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I’m loving the soft florals, girly gold glitter and pretty lace details in Goldie’s sparkly & boho-chic “California Girl” First Birthday Party! Mommy, Jordan Reid of lifestyle blog Ramshackle Glam, hired Chasity of Style My Party through Thumbtack to help her out because as she explained, “mom wouldn’t mind actually celebrating, as opposed to hostessing, for a second.” As a fellow mom, I know how that constant time struggle goes, and I also know that Jordan’s famous pink lemonade sangria recipe sure looks DE-LISH, as do those sweetly decorated mini lemon bundt cakes…. mmmmmm!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Dip-dye gold balloons, chic feather accents and lace details + pretty potted succulent favors
  • Pink Lemonade Sangria (recipe here!), mini bundt cakes with floral wreath & gold glitter toppers
  • Calligraphy chalkboard flash tattoo station + reclaimed wood “Celebrating our little one” welcome sign
  • Pastel “California Girl” banner, gold mylar balloons & pink tissue tassel garland with gold “one” letters

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pink and gold first birthday high chair decorations

boho chic cupcakes and party decorations

pink gold and lace flowers and party decorations

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pink and gold boho chic dessert table

boho chic dessert tent cards

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boho chic cactus party favor


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jordan…

The thing about first birthdays is that they’re mostly for the adults, you know? Especially if it’s your first baby – there probably aren’t more than a handful of kids there. So while it’s nice to have touches that convey “this is a child’s birthday party,” it’s also nice to have elements that say “…and also just a party; don’t worry, everyone, cocktails will most certainly be served.”

So I had all these fun ideas for what I wanted to do, except I just spent the past week traveling and am busy like an entire beehive at the moment, and also cannot bake birthday cakes to save my life, as we know, so I decided a little outsourcing was in order. A big service that Thumbtack offers is party planning, and while I’ve never even considered hiring a party planner before (other than for my wedding) because it just sounds so…I don’t know, so fancy, I figured hey: we just moved across the country and have zero time to frost things. Also, mom wouldn’t mind actually celebrating, as opposed to hostessing, for a second.

So why not try it and see how it goes?

Here is how it went: LIKE JOY AND MARSHMALLOWS.

Y’all, I am hiring the woman who I found on Thumbtack – Chasity from Style My Party – for the rest of my events forever and ever for the rest of my life. It was that wonderful, and special, and honestly not even all that crazy expensive considering the spectacularness of the results. All I did to find the service was put in the basics of the event into the Thumbtack questionnaire that you get when you start a new project, and within minutes I was emailed custom quotes from four different local party planners, each with a specific budget and vision. And then I just picked the one that I liked best and fit my budget.

Totally painless.

A couple of days later, the owner of the company I chose came over to check out my place and talk about things like colors and party favors (which was impressive right off the bat, because she clearly really cared about making the event special and unique to us). On the actual day, she came over to set up, then returned later on to break down, leaving me with very little to do other than actually enjoy my daughter’s first birthday.

Which, oh my god, I did. It was so beautiful. She was so happy.

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