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First Birthday Party & Decor: Vintage Princess Inspired



I had been planning in my head for months what I wanted to do for Amelia's first birthday. I know she won't ever remember her first birthday but I want to be able to and have photo's to look back on in years to come. I started buying bits and pieces just after Christmas and storing them in the nursery until her big day. I wanted to make a lot of the decor myself, even though I'm not very arty or creative I do like picturing how I'd like things to be in my head.


THEME
I didn't really have a theme in mind as such, I kind of just went with the flow. I knew I wanted pink, white and peach to keep it pretty and girly. I had thought of a vintage/shabby chic theme but couldn't really decide on what to buy so I have incorporated some of that into the theme. So I guess if you like if I had to decide on a theme for her birthday party it would be Vintage Princess. 

DECORATIONS
Tissue Pom Poms - Handmade by me (tutorial here)
Monthly Photo montage - Handmade by me
Pegs - Bought plain pegs from craft shop and made the little birds
Butterfly cupcake toppers - Handmade by me
Table tents - Made by me
Invitations - Made by me
Vintage Cake stand here
Paper Doilies here
Party favour stickers here
Photo canvas here
Vintage Napkins - Tesco
Pink Paper Striped Straws here
Pink Polka dot Table Bunting - The Range 
Sweet Jars here
White Lantern here

FOOD AND DRINK
I set up a little dessert table in the kitchen as this is lighter than our living room and had more space. It actually worked really well and I loved the overall outcome. I had two cakes made for Amelia's birthday one large sponge cake with rosette icing. for the guests and a giant cupcake for Amelia. I didn't do any fancy food, most of it was sausage rolls, sandwiches, cocktail sausages, pork pies, onion rings and some other party food.

Rosette Birthday Cake 
Giant Cupcake 
Cakepops made by myself
Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes made by myself
Egg and Cress sandwiches
Potato Salad
Smoked Salmon bites
Marshmallow Pops
Pink Lemonade
Pink sweets and treats
Party favour bags

OUTFIT
Cake Smash Party Hat - Handmade by me
Rosette Headband made by Tuti Fruitie Cutie here

CREDIT
Cakes: Judith Ainsworth and The Sweet & Cupcake Company
Photography: Myself 

MORE:
Amelia's First Birthday Part 2 coming soon

201 comments

  1. Aww everything looks beautiful! The cakes look so pretty and yummy. Great job with all the decor and Happy Birthday to your little princess!

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    1. They sure were yummy, and thank you :)

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  2. Looks lovely. I'm starting to plan my son's first birthday now. It's in Sept!!

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    1. Thank you, hehe can never start planning too early :)

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  3. Lovely. I love the pretty set up and decorations.

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  4. This looks truly stunning! So pretty! I bet the wee woman had an super day. You just need to top that for next year now! ;)

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    1. Thank you, ha next year it will be trip to the zoo and out for a meal lol!

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  5. That cupcake cake is just the BEST THING EVER!!!

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  6. OMGosh it looks amazing <3

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  7. SOO cute! Lovely decorations!

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  8. You did such a good job, everything looks gorgeous. I am already even thinking about my little girl's 1st birthday and she is only 10 weeks haha! It is because my bigger girl's birthday is on Christmas Eve so we never really get to have a proper party for her as her little friend's are always busy with their own families.x

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    1. Thank you :) Aww haha!! Oh no thats a shame, hopefully you can have a nice party for your youngest girls st birthday :) xx

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  9. this looks absolutely gorgeous! Well done to you for making so much too, it all looks really professional xx

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  10. happy birthday to the lil princess, I love this ideas and the theme soo beautiful, btw i CAME FROM AQEELA hop post, subscribed xx

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  11. Looks so cute! I love the colors

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  12. I love the decorations and the food table! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. These are gorgeous pictures. Looks like a great time of celebration.

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  14. Amazingly beautiful. I've never seen a birthday party with such beautiful decorations and food!

    Amanda S

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  15. Wow...My grandaughters are go potty for pink lol. They would love the pink theme (so pretty) :)

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  16. That is so cute! I want a vintage princess party!

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  17. Everything looks beautiful! What a darling little girl - she looks like a princess and the decorations and food are just perfect for her. Great job!

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  18. Oh I love this, so pretty!

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  19. Oh my goodness, everything is just too cute!

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  20. Everything looks so pretty!!! The desserts look delicious and the table set-up looks perfect. You did very lovely job!!

    wimbley73@aol.com

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  21. This is pretty darned sweet! Great job.

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  22. ahhh.. how amazing! and i must say how creative and arty you are.. its well beyond my means to come up with such beautiful ideas.. wonderful! and your amelia is gorgeous!

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  23. That looks so pretty. I love those cakes.

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  24. Wow! You did such a great job! What a little princess!

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  25. I love how bright and airy it is! So beautiful and inspiring for my own little one's future birthdays!

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  26. many nice pics

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  27. So pretty! I love all the pink. :)

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  28. Wow! Those are gorgeous decorations, and the food looks amazing!

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  29. Cannot wait until I have a precious girl of my own, too cute!

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  30. I LOVE the huge photo! Such pretty decorations.

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  31. wow nice

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  32. Oh my goodness! Soooo much pink! I love it!

    Martha
    marthaslittle-bigworld.blogspot.com

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  33. Gorgeous! A very girls 1st birthday! :) x

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  34. It all looks amazing, i hop Amelia enjoyed her first birthday

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  35. wow it all looks amazing!

    @ashlallan

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  36. Beautifully set up. The cakes looked amazing. Happy Birthday Amelia!

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  37. Wow what a beautiful themed party! My grandaughter Chloe would have loved a party like this!

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  38. Wow - that's amazing. Love it all and your pictures are stunning!

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  39. Wow! This looks like an amazing first birthday party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  40. this is so adorable. and your table looks gorgeous. great job

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  41. What a beautifully decorated party! Happy birthday to Amelia!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 Target Giveaway!

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  42. This is absolutely adorable and the rose cake is the prettiest cake I've ever seen! Not to be outdone, your daughter is gorgeous :)

    Kali

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  43. I love the string of pictures of each month of her life. And all the pink is adorable!!

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  44. how beautiful! really looks pretty

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  45. Oh my goodness! That is so adorable!! I love it!! :)

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  46. I love the photo bunting - such a great idea!

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  47. ahhhh!!! SO CUTE! Love all the decorations! :)

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  48. WOW I am drooling over this party. I always wonder what babies dreams are like...this is probably it! What a sweet family :)

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  49. It's so cute, i love the colour, i have to be honest and say i do think it's a little over the top, i guess it's probably because i don't have kids and until i do i won't be able to understand i guess. Although when i was young a birthday was more party hats and cake. I hope she enjoyed it though and you don't take my comment in the wrong way.

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  50. She's the cutest thing ever! I love the photos showing her growing process.. it would be amazing if you do that every year!

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  51. The part decorations are very cute.

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  52. Everything looks so beautiful <3

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  53. This is such a gorgeous looking party, perfect for a princess with all the pink! I love the photos on a string idea. I think I'll use that one for my sons first birthday in February 2014 :)

    Fiona @ dolly-dowsie.blogspot.ie

    xo

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  54. This is beautiful! I almost wish I had a girl!!!

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  55. How cute!It reminds me of one of my first birthdays!

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  56. Lovely party! What a beautiful arrangement.

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  57. Lovely. If the next baby is a girl, we'll celebrate her first birthday just like this.

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  58. This is absolutely precious!!! Please come throw me a party :) haha

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  59. This looks beautiful and she is so precious!!! I really love this.

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  60. WOW, it's amazing, happy birthday! :D

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  61. Love the great ideas! What a great party!

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  62. How lovely! I'm pretty sure Amelia will enjoy seeing the photos when she grow older :-)

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  63. This is so cute! I love that cupcake cake--gorgeous! I am starting to plan my daughters birthday party and this gave me alot of ideas.

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  64. Great party idea, beautiful. She's such a pretty little girl!

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  65. Omg these need to be pinned all over Pinterest asap. The prettiest little party!

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  66. So cute!!! How beautiful, what a great job. That cake is to die for!

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  67. This is PERFECT for a baby shower I am planning that's coming up as well! Super cute, and I love that she gets her own cake.

    The egg and cress sandwiches are adorable.

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  68. So beautiful!!!

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  69. Most baby things are too harsh or bold in color. I like how soft and pink the theme was. I hope your daughter enjoyed it!

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  70. WOW. that is SO gorgeous, you did an amazing job!

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  71. Wow. It looks great. I don't do big festive parties, but it is cool that you did one for your daughter.

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  72. You did a wonderful job! It's perfect for a little princess' first b-day.

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  73. OMG! This is a great idea. I wish I were that creative.

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  74. This looks amazing! She must of had such a wonderful time :)

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  75. Sooooo cute!

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  77. Oh my! This is just so stinkin' adorable! You did an awesome job making everything perfect!

    Dalayna

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  78. Everything looks just too lovely!

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  79. I love your party set up! It is so pretty and sweet! The cakes are beautiful!

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  80. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing!

    New follower!

    www.lukerfamilytales.com

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  81. wow,so beautiful!! This is adorable for a little girlie :-)

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  82. This is so darling! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

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  83. Oh beautiful!!! I have 2 little boys, and I don't get to have pretty pink stuff lol , with me it's all about trucks and everything blue :)


    tammy dalley on rafflecopter

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  84. Your family is soooo cute! I love the monthly photo thing, I may use that one :)

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  86. Beautiful party!
    New follower here :D

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  87. That giant cupcake is so cute. I love the decorations

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  88. so adorable :) i wish i have this kind of celebration for my daughter's first bday too!

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  89. This is so cute! Hopefully I have a little girl someday so I can use this idea! :)

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  90. Wow, what a great decor! I got some great ideas for my daughters birthday!

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  91. WOW! so beautiful :')

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  92. she look adorable

    Ted Kooper
    fwdsd45 @gmail.com

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  93. So cute! I'm not a baby anymore but I wouldn't mind have such a lovely birthday party!

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  94. wow! Love the soft pink theme! so gorgeous, and what a cute girlie too.

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  95. i just love this! so classy and cute. i pinned like all the pictures!

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  96. I love it! Everything looks so pretty and yummy! Great photos!

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  97. I like how everything is kind of centered around her photo! It's so pretty. :)

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  98. Awww, everything looks so beautiful!

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  99. Everything looks so well arranged and elegant. I like the colors you selected and that even the food is integrated into the color scheme.

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  100. So pretty and girly, i hope you took lots of photo's x

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  101. wow.... so nice every thing is looking beautiful. Birthday party decorations UK

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  102. Blimey! Bet that took some time, look like it paid of though it looks great!

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  103. That is so pretty and simple, perfect for a little girl.

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  104. Jane Middleton9 May 2013 at 01:31

    Love the canvas in the background, adds a nice finishing touch to the decorations

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  105. It's like a fairytale dream land! Beautiful! You did a great job. She won't remember but when she looks at pictures she will probably be in awe of just how lovely it was. Whatever will you do for year 2?? : )

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  106. Very cute! I love the color scheme and the monthly photo montage.

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  107. really really gorgeous. i adore the color scheme and the food looks yummy!

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  108. OMG this is PERFECTION! :) EVERYTHING LOOK SO LOVELY!!!
    And the cakes??? SO pretty!!!
    LOVE!!!

    xx :)

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  109. What a fabulous party I want it myself!!!

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  110. WoW what a stunningly beautiful set up :) you are so talented

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  111. It looks.... pink...
    I really think it's about time we started de-pinkifying girl's things.
    Most of their toys and clothes look revolting, ADD SOME MORE COLOUR PEOPLE.
    Just cos they're girls doesn't mean every single thing has to be pink.

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  112. Amazing every little princess dream come true

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  113. gorgeous attention to detail must have taken for ever... a dream birthday party for your special princess a day to remember x

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  114. It really does all look so pretty

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  115. thats an awful ot of pink, but have to say those cakes look beautiful

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  116. Wow, the cake is so pretty that I don't think I could bring myself to eat it!

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  117. So so pretty :) When I saw the new pic at the top of your blog I did wonder if the décor in the background was a party :) Amelia may not remember it but will see how much work and care went into it when she looks back at the pictures....and you have the same Messy Me highchair cover that I do! - goes perfectly with the whole vintage theme :) x

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  118. oh wow you are so creative! xxx

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  119. WoW! So gorgeous! I don't know what I like best as it's all so perfect. What a sweetie.

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  120. Aww thats stunning! wish I had a little girl :( x

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  121. Wow! That's beautiful :) I want a little baby girl lol! xx

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  123. We celebrated my daughter's third birthday last weekend and it was probably our best party yet (I have three children so have had a fair bit of practice!). I spent the week deciding what food to do, shopping for it then cooking / preparing it, and though I didn't get to sit down much it was totally worth it in the end :-)

    Kids' birthday parties are such a fun thing to plan, but not quite as much fun as the event itself!

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  124. This really looks stunning & like you have had a party planner in, the cake pops are so cute and I love the picture bunting, you take stunning photos, are you a photographer?

    http://umeandthekids.com/

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    1. Hi Rachel, Sorry for the extremely late reply. Thank you. I'm not a photographer, just have a love for taking photos :) x

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  125. That looks amazing! I bet she had a super day!

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  126. Bit late on the commenting- but the photos are awesome. It looks perfect! You have done an amazing job x

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    1. Thanks Sonia. I love looking back on it :) x

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  127. Sarah Cantwell26 March 2014 07:43
    Love this! My baby hasn't even been born yet and you have got me all excited about their 1st birthday. Baby shower maybe! Where is your highchair from? I love it and want one of my own :-) xxx

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  133. So beautiful....you have inspired me to get on and get planning, I have 5 yr old birthday party to plan and throw before Eden's 1st birthday but I'm thinking of thing it in with her dedication (like a christening) so I better get planning. Thank you for taking the time to post all this. Very creative xxx

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  135. nice party all picture are very good.

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  136. ah, what a beautiful little party, I hope she ad fun.x

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  137. lovely pictures the one on the wall is beautiful and the massive pink cupcake is awesome

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  138. it all looks so pretty

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  139. Looks fantastic!! Love the food :)

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  140. wow that set up looks absolutely stunning I love pink the food looks amazing too, 1st Birtday's are always very special and your memory's are going to last forever.

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  141. I love the pink themed food and everything!

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  142. Tobys proud mummy17 November 2014 at 20:03

    The first birthday party is one of the most special ever love the pretty in pink and the food looks absolutely delicious such a lovely day

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  143. Oh wow! What a lucky girl she is! You must be one very proud mommy :-)

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  144. This must have been the perfect birthday party, fabulous food, lovely decorations and a very happy Amelia

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  145. This looks amazing, a beautiful day and a happy little girl!

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  146. my gosh what a lucky little lady. you should sideline as a party planner. x

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  147. What a great idea hanging pictures as bunting, I love that x

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