Eleanor turns 1 and celebrates with a peach festival!
How did we come up with the theme? Worth (Eleanor's mom) didn't want a prefab birthday party so Ricci suggested doing a color theme. Somewhere along the way we picked up that Sam (Eleanor's dad) likes peaches. Peach is a color. It's peach season. Voila! a peach-colored peach festival.
When I said I'll take you through my party planning process on a previous post, I meant I'll show you the plan and then the finished product. Haha. I really meant to show a little bit more of what goes into it but time just ran away from me and my event co-planner Ricci. It was something of a mad dash to get things done the morning of the party. Shhh, don't tell our "clients." Haha.
Nothing beats a grand setting. I think this peach
festival turned out beautifully in large part due to Sam and Worth's gorgeous
backyard, which is Sunset Magazine-worthy. Check it out.
|I designed the invitation, Sam printed, and Worth mailed them.|
|Welcome to the party!|
Here's the sign I made an hour before the party. There's Sam on the grill.
|This garland was finished and hung right when the party started. Talk about 'behind schedule.' |
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|6 months, 7 months, 8 months, 9 months, 10 months, 11 months,|
|12 months old|
|Sam's grilled shrimp with peach salsa. Peaches and teriyaki chicken on the grill.|
|Ice cold sparkling juice and peach sangria are perfect for a sunny day.|
|Worth made peach water for kids and peach sangria for parents. Haha.|
|the dessert table|
|The peach filled cupcakes with peach icing were baked by Ricci, iced and decorated minutes before the party.|
|Happy 1st Birthday!|
|pretty baby and pretty mom|
|Eleanor's first cupcake|
|We think she liked it.|
|Favors. Please take one. Worth assembled the jellybean-filled popsicles.|
|Ricci ordered the peach cookies and berry boxes online.|
Thanks for coming to the party!
Photo credit: Ricci Sylla