Modette’s First Birthday

First Birthday Free Printable High Chair Signs #firstbirthday #printables

I remember when my first baby’s first birthday came around — I couldn’t believe how fast time could fly. Well guess what, with baby No. 3 I’ve learned that time really just never slows down. I think baby Modette’s first year went by in record time, and with all the climbing and getting into things she’s been doing lately, I can tell she’s already well on her way to becoming a terrible two year old!

First Birthday Free Printable High Chair Signs #firstbirthday #printables

We recently shared Modette’s first birthday party over at One Charming Party. I love to think of all the places Modette will go some day — the inspiration behind her world traveler party theme. I designed printable high chair signs (there are boy and girl versions!) that you can download for free.

Her ruffly birthday cake was topped with a mini globe, and I added a darling pennant with her name. (Get a template personalized your little one here.)

World Traveler First Birthday Theme with Globes and Vintage Maps & Luggage #firstbirthday #traveler #globe

Since Piper and Modette have birthdays within a week of each other, I already had my hands full with the Lalaloopsy party plans. So I kept things relatively simple for Modette’s party (by my standards anyway).

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Bali Party Photo Shoot at Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie in Scottsdale, AZ Hosted our Bali Birthday Party Photo Shoot #zgallerie

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating the party displays we share here and on One Charming Party? Well today we thought we’d give you a little glimpse behind the scenes for our Bali Birthday Party shoot at Z Gallerie in Scottsdale.

Z Gallerie in Scottsdale, AZ Hosted our Bali Birthday Party Photo Shoot #zgallerie

Let me start by saying that it is rare for us to go to a commercial location to shoot, but at times we just don’t have anything at our homes or a friends’ home that will provide just the right backdrop. After planning our Bali-inspired birthday party we were on the hunt for the perfect photo shoot location. Being in the Phoenix desert, a lush, tropical setting can be hard to come by.

Bettijo was shopping at one of our favorite spots called Kierland Commons and wandered into the Z Gallerie. Bettijo says she stopped dead in her tracks when she saw the beautiful, carved Pradesh Day Bed. She knew she’d found the perfect set for our Bali party!

Z Gallerie Carved Daybed #zgallerie

We are forever grateful to Andre and the rest of the wonderful staff of Z Gallerie for being such great hosts during our shoot. Can I just tell you how amazingly handy it is to do a photo shoot in a store like Z Gallerie? With free reign of such a spectacular collection of well-curated accessories — we were in heaven! If you’ve never shopped at Z Gallerie before you simply must go.

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Wooden Spool Sign Holders

Wooden Spool Party Sign Holders Tutorial

DIY Spool Sign Holders at our Lalaloopsy Party #lalaloopsy

I forgot to mention in the cotton candy post yesterday, but this week we’re sharing Piper’s Fifth Birthday party from April — it was loads of fun and all based around the adorable Lalaloopsy dolls. (Go here for a complete look at our Lalaloopsy Birthday Party.)

Have you seen them? They remind my sister and I of Raggedy Ann a bit, but they’re so colorful and sweet. I wish I was a little girl all over again so I could collect these dolls. Instead my daughters have amassed quite the collection — let it suffice to say that we all need to avoid the toy aisle on shopping trips {ahem}. So they’re seriously cute and when Piper requested a Lalaloopsy birthday party I was very excited to get working.

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