Mateo’s 1st birthday at the Santa Monica carousel

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Have you ever been to the Santa Monica Pier on a weekend, and in the summer? It’s madness. It’s kind of like that most of the time, but thankfully Mateo’s mama didn’t have to design & plan his 1st birthday around those hectic days, because this little carnival themed party here, happened in February. What we love most about it all, aside from the very edible, Mateo himself, are the sherbet colored tones Elvira used instead of the typical primary colors.

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Prim & Pixie created this carousel horse silhouette that Elvira used throughout the design concept.

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

It really is sooo easy to make your own party hats using whatever paper or design imaginable. Throwing a little pom pom on top is kind of a must. It just brings up the cuteness factor. Here’s a simple DIY Pom-Pom Party Hat tutorial you can use!

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

The cutest invitations from Prim & Pixie, right?

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

This metallic-fringed piñata? Amaze. If you want to make one yourself (also very easy to do!), we always recommend this tutorial from Oh Happy Day!

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Merry-go-round 1st birthday by Elvira Ramos | Eva Marie Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Happiest of birthdays to you Mateo!

Photography: Eva Marie Photography / Design, planning and concept: Elvira Ramos (Mateo’s mommy) / Stationery: Prim & Pixie / Floral design: InStyle Blooms / Linens, dessert backdrop, and dessert display: Velvet Events / Cake: Cake Sensation / Mini desserts: Katie Larkin Cakes / Catering: Chef Moreno / Soda pop bottles, napkins, mini ballons and straws: Shop Sweet Lulu / Location: Santa Monica Carousel

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Prim and Pixie on Mar 17, 2014

LOVE this bday party and this family so much! So happy to be a part of this day and thank you 100 Layer Cake for the feature!

Angelica Golden on Mar 17, 2014

How cute is he in that bow tie? Everything looks stunning!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Mar 17, 2014

LOVE the baby bow tie.

Elvira on Mar 17, 2014

Thank you for featuring my lil Mateo's 1st birthday party! We love your blog so much! Love you too Jen @primandpixie !!!!

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