How to host and plan a sweet, thoughtful pastel birthday at home… for twins!
Morning, friends! Anyone have a 1st birthday on the books? This thoughtful party comes complete with tips on planning your own at-home 1st birthday, from mama and event planner, Sarah Schmidt. After perusing all the photos Amy Melissa Photo captured, be sure to check out Sarah’s shopping list and budget at the end of this post. So helpful for us mamas planning parties! Who better than a mama of twins to give us the scoop, right?
As you can imagine, the two biggest investments for Sarah’s twins’ 1st birthday were photography and desserts. Daddy Cakes Bakery whipped up the cake, cupcakes, and macarons.
How cute are all the displays she used?
Etsy is the place to go for fun personal deets to include. You can snag custom cookies like these from shop Baking in Heels.
Sarah says, I saved money by only paying for one professional flower arrangement and doing the others myself; by using some vases and cake stands I already had; by cooking our own barbecue rather than having the party catered; by installing the florals and doing all decorating ourselves; and, of course, by having it at home!
Can’t forget a birthday outfit for the twins!
1st birthday shopping list + budget
Photography: $375 / Professional flower arrangement: $100 / Eucalyptus garlands: $40 / Flowers from Whole Foods: $30 Balloons: $50 / Entrance sign: $50 / Cake: $125 / Macarons: $40 / “1″ Favor Cookies: $100 Baked goods decorations (cupcake liners, picks, cake topper): $50 / Other food & drink: $75 / Other paper goods (plates, napkins, cups, tablecloth, backdrop, banners): $75 / Table runner and two cake stands: $100 / Vases: $30 / Invitations: $75 / Twins’ outfits: $60 each
Thanks to Sarah for the tips on how to plan your own!
Photography: Amy Melissa Photo / Dessert Table Flowers & Both Garlands: Lace and Lilies / All Other Arrangements & Event Planning: Sarah Schmidt / Invitations: Minted / Cake, Macarons, Smash Cupcakes: Daddy Cakes Bakery / Girls’ Bodysuits: Hallmark Baby / Girls’ Bloomers: Dannie and Lilou / Girls’ Shoes: Old Navy / Custom Welcome Sign: RosaLilla / Favor Cookies: Baking in Heels