ONEderful Layla – A whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

Since we’re heading out of town for Layla’s actual birthday and the weekend immediately following, we decided to do an early celebration in San Diego and invite some close friends. Because the party fell almost two weeks before Layla’s actual birthday, I’ve had more time to wrap my head around the fact that she’s ACTUALLY turning one. I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to believe!

Everyone who says it goes faster with the second child has it right. Time has gone by really fast this time around.

I keep asking myself why I’m struggling so much to come to grips with the fact that she is one. Maybe its because she has less hair than Ellie did at this age or doesn’t talk yet (Ellie was saying at least 20 words by now). Or maybe because she still wears size “9 months” clothes and wants me to carry her everywhere.

Really I think it’s more simple than all that. She’s my baby. And I’ve enjoyed this year with her so much. It hasn’t necessarily been easy but I made a conscious effort to be present instead of fantasizing about hitting the fast forward button through the hard parts. So now that we’re at this huge milestone it’s like, whoa we did it…but I kinda want more time with her as my itty bitty.

A small celebration

Although we chose to do a super small (9 adults, 2 kids) party, I still wanted to make it pretty….because, why not?! I used mostly stuff I already had (linked below), accented with some pretty spray roses and peonies from the local wholesale flower market and took a stab at baking a couple cakes.

Chris barbecued of course and we played corn hole and drank beer and wine. Normal afternoon party stuff. 😉

Lucky Layla’s Autie (my sister) made her the awesome high chair garland and flower crown and her Uncle Chris snapped some photos per usual. Thanks for checking them out!

(The cakes were gluten free, vegan, organic – and really good!)

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

whimsical floral first birthday party

Details Details

Romper – Standard of Grace
Feather Headband – Kait and Kids
Cake: Gluten Free, Vegan, Organic homemade – this or this
Photography and Videography: Uncle Chris
Bud vases: World Market
Dreamcatchers: DIY (more info to come)
Macrame hanging: Woven Home by Tara
Large frame: Craigslist with white spray paint from Michaels
Cake Topper: Amazon
Tablecloth and lace runner: Amazon

Happy Birthday, my sweet Layla!!!! We love you more than you’ll ever know!

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7 thoughts on “ONEderful Layla – A whimsical floral first birthday party

  1. Hi! Baby’s first birthday next week. I’m a little behind 🙂
    I saw the link for the table runner, but just curious what kind of tablecloth you got.

    Thanks!

  2. The decorations are beautiful. So soft and dreamy…perfect for a baby girl’s birthday.
    I am expecting a baby in November. I do not know the gender. We will have ultrasound in a couple of months.
    I can only imagine the flying of time for the baby’s first year. From your beautiful Instagram and blog, I will heed the advice to cherish every moment. We are so happy and excited for our first baby.
    Your family is beautiful and I wish you and your family a thousand blessings.

    1. Congratulations on your baby to be!!!! Yes, the time flies, as everyone says. You sound SO happy and I wish you the best!! You’ll be a great mommy, and I’m sure will take a lot of photos to document it all!! Wishing you the best!! XO

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