ramona’s first birthday was last sunday, july 15, in our backyard. i knew i wanted to throw a pink & gold baby bash of sorts. my dear and creative and meticulous friends, nicole and christie of hey! party collective, were just the people for the job. they took my basic idea and had so much fun with it, while still keeping things simple. in this case, pictures speak a whole lot louder than words so i’ll let this photos take it away…

the party was a blast — certainly due in part that i had other people doing most of the stuff for me, so i could just soak it all in. ramona really seemed to get that it was for her and delighted in toddling around the yard saying hello to friends and family. with a bit of coaxing she dove into the chocolate birthday cake (and even shared with the other children!) and just generally, was happy and cheerful in her birthday best. it was so so nice for jp and me to celebrate this big day with all the loved ones that have been such champions and fans and advocates of ramona this past year. this party was also a thank you to them. we are incredibly blessed with an amazing village.

shout outs to my event sponsors:

  • hey! party collective — event planners who made this party what it was. (if you live in denver, you need to look them up, for reals. they will take care of it all).
  • samm sherman of root down and linger — she used her exec pastry chef expertise to lovingly make those pink & gold macarons (rhubarb buttercream amazingness!).
  • lashley rhodes — dear friend and photographer extraordinaire
  • banners on the cheap who offered me a credit toward their store (with which i ordered the vinyl banner seen in the first photo) in exchange for a link back to their vinyl banner page. they did not ask for a review, favorable or otherwise, so it is my unsolicited opinion that this is a good and affordable company in the event you may need a vinyl banner. their customer service was efficient and courteous, to boot. thank you for seeking me out!
  • my parents — who bought all the food and accouterments after enduring the most obnoxious costco run of their life (their daughter was a combination of sleep-deprived and hungover and, in the scheme of helping them out for a party she was throwing, utterly worthless).
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13 Responses to ramona’s pink and gold first birthday

  1. Kimmy says:

    yay fun!

  2. Erica says:

    What a beautiful day! So great you got to actually enjoy it. Yay for good friends and family.

  3. Melanie says:

    It turned out so great. The tassel garlands strung across the yard are perfection.

  4. Cora says:

    What a lovely first birthday for your sweet girl! I seriously LOVE everything about this party. The colors, the garland and feathers and of course babe and mama! Im in the works of making a teepee for our backyard for our wedding.

  5. Amber says:

    Those macaroons! What a lovely party.

  6. Koan says:

    I think I ate 13 of those macaroons. Mostly under the guise that they were for Ramona.

  7. PJ says:

    What a picture-perfect party! I love all of the details. Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  8. mld says:

    I love your description of the Costco run – so true!

  9. Alli says:

    Love the party decorations & the idea of holding a first birthday party as a thank you to your ‘village’. Great idea. And well done on making it through the first year :)

  10. Kelly says:

    what a gorgeous party!

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