• Elsie’s 1st Backyard Birthday

    October 29th, 2014

    EOH owners Wade and Emily recently celebrated their daughter’s first birthday with a simple + sweet backyard gathering. Surrounded by friends and family, they snacked on Elsie’s favorite treats, sipped on pink lemonade, and watched the little ones play on quilts. This darling party was filled with thoughtful touches that made the day feel like a sentimental celebration that reflected their baby girl.

    With a paper-lovin’ mama like Emily, guests had to be invited to the party with something extra adorable…Cue birthday candle invitations from EOH! These letterpress invites were pressed in bright kelly green with a touch of pink and cobalt blue envelopes (with pink envelope liners!). Beautiful pressing done by Beth Lehman and Hand-lettered envelopes by Mary Dea Heldman. It set the tone for a simple but playful start to the party decor.

    Wade and Emily loved the sweet idea of having a menu inspired by their baby’s favorite things! Elsie’s most-loved snacks included goldfish and cheerios. They also threw in some of mama’s favorite snacks when preggers: blueberry doughnut holes and pumpkin muffins, and daddy’s favorites: a cheese plate and his secret, homemade salsa!

    Such a fun touch! Guests were treated to champagne cocktails with personality…Featuring pink lemonade, St. Germain, and limes, these sips were the perfect treat for parents to have in hand while relaxing in the great weather and watching the kiddos run around, play croquet and ride the vintage toy horse!

    As far as first birthday’s go – Elsie did not TOUCH her cupcake! Either she is like her daddy and does not like sweets and/or she is having major texture issues. She was happy when she got a potatoe chip instead! All her favorite friends were present. Have you ever seen a cuter guest line-up?!¬† Pictured above are her future besties, the Mooney twins, Caroline and Bailey! And they had to get a snapshot of all the kiddos, just to document each year how they grow! Fun was had by all ages during this thoughtful, no-fuss celebration on a gorgeous September afternoon in Nashville. Happy Birthday, Elsie! We can’t believe you’re already one!

    To see more adorable birthday party invitations designed by Elsie’s mama, scroll through our selection here!

    Thanks to some of our fave photogs Camille Blinn Photography & Mary Deaton Studios for the photos!