a golden safari

On July 2, 2016 we celebrated Eloise  & James turning 1! I went with an easy theme- golden safari, inspired by this party.

Decorating was super easy- lots of gold, animals and balloons. Possibly too many balloons. 

The party was mainly for adults (celebrating me surviving the past year) so we had a bar with mimosas and beer. For the kids we had water, lemonade and sprite- all served in the cute (reusable) white & gold cups with lids and straws. It made for no worry sipping! 

Food was a little tricky. We had just been at the beach for a week so I didn't get to make a lot of stuff in advance. I also knew we would need a fairly substantial amount because of the number of people we were having, plus the fact that it was lunch time. I made my favorite ham delights, pasta salad, a fruit plate, spinach & artichoke dip and quiche bites from Trader Joe's. My aunt was kind enough to make the cupcakes, vegetable sandwiches and shrimp mousse. For the kids I did uncrustables, gold fish and apple sauce pouches. It all worked out and I did have a few leftovers. Next time I'm thinking something more low key! 



I can't believe they are already 14 months old!


smash cake- Whole Foods
highchair "one" banners (me! DIY with supplies from Target)

1 comment:

  1. you family is beautiful and congratulations to your little babies. they are adorable! it shows you worked hard on their birthday. they are very lucky to have you guys as their parents