Aldyn Olivia’s 1st Birthday

Don’t let her mean muggin’ fool you!  This girl had a blast celebrating her 1st birthday! Let’s be honest, she didn’t really know what was going on, but she was just glad to have everyone looking at her.  My little ham loves to be the center of attention, just like her daddy 🙂

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I love floral everything and have stuck with that theme with Aldyn’s nursery and her baby shower (you can see here).  When I set out to plan her 1st birthday party, I knew I wanted to decorate with flowers and also somehow incorporate her nickname she has come to acquire since she was a newborn.

If you are familiar with Tennessee or the south, then you probably know all about some MoonPies.  My mom would say “Her little face is as round as a MoonPie!” or “That little baby is as sweet as a MoonPie!”.  And just like that, it stuck!

Isn’t funny how some nicknames come to be?  MoonPie evolved over time and now we all just call her Moony for short 😉

My mom helped me put together this beautiful DIY fabric strip and burlap letter banner to decorate Aldyn’s cake smash table.  I loved the girly/shabby chic feel of it all with the lace, blush, and floral accents.

All the floral accents we used to decorate were hand-made out of felt by my mother-in-law.  I’m telling you, that woman has the patience of a saint!   I found some major inspiration for the flower garland from Andrea over at Tabler Party of Two with her simple, whimsical floral garland backdrop tutorial.

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We added the felt flowers with some crescent moon cut-outs  and ribbon for a gorgeous back-drop on the windows.

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My mama painted this darling “Stay Wild Moon Child” sign.  I will probably end up hanging this in her nursery.  Our Moony girl is definitely a wild child!

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Of course, we had to have MoonPies 🙂

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I love a good signature cocktail drink at any party I have, and a 1st birthday party is no exception!  The adult party favors:  Old Smokey Tennessee Moon Shine, and Blue Moon in honor of our “moon” theme.

These dreamcatchers were too easy to make and so inexpensive!  I took an embroidery hoop and added a lace shirt I got at Goodwill cut to size for the middle.  Then I added yarn, ribbon, and some fresh greenery for some boho vibes.  The crescent moon dreamcatchers were made from twigs, yarn, and some wooden beads I had leftover from another project.

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My mother-in-law is an amazing baker and made this stunning cake just for Moony’s birthday!  She always makes the cakes for all our families parties.  I just give her some ideas and she just runs with it!  Her cakes never cease to amaze me.

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You guessed it!  This teepee is all DIY! I wanted to get a teepee for her birthday, but when I searched online, most of them were astronomically high!  This teepee was made from PVC pipe and a drop cloth, which is a much cheaper alternative and just as cute.  I can’t wait to get this set up in her room!
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Our little boho babe 🙂  I had so much fun putting this party together in honor of our girl turning the big ONE!  My mom and mother-in-law killed it with all of their craftiness and DIY decor.  Having a frugal, yet fabulous party is totally possible if you are willing to get a little creative! Now I just have to figure out what I can do with 100 leftover felt flowers 🙂

Thank you for checking out how we celebrated Aldyn Olivia’s 1st birthday!  To see more visit us here!

5 thoughts on “Aldyn Olivia’s 1st Birthday

  1. Oh my word her party was GORGEOUS! Seriously can you throw me a birthday party, haha! I can’t wait to throw Cora Beth’S first birthday party (except I totally can because I’m not ready for her to be one)! And I love that you made that teepee!

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