Flamingo and Pineapple First Birthday Party

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Our sweet Baker Bea turned one on July 8th ( I don’t even know how it’s possible for me to by typing those words!) and we celebrated in style with a flamingo and pineapple first birthday party. It took me forever to decide on a theme for her party and I felt like I got a really late start to planning, but it all turned out so completely perfect. This party was a labor of love, y’all, but I loved the bright, vibrant colors that represent our girl so truly.

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Once Upon A Time Baby Shower

EEK! This shower, y’all. I’m still on cloud 9 from how sweet and precious my baby shower thrown by my best friend Jessica was.

Maybe you’ve seen the shower that I threw for Jessica exactly four years ago {the same weekend and everything!} to celebrate Miss Kaylen but she really outdid herself with this “Once Upon A Time” storybook-themed baby shower.

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It was a storybook baby shower but honestly, more like a fairy tale .

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The welcome table was just adorable. There were two little games and a guest book by none other than Dr. Seuss.

Baby Shower Ideas

Guess How Much I Love You was with a game in which the guests had to guess how many “bookworms” were in the bottle.

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The first one said “The Guessing Game. Guess How Many Book Worms”. The second one says “Mommy’s Eyes, Daddy’s Nose, What Will She Look Like? Nobody Knows.” And the last one says “Oh The Places She Will Go! Jot Down a Quick Note Before You Go.”

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I’ve never seen the picture idea before but it was fun swapping my eyes and Cory’s nose to guess what Hot Pie will look like!

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And this result is just creepy.

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The dessert table was probably my favorite part and not just because of all the yummy desserts.

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The books included Angelina Ballerina and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.

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How adorable is the fruit caterpillar?!?!

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The perfect centerpieces for my storybook baby shower.

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I’ve used this venue multiple times for different events, the last being our gender reveal, and every time, it works out just so perfectly. It’s so bright and open, it’s the perfect spot if any local people are looking for a place to host an event.

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And of course, Little Miss got absolutely spoiled with the cutest stuff.

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Apparently, I can’t handle all the cuteness!

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Thank you so much to Jessica, Marla, and Chanda for all you did to make my storybook baby shower come to life. It was so wonderful and I’m so thankful to have such sweet ladies in my life!

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Our moms and their babies with their babies!

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With all these showers and all the great gifts we’ve been blessed with, we’ve almost run out of places to put all of Hot Pie’s things! Whenever {if ever} we get everything put away and organized, this little chick is gonna be set! But for now, you can barely get into her nursery. I promise, the finished nursery photos are coming soon!

Gender Reveal Inspiration

So, we my bestie officially knows the sex of Hot Pie so I’m spending the week putting the finishing touches on our gender reveal party. If I’m being honest, I’ve been working on this for at least a month now because I show my excitement threw planning parties. It’s what I love to do and one thing that I think I’m pretty stinkin’ good at.

I’ve really tried to keep this low key but the more I browse Pinterest, the more ideas I get. Poor Cory has gone right along side every single one though. You only get one first child, amiright?

We have the location booked, even though I really wanted to host it at our house, we thought it might be too small especially since it will be too cold to utilize our patio and yard. We are using the same venue that I threw Jessica this Sweet Beginnings Baby Shower and Tiffany this Vintage Baby Shower, so I’m pretty familiar with it.

Since the gender reveal is this weekend, I thought I would share where I pulled some of my inspiration for our gender reveal party!

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I’m keeping the “theme” to a simple blue or pink color palette.

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