Saturday was hot hot hot here- like 98 degrees hot. Luckily for our guests, there was a big breeze. This was NOT so lucky for the decorations I had worked so hard on, but I would have much rather everything get ruined and no one faint haha!
I was pretty stressed out about 45 minutes before the party, and then Anna, my best friend and photographer of the party, put her arm around me and said:
"This is for Georgia, and all she's going to remember is the pictures. Don't worry, I got this."
All stress was pretty much swept away at that point and even though I was all over the place, we all had a lot of fun. There's no way I could have done it all without the help of so many- including my mom and dad who made sure the food table was stocked and the water jug full for everyone who was dying of heat!
There was no way the wind was going to let us light her birthday candle but we still had Miss Georgia eat her cake.
I loved watching her smash into so much that I just kept letting her eat it. It wasn't until I saw the damage while Scott was bathing her that I realized she had pretty much eaten half of the cake! Oops. Well, you only turn one once, right? When she came back out to the party, baby's hair was still wet from her bath, so the wind blew into this crazy mad scientist do. I love that kid.
I love the Korean Dol tradition of having everyone guess what the baby will be when she grows up so I borrowed it. The options were a doctor, a librarian, a chef and a blogger (kind of as a joke and just for fun).
Most people voted for a blogger, and my aunt said it was because Georgia is already a fashion blogger! Of course, that's what she chose. Then, we had Georgia pick a ticket out of everyone who voted for blogger and the winner got a little basket with a small peach-themed stationary set.
Opening presents was so fun for Georgia. She was so spoiled by the generosity of our friends and family. I was trying to quickly open the gifts since people had to leave, which meant I wasn't giving Georgia a lot of time to enjoy each present and just looked like I was opening them for myself... it was kind of awkward I think.
After the party, there were tons of people willing to help take everything down and I was exhausted. My small apartment was stocked full of gifts, decoration messes, dishes and people. In the end, I just sat down.
Big thanks to everyone who helped clean up (especially my dad who cleaned the kitchen at least four times). Somehow, by the time my family left the next day, my apartment was clean.
Georgia's actual birthday is not until Thursday, but we were so happy to celebrate her turning one at our little party with all of our family and friends. I know that Georgia's favorite thing is to be in a big group of people and she was in heaven with all of the love and sugar that surrounded her. Thank you everyone for making the party such a success! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all peaches in my book.
*I have gotten some questions as to where I found some things so below are the credits to each thing. All of the vendors I worked with were pretty amazing and really helped me stay in my budget via haggling, coupons and deal of the day websites. You will also noticed that I borrowed a TON, so I'm grateful to everyone that let me pillage their stuff.
Location: My apartment complex's little courtyard
Invitation and Thank You's: Tickled Peach Studio
Banner: made by me
Windows: KSL- the smaller ones are hung in Georgia's room, and the larger one I want to turn into a mirror one day. I had bought them last year for $5 each
Lace table cloths: Mostly from Scott's Grandma Chapman, but some from my mom and some were lace curtains I bought at DI and used as table cloths. The lace behind the windows were borrowed from Anna.
Plastic table cloths under the lace ones: Dollar Store
Mason Jars: On hand, borrowed from my MIL, and bought at DI
Mason Jar lids: Mindy Mae's Market
Paper Straws: Pretty Sweet Stuff
Jar wraps and rose tags: Made by me
Ruffled Crepe Paper: The Gilded Bee
"Career" Tags and sign: Made by me
Raffle Tickets: Zurchers
Candlesticks: Dollar Store
Tables: Borrowed from my MIL, my mom, and Judy
Chairs: South Davis Rental
Bowls, plates, forks, and extra tumbler cups: Dollar Store
Water Jug: Borrowed from my mom: Costco
Cupcake Liners: Michaels via Paula Deen
Bags: Celestial Gifts
Screen printed by Scott
Peach Rings: Smith's
Tea bags: Celestial Peach Passion Herbal Tea
Stationary set for the winner of the raffle: Michaels via Paula Deen
Chicken croissant sandwiches: Made by me
Pasta salad: Made by me
Strawberry spinach salad: Made by my MIL
Potato salad: Made by my SIL
Peach cupcakes: Made by me using this recipe
Cake: Made by my talented cousin, Cami
Georgia's Dress: Baby Gap (via ebay)
Georgia's Bow (not that she would keep it on during the party...): Simply Swoon
Photography: Anna Alyse Photography