Early this month we had a joint birthday party for my girls, celebrating Cecilia’s second birthday and Lucia’s fifth. I am completely awestruck by them in these images and just can’t get over how much they’ve each grown and changed this year.
For their party, I kept things simple by using many items that I already had and creating my own invitations and printables in photoshop. The inspiration for my invitation came from this one on etsy. Lucia said she wanted a “pink polka dot party,” which I fancied up by adding an ombre effect and gold glitter accents. Most of the decorations are items that I already had on hand, like the vintage frames that I first used to suspend little polaroid images from miniature clothespins at Cecilia’s first birthday party. The lemonade in mason jars with paper straws is a staple at my parties, as is a buttercream frosted cake from Metro Market on a pretty cake stand. I added interest to the simple pink ombre cake by making my own banner, which displayed the girls’ ages. While I certainly didn’t go all out with the decor, I love how casual and chic it looks here. This was a very simple party, made especially fabulous by the family and friends who came to spend a relaxing summer afternoon in the backyard, celebrating my little ladybug and ladybird.
Cake – Metro Market
Flowers – Metro Market
Bell Mason Jars – Amazon Prime
Paper Straws – Amazon Prime
White Cake Stand, Turquoise Cake Stand and Cupcake Stand - Amazon Prime
Bunting Banner – Starlit Nest Gifts, Etsy
Gold Vase, Polka Dot Gift Bags and Happy Day Banner – Target
Glass Jars, miniature clothespins – Michaels
Polka Dot Dress- GAP
Frames, Cake Banners, Invitations, Printables – Handmade by me