red + pink


Recently I worked on a really special project. Just over a year ago I designed the invitations for Courtney's baby shower. Guess what? Time flies and that very same little peanut just turned one year old! I was so excited when Courtney asked me to do the invites for her daughter Avery's first birthday party.

Besides the color palette for the party (red, pink and white), Courtney also knew she wanted to incorporate some kind of pattern, use vintage fonts and create a monogram for the birthday girl. Here's what we came up with (invites mailed in red button closure envelopes, not shown):

Lucky for us, Avery's mom, Courtney, writes the blog reckless glamour. If you don't already read it, you should...Courtney's a photographer, furniture painter and all around awesome DIYer (check out the tutorial for her painted curtains here and the feature wall in Avery's room that she covered in pages from a Shell Silverstein book here). Anyways, she was nice enough to share with us some photos from Avery's actual birthday party!!

{gasp! a real piece of furniture outside for the party?! genius. this is a big trend now in wedding and engagement photography, but I love how Courtney brought her buffet (that she recently painted white) out into the yard for food, drinks and the photo tree she made of Avery}

{tutorial for this adorable DIY tulle garland that Courtney made here}

{seriously?! how cute is the birthday girl? I love that she actually has less hair than Maura, which I thought was impossible;) here's Avery holding the sign to her photo booth - love that frame! - where guests could hang out on the hay bales and have their picture taken}

Love it! I already checked with Courtney to make sure she wouldn't be mad if I stole some of her ideas come September when we have Maura's party:)

So honored to be a tiny part of this sweet little girl's celebration!!


  1. Wow! First, your invitations are stunning (no surprise there!). I always end up staring at and studying the things you do because your skills for arranging type are so amazing. Second, that buffet for the party is so beautiful, as is every detail there. Great post!

  2. Fabulous invites and party decor, the perfect first birthday bash! I can only imagine how fun Maura's party will be...!

  3. Your invitations are totally gorgeous! Love the red and white.


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