Hudson Turns One

A few weekends ago, we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday. He’s the first baby among my three sisters, so of course, we are absolutely enamored with him! The first birthday is obviously more a celebration for the family than anything, so we decided to have some fun with his party. My sister Hayley and I styled all sorts of paper and pom chandeliers, pennant flags, giant rosettes, and of course cupcake flags. My favorite element of our decor was the “Toy Buffet” that we set up. We had custom bags for the kids (and kids at heart) to fill up with vintage inspired toys. All the guests at the party had a blast playing with the parachute men, whirly gigs, japanese finger traps, kazoos, and the like. Here are some pictures by T & H Photography!

The cake topper was a vintage metal carousel that I picked up at the flea market.

For his chandelier, we made tissue poms, and giant rosettes. We had to order the honeycomb balls from here.

Below are the beautiful parents, Hayley and Travis.

Hudson HATED his hat. He also cried when we sang “Happy Birthday” and wailed when Hayley tried to convince him to eat cake by sticking his hands in the frosting. Oh the drama!

Once the guests left, we managed to get Hudson to enjoy a little cake!

Enjoying the spoils of birthday victory!



Filed under Boys, Celebrate!

9 responses to “Hudson Turns One

  1. Utterly adorable. The pic of Hudson hating his hate is obviously the best. Love all your special details!

  2. *Hating his HAT. Geez.

  3. utterlyengaged

    awe hudson! happy birthday!!! such an adorable birthday. he’s one lucky little boy.

  4. Sally

    Love all the details! What a fun party!
    Where are the invites from?

  5. you’re the best auntie!

  6. summer! this is SUCH a cute party 🙂 i actually met your Sis, Travis and Hudson at a get together at christmastime and i think they are marvelous. Hudson is just about the cutest thing on the planet! happy birthday hudson!!!

  7. Courtney

    Hi, I stumbled across this blog while looking for decorations for my son’s 1st birthday party. I completely LOVE all of the decorations and especially the honeycomb balls. Apparently the link to where your ordered the balls isn’t working. Could you please email me that link or something? I really love those tissue balls and can’t find them in google search. Thank you.

  8. What a gorgeous party! I love all the little details – especially the carousel cake topper.

    I found your blog through Etsy – love it and can’t wait to read more!

  9. lucia

    Loved everything about this party!! It looks great!!!
    Where did you find those vintage playing cards I see in one of your photos? (I’m assuming that’s what they are). I’ve been trying to find something similar to give as party favors but can’t seem to find any.
    Thank you so much!

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