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Little Man's First Birthday

Marcy G By Marcy G  in Birthday


Party Recap

We had an amazing time celebrating our little man's first birthday! I found some great material and created his tie and his sister's dress. I designed the party around those colors and all of his favorite things.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Little man of course....everyone loved his tie made by mommy. Second best was his sissy of course in her custom dress from HootyCutie Designs ( made especially to match her brother.

  • Desserts

    The cake was vanilla with buttercream icing and made by Marilyn Gingrich our go to cake lady here in Tallahassee. She matched the cake to the invitation.

  • Activities / Games

    The kids enjoyed our beautiful spring weather and played on our playground in the backyard

  • Budget

    we were definitely on a shoestring budget I made all the food, decorations & invitations. You can read about it on my you don't have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful party.

  • Party Favors

    The party favors were our little man's favorites Nila wafers that were iced with polka dots, number 1's and the letter C (for our little man Callen)

  • Best Moment

    Watching our little man eat his cake....helped by his big sissy of course!

  • What People Ate

    Everyone snacked on our little man's favorite treats....cheerios, nila wafers, chocolate covered mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries and fruit dip, fresh squash, zucchini, cucumbers and dip.

  • What People Drank

    We had fresh lemonade and some colorful fruit drinks for the kids.

  • Most Touching Moment

    The kiss shared between our daughter and son.

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching him play with his party hat, custom made by Julia at


Party Helpers



  • Maisa R

    Maisa R wrote:

    This is a GREAT 1st Birthday party! I love all the details. So inspiring! ? Thank you for sharing!

  • Marcy G

    Marcy G wrote:

    Thank you :) It was a fun party to throw :)

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    Missy M wrote:

    I love every bit of this party!! I actually found the polka dot print smash cake outfit and have been looking for party decor to match ever since! I would love to talk with you about a few things like the water bottle labels and where you found the fabric! Thanks in advance! -missy

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    Christa P wrote:

    Hi, love love love his party hat! Where can I find one? The polka dots are so cute! I'd love to know where you found it, thanks!!! Christa