Watercolor and hearts 1st birthday party!

Last weekend I decorated my first 1st birthday party! The party was for my friend Michele’s daughter Sophia. Michele enlisted my help to create decorations for the big day, which was a casual backyard affair, infused with fun, summery, watercolor-inspired decorations! Oh, and lots of heart shaped decor too!

I love that Michele was cool with me hanging garlands from her house!

Also the mylar HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIA garland was really fun! We got the letters from an Etsy shop called The Paper Kit

I love how all of the watercolor decorations came out. The tablecloths used for the cake display and candy bar were inspired by a tutorial I saw on Oh Happy Day. That tutorial used india inks but you can use regular fabric dye diluted in water. I also dyed a few sheets of watercolor paper, and used them for a bunch of decorations, including Sophia’s party hat and the heart toothpicks.

Also don't you love the birthday cake with watercolor icing that Michele made?

These fringe streamers were a last-minute idea that I set up before the party. Making streamers like this is really easy! You just need wide sheets of crepe paper (cut into thirds) and then you fringe it!

That's all the photos I have right now to share! If you like anything you see and would like help with your next party, contact me! I'd love to help!