Vivienne Byrdie’s 1st Birthday

This is a majorly delayed post that I thought I published several months ago, oops! Cannot believe we just celebrated our daughter’s 1st birthday on June 11th! (LOL – 6 months ago, it’s almost December 11th & we’re celebrating Vivi @ 18 months!) Parents always say that time flies by, but like WOW – it really flew by (and continues to). Vivienne’s first year was thrilling and eventful – lots of exploring, travel, milestones, a turn of a decade, a pandemic, a social justice movement. Jerry and Vivi share the same birthday 🙂 He turned 30 and she turned 1. We had planned to throw a tremendous party in our backyard with family and friends, but given the circumstances – we decided to keep the gathering very small with immediate family only.

We rented an amazing glamping bell tent from Life In Tents – they’re based on the West Coast, but shipped to us for easy installation. Cushions from Amazon (possibly sold out now). Custom Vivi’s Toys bag from Poolside. Rug from Lulu & Georgia (we used to have this in our living room, but it sheds majorly so we replaced it… so I’m extremely happy to have repurposed it for the weekend in our backyard for Vivienne’s party – also, it’s now on sale!).

Balloon arches and bundles from Zapadeedoodah (Long Island, NY). They were great to work with and gave me exactly what I wanted! Huge arch inside, some large globe balloons, a few smaller bundles. Perfect!

My theme for decor was casual, pastel, outdoor glamping, plus whimsical vibes. We hosted a quick 2-hour gathering from 3:00-5:00PM. In my opinion the best time for a baby’s party with other young children attending …. a post-nap time slot is key!

Party Planning: Ashley Knapp (yours truly)
Food: Bellport Country Club
Cake: Audrey’s
Photography: Ted Wollmers

We made a little time capsule for Vivienne so our family could write notes that she can open on her 18th birthday! 💕

All Decor: Etsy shops: @etsy
Month Milestone Banner
Time Capsule & 1st Birthday Sign
High Chair Ribbon
Cake Topper
Headband

Vivi’s Dress: Bonpoint (Saks) – now on sale @ Smallable – linked

My dress: Misa (one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever worn)

I love party planning and hosting! This one was just perfect. <3

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