My baby girl is ONE! I can’t believe how quickly a whole year has flown by since we welcomed Piper Jane into our family. A few of my favorite things about her- she is mostly-spunk-with-a-dash-of-sweet, her adorable tooth-y grin, the way she kicks her legs and points when she sees horses, dogs, and animals at the zoo, that she sucks her left thumb and holds her right ear when she’s sleepy, the way she adores her brother and tries to copy everything he says and does, her mostly bald head with little curls behind her ears. How I love this girl!
We had a small, intimate, mostly family party to celebrate our Little Miss Priss (that’s what we call her… or Miss Prissy… Burke throws out “Missy Chrissy” every once in awhile). Enough mama-gushing- one she is! And party we did!
This preppy, nautical party was perfect for our Little Miss Priss.
My parents have this amazing loft that was the greatest backdrop for our nautical party. The ladder staircase, built in bunks and sloped ceiling all give such a boat-ish vibe!
Blue and white pinwheels in a navy striped vase
Small paper boats, navy and white striped fabric
Foamboard ‘yachts’ with paper chain waves
“Piper” banner with corresponding nautical flags
Blue and white striped canopy
FOOD & DRINKS
Crab Rolls (and tuna rolls for the non-crab-eaters) and cheesy crab biscuits
“Seaweed and Seastars” (aka- salad with star shaped cucumbers)
“Sanddollars” (fried pickles)
Cupcakes with preppy grosgrain flags. Also, to drink, we had berry blue juice bottles (tied with green and pink ribbon), and strawberry limeade with floating limes.
Yacht cut outs, paper chain ‘waves,’ and a sailors hat made for some nautical kiddie fun (and some super cute pictures!). The boats were “Sassafrass,” “Little Miss Priss,” and “Smooch #2,” all nicknames of the Birthday Girl.
The favors for this party are the reason I LOVE throwing small parties! There are so many great things you can do when there isn’t a huge guestlist.
Happy birthday, sweet Piper Jane!