Last year I went into labor on February 13th and we were sure that we were going to have Evangeline on Valentine’s Day. But of course she didn’t come until February 15th at 7:18am. Even though we just missed it by a few hours, we still call her our Valentine’s baby. So when it came time to pick a theme for her 1st birthday party there was no contest; A Valentine’s Day theme!…hearts galore! I had so much fun dreaming up the party, and then actually carrying all those things out (with the help of some awesome friends)! I may have gone a little overboard…the house looked like a love bomb exploded in there haha. Happy Birthday my sweet Evangeline!
When people first walked in there was this sign with instructions on the party and the picnic basket of bubbles for the kids.
The “Love is Sweet” garland was purchased on Etsy here!My friend Jenna told me about where to purchase this sign on Etsy here. I purchased the photo, had it printed at Costco for under $5 and mounted it on black poster board. I bought the cake toppers here! See my Healthy Cake Smash RecipeI bought these at the $1 section at Target.I am in love with this table runner I got on Etsy here! See my always soft Marshmallow Chunk Rice Krispie Treat RecipeShe loved looking at pictures of herself. I kept saying “Who is that baby!?”I made these gorg mason jar gold glitter “vases” special for the party…now they decorate almost every room in my home and I love it!My good friend Claire was nice enough to make some heart shaped PB&J’s for the younger ones who weren’t into the taco bar.
We had a decorate your own heart shaped cookie table as a party favor.
Evangeline’s adorable dress was purchased at my favorite Etsy shop for girls dresses: Twinkle & Whim!
Children enjoyed the parachute games, park play ground, and bubbles. See my Gold Heart Piñata DIYThe piñata was a little too tough to break for the kiddies so my husband ripped it apart.The end result of the cake smash….no cake smashed haha. Thank you Karla & Heather for decorating the high chair! We were so blessed by our friends and family.We had to sneak in a costume change to try on one of her new outfits while she played with her new toys. All tuckered out! It was a great party with our lil’ nugget.