Some bunny is One– Happy Easter!

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_MG_0542It seems just like last week that I was driving to meet my niece for the first time. Now, just a short 12 months later, I am blogging about her first birthday. You may remember her bunny baby shower, as you can tell we loved the theme so much that we had to use it for yet another party.

For this bunny theme, we (my sister and I) decided to go a little more farmer’s market or springtime picnic, contrary to the vintage garden feel for the baby shower. There are so many great ideas for inspiration. I just love how the same “theme” can look so different!
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It was so fun to create a hometown, country feel to the party with the gingham print table cloths and simple daisies in tin cans. You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to birthday parties. Homemade decorations or repurposed household items are a great way to use your resources and expand your creativity.
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I was given these miniature watering can ornaments awhile ago and I hoped that I would be able to find use for them for something. With a little bit of felt and jute, we made a mobile which displayed some bunny’s month by month pictures.

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Do these bunny silhouettes look familiar? That’s right! I hung on to them for the sole purpose that we may have some use for them again. I am glad that I was right!

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Can you tell we are on a garland kick at the moment? They are just too cute not to add to the party though! For the dessert bar, we made a special veggie garland which we suspended behind our “marketplace”, that’s right the freshest goodies in town!

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For the cake I went with a simple rustic buttercream design and jazzed it up a bit with some sugar vegetables and Oreo dirt.

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We also made some gluten free, dairy free muffins for all the baby pals that attended the party. The sugar was for the adults.

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Aren’t these garlands just the greatest? My sister does such a great job making them, you can tell how they add so much fun to a party.

The sugar cookies, come on to-die-for, airbrushed with gingham and hand painted with vegetables, these little guys always end up being the show stopper.

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Thanks again for hopping by, remember He is risen!

Trains, Tracks and Birthday Snacks

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Chugging in a new season with a fun and creative first birthday party. So all aboard and stay on track, you don’t want to miss any of these “pin”-able details!

I don’t know what it is about little boys and noise but almost everyone of them learns at a very young age to make different honking, engine and crashing sounds. I just love watching them push their cars or trucks or trains while making the sound bbrrrrmmm…brrrmmm! How fitting to have a first birthday dedicated to boys and their toys!

This momma pulled out all the stops to make one awesome locomotive themed party!

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What a neat idea for a kids table, I love the bandanas which can be used for a napkin and a neck tie to get every little party goer looking like a conductor!

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Décor aside, isn’t this home just gorgeous?!? I love how clean the white looks, it makes all the bright colors pop so well!

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For the party, I made a cake for the guests and the birthday boy and some really fun cookies! The cake had two trains with rail cars going around the cake and some fun dots as a border to pull the colors all together.  I love the train yard and tracks that were set up around the desserts, great thinking!

The cookies were also really fun to make, the primary colors go so well with each other and really keep the desserts age appropriate. I have to say, those little engineer uniforms are probably my favorite, you’re killing me mini overalls!

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Huge thank you to the very talented parents of Landen who not only put together this fabulous party but also took pictures of it all so that I could share with you all!