Balloons Make Me Happy {Holden’s First Birthday}

My kids parties are certainly my FAVORITE ones to post about! They are so personal, and this one in particular was so very sweet. My B.A.B.Y. turned one. I am STILL not ready a month later {read more about that here}, but it’s a fact of life and I am loving having a “toddler” {thought I still call him “baby”}.

His party was held in December and we were joined by many of our friends and family members to make the day extra special {including my AMAZING FRIEND Courtney Vickers who photographed the party!!} . Wanting a simple, sweet, and traditional theme, while still choosing something HE LOVED was a bit difficult, but once I chose balloons everything took off! I included ticking stripes, and BIG ROUND balloons along with simple type and a soft color palette to create the party! See the Invite Inspiration Post HERE

I made the cakes and cupcakes (even making the cakes BLUE for a fun surprise) and ordered the AMAZING COOKIES {seriously people….let me tell you something….it is HARD HARD HARD to find cookies that are PRETTY AND TASTE GOOD! On the advice of some party girls I tried 2 different companies, and both Bees Knees Creative and Better Bit Of Butter KNOCKED them out of the park!! Now I see why they came recommended! The little cookie bites from Better Bit Of Butter were gone FAST and those big balloons from Bees Knees – AWESOME}

We played Pin the String on the Balloon, which was just adorable! The kids pinched their eyes closed {we decided blindfolding toddlers could be a bad idea} and helped spin each other…it was so cute to watch them work together to play!

For more details, you can see the party feature on Hostess With the Mostess {I know…EEEKKKK, so excited about that}.

It was a wonderful day that we will treasure for years and years to come.

I will now OVERWHELM YOU WITH PHOTOS! I did put them into storyboards to try and make it less trouble for you to look at them all, but I am not sure it helped.


– Photography (with exception of the invite) Courtney Vickers Photography
– All Paperie Designs – Paper & Pigtails
– Large Balloon Cookies – Bees Knees Creative
– Small Sugar Cookies – Better Bit Of Butter
– Large Balloons – Balloon Dealer
– Table Runners – Straight Stitch

10 thoughts on “Balloons Make Me Happy {Holden’s First Birthday}”

  1. Awww! What a beautiful and lovely birthday! The pictures are so sweet and I looove the picture of Holden’s little feetsies! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us! Blue cake=awesome, by the way.

  2. Too, too cute…cheese on straws, blue cake. Love it! And now, for the random question of the day, I noticed the picture of the water bottles (I think in the feature on hwtm) – can you tell me what brand those water bottles are? Told you it was random, but they’re so much prettier than any others that I’ve seen.

    1. Thank you!! I used Aquafina because they have a nice flat area in the middle of the bottle, so they are better for putting the labels on! I love random! =)

  3. Hi there,
    Absolutely gorgeous cupcakes! Love them!! If you wouldn’t mind me asking, is that a buttercream frosting on the cupcakes, piped with a close star tip or is it royal icing? The icing is so clean and crisp. Gorgeous!! I would love to know your piping and icing technique.


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