Photography: Cathryn Elizabeth Photography
Invitation Design: Etsy
DIY Hot Air Baloon Centerpieces: 36" Baloons-Party City / Baloon Net-Amazon /Baskets-Michaels
Cake: Le Chic Treat
Lilly will be two next week so I thought it would be fun to recap her first birthday photo shoot and party details. We celebrated with an "Oh, the places you'll go!" theme. I love the message of the classic book and I thought it would be a great theme for her first year and representation of the hopes and dreams we have for her.
I went with inspired elements from the book as I didn't want the theme to be so literal. While I love the book, I didn't want a all the Dr. Seuss characters/colors (it's a little too busy for my personal taste), so we chose the hot air balloon element and a mainly pink, aqua, white and gold color scheme. Cathryn Elizabeth Photography killed it at her photo shoot and even had a hot air balloon prop made!
My favorite element of the party was her sign in book. We left out a copy of "Oh, the places you'll go!" and asked all of the guests to write a special message to her for her first birthday. I cant wait for her to be old enough to look back at all of the sweet messages and well wishes from all of our closest family and friends.
Now I am off to finish planning the details of her 2nd birthday. I can't wait to share it with you all!
Jewelry: Windsor Avenue
One of my favorite things about starting my blog has been all of the photos I now have of Lilly and I together. The Mommy & Me posts are my favorite because I get to capture the moments we spend together doing everyday things we love and bond over. Moments I would otherwise not be able to capture as I am usually the one behind the camera. As Lilly grows, I notice more and more that she loves to do anything and everything I do, whether it be getting dressed for the day, putting on makeup and jewelry, preparing meals, etc. She loves to be a part of everything and I adore spending that special time with her.
We recently discovered Windsor Avenue Jewelry and the Mommy and Me Collection. The Collection includes coordinating jewelry for Mommy and Daughter as well as the most adorable "Mommy and Me" book written by Windsor Avenue's Founder and Creative Director, Olivia Hollaus.
Olivia is another reason I was drawn to the Windsor Avenue brand. She is the definition of a Mom Boss, creating and running a successful jewelry business, designing the collections as well as being a mommy. I am all about supporting other moms and their brands and I absolutely love the Windsor Avenue line she has created, The jewelry exudes timeless elegance and classic femininity. I am loving the "MOM" pendant necklace and Lilly was so excited to receive and wear her very own Nola xo bracelet and necklace. I have have even enjoyed wearing her Nola xo earrings until she gets her ears pierced and can wear them herself. They are the perfect, dainty pair of earrings that can be worn on a daily basis, casual or dressed up!
To check out the collections and learn more about Windsor Avenue, click here and treat yourself (and your little!) to something beautiful. As a special offer, exclusive to my followers, use code MOMMYLIFESTYLED now through this Sunday (6/12/16) to receive 60% your purchase!
Happy shopping, Lovelies!
Hi! I'm Lisa, a wife and mommy who loves fashion, home decor and projects and sharing our favorite baby / kids gear and activities. Thanks for following along on my journey through Mommy Life. Styled.