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Despite the weather being a complete washout, we had an amazing day celebrating Emmi’s birthday. It seemed like the perfect time of year to throw a party full of pretty blooms and flower crowns. I decided on a white, ivory, blush and peach color palette with greenery and gold accents. Keep scrolling to see how these Pinterest photos inspired the decor, desserts and favors for Emila’s 1st birthday garden party!

With very little direction from me, she designed the most beautiful floral arrangements for the party that fit my vision perfectly. Sarah used a mixture of blush, light peaches, cream and ivory flowers in her designs, mixed with fresh cascading greenery for a beautiful “garden chic” look.

PENTIMENTO is located on Main Street in Suffield, CT and specializes in wedding and event floral design. Sarah selects the most unique items to display in the shop along with fresh plants, flowers and seasonal gifts.

I knew I wanted a balloon garland to hang above our dessert table, similar to the photo from my vision board.

Rather than hire out for this task, I attempted this project on my own and bought a BALLOON GARLAND KIT from Etsy (I ordered the Premium 8-10 ft option.) I worked with a local bakery, MONETA MOMENTS, to create floral cupcakes and cake pops for our guests. We went with a 6″ naked style cake that was decorated with a simple white frosting and florals provided by Pentimento.

MONETA MOMENTS is a mother and daughter team located in Windsor, CT with a passion for creating cupcakes and other sweet treats for holidays and special events. So much detail went into making these sweet treats that were decorated to match our theme and color scheme perfectly! The seller was great to work with and offers many different sizes, finishes and font options. We added all the important party details and tweaked a few things to make it perfect for our event. I always wanted an excuse to decorate with marquee numbers/letters and Emilia’s birthday seemed like the perfect time to do so! We worked with ALPHA-LIT RHODE ISLAND to display this fun number “1” as part of her birthday decor.

Alpha-LIT Rhode Island serves both RI and CT, renting letters and numbers for all your special events. Over the past year, I took monthly photos of Emila wearing cute little pink outfits. This can be easily recreated by printing each photo via SHUTTERFLY in a matte finish and framing them with white card stock.

Seeing as the theme was a “garden party” I decided to plant seeds of Sweet Alyssum in little mini pots.

I ordered 3″ TERRACOTTA POTS that I wrapped with JUTE TWINE and filled with dirt and a pinch of SWEET ALYSSUM SEEDS in each. Carefully cover the seeds with a very light layer of soil and topped them off with a cute WATCH ME GROW TAG.

I also included a framed sign with directions on how to care for Sweet Alyssum and encouraged my guest to snap a photo to take with them. We also potted a sweet alyssum plant to show our guests what the flowers would look like once grown.

I also wanted to add a fun accessory for our guests – particularly the kids that would be attending – so I purchased these cute FLORAL CROWNS for them wear throughout the party.

They look pretty displayed inside an antique gold frame, hung with mini clothes pins on jute twine. As I mentioned earlier in this post, the weather was not in our favor the day of Emilia’s party. I originally planned on her wearing a PINK TUTU layered with a BIRTHDAY TEE, which matched her invites and was personalized with her name on the back.

She still wore this outfit but we had to layer it with a CHUNKY SWEATER and KNEE HIGH SOCKS to accommodate the chilly temps. In lieu of birthday gifts, we invited our guests to bring an unwrapped toy for donation.

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