7/15/13

once upon a time- bee has a 1st birthday party


sis's first birthday party was saturday! our house and hearts had never been fuller for that girl on her special day...so much family and friends there to celebrate. everyone brought books and books for bee and her library. so many amazing books to curl up and read to together! we had lots of sweets and fizzy things to drink...book character masks and a table set up to write a special note to bee in her books. (i'm a firm believer in writing notes in books!)
all in all the day was hot and hectic and funny and sweet...just like our phoebe! my oh my it's been a year...and i can't wait to see what happens next...


shopping list:  floral paper straws // bookplate stamp // alphabet plates // napkins from target // bee's dress-vintage // book props and character masks and garland and bee's party hat are homemade //

34 comments:

  1. what a lovely first birthday :) I love all the gold and yellow everywhere.

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  2. What a great birthday idea. I can't believe she is one already!. I love reading notes that were written my books for me when I was little. She will cherish them when she is older.

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  3. seriously??? she's already a year old?? how did that happen?

    happy birthday little bee. seems like you had a really nice day!! sending love <3

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  4. Oh what a special day! So sweet and happy. I'm glad it was a warm and heartfelt celebration :)

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  5. such an adorable party!
    happy birthday little one :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a beautiful celebration! happy birthday ♥

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  7. I just love your restraint with color. I'm a color fiend and your pastels are so uplifting. Glad she had the perfect day!

    xox Lilly

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  8. such a pretty party! love that cake-covered face!

    romantically challenged

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  9. Happy belated birthday to your girl! She's a doll. :)

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  10. gosh you guys sure know how to throw a party! can i ask where you got the invites made? they're perfect.

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  11. This looks like so much fun! I love the decorations! And the lighting/general feel of the photos is amazing! You take such great photos!

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  12. This is lovely! Happy birthday to your sweet little one. :)

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  13. 1 already! wow how time flies, looks like a great birthday party!

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  14. Aw, what a perfect party!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  15. Oh my goodness, and I thought Max's party was the ultimate! What a gorgeous party for your lovely Bee...great job!

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  16. Que festa perfeita! Adorei o toque vintage! As fotografias são lindas! Beijos!
    http://antonellaesuaboneca.blogspot.com.br/

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  17. Lovely family! Happy birthday to your son! Kisses!

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  18. I'm 25 and I'm yet to have a birthday half as cool as that! Adopt me?

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  19. So so pretty Katie! It amazes me how you can make all white balloons look so fun and lively. I really enjoyed Phoebe's 1st year film too!

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  20. Oh Katie what a lovely pretty day for the sweetest little dot there ever was. She looks so beautiful with her sweet little party hat on xxxx

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  21. No party without a party hat, right? :) Loos like so much fun and your decoration is awesome. Have a great week!

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  22. So cute. Love the theme...and that BABY!

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  23. Ohmygosh, absolutely beautiful!!

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  24. I am completely new to your blog and let me tell you, I am overwhelmed by how beautiful your photos are (as well as the subject matter :) ). I really can't say enough good things about what I have found here so far, and I want to thank you for adding a major pop of inspiration to my life. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your world, and inspiring me to create some of my own.

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  25. Oh my goodness, sweet little Bee! That lady, her face seriously kills me every time. And Katie, I want to hire you as my lifelong party planner!

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  26. seriously the cutest first birthday ever. happy number one, phoebe!
    xo,
    andrea

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  28. this is so beautiful, as to be expected. another happy belated birthday to your darling little phoebe. it's been so fun watching her grow - and the 1 year video of her was absolutely the sweetest thing ever!

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  29. Amaaaaazing! Just came across your blog referrenced from A Beautiful Mess, and I love it!
    Ps, your little ones are so so precious. And I gotta say, you're basically a party fairy/goddess. All the pictures I've seen of any celebrations/events, I am just amazed. You're seriously the fairy godmother of making celebrations feel and LOOK magical!

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  30. What an incredibly cute first birthday theme! Your kids are so lucky to have such a thoughtful mother! :)

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