A Floral First Birthday Party from This Haus of Ours
We’ve admired Christine on Instagram (@christine_simplybloom) ever since we came across her dreamy feed. Originally from Germany, Christine now lives in the American South with her husband and 3 children – Lennon, Caia and Finn. Her sun-drenched photos feature the perfect mix of European style and bohemian interiors. You can often find snapshots of her kids dressed in stylish monochromatic outfits, running around their macrame and wicker-filled home.
While reading through her blog, This Haus of Ours, we stumbled upon a gorgeous party she threw for 1-year-old Caia. She describes it as a “floral-boho-whimsy” bash, and it’s exactly that. Simple yet lush, with blooms and greenery taking center stage.
Here are some of our favorite party details:
Here’s the dessert table, topped with a pretty table cloth that can be used well after the party. The backdrop consists of a painted white fence with handcrafted, wood-burned “Caia” in the middle.
A close up of the backdrop shows hanging pastel bouquets in terracotta pots. On the table are the same flowers in mason jars.
A wooden easel showcases hand-painted fun facts about the birthday girl. They added a touch of greenery with a fresh eucalyptus branch.
Mother and daughter wore matching fabric flower crowns. They laid out a wicker basket filled with floral headpieces for the guests, so everyone can join in on the fun.
We adore beautiful table settings, and this party did not disappoint. To keep things practical and low-stress for the big day, they used paper plates in colors like cream and pale pink to keep with the party theme.
Other accents include floral-printed napkins and paper straws. And if that wasn’t enough, the tables were dotted with even more tiny flowers.
There’s nothing like a simple, white frosted cake. Sprinkle some flowers on top, add a pretty cake topper, and set it on a wooden stand to complete the natural look.
Other desserts include sugar cookies, macarons, and lollipops with edible flowers. And as you can see, there’s no need to rush out and buy new serving plates for a party – why not display the treats on wooden and marble serving boards you already have at home?
A little tip from Christine: “If I could leave you with one piece of advice, do not have your babe’s first party on the day of their birthday. That way, you can truly enjoy and marvel over your child, spending quality time with them on their actual birthday.”
Such a simple yet stunning idea: Instead of a plain string for your balloon, try a long floral garland. A vintage high chair serves as the throne for the special girl, perfect for sampling her first slice of cake.
In lieu of goodie bags, guests left with wildflower seed packets. When they start to blossom, they’ll always think of Caia and her magical first birthday bash.
For more party photos and links to vendors, head over to Christine’s blog, This Haus of Ours.
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