This past weekend we celebrated Ále’s first birthday with our close friends and family at our home and it was beyond amazing! ♥ I was a little worried she’d be overwhelmed with all of our guests (over 70 people and babies) and everyone singing Happy Birthday to her, but she LOVED it and was soaking up all the attention! We knew we wanted Ále’s first birthday to be here with all her close friends and family around, so we raced to get all of our last-minute renovations done before the party!!
We decorated the front of the house with brass lanterns, balloons, and brought in a Latin Cuisine food truck that we parked in our driveway! We turned our dining room into a gorgeous dessert table and floral explosion that was the perfect backdrop for photos! In our family room, we created a cozy play area on the rug with huge stuffed animals for the babies to have some playtime.
And for the yard, we created a sweet little bohemian chic cozy lounge area where our guests could sit, eat, and mingle! I envisioned something that would be timeless and elegant with some fun elements that still made it feel like a 1 year old’s birthday party. Cindy from SweetLeeMade created the most beautiful desserts with every detail reflecting Alessandra’s personality! I’ve been dying to use the Noir Collection ever since and it tied in perfectly to match the black accents at the party! Maravilla Latin Cuisine takes it back 3 generations to create their yummy recipes from scratch daily. I’m talking fresh handmade empanadas, warm tortilla’s, and well-marinated meats that make each bite as flavorful as the last!
I loved the idea of bringing in a food truck and parking it right outside our porch, at the starting point of our party. The Maravilla Latin Cuisine team created a customized menu for the party with yummy and fresh spicy lime chicken and steak tacos, handmade empanadas and even had gluten-free and vegan options to accommodate all of our guests! We filled our family room with these huge stuffed animals and bears so the babies could have a little space to have playtime with each other! Little Giraffe is one of my favorite baby brands for their plush toys, cozy blankets, and personalized gifts.
Thank you to all of our sweet friends and family that came to celebrate our baby girl and make her feel so loved and special!!