I've currently been completely consumed with planning my son's first birthday party.  At first I swore it would just be "a little party at home" and it still is, but I've been a little tempted to vamp it up a bit with some fun and fabulous décor!  I wanted to share some of the fun items I've found for the party, check back in a month for photo's of how everything came together!


First thing I needed for the party was a cake stand.  I imagined having this wonderfully decorated cake and it sitting on a boring plate.  So the first thing I bought was this charming blue stand from


.  While shopping on their site I also purchased these cute

wooden utensils

, I love the colorful zig-zag pattern!

I found these great plates and napkins that we'll use for the cake, love the animal theme!  You can find them at

Pippi & Scout


 I decided on these pretty turquoise plates to serve lunch on.  They are made by Martha Stewart Celebrations and can be found


.  The cups I purchased from

The TomKat Studio

, they have an endless supply of thoughtfully designed party goods worth checking out.

I love the gingham pattern on these


!  They'll work great with my plates, cups and utensils!

We'll be having a few older kids at the party and I found these great BPA free bottles to use, they even come with lids!  They are also made by

The TomKat Studio

and can be found



 I've been seeing these beautiful images floating around of big round balloons and now is the time I get to use them!  I bought a few in my color scheme to float around my backyard.  I purchased mine through

Balloon Fast


  I fell in love with the handmade quality of this garland made by

Bottz Studio's

.  I thought it would be fun strung upon my persimmon tree.

I found these great ombre pom pom's that I'm excited to hang from our new trellis!  This is the palette I chose, you can find them and other great colors at

Hand Dyed Poms by TenaJae


  This birthday banner is from

Pippi & Scout

, I fell in love with so many things this company had to offer.


retro popcorn bags

will be filled with kettle corn!

 Even the cake topper has a retro vibe!





hats were a must have!  Most of the kids coming aren't babies so hopefully they will enjoy.

I also bought these

goodie bags

that were just too cute to pass up!  I love that they can be re-used to store toys, etc.

I found these great


that I thought would be fun on some of the clear plastic cups I purchased! 

I must have built a thousand forts as a kid and I would have LOVED to have one of these offered by

Tip Top Teepee Shop

!  We bought Van one for his birthday, his will be yellow and white with his name in navy blue above the opening.