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Indian inspired first birthday in the park! (39 photos)


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A joint first birthday party for my baby boy and my friend's baby boy, at the fabulous Kings Road Park in West Hollywood. The color scheme was hot pink, orange, teal, & gold. We served amazing, authentic Indian food & delicious desserts. I hung pink and orange silks between the trees to create immediate ambience. The linens were different hot pink materials. The orange flowers rested in teal bowls, vases, and cups. There was an elephant bean bag toss game, a craft station where kids could decorate their own elephants, and homemade bubbles with heart shaped pipe cleaner wands. We created hanging photo galleries of the babies' first year, and put out personalized books for guests to write love notes to the birthday boys.

The DIY projects included, a gorgeous streamer backdrop, confetti balloons, spray painted gold elephants, streamers/fringe for the jumbo balloons, hand cut glitter names on the highchairs (my favorite!), the invitation artwork, the printables, and all of the food and desserts. The skewers for the dessert table were dyed with pink food coloring to go with the theme. The favors were simple striped bags filled with Animal Crackers and yogurt stars.

Food: Daler bora (spicy lentil fritters), Paneer wraps, Aloo gobi (cauliflower potato curry), Papdi chaat (yogurt based street snack), Vegetable Biryani (vegetable rice dish), Raita (yogurt cucumber dip). Indian tea sandwiches, Mango chutney & white cheddar covered crackers, Samosa Chole (veggie samosa with chickpea curry), Dahl (lentil curry), Spicy  chickpeas, Jahl Muri (spicy rice puffs), Indian spicy potato chip sticks, "Elephant" Sun butter and jam sandwiches, Watermelon & Cantaloupe skewers.

Desserts: Jilipi, Candy coated Marshmallow pops, Mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich pops, Chocolate cupcakes, Cake batter Rice Krispie treats, Candy coated fennel seeds.
Drink: Mango Lassi

Shopping resources: for the backdrop crepe paper!

It was a lovely party, and now my baby is ONE!

Los Angeles, CA
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