wattsie's first birthday...the details

I have A LOT to catch you up on, and I'm going to start with Ama-Watts' first birthday party.

I wanted her birthday party to be simple, classic, and look like it was a party for a sweet little baby, which is what AWA is...my sweet little baby girl. I chose to use pink and ecru/white, and I think it all came together really well.

I made her a birthday banner for her highchair, but it was too big, so I just put it on the tv as a backdrop, and I ended up liking it better there anyway. The Happy Birthday banner in the doorway is from Rifle Paper Company. You can find one like it here or here.




The inspiration for her cake and smash cake came from a pin I had pinned a while back on Pinterest. It came from Martha Stewart. You can find it here. Mom ordered the cakes from Honey Moon Bakery in Rome, Georgia, which is our favorite bakery ever. They did such a great job, and they were exactly what I envisioned for her cakes.



AWA's little gingham chair is from Pottery Barn Kids. It is a "My First Anywhere Chair." We decided not to get it monogrammed so her siblings can use it one day, too. You can find her chair and others like it here




I made the ruffle pom-poms from regular old pink tissue paper using one of the 10,000 tutorials for them found online. Mom ordered the flowers from a florist in Rome, Georgia, as well. I made the table runner using basic craft paper, and I just painted grey dots on it using a regular paintbrush.


The birthday candle we placed outside our house was from Mommy and Me here in Gadsden. I have no idea what company made it.


My mom also bought AWA's birthday dress from a little shop, but we cannot remember which one. I loved how simple and how much like a little girl it looked. Perfect for the day.


I ordered the pink and white striped straws off of Etsy, and I ordered the white party cups with AWA's initials from a source off of the internet, too. I can't remember where exactly they were from, but if you google "party cups," a million different vendors show up. I used the cheapest ones with the quickest shipping that I could find.


I printed off photos from AWA's month pictures and hung them in the dining room on grosgrain ribbbon.




Also, my cake stand is from Southern Living at Home. It was cheap (relatively), but pretty. A good score.




I tried to make sure no small detail was overlooked. I don't have any photos of the food, but we had breakfast casserole, quiches, pigs in a blanket, fruit, cheese, cake, donut holes and a few other things. We also had hot chocolate, milk and orange juice.

More of pics from the actual party coming soon...


  1. This is all so cute and perfect for a sweet little girl!! Great job!

  2. I LOVE the birthday cake, Whitney. It is precious and so pretty!

  3. Wow! What a sweet Mom Ama-Watts has to put so much effort into her birthday. Lucky little girl! Everything looked so pretty, and the cake was gorgeous!