We threw Violet her first birthday party over the weekend in the theme of her nursery: purple and sweet. Partly because I still love her nursery (read about it here) but also because I didn’t want to spend an absurd amount of money on a party that was more for our enjoyment than for hers. Chances are, you spent months picking out things for your baby’s nursery…and chances are not that many people have actually seen his/her nursery…why not show it off and same some money in the process?
All of the pictures and candles are from her nursery, smart, right? I did however spend money on this table setting. Since we realized the party would be for us than for her…we wanted it to be something we enjoyed. So, why not a dinner party? P.S. I’ll use this again for Easter!
Isn’t it pretty? Purple overload I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Most of the things on this table were purchased from: Michaels, Bed Bath and Beyond and Table Linens Dot Com.
Here’s another table.
My mother in law did this sweet high chair banner. Pretty self explanatory: Cut scrapbook paper in triangles, thread a string threw it and hot glue on letters. By the way, Violet ate 2 cupcakes!
Violet with her Momma Debs and Pop!
We were thoroughly impressed with how much she ate!
Here are some more purple details up close.
I LOVE this idea. This purple bucket with the chalkboard front was in her nursery. My mother in law made this tutu. We dipped some big pretzels in cane coating and sprinkles and VOILA–party favors!
Here’s what we did for the entrance. My mom just bought Violet these sweet purple chairs from Pottery Bark Kids. I already had a Purple Chalk Board from here room.
Oh Yeah, I almost forgot about the food. I kept it simple. For an appetizer I made this pinecone cheese ball–get the recipe here
For Dessert we had Raspberry Filled Almond Cupcakes with a Butter Cream frosting. Sounds Complicated, but it’s not. Get the recipe here.
My mother in law also made cake pops…these are the best! Get the recipe here.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our daughter’s purple themed birthday party. I’d love to hear about your kids’ first birthdays in the comment section!