When it came time to start thinking of Grace’s first birthday, I was still loving all things swan! Inspired by her nursery designed by Luxe Report Designs, I decided to do a “swan soirée” theme. Lovely Little Party created an invitation that incorporated the feminine swan elements with the contrasting Caitlin Wilson’s black spotted rug pattern. We then turned that design into custom wrapping paper, plates <swan and spotted> and banners.
When guests arrived to the party, there was a vignette with Land of Nod’s gold and white striped teepee adorned with floral garland and wrapped presents atop a swan raft. A greenery wall with mirrored letters and paper flowers were the backdrop to the dessert table that was filled with swan donuts, cookies and cupcakes by Earth and Sugar and cake with a swan topper by Edda’s Cake Design. The drink station featured lemonade and iced tea in custom cups and napkins with swan straws, a custom Happy Birthday banner and the champagne bucket was draped with florals.
I wanted a keepsake for Grace, so I brought the “Swans” book from her nursery for guests to leave a keepsake message to her. The table was draped with a sequin linen and flanked with floral swans created by The Event Group.
Thanks to some inspiration from The Celebration Stylist, I spray painted the legs of the Ikea highchair gold and added a monogram decal and “one” banner. Grace wasn’t so sure about her smash cake, but she loved everyone singing to her! She was swaying back and forth to the song and had so much fun with all the big girls (and boys).
Event Design: Palm Beach Lately
Photography: Jessica Lorren
Invitation: Lovely Little Party
Teepee: Land of Nod
Event Décor and florals: The Event Group
Mirrored letters: Little Bubba Designs
Cake and smash cake: Edda’s Cake Design
Cookies, donuts and cupcakes: Earth and Sugar
Custom wrapping paper: Heart Swell Co.
Cups: Social Graces & Co.
Straws: Paper Trail by Laura B
Paper flowers: Hayley Sheldon
Swan pillow: Miss Joyka on Etsy
Swan raft: Amazon
Spotted pillows: Caitlin Wilson
Pom pom pillow: Willa Skye Home
“Swans” Book: Amazon
Swan balloon decals: The Couture Kitten
O-N-E balloons: Amazon
Swan leotard: Sugarplum Lane Boutique