Layla’s First Birthday!

Today, my baby is one!!  I really can not believe how fast this year flew by.  Everyone told me how fast it would go and they were right!  My daughter is truly everything to me and I have loved every single moment that we’ve had together.  My husband and I have always had a strong relationship (we’ve been together now for almost 15 years!) but having her has made us even closer and stronger.  We just can’t believe how lucky we are to have her.

We had her party this past weekend and wanted to share some pics.  I did not have much time to plan her birthday party, partly because I’ve been so busy with work and I was in New York just a few days before her party and partly because I was procrastinating on what projects I wanted to do for her party.  I had ordered some decoration beforehand but waited until two days before her party, bought the rest of the supplies and just figured it out.  I thought it came out pretty darn cute.  I think Layla loved it too! And a big thank you to my in-laws for helping me set everything up

Anyway, just a warning this is a very photo heavy post!

We kept the party small, invited just family and held it at our house. The decor was very girly but I didn’t want it to look too “baby”.  She does love Minnie Mouse so I was able to work that into the decor which I was happy to find cute Minnie Mouse balloons.  I wanted to keep with our decor which is more on the modern side, so I worked with what we already had up.  (check the bottom of the post for where I bought all my party decor).


Layla checking out the party decor as we were setting up 🙂  IMG_1942IMG_7724
I got Layla a few pairs of fancy shoes for her birthday so I of course had to use them as decor!IMG_7707IMG_7892IMG_7713IMG_7717

click through to see the rest of the photos!


Party Decor:
Bow Garlands: SugarSnapBoutique – I customized these colors and it looks like they liked it too so they created a listing for it! 🙂  But you can customize from any of the colors they offer.
Gold paper letters: PaperSource
Twine (to hold the letters): JoAnn’s
Large Gold Letters: JoAnn’s (they are cardboard, spray painted gold)
Balloons: PartyCity (I didn’t show the whole balloon set but you can see it in the link.  It’s a very cute Minnie Mouse and heart balloon bouquet)
Sequin Bow: Land of Nod
Happy Birthday sign: purchased on Brickyard Buffalo but I don’t know who the seller/store is.

Layla’s outfit:
Dress: Pippa & Julie from Nordstrom
Headband: Four Jays Bows
Shoes: Joyfolie

Cake: Guava cake from Cakes of Paradise
Sushi platter (we got a lot more than pictured!): Cutting Board one of my favorite sushi places in Seattle that nobody really talks about but truly is one of the best.

Photos by me, except for the ones I’m in 🙂

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  • katattack2000
    August 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Awww she is so cute and looks so much like you 🙂 All the decorations look so cute!!

  • Carol from Petite Style Online
    August 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your cute photos of Layla. She is adorable!

  • Vanessa
    August 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

    AWW that's so adorable <3

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