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    We Love to Party — party ideas

    A Modern Greenery & Eucalyptus Birthday Party

    A Modern Greenery & Eucalyptus Birthday Party

    To say I’m in love with this minimalist, greenery birthday party doesn’t even come close to capturing how I feel about it. I’m, like, obsessed with how cute this theme is and I cannot wait to spam you with all the sweet photos of Peyton’s First Birthday!

    Peyton’s Mom came to me frustrated at the lack of decorations she could find for her daughter’s first birthday. She wanted a certain look with crisp white, silver, and green eucalyptus and could see it in her mind but wasn’t able to find it at a store. That’s where I stepped in! If you’ve ever worked with me before you know that’s my specialty! Handmade, one of a kind products that you can’t find anywhere else? Now that’s my cup of tea. 

    After we sent a few ideas back and forth and pictures of the event space, I knew 2 things were for sure happening. #1. I was putting up a giant balloon garland, and #2 I was making these greenery covered embroidery hoops to hang by the window. (If DIYing is your kind of thing head over to the blog post linked here to get a step by step tutorial on making the hoops, and the blog post here for a tutorial on the balloon garland!)

    eucalyptus and greenery birthday party by sweet chubby cheeks

    At the heart of this theme was eucalyptus, but she took it a step further in the invitations, cupcake toppers, and décor with more beautiful greenery. The table was lined with this gorgeous eucalyptus strand she picked up at Hobby Lobby, and the felt letter board hung out in the corner of the table. After we snapped a few photos this table became appetizer central and the backdrop of greenery hoops and balloon garland made it the perfect centerpiece of the party. You all know I’m a firm believer in just decorating one area of the party and this one was no different.

     greenery covered embroidery hoops hanging from window behind dessert table blog post by sweet chubby cheeks

    greenery wreath or eucalyptus wreath cupcake toppers for first birthday by June and Dot

    letter board for happy birthday peyton sign at birthday party for girls first birthday blog post by sweet chubby cheeks

    For Peyton’s cake smash at her high chair I made a garland of eucalyptus stems to hang from the front, and then layered it with our cardstock ONE banner. Look at that color combo with the wood highchair! It was exactly what Mom had in mind.

    greenery first birthday or eucalyptus first birthday high chair banner ideas by sweet chubby cheeks

    A few days after the party we hung them up and did a fun one year old photo session with another cake smash. It turned out pretty cute, too! Here are some of my favorite photos from the day.

     modern minimalist first birthday photo session with banner by sweet chubby cheeks

    eucalyptus wreath by which goose for eucalyptus photo session of first birthday girl by sweet chubby cheeks

    The darling eucalyptus crown she’s wearing is from Which Goose on Etsy. You can shop it here. (affiliate link)

    silver one letter balloon set for a first birthday cake smash in wood highchair. blog post by sweet chubby cheeks

    Our silver ONE balloon set was hung on the wall behind the high chair and added the perfect amount of color to the photos.

    first birthday cake smash photo session for a minimalist eucalyptus birthday party theme by sweet chubby cheeks

    Check out that little spoon – Peyton wouldn’t dive in with her hands but once we gave her the spoon she was all about that cake!

     eucalyptus first birthday party ideas for girls by sweet chubby cheeks

    I hope you all loved the eucalyptus theme and found some good inspiration for your next party. Join our mailing list so you’ll be the first to know when a fun new blog post goes live!

     

    Xoxo, Megan

     

    6 Items you Need to Host the Purr-fect Cat Themed Birthday Party!

    6 Items you Need to Host the Purr-fect Cat Themed Birthday Party!

    Are you kitten me right meow?! The cat themed birthday party has me as smitten as a kitten wearing mittens, and I'm bringing you a list of my favorite items to help you host the most Purr-fect event! (Also, if those puns made you smile even just a little then we're practically best friends and soul mates and we need to compare cat lady status. Come hang out with me on Instagram - it'll be PAWsome!)

    So you're planning a kitty themed party and need some tips? You came to the right place! Here's my list of Must-Haves.

    1. The Invitation. You better get this party started out on the right foot (paw?) with an adorable invitation that tells your guests exactly what to expect. Check out our instant download invitation here where you can edit and customize your details right in your web browser and print them straight from home!

    cat party invitation by sweet chubby cheeks

    2. The Balloons. No party is complete without balloons, and this MEOW set in gold is the perfect size for behind the dessert table! The best part is no helium is required, so you can inflate these with air and have them hung up in under 5 minutes. Can I get an Amen for speedy decorating!?

    3. The Table Flair. Speaking of speedy decorating, our handmade tissue paper tassel garlands are the perfect addition to a blank wall or to cascade from the table and they come strung and ready for you to hang up! I'm in love with our pink, white, and black polkadot set shown here.

    4. The Outfit. I mean, you could put her in a cat lady sweater with a giant embroidered calico cat across the front...or you could opt for our classic black tutu and leotard and let her live out her kitty cat dreams in style! I'm going to do you a solid and suggest the latter.

    5. The Cake Topper. Momma, if there is one thing I will not stand for it is a boring cake. Get some sprinkles! A Candle! Throw a Beanie Baby on there for all I care! Just remember to give that cake a little something extra. Our handmade personalized name toppers did the trick for Kailea's cake, and they come in 12 colors so she can choose her favorite.

    6. The Party Game & Favor. What is a cat party without the cats?! This quick and easy party favor is one of my favorites. Forget the bag of random goodies, and grab each guest a stuffed animal. Set up a little Cat Adoption station on a side table for the guests to fill out their certificates and choose a new purrfect friend. You can download and print the adoption sign and certificates from our shop right here!

    cat or kitten party adoption sign and certificate by sweet chubby cheeks

    I'm wishing you a fun filled party, and hoping you can get a little cat-nap in after everyone's gone home! Happy partying!!

    -Megan 

    The Secret Recipe for a Memorable First Birthday Party

    The Secret Recipe for a Memorable First Birthday Party

    As a mom myself, I know all that goes into my babe’s birthday party can sometimes be overwhelming - both for my stress level and my budget.  It’s easy to get caught up in all the details.  But over the years, I have found what is most important is honoring the milestone of a special birthday and celebrating with the family and friends who mean the most.  

     

    You can have a spectacular event with gorgeous decor and not break the bank!

     

    To make it easy to remember, I did a play on the traditional KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) we have all come to know.  Key elements for your little one’s birthday event can be summed up in the acronym B.A.S.H. -

     

    Balloons -  I think for me, balloons have become synonymous with celebrations and special events.  These are like THE party necessity, don’t ya think? Give me some balloons and it’s a party!  Sweet Chubby Cheeks is thrilled to offer reusable, air-inflated word and number balloons which can be used to personalize the event, create the festive mood, and be great colorful decorations.  My favorite for this season is our Donut Grow Up set seen here. Isn't this the cutest?! 

     

    A special cake topper - Cause it’s all about that cake!  I carry a variety of cake toppers to match your theme, or choose a simple number in your favorite color to glam up the cake. You can even customize a topper with her name! Hint: these look super cute in donuts, too! 

     

    Sprinkles of confetti - Confetti is one of those inexpensive party tricks that adds a little fun, sparkle, and unexpectedness. Metallics, vellums, and paper can add different colors and textures, and don’t forget varying shapes and sizes for visual interest.  These are found in a variety of colors for any party theme.  Set the tone of the event by including some in the invite envelopes, sprinkle onto the tabletops and around displays to add that fun, festive touch.

     

    High chair banner -  Your child is the guest of honor and should have a special seat during the event. Our high chair banners are the perfect fix! The best part is - they don't get cropped out of those priceless cake smash photos.  I love how the colors of the garland can be altered to match any party theme, too.

     

    Allow the focus of her birthday to be on the good stuff - your sweet babe, the company, the cake, and the conversation.

    So there you have it!  I would love to see how you have utilized some of your best decorating ideas along with your Sweet Chubby Cheeks party decor in your celebrations.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram @sweetchubbycheeks and tag me in your best birthday photos! 

    -Megan