Our daughter’s first birthday was this month and the idea was to have a simple BBQ outside with our family and closest friends. However, when the forecast showed 100% chance of rain, it was time to think of a plan B —> so, the idea of an “indoor picnic/farmers market” celebration was born.
Below is some of my inspiration and (following in the footsteps of Swell Forever’s “Simple First Birthday” learning points) some tips that will hopefully come in handy!
- You can pre-order balloons at Party City
- Hobby Lobby sells paper (aka berry) baskets
- Single paper egg crate’s are not easy to find, so you can get something like this at Joann or buy a lot of eggs at the supermarket (like this) and eat quiche for days
- Food on a skewer is my latest obsession (ex: donuts, tortellini, rice krispie treats, etc), it’s an easy way to give food a little pizzazz. Plus these sticks come in handy for all kinds of DIY’s
- If you buy a mini glue gun, make sure it includes glue (!)
- Publix cakes are quite good and affordable (plus they give you a free smash cake with the purchase of a first birthday cake)
- Trader Joe’s often has pretty flowers, at excellent prices (right now their tulips are gorgeous and come in all colors!)
- An alphabet rubber stamp kit is an easy way to personalize anything, including “condiment popsicle sticks“
*For more ideas, visit my Pinterest board.
Calling all event professionals (florists, calligraphers, DJs, photographers, etc) – join me for our first meetup, where we can exchange ideas, build a local network and have a drink!
“I am happy each day I’m near you; when you’re around me, I’m fine. Now that I’ve said how I like you, will you be my Valentine?” - Karl and Joanna Fuchs
Now that I have a daughter I can’t wait to make sweet treats for her and her friends on Valentine’s Day. However, we still need to learn how to you know…walk and talk.
In the mean time, some easy and cute ideas for your kids, adult friends that act like kids or your inner child!
“Marry me, today and every day, marry me” – Train
Kathy and Carl’s wedding was recently featured in Style Me Pretty and it’s safe to say we were all incredibly excited.
Their wedding will always be very dear to my heart for a number of reasons. First of all, they were Events by Sofia’s first client. Coincidentally, it was also my last wedding in the Washington, DC area before moving to Atlanta, GA.
Every detail of their day had a special purpose – the live painter, the gold horses, the Celtic Irish tradition of hand-fasting during their vows, the bible verses in Spanish, the vintage furniture, the cigar lounge, the gelato at the end of the evening…and it all came together beautifully.
Fun fact: As if planning a wedding and working full time wasn’t enough, Carl and Kathy also launched a non-profit organization, providing educational training and materials to young girls living in extreme poverty in Kenya, during our planning process! Truly amazing.
Photography by: Laura Gordon