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Sailor Sweetheart First Birthday Party (29 photos)


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The theme I chose for my daughter, Emery's first birthday party was a nautical one, focusing heavily on navy blue, white and dark pink.

Decorations included a "Sweet Shoppe"-themed sweets and desserts table with a custom navy and pink cake with a fondant anchor, rope and hearts; a tier of strawberry cupcakes decorated with white frosting and pink and navy anchor decorations; glass jars filled with different candies (salt water taffy, pink and white frosted animal cookies, pink, navy and white hard rock candy sticks, pink, navy and white Hershey kisses, pink and white swirl lollipops accented with pink, navy and white sea glass in the bottom, pretzel rods dipped in white chocolate and covered with pink, navy and white sprinkles); sugar cookies in the shapes of starfish and anchors with icing and white pearl sugar beads; marshmallow s'mores pops using the striped pink and navy paper straws; navy blue candy cups, accented with the pink anchor design, filled with pink and white M 'n M's; lemon bars dusted with powered sugar and also, fudge brownies. 

Other decorations on the sweets table included handmade pinwheels in coordinating colors, starfish, a burlap tablecloth and extra large balloons in blue and white.  Flanking the front of the table was a handmade fabric pendant bunting banner, with letters spelling out, "Emery's Sweet Shoppe."  Another fabric bunting banner hung above the window.

Additional decorations included a table for drinks with a large glass drink dispenser and mason jars filled with pink lemonade and blueberries and striped paper straws in navy and pink, tied with pink rafeta bows.  This table also sported classic brown paper bags, enhanced with a pink anchor decoration, designated to take home treats from the sweets table, and a pink-framed sign with directions for the sweets table.

The party idea started off with a navy and pink nautical girl's birthday invitation that I found searching on Etsy.

The fabric (except for the navy nautical fabric - this was purchased from Etsy) for the bunting banner and table cloths was purchased from Joann's Fabrics.

The candy cups were purchased from Etsy.

The striped paper straws were also purchased from Etsy.

The mason jars and glass drink dispenser was purchased from Target.

The metal cupcake holder was purchased at Michael's.

The extra large balloons were purchased from Amazon.

The party girl wore a pink, blue and white nautical dress from Harajuku Mini, exclusively found at Target and a navy, pink and white headband purchased from The Children's Place.

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