R's Pink & Gold First Birthday Party

8.17.2016


On August 6th we celebrated Miss R turning one! As I mentioned in a previous post, I did not originally have a theme planned. I walked around Hobby Lobby grabbing things I thought were cute, and when I came home I realized it was mainly pink and gold stuff. I searched Pinterest for "pink and gold first birthday" and realized that is a theme! I did Pinterest before Pinterest was cool, y'all.

My mom, brother, and sister-in-law came up a day early and helped me set up for the party, and I absolutely love how it turned out! I borrowed some decorations from a friend, made some stuff myself, and used things I already had around the house, so in total I spent maybe $40 on party decorations, which is pretty good!

First, I will share my inspiration from my one-year birthday Pinterest board, and then I'll share some pictures of how my inspiration came to life at the party!
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I love how it all turned out. I feel like everything came to life just how I envisioned it, and it was cute and fun but not involved enough that I felt like there were a crazy amount of decorations to set up. I'm excited to share more about R's party, including cake eating pictures and maybe a video soon! If you have any questions about how I put anything together, feel free to let me know in the comments or shoot me an email. 

StephTheBookworm said...

It came out so nice! Pink and gold is such a pretty combo.

17 Perth said...

Turned out absolutely adorable!

Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog said...

Oh it's so perfect! Good job mama and happy birthday to you too because that first year deserves a medal!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

okay, no lie, i always thought 1st birthdays were cute and all, but i would never have one for my kid. i changed my mind, i want this exact party, boy or girl. it all looks so amazing! that pink cake looks the most amazing though. seriously, i love it all! you definitely did pinterest before it was cool. high five!

Michelle said...

You did a great job! I love it! Also, Gracie has the same highchair. Rock on.

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

Perfect! Great job, Momma! :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Everything came out so good! Great job!

Amy said...

This is darling! I can't believe she's been on an airplane 9 times!

Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

awe it all came out perfect!!! I love all the pink and gold and glitter. Happy Birthday Miss R!

Emily said...

This is all so BEAUTIFUL! And well done. And I'm pretty sure you are so right that you did Pinterest before it was cool---it's almost like you invented it with this awesomeness ;)

Kaity said...

It turned out so well! You did a great job, Mama!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Such a cute 1st birthday party! You did an awesome job with it :)

Audrey Louise said...

This is so fun! I'm not a fan of pink or gold, but together this is a really classy, colorful, cheerful look! I love all the work you did! It's perfect!

Kayla MKOY said...

You did a FANTASTIC job with everything! She is such a lucky girl! :) I love the colors, and the cute little gold crown. So sweet! Happy 1st, R!

Nadine Lynn said...

Awwwwww I love all of your pins and your stuff looks even better!!! Everything turned out so awesome! Pink and gold is the theme for my nursery, so I might be biased. Happy birthday R!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

Pink & gold is SOOO a theme. It's perfect too - so girly :)

Erika Powell said...

It turned out great! I love pink and gold!

AnneMarie said...

The decorations look amazing! I love how they're fun, elegant, and not overdone. The cake is really cool, too!

Carolann Chambers said...

Wow! You did a fantastic job -- this looks like a professional did it! It looks like tons of fun, too. I especially love the chart you made with all of R's milestones. You rock! Pink and gold were our wedding colors so I am also a bit biased that that is a great theme.

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

It looks like a beautiful birthday party. I especially love the mantle with the R and the photos, as well as her monthly photo banners. Can you tell I love photos?

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love it all! But especially the monthly photos displayed all together like that. SO cute! Happy first birthday, R!

Courtney said...

Aw. I really love all of it. It's precious.

The Lady Okie said...

Ha! Thanks so much :) That cake is funny... I intended for it to be decorated all down the side but it started falling down and was a hot mess so I flattened it out and just did the top. I thought it turned out okay!

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you thank you! I love how it all turned out.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog but never commented, always wondered about your daughter's name, I guessed it was Rachel, but thought to let you know her name is on the one photo with the high-chair, just it case you want to remove that photo...

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you :) I did see that later but figured it's been a year. I'll go ahead and throw a bone out for all the hard core R fans. Lol! Thanks for reading and for the comment!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

Perfect first birthday party d├ęcor for your sweet little lady!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Wow! You are amazing. This whole party is amazing. R is one lucky lady! Happy birthday to her

Tara said...

I LOVE all the decorations! Happy birthday R! :)

Jenny Evans said...

That tissue paper covered 1 is so cute, I'm going to have to remember that for future use. Party looked good and R looked happy, so what more can you ask for?

Lyndsay Almeida said...

What a sweet party! And I love the color scheme. Can't go wrong with gold AND glitter. :)

Victoria said...

I love your pink and gold theme!!!! Everything turned out so well!!!!! Your mantel, with all of the different pictures of her (and that DIY R that you didn't give up on) is my favorite thing. I love the idea of doing that and if I'm honest...It would probably stay up there for a good 6 months if I was keeping your house! ;)

Happy Birthday to her and Happy BIRTH-Day to you too!!!! What a year it has been. :)

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you!

Andrea H. said...

Everything is so lovely! The theme is perfect! I can't believe it's been a whole year...so I can ONLY imagine how you must feel. Time seems to fly these days!!

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! You did an awesome job on the decorations! Love the pink and gold, and the frosting on that cake looks *so* good! It's a wonder everyone resisted the urge to sample it before photos were taken (I don't see any fingerprints)! Happy birthday to R!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Great job, Mama! Beautiful decorations! So fun!

jaime said...

I love the theme, and that fact sheet! So fun!!

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