I cannot thank you enough for all of the kind comments and emails I received on yesterday’s post. I don’t normally share that much of my personal life with you. So to those of you who shared stories of your furry friends – thank you. It is truly comforting to know that many of you understand the unconditional love of a pet. Now as promised, back to the sweet stuff.
Today’s Real Party stood out to me because you can see the love and the joy in this celebration. It was more about celebrating with family than about staging a huge bash. Sometimes I think we can get caught up in all of the party details – the perfectly symmetrical dessert table and the over-the-top cakes. Sometimes it’s nice to step back and remember why we’re celebrating in the first place. This charming first birthday party, hosted by Melody of Innove Events, takes us back to the days when birthdays were about cake, ice cream and family.
“In lieu of a huge first birthday party, I decided to keep it really simple with just our immediate families and stuff that I thought my baby girl would enjoy- bright colors, big balloons, and cake! I was really inspired by an adorable vintage birthday card that depicted a baby resembling Reese. I thought of the old school parties that were simple- cake & ice cream. Of course, I still had fun styling it and creating a cohesive look, but ultimately we ended up with a simple, sweet, and colorful fun time. I hired my wedding photographer with the money I saved by not having a big bash to capture it all.”
A very special thank you to Melody for sharing this lovely first birthday party with us. Wishing Reese many more beautiful birthdays to come!