Written by: Lauren

It seems like the past year flew by quickly, and the girls’ birthday kinda crept up on me. I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate, and I am so glad I did. We decided on a more casual park party and invited all of those people who have really helped us through this past year. We picked a cute theme that we could have some fun with as well. 

I dressed the girls a little bit sweet and a little bit sassy because depending on who you ask, you will get different answers as to which is which. Soft frilly dresses paired well with harder jean jackets for a little edge. 

Tami and I made this sign together. I did the writing and she made each and every flower. Isn’t she incredible? No matter what the venue, we always love to incorporate our own personal touches. 

We got Ava in a photo too!

It was a cold, gloomy day here in Los Angeles, but we didn’t let that get us down. We told all of our guests to dress warm and incorporated lots of fun flowers into our decor to cheer everyone up. 

A black and white runner on each table really finished off the look. I put out a tray of stickers and blank cards to keep those busy who were taking a break from the playground.

We decorated the food table with a glittery sign to tell whose party it was and a gorgeous flower arrangement in the party’s colors.

We ordered our food from Lemonade. Delicious sandwiches and salads for the adults, and mac n cheese, fruit, and snacks were perfect for the kids. 

Of course we got a few different flavors of lemonade as well, and I found these fun hot pink plastic cups at Party City which were perfect with light pink paper straws for sipping.

A few more drinks …

… and a “Sweet Stuff” table for dessert.

This hot pink plastic tray housed all of the items needed for the cake and was easy enough to move when we did the cake cutting.

I absolutely couldn’t pass up these emoji lip pops …

… Ava and her friends loved them too!

We made these adorable “goody goody” bags so that guests could take home their favorite stickers and sweet treats. 

Fun black and white striped ribbon was added to all of our flower arrangements, and we used washi tape to add an extra detail on these adorable wooden forks. 

We ordered this adorable custom cake from Auntie Mia’s Cakes. I found a photo of one similar and knew I had to have it. She did a great job! We will definitely be ordering from this creative vendor again in the future. She even made these small smash cakes for each girl which they thoroughly enjoyed. 

We set up a spot for the girls to sit complete with matching bibs …

… and got them ready to enjoy their first sweet treat. 

We lit the candles, Scott and I made a speech telling our guests how grateful we are for all of their love and support this year (and that this party was really for them), sang “Happy Birthday”, and the girls got to smashing. 

I don’t think they enjoyed it at all. What do you think?

Big or small, a party is always remembered for the details and the time spent with family and friends. This 1st birthday party was both sweet and sassy just like my twin girls.

Thank goodness I have my own twin to help me create, coordinate, and collaborate to bring my party inspiration to life. Need help with an upcoming birthday party? She can help you too! Contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com. 

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