Peonies & Balloons – Charlie’s 1st Birthday

Welcome July! June was a big month around here. We celebrated Mack’s 40th birthday with a luau themed, backyard bash; quickly moving onto Charlie’s 1st birthday, and ended the month in the Pacific Northwest!

Both parties were a lot of fun to plan and host. I knew we would want to be able to remember this special day forever, so I hired an amazing photographer, Katie Michelle, who captured the day just perfectly! I would highly recommend this, takes the pressure off of trying to remember to take pictures. Incredibly, grateful for these priceless photos of Charlie’s big day. I also took full advantage of it being the middle of peonies season, (one of the best seasons,) and covered the house in peonies and balloons! We had family come from New York and Florida, which made the day/weekend extra special!

Here’s a look at Charlie’s peonies and balloon themed party! (All details listed below)

Party details and credits:
Photography: Katie Michelle
Flowers: Twolips
Cake: Bell & Co. Cakes 
Smash Cake: Publix
Cookies: Made with love by my mom
Paper goods: The Party Darling
Welcome Sign: Z Create Design
Charlie’s outfit details:
shirt & accessories: Janie & Jack
skirt: Tutu du monde
First birthday photos displayed on mantle: Lisa Larson
Photos for milestone banner printed at: Social Print Studio
Chicken Salad: Cafe At Pharr
Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches: Made by my sister Bethany, recipe
Balloons for balloon arch: Amazon
Party Favors:
Slap Bracelets
Special thanks to my whole family for all their help! And thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our precious Charlie Hope!

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