Forrest’s 1st birthday fiesta

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Kristina’s littlest guy Forrest turned one at the end of June, and she threw him a super colorful birthday fiesta to celebrate. Fiesta theme is always a winner, if you ask us. Big thanks to Kristen of Chris & Kristen Photography who came to take the lovely photos.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

She followed the piñata tutorial on Oh Happy Day (inspired by Lucas’s 3rd birthday!) to make that huge “F”, as well as the shapes over the taco bar.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Loads of decor came from Olvera Street in downtown LA. But if you don’t live in Southern California, you can pick up all different sized papel picado banners in our Pop-Up Shop any time.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

A taco bar is always a winner. Their amazing nanny Lucy made 4 kinds of salsa, which made the tacos 100% more legit.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Those flowers were actually from West Elm, on super sale a month or so ago. If anyone is interested in buying them, leave a comment and Kristina will get in touch. She has ~50.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Birthday boy and mama! (Kristina’s dress is Matta from Shop Pretty Mommy.)

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

They hired a neighborhood fruit vendor to come cut fruit for everyone at the party. What little kid doesn’t like a huge bowl full of fruit? It was so delicious.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Birthday boy likes it, that’s for sure.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest’s little sun hat and tank are Polarn O. Pyret, his lemon bloomers are Bobo Choses, and his moccasins are from Boumy.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Their teepee is from House Inhabit on Etsy (it’s such a good one!). Kristina used some leftover indigo from another project to dye a bunch of fabric for pillows and table cloths and miscellaneous decor.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Those pretty, custom banderitas were from Ay Mujer on Etsy. She truly makes the most beautiful papel picado pieces. Her banners, flags, and garlands are little works of art and perfect for any festive event.

For favors, Kristina picked up maracas, worry dolls, and jacob’s ladder toys downtown and tied them up with indigo scraps.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

She had 5 different Spanish sayings printed onto 1″ buttons by Busy Beaver Button Co. (inspired by these from The Indigo Bunting) so that everyone at the party could get in the spirit.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

How yummy does that look?! Nothing more refreshing on a hot day.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

She has tons of those buttons leftover if anyone would like to have hem for their own party. Leave a comment and Kristina will get in touch.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest’s cake (and every cake for each of her boys’ birthdays so far!) was this amazing carrot cake recipe that Kristina has been making for years.

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Chris and Kristen Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Forrest's 1st birthday fiesta | Scott Clark Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Happy birthday little Forrest! You are such a joy.

Photography: Chris and Kristen Photography and Scott Clark Photo / Piñata tutorials: Oh Happy Day / Balloons and other decor: Shop Sweet Lulu / Custom banderas: Ay Mujer / Paper Picado: 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop / 1″ buttons: Busy Beaver Button Co. / Paper flowers: West Elm (sold out – but leave a comment if you’d like to buy the lot of 50)

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Chandra | oh lovely day on Jul 22, 2013

Kristina! This party is so fun and festive - love it all so much. Great job - you inspire me as a fellow busy momma with one less child! Also, I am interested in the flowers and buttons! They are perfect for a baby shower I'm planning. Email me!

Amelia on Jul 22, 2013

Gorgeous!! I'd love love love to buy the paper flowers for my daughter's first birthday - we are doing a garden party fiesta theme!! Thanks so much!!!

lauren vallejo on Jul 22, 2013

What a beautiful party that was! I would love to get some of the flowers as well! please let me know! thank you so much!!! =)

Kate on Jul 22, 2013

So jealous of the fruit cart!

Misha on Jul 22, 2013

Love this adorable family! What a pretty fiesta. Te quiero the fresh fruit cart. And can someone tell me, por favor, about the cute teal and brown striped dress with the pockets on the woman with the aviators? me gusta.

Angelica Golden on Jul 22, 2013

That last picture is just too adorable with those chubby little knees! Love this colorful, festive party; the fruit stand is such a nice touch.

marisa on Jul 23, 2013

What a fantastic party! Was also thinking of doing a fiesta theme for my guy's 2nd bday and would love any of the buttons if still available and/or flowers! xo

sara on Jul 23, 2013

my all time favorite theme: a fiesta! love it all... such sweet details... looked like such a happy day!! xx

Jess on Jul 23, 2013

Such a cute party! My daughter's first birthday is coming up and I'm interested in the flowers for her flower themed party if they're still available. Cheers!

Simple Savvy on Jul 24, 2013

love the fruit cart! such a great idea. Happy birthday! looked like a really fun time!

Lisa on Jul 25, 2013

LOVE this Kristina!! I'm so slow but finally got to see these pics. totally in love! Can't wait to meet your family soon too. Also, are those paper flowers still available? Probably not, but it's worth a try. ;)

Laura Berquist on Jul 27, 2013

Hi Kristina, I love following your creative work here and your family life on lovely morning! Felicidades! Those buttons are to die for--- can I talk to you about buying any that you have left?

Steve Wygal on Dec 3, 2013

Hi Kristina, love your fiesta theme and was thinking of doing a similar party for our sons first birthday party. We are even getting a taco truck to pull up in front of our house! Where did you get the buttons? I would buy some off you if you have any leftover.

Mark on Jan 18, 2014

Amazing verjaardagsfeestje (birthday party) decor. Simple loved the fiesta theme that you have created. I guess I am going to try some of the arrangements that you have shared over here for my sons 2nd birthday that is coming next month. Specially the flowers and the cute buttons. The flowers are too adorable and the fruit cart is tempting! The birthday boy pictures are the best of all. Thanks for sharing the wonderful memories. Glad to read your post.

Breonna Goodwin on Feb 9, 2014

Hey can you email me if you have anything left?! My sons due date was cinco de mayo so think this is perfect theme! I'd like to talk if you have anything left! Thanks! Breonnagoodwin@hotmail.com

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