Growing up birthdays have always been a big deal for me, I’m not sure if that is because I was an only child or what, but needless to say, as a Mom, I always vowed to make my children feel special on their birthdays. This doesn’t mean it always has to be a big extravagant party, just a day to be surrounded by people who love and adore them.
That being said, I totally stress about parties but somehow I always seem to pull them off. This year was particularly stressful trying to find the right location, our backyard is not really fit for a party so I had to look elsewhere. Of course, I waited too long to secure a park location but luckily my dear friend, Jess, just opened an awesome spot called Au Fudge and it was absolutely perfect.
I love the feel at Au Fudge, it almost feels like your at someone’s house, it is homey, bright and cheery. I went down to the Flower Mart the day before and did the arrangements the night before. I absolutely love making flowers and love having the personal touch.
Because I am a huge supporter of Shop Small, I wanted to definitely include some of my favorite shops in the celebration. Be sure to check out the end of the post for links to my go to shops.
Photos by- Ashley Burns Photography
Invitations- Uh Oh Pasghettio
Decorations- Sweet Orange Fox
Cake- Polakatots Cupcakes
Floral Crowns for gifts- Little Sparrow Bows
Wooden Wands- Smiling Tree Toys
Personalized Plates- Arla Creations
Hutton’s Wild One Shirt- The Blue Envelope
Straws- Sprinkled Joy
Bags for the Cookies- Pink Poppy Paper Shop
Bev’s Jumper- Blaque Label
Bev’s necklace- Stella and Dot
Location- Au Fudge
Activities- Cookie decorating, making floral arrangements, painting bird houses, and of course DANCING.
And a very special thank you to Casi from cupcakeMAG and Chrissy from Good Carma Studios for helping this Mama pull everything off.