As I previously mentioned we decided to split up friends and family for Savanna's 1st Birthday since we could not fit everyone inside. We decided to have the friends party early so we could attempt to have it outside. Luckily the weather cooperated for us and we had a nice day, it wasn't crazy sunny but it was a great temperature. We had the party at an outdoor picnic area near one of the town parks. It worked out great and we were very happy we did it there. I ordered a full printable paper package from Little Birdie Prints on Etsy and was super happy with them. Kim was very responsive and easy to work with. I used most of the package, the only things I did not use were the hats (Savanna hates anything on her head) and the thank yous (I already had personalized stationary for her and didn't think it was worth printing and buying envelopes). I printed everything myself at home and it was super easy and I did not go through a crazy amount of ink. I highly recommend if you want to add some fun custom detail to your party!
It was a late afternoon party so we decided to keep the food fairly simple. We ordered sandwiches from a local deli and I made a pasta salad with broccoli and pine nuts and a mixed green salad with roasted butternut squash, walnuts, craisins and pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin Breads were the favors :)
Savanna had a blast playing in the ice and any water that had fallen....
For dessert, I of course had to go all out :)
I made chocolate chip ganache cookies, pumpkin cookies, chocolate cupcakes, pumpkin patch cake pops, and sour watermelons and pumpkins.
Savanna had a personalized soy and dairy free pumpkin cake. I took the fondant off before she dove in!
We cannot wait to celebrate again!