Audrey + Jae Birthday // {Orange County Event Photographer}


This year was a BIG year  for our family with both girls birthdays being so close together and kinda big ones ( Audrey turning 1 yr and Jaelene turning 8 yrs)  SO, we decided to combine parties! I knew that doubling parties meant I had to plan to "DIY " for most the party details to keep the budget low (and also not give daddy a heart attack with spending, ha!)  so I got as crafty as I could (usually I'm just not that crafty, ha)  and did one little thing at a time. From the highchair banner, (crafted with satin fabric pieces from Joaanes) to the milestone month-by-month "watch me grow" banner (simply made by printing her images on stock paper and streaming with twine) . The cakes (8 inch rounds two tier ordered for only $13.99 at Ralphs yet looks far more sophisticated if you ask me ;) were a pure white with some texture and I crafted the cake toppers myself (to add a little badazzle) by cutting triangles from color paper and glittering the  cut out number ONE & EIGHT to match the 'pink & gold' theme. One of my FAVORITE details were the B&W  photo cookies (yes they're edible & delicious too !) by Baked Sweets By Erika. These cookies were such a special touch to celebrate all the memories my girls have made together in their first year as sisters!  

So I kept finding that all the number candles were primary colors in all the stores which didn't go with a light pink or gold party theme so I decided to buy a yellow number ONE candle and paint it glitter-gold to add to the top of my little ones smash cake. Most of the purchases made were from Hobby Lobby like the cardboard 3D letters that spell "WISH" , which we spray painted gold ourselves to match the party theme, and the paper cut-out letters streamed along her highchair banner that spell "ONE" .  I also crafted fabric banners that were hung along the wood fence right where we'd greet people at the entrance, as some extra decor. For this I used .99 cent Walmart fabric (about 1 yard of each color/pattern)  and cut triangles of fabric (mint pink and gold) and glued them to twine. I did about 12 triangles for each banner (about 5 banners total) . The DIY PRINTABLE Cotton Candy Box holders are Etsy printables (by Partymonkey) that we folded and glued together.  For the "thank you favors" , I found pure white boxes at Target and free downloadable 'thank you' circle printables as well. Lastly, the pin wheels are also handcrafted (by watching tutorials on YouTube , ha)

All together, the girls PINK & GOLD (with a touch of mint) PARTY came out just as I envisioned! It was truly a magical day and all those little details didn't go unnoticed by our guests! Anyways, you get the gist of it! If their are any details from this pink and gold birthday party that you do not see mentioned here that you want to know  how to make, let me know! Shoot me an email!

Resources/credits are listed at the bottom of this blog post! ;)





PHOTOGRAPHY : Cori Kleckner Photography //

White or Ivory Bubble Baby Romper : Purchased on ETSY from ShelByJaneandCo

DIY PRINTABLE Popcorn or Cotton Candy Box : Purchased on ETSY from PartyMonkey

Free DIY 'Thank you' print labels :