Saturday, June 28, 2014

Olivia's Beatrix Potter Themed 1st Birthday Party

Hello, dear friends!

My baby girl turned one a little over a week ago! I can't believe how fast this year has flown by. Motherhood has been the most amazing experience and I am so blessed to be her Mama! 

We celebrated last weekend with our families and our closest friends ~ My sister-in-law took most of the photos of the decor and the food. Thank you, Whitney!

Beatrix Potter book page bunny silhouette banner 

The cake and drinks buffet

Pictures from her first day to each month of her life in the first year. A friend of mine did this at her daughter's one year party. I loved seeing all the pictures together in one place to see how much they change in just a year. It's amazing to see the difference from each month!

I mostly just emptied Olivia's room of all its decorations to decorate for the party. Many items are also thrift finds that friends have given me throughout the last year as well.

Peter Rabbit tail cups! I saw this idea on Pinterest and of course the link didn't go to an actual working website.

We wrapped the green cutlery in orange napkins to look like carrots

Almost all the food for the party had a name ~ Ginger & Pickles Pasta Salad, Benjamin Bunny Beans (baked beans), Mrs. McGregor's Meats (Hamburgers and Hot dogs), Mr. McGregor's Vegetables, & Bunny Tails (Marshmallows) 

My youngest sister-in-law made the cakes for the party and she always does such an amazing job. I think she outdid herself this time! I told her that I wanted oreos for dirt, a pot and Peter Rabbit on top, a fence, and lastly, that I wanted lettuces if possible and this is what she came up with. Amazing! She could really start her own business.

I thought the 9X13 that we made up would just be a back-up cake and it turned out just as amazingly cute as the two tiered cake!

The cake making sister! I'm so glad a photo was taken that captured someone drinking out of the Peter Rabbit cups!

My Mother-in-law came over early to help decorate the tables. So sweet of her to offer! I showed her my huge stash of Beatrix Potter items and I think she did an amazing job.

We had four tables set-up outside and some blankets on the ground too. It was the perfect summer day for an outdoor party!

My dad bought a tent and we kept presents, drinks, and eventually the highchair for our baby's first cake eating moment under it. We so appreciate that he brought it!

She's walking everywhere these days!

Surveying her party and guests!

She adores her daddy

Opening her presents was a lot more fun for all her cousins and friends than it was for her. Love it!

She loved her pink pool

And her teddy that plays the happy birthday song

We are so thankful for all of our generous and thoughtful friends and family that brought Olivia so many amazing gifts! We love you all!

Here's a sneak peak of Olivia's 1 year pics ~

{Pictures were taken by my talented sister-in-law Whitney}

A big thank you to all the family and friends that helped before the party, during, and after too! And to everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules and lives to celebrate with our family. We love you all!


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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh, Jamie, she's just beautiful! A belated Happy Birthday to your little Olivia! I can't believe she is 1 already. That year did go fast. I had to laugh at the picture of her in the suitcase. Too cute!

Laurel Stephens said...

Happy Birthday, Olivia! Jamie, these photos are so precious of Olivia's very special first birthday. I absolutely love your Beatrix Potter theme and all the decorations. The cakes are just phenomenal. What a fun party!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Adorable baby and what a cute party! Love the cups and "Carrot" silverware!

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Shabby Sweet Tea said...

Jamie, You thought of every little detail! What a sweet party for such a sweet baby. I cannot get over how your SIL made the cakes...incredible! Love the idea of hanging the monthly pictures. Guess I need to start planning for E's birthday in Nov:)

camp and cottage living said...

Your daughter is so adorable!
Your Beatrix Potter birthday decorations for her party were so cute and imaginative.
I love the photo of her reading her book upside down!

Creations By Cindy said...

That little gal is just the cutest ever! Ooh, I could reach through the computer and just kiss those little cheeks. What a great party! I love all the decor and the cakes!
WOW! Lots of work I see here but also covered with lots of love!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Beeutiful by Design said...

So so cute! Happy Birthday to a beautiful baby! I did Beatrix Potter for my daughter, 25 years ago, goes to show classics remain constant!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful idea for a beautiful little girl!
LOVE those cakes - and love that the food had names - too adorable for words!
Happy Birthday Olivia!
( saw this at The Charm of Home )
Hugs from Montreal

Unknown said...

So stinkin' adorable...pinned!

The Charm of Home said...

What a adorable little girl! The paerty is fantastic too! Happy birthday to her! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

Nellie's Cozy Place said...

First of all, Olivia is darling,
loved all those cute pics.
and those cakes are so sweet, I love
Beatrix potter and her book Peter Rabbit......what a great theme for a party and everything looked adorable. Have you ever seen the movie Miss Potter?? If not, you definitely should get it....loved it myself......
and Happy 1st Birthday to Olivia.
Great party......
Blessings, Nellie

The Charm of Home said...

I will feature this tomorrow at the Home Sweet Home party!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

absolutely adorable / all of it! :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy birthday, Olivia! She is sooo cute! Such adorable ideas for the party and so creative. You have so many talents around, the cakes and the photos are amazing!