you and a few tips I learned planning my first party.

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The first thing to decide on is what your theme will be. This will help center your ideas and the tons of pins you most likely will be saving. I decided to go with floral. I thought it would be perfect for a spring birthday and also let me keep the popular princess theme for when she’s a bit older and we can go all out!

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Next I recommend getting the outfit, especially if you are shopping small and have to order it. I got this beautiful floral maxi from a small shop called Teeny Tiny Threads. The turnaround time on some of these small shops is 4-6 weeks so give yourself plenty of time! I love the soft pink and bright flowers and how flowy this dress is.

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I made the floral crown with a matching one for mommy. We got some photos done together too since her session took place the day before Mother’s Day. All you need is some flowers, felt and ribbon.

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Next I ordered a cake as May is a busy month and I wanted to make sure I had one. I went with what they call a “naked cake” for Rylee’s cake smash. I figured no fondant or tons of sweet sugary icing might help her actually eat the cake. She was a little hesitant at first and I had to give her a handful to taste before she would go near it.

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Then she mostly wanted to kick it and leg drop it. She seemed way more interested in eating it when we gave her a spoon.

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The next thing you should get done is decorations. DO NOT leave these until the week of especially if you are making them. I was up till 2am making paper flowers the night before! They look beautiful but take a while especially with a nosy toddler constantly pulling on the hot glue gun cord. Click here for a free template.

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I also made the banners and month by month photos.

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The last tip I want to give is if you want cute photos do the cake smash beforehand or hire someone or delegate to someone. I had no time to run around taking pictures. Next year I for sure will have someone taking photos the day of the party.

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I wanted to do a milk bath to keep with the whole theme but then realized a bubble bath was also necessary. I didn’t want to chance the cleaning of sugary icing covered crevices to milk lol

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I hope you all enjoy these cake smash pictures!

 

 

 

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