Selected as Party of the Day on September 16th!

Gianna's 1st Birthday

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Party Recap

We chose a Barbie themed birthday for our little one year old. She has a vintage/shabby chic themed room with 2 Robert Best barbie prints. The idea was to create something girly and sweet by using shabby chic decorations, while still having it feel fun and Barbie-ish. Guests came in and could take photos in the photo booth while listening to French music. Then could grab some sweets from the dessert table. And look at the memorabilia on the walls and in the scrapbooks that were laid out. Then travel to the backyard to eat some French themed food. Kids could meet Barbie (my sis in law dressed up) and do some activities. We did the whole cake thing- she cried the whole time. Too tired. Opened presents! She perked back up for that. :) And then sent guests home with some sweets! Fun day.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday girl of course :)

  • Desserts

    French Macaroons, Meringues, Chocolate covered marshmallows, Rose cupcakes, Ice cream cone cupcakes, cream puffs & cake.

  • Activities / Games

    Kids interacted with Barbie. Danced. Played with Pom Pom wands. Colored paper doll cutouts.

  • Party Favors

    Adults: Barbie containers filled with pink candy (Sixlets). Taffy. Kids: Handmade hairbows/bowties. Bubbles.

  • Best Moment

    Singing happy birthday! A room filled with people who love her. It was in that moment I realized my little baby was really turning 1!

  • What People Ate

    French themed food: Croissant sandwiches, grapes, cheese, mini quiches, fruit kabobs, veggie kabobs, pasta & salad. Kids had high heel shoe and dress cut out sandwiches (cheese & cream cheese/jelly) with snacks (goldfish, puffs & cookies)

  • What People Drank

    Pink lemonade and water.

  • Most Touching Moment

    Watching her take pictures with all of her grandparents & great-grandparents- what a lucky girl!

  • Funniest Moment

    Placing her in the highchair to watch her dive into her cake. Everyone was in suspense waiting for a really cute moment to happen. And nothing. Just cries. Couldn't help but just laugh and get her out of the highchair.


Party Helpers

  • Shaka & Stephanie


    My friends. They made the Barbie Favors, place cards, helped make party hats and more handmade decorations. Helped set up day of party. I could not have pulled this off without their help!

  • A Pretty People


    Pictures that you see around the rooms...Cake, bonnet, dress

  • Betheny & Camie- my sis in laws


    Betheny- beautiful handmade banners, cupcake wrappers & pearl chandelier

    Camie- dressing up as Barbie



  • Christina P

    Christina P wrote:

    This party is beautiful! I especially love the dessert table and the hanging banners over the table, fire place, and outside. Did you make this name banner? If so, how? If not, will you share your source? You truly out did yourself with this party. GORGEOUS!

  • Diana T

    Diana T wrote:

    Thank you so much Christina! Your comment made my day :) The beautiful banners were made by my very talelented sister in law Betheny. She used scrapbook paper and found a font she liked and printed them out. I know there is much more to them, but not sure the details. You can check out her blog: And thanks again!

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    Diana T wrote:

    Okay I just looked her party Alice's 1st Birthday made by Betheny T (my sis in law) and she has a tutorial on how to do it. They are paper medallions. :)

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    Cory C wrote:

    Can you please tell me how you attached the labels to the tea canisters?

  • Jeanine S

    Jeanine S wrote:

    this is one heck of an awesome party!!!!! well done!!!!