I love a good themed party, if you haven’t figured it out yet. And I knew that I wanted to do Evelyn in Onederland (or “One”derland) probably before she was born. A whimsical first birthday, with just touches of Alice in Wonderland throughout the decorations.
The party almost didn’t happen. It was March, right before everything began shutting down and questions were hanging in the air. But it went off without a hitch and we had such a great time, with family and friends from near and far.
With a baby and tons of people coming in from out of town, we opted for an affordable pre-made spread, instead of my usual homemade preparations. The sandwiches and wraps came from Costco and were such a great value. I did make my own veggie tray, fruit tray and of course, a charcuterie board, instead of buying those pre-made. The cake was from a local baker, Dreamcakes, and looked just like what I asked for.
I arranged flowers I bought from a local wholesale market and the decorations were a mix of what we had, some Amazon finds, the cutest tableware from Talking Table and some handmade crafts by my mom.
My favorite was the cookie favors from a local cookie artist, Sarah Bakes Cookies. I told her the theme and let her go from there, and these cookies turned out gorgeous. I could barely eat them they were so beautiful! But they were delicious.
The babies and toddlers loved music class and trying their first pieces of cake. And the adults enjoyed watching, eating and of course, drinking a signature cocktail.
Cake: Dreamcakes Bakery
Wholesale Florals: Davis Wholesale Florist
Birthday Girl’s Dress: Peapod and Nate
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