You’ve Cat to be Kitten Me!

 

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Throwing a party for a one-year-old can be quite the affair. And why not? After all, parents are celebrating a whole new year of firsts, especially for baby number one!

This momma pulled together one adorable party for her little one. Combining her love for cats and her trendy style, this party will keep you smiling as you browse all the purr-fect details. Keep your eyes peeled for some easy, DIY ideas that may inspire your next event!

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This simple DIY kitty head band was a great way to offer guests a favor and keep them looking like fun, party animals. Simply cut two different sized triangles for the ears (you choose the color paper) and glue them together, next purchase some inexpensive headbands from the store (most of these head bands come in packs and can even be purchased at $1.00 stores!). Once your ears are dry, attached the ears to the head bands about 3 inches apart using a hot glue gun. Voila! Simple but oh so fun!

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The kitty silhouette garlands are so festive, hang them up in door ways or large open spaces for an inexpensive decoration. You can purchase bulk paper at most craft stores and print a template from the computer, just a little time and cutting for some great party accessories. Momma used her little girl’s month-by-month photos on the front this garland, a great way to display her as she grew up. My how a baby changes that first year!

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This dessert bar has me all heart-eyes! I just love the black and white stripes and the different color pinks! Keeping it classy!

There is quite the assortment of desserts too, cake, cookies, rice cereal treat with caramel, caramelitas (if heaven was a cookie bar) and doughnuts.

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The smash cake is just as adorable as little Callie Kitten. To be sure that the little cat lady didn’t have an allergic reaction on her birthday, I made her a gluten free and dairy free cake. This one was so yummy too, the icing I made from coconut oil, vanilla extract and powdered sugar, so good!

This yummy treat was definitely a success for this precious birthday girl!

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Special thanks to this lady for all her creativity and generosity. I have made so many cakes and goodies for this family that I am pretty sure they are a main key to my success.

Beautiful flower arrangements by Moore Flowers Please.

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!