**Warning** This is a VERY picture-heavy post! πŸ™‚

birthday party

As you all know, Cassidy turned one last month (still reeling over that one…) and of COURSE, we just had to throw her a big ol’ girly birthday party! Lots of pink, lots of aqua, and lots and lots of yummy treats!

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I loved the invitations! Especially since they sort of coordinated with the invitations from our baby shower; I plan to frame them together in Cassidy’s room. I ordered them from tinyprints.com

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I got the table cloth, cupcake tower, pink label stickers, and pink stick candy all at Party City

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The cute little favor boxes came from Michael’s.

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I got lucky one day at Home Goods and found these adorable cupcake liners.

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The cupcakes were strawberry with vanilla buttercream and Cassidy’s smash cake was funfetti πŸ™‚

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I sort of had a fun little theme going with sprinkles. I used 4 different kinds, which I thought was kinda fun πŸ˜‰

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A little baker’s twine can add just the right pop of color! (also found at Michael’s)

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I found this adorable frame at Hobby Lobby one day for 7 bucks! I thought some sweet pictures of the birthday girl were the perfect decoration!

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Cassidy didn’t exactly dive in head-first like we all expected. She ate one sprinkle at a time and barely made a mess!

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izzy balloon

…and of course Izzy had a good time! πŸ˜‰

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Happy birthday, Cassidy!!!

Menu (all sweets!)

Funfetti smash cake
Strawberry cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
Sprinkle sugar cookies (recipe to come!)
Vanilla meringues, from Trader Joe’s
Birthday popcorn (recipe to come!)
Bubble gum stick candy, from Party City
Pink lemonade (not pictured)
Bottled water



  1. What a fun party Amy! I especially love those cupcake liners, they’re beyond adorable πŸ™‚


    Comment by Tracey — February 20, 2013 @ 7:56 AM

  2. Beautiful decorations and food! Happy belated birthday to Cassidy! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 20, 2013 @ 8:08 AM

  3. Lol one sprinkle at a time, she’s so dainty and precious! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Mimi @ Culinary Couture — February 20, 2013 @ 12:44 PM

  4. How Sweet! I wish I still had babies in my house so I could throw a cute party like that!


    Comment by Laura O — February 20, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

  5. I don’t comment nearly as much as I should but I’ve been following your blog for a few years now … I absolutely love what you did for Cassidy’s 1st birthday!

    May I add … I adore the wall of plates you have! If you don’t mind me asking, how did you come to collect all those plates and how do you get them hung up on the wall so nicely? πŸ™‚

    Happy belated birthday Cassidy!!!


    amy Reply:

    Thanks so much!!

    I don’t mind you asking a bit! I collected them from all over- garage sales, Home Goods, Target, Pier 1, and some were my great-grandmother’s. All I did to hang them was use the plate hangers found at Walmart in the hardware section. They’re little elastic frames that go around the plate, then you hang the frame on a nail. Simple!


    Meg Reply:

    Ooh! Thanks so much for the tip about hanging πŸ™‚ I have started a small collection of plates but unfortunately our apartment walls are lousy and don’t really allow for much hanging … but once we move after getting married, I am totally trying out a “plate wall” πŸ™‚


    Comment by Meg — February 20, 2013 @ 5:48 PM

  6. Such a perfect girly party! Love every detail!


    Comment by Heather R — February 20, 2013 @ 5:59 PM

  7. I’ve so enjoyed watching Cassidy grow up this past year — what an absolute doll — makes me feel like a “blog grandma.” πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday, lil’ Miss, and GREAT party, Amy!


    Comment by Kimby | a little lunch — February 21, 2013 @ 3:37 AM

  8. What a fabulous and sweet-filled first year birthday party!! Cassidy is such a lucky little girl to have a momma like you!! I guess I have to start planning Elena’s…it makes me so sad to think about it though. Why do our babies have to grow up??


    Comment by Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — February 21, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

  9. I love this! Your table is so girly and so fun. I wouldn’t expect anything different from you. I love that you had an all sweets party because a) I love sweets and b) your baby shower was all sweets. So much fun. What a beautiful day for a beautiful family!


    Comment by Kelsey — February 21, 2013 @ 8:27 PM

  10. Happy BIrthday to Cassidy! Such a cute party! You did such a great job!


    Comment by Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — February 24, 2013 @ 2:58 PM

  11. You did such a great job – everything was perfect!!


    Comment by mother — February 26, 2013 @ 9:59 PM

  12. Beautiful! Where did you get your 2 tiered dessert stand – the one with the sprinkled cookies?


    amy Reply:

    Thanks! I actually got the stand at Hobby Lobby, spray painted it silver, and used my own white plates in it.


    annie Reply:

    Wow, it looks awesome! Thank you for the reply πŸ™‚ Love your blog.


    amy Reply:

    Thank you!

    Comment by annie — March 7, 2013 @ 9:23 PM

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