It’s no surprise that when I was trying to think of a theme/style for Ellery’s first birthday party the first thing that came to mind was flowers, flowers, and more flowers, obviously this poor girl has had no choice but to love flowers since she was born, peep her nursery here.
I came across the c u t e s t flower cart that was a new business in town, popping up at local hangs and farmers markets selling their blooms and I just knew no matter what we needed that cart at ellery’s party! I pictured that little cart in the corner of my backyard with a pink pallet table lined with little kids eating Italian food. Yes, that was my dream I needed to make that happen!
Ellery’s party was one long list of DIY’s.
First on my list was a Donut board, I’m obsessed with donuts, always have been, (when I was little, like 8 years old, in the summer, my sis and I would go to work with my dad and he would give us $5, we would walk to the donut shop down the street and load up on donuts, we legit did this every morning #chubbychildhood) I had donuts at my wedding, donuts at my baby shower, so obviously it was only appropriate that we have donuts at Ellery’s first birthday! So my step dad, mom, and I DIYed a huge donut board that ended up being one of my favorite party details!
My mom and I DIYed the perfect pallet table for the kids table, and what’s a first birthday party without balloons? My sis in law helped me blow up over 150 balloons, in which a bunch got popped and the whole thing launched over the neighbors fence 10 min before everyone got there, but hey those are the memories we remember about throwing parties right?
Ellery’s birthday party was one big labor of love, even with the balloon background looking nothing like it was supposed to, her party was the reality of all my garden party dreams for my baby girl.
Keep scrolling for a night of fun at Ellery’s Garden Party beautifully captured by my gal, Megan Welker.
photography: Megan Welker
ellery’s outfit: Standard of Grace
ellery & nicole’s flower crown: Mason & Harlow
nicole’s dress: free people
flower cart: flora flower cart
pallet table: nicole’s diy
donut board: nicole’s diy
cup cakes & cake: homemade by nicole
daisy plates, cups, napkins: meri meri
flower centerpieces: nicole’s diy
one highchair garland: nicole’s diy (similar gold style)
ellery is one, cake topper: Rustic Wonderland
ellery’s birthday hat: lalalolashop