Our little girl turned one in December last year. Now, I'm a lady that likes my themes. When I say like, I mean LOVE and I tend to go a little overboard. Lila's 1st birthday was no exception!
I am however, a lady on a budget and really cant justify paying money to someone to do something for me that I could easily make/bake/create/decorate myself!
I love DIY. I love getting creative. I don't love the hours and hours and constant stream of late nights leading up to these parties but I just.cant.help.myself!
So, for Lila's first birthday I went all out...within a budget.
The invitation really set the theme
|Wizard of Oz 1st Birthday Invitation|
From there, I had to cull the millions of ideas I had running around inside my head into just a few. That was hard. VERY hard!
I knew I wanted Lila to be dressed as Dorothy so I set to work designing and making her costume.
I'm only a beginner sewer so the quality is probably terrible, but she looked cute on the day and that was the main thing!
|Dorothy Costume from the back|
For Lila's costume I made her a little apron out of some gingham fabric I bought at Spotlight.
I loosely followed this tutorial from The Dating Divas I then added a little white trim to the edges and a red sequinned letter 'L' to the front.
I also made her a little blue tutu to go under the apron from this tutorial I found at
The Idea Room.
Her 'ruby red slippers' were from Pumpkin Patch and the little red hair bow I think from Big W?
Unfortunately on the day she wasn't feeling very well so we didn't get many pictures of her smiling. Poor little poppet.
Wizard of Oz
little house inspired.
as pictured above.
|'Somewhere over the rainbow' balloon backdrop with DIY birthday bunting made from doilies, blue card and red cut-out letters|
|DIY witches legs decoration-red shoes from op shop, and children's striped tights stuffed|
with newspaper and placed under the the kids cubby house
|Red velvet 'Ruby Slipper' cupcakes|
|Rainbow cupcakes with DIY cupcake toppers to match the bunting|
|Toto sugar cookies|
OTHER SWEET TREATS
|Tin Man's heart chocolates|
|Sparkly red cake pops|
|DIY Pin-the-heart on the tin man game.|
|Somewhere over the rainbow...number 1 pinata|
|lolly bags with DIY thank you tags, string and sparkly|
red bows for the girls bags and gingham bows for the boys.
Until then, my plan is to keep updating this blog with a few more parties we have already had including Marley's Under the Sea 1st birthday party, his Teddy Bear's Picnic 2nd birthday party and my husbands Wild West 30th.