I had the best time putting together my daughter's first birthday party. At first I thought I wanted to do the traditional princess-like bash, but then got thinking that I will probably host my fair share of these as she gets older...so I wised up and did what I wanted.
I was inspired by this little bird toy. And from there I ran wild with it. I had so much fun being girly. It actually was a pretty cheap party. About $3 worth of paper made all the banners, a $3 flower for the cake that was homemade by my mom-patterned after these, pictures printed from home in frames I already had, $2 worth of birds for the mobile from the dollar store that I hung on sticks from a tree, the toy bird I put together for $3, and the cake supplies for the cake balls. With about $9 for bottles and straws I made a beautiful party for about $20.
I made Chocolate Chip Cookie, Caramel Apple, and Churro cake balls. They were INCREDIBLE! The Churro ones were hands down the best. I got the recipes from a great cake ball recipe book, 101 Gourmet Cake Bites by Wendy Paul. My mom got me for my birthday. She picked it up at Costco.
It's tradition in our family to get a birthday shirt each year. Here's what I came up with for my little birdy. LOVE IT! :)