We celebrated Isla’s first birthday on Saturday with a confetti-filled party at our house. I originally had another theme in mind, but when I saw this Stella McCartney Bell Party Dress on Instagram, I knew I had to change my plans. I immediately contacted Papellerie, the creative team behind our wedding stationery (see photos here), to see what sort of fun invitation they could think up. Needless to say, I am obsessed with how they turned out. Riley (our designer) did such an incredible job making my visions come to life. She is incredibly talented. We had custom confetti from The Confetti Bar inside each invitation – with little Isla confetti made by Meredith of Cake & Confetti. I love them!
The party went without a hitch, which I was so grateful for. We packed over 60 adults and 20 kids into our little one-story house and into the backyard (my prayers for sunshine worked!). Sasha and I were both on cloud nine after the party – there is no greater feeling than seeing all of our closest family and friends in one place!
A lot of work went into this party, and I want to say a special thanks to Meredith (mentioned above). She spent oodles of hours making a balloon arch, flowers, bubbles, confetti, signs, etc. and helping me set up on the Friday before. She is a force to be reckoned with, and I suggest that anyone in Houston who is planning a party contact her! Also, thank you to Riley for the invitations. You are amazing. Thank you to Leah Burke of The Monogram Shop, who met with me to brainstorm creative customization options for the party. We ordered our adorable frosted cups and beer koozies (both which were big hits!) from them, and I recommend anyone in the Houston-area stop by when planning a party. Last, but not least, thank you to my mom, who made both of the confetti cakes and also sewed the purple runner on our dining table in a matter of minutes on the Friday before the party. She puts Martha to shame!
I finally finished putting away all of the leftover confetti, favors, honeycomb balls, etc. yesterday, and I’m sad to see all of the bright colors leave our house. I wish that balloon arch was a permanent fixture around here! I already have Isla’s 2nd birthday party theme in my mind (yup, I’m insane!). Time to get pinning! xo
Isla and her Godmother (my best friend), whom she adores
Isla’s dress from Stella McCartney Kids (now on sale!)| My dress from Nordstrom (most comfortable dress ever!) | Cake topper, balloon arch, florals, bean bag toss boards, custom bubbles, play pen banner, linens, ‘Watch Me Grow’ sign, Oreo pops and way more by Cake & Confetti | Invitation by Papellerie | Custom confetti by The Confetti Bar| Koozies and frosted cups from The Monogram Shop | Sunglasses from Party City | Frames from IKEA | Party hats from Shindigz | Honeycomb balls from Shop Sweet Lulu and Devra Party Corp | Book marks and napkins from For Your Party | Confetti cakes by me and my mom (inspired by Sugar & Cloth here) | Photo book from Shutterfly | Isla Coloring Sheet by Juan Charles on Fiverr | Baby adirondack chairs from Target (in store only) | Throw Happiness Around Like Confetti print from Tan of Squirelly Minds | Customizable temporary tattoo sheets from Amazon