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July 13, 2011

Emory's {first} birthday party













































Emory is one. It has been a wonderful year. Everyone says it, but it has been faaaast. So in her honor, we planned her a party. And with the help of Sommer Stiles of Paper Anniversary Co. we created some amazing invites to set the tone. Sommer and I brainstormed with the help of my pinterest board for Emory's birthday. In the end we decided to give everyone the opportunity to make a wish for themselves and a wish for Emory, complete with glitter [as luke calls it--"mommy's diamonds] + a candle. Here is the best part though. At the party Jake, Aubrey's Daddy--Emory's BFF, asked if they were supposed to bring the wish card and candle, so everyone could put their candle in the cake and make a wish with Emory. Honestly, I had not thought the idea through that far, but I loved it so much we made it happen. And, I think it might be a new tradition!

Sunday we all became kids again. We painted watercolor pictures + made origami puffs. Everyone was a good sport + actually think this would have made a terrific party for grown up kids too. To fill our bellies we had brunch and limoncello beverages with blackberries + club soda. The cakes were made by Publix. The design is in their wedding book [lifelong loves] + it's the top layer design. I had them match the "E" + "M" in the invitation. 

Emory was having so much fun she decided it would be best to take a nap. Aubrey stood in as the party girl! 

Happy Birthday, dear Emory! We love every ounce of your adventurous heart. Mommy, Daddy + Luke

11 comments:

Sarah Finebloom said...

Such a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl! I love every detail! Wish I could have been there! Happy 1st Birthday Emory!

Kandace said...

I love the party awesome details! The birthday girl is adorable!

alli/hooray said...

Just amazing! Every detail. Such a sweet way to celebrate, happy birthday to Emory!

ps. I LOVE those invites, and the watercolors you all made.

jennifer little said...

Thanks everyone!

Cherry Blossoms said...

What an adorable 1st party you had for your princess. I am starting to gather 1st bday party ideas for my little even though she does not turn one till Dec and I LOVE the make a wish cards.
Heidi

Teri Andrea said...

how cute are you?! so sad i missed. your children will have the most memorable birthdays!

paula said...

you are the master of well... all things. The party looked beautiful. And of course Emory was as cute as can be.

Susan Huber said...

This party is so lovely and thoughtful! The "wish" cards are an exceptional and sentimental idea that could work for any age!

The Mom said...

Oh my dear, what a lovely celebration! I think you will have us all rethinking our more mundane parties and special occasions. Kudos to you for your creativity!

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

This is beautiful. Love the stationery and images of the day really tell the story. Gorgeous!

Kathryn Crafts said...

I just stumbled upon your blog while looking for 1st birthday inspiration photos. :) I'd love to know where you found the pair of lamps on your sideboard / buffet? Beautiful dining room!