Today I am sharing Emma Fae's Daisy Garden themed 1st birthday party!
We had so much fun putting together her 1st Daisy Garden birthday party! I cant believe I have a 1 year old today! I don’t know where the time has gone, but those itsy bitsy tiny baby days sure didn’t t last very long.
It was so cute seeing how excited she was over her first birthday! That excitement and joy is really what makes it all worth so it!
So in this post I will be sharing the decorations we used, the cakes and food tables we put together for Emma's Daisy Garden themed 1st birthday party.
I will also be sharing how I put her party together and what steps we took to make it all happen.
Let's dive right in!
Emma Fae's Daisy Garden Themed 1st Birthday Party
Daisy 1st Birthday Party Dessert Table
This is a picture of Emma's Daisy Garden dessert table. We decided to do two different food stations.
We used our dining room table to display the treats, fruit and dessert.
We used our kitchen island to display the rest of the food.
Emma's Daisy Themed Dessert Table (1st Birthday)
The Dessert Table Set Up
We had just under 40 people attend the party, so we definitely wanted to make sure that everyone got a treat.
We had 4 cakes made, along with cupcakes, fruit, macaroons and other small treats.
To accommodate everyone's food restrictions or special diets we made sure our dessert table had something for everyone.
Some desserts were made from scratch while others I had ordered from several local bakeries.
Desserts we served
- Vegan chocolate cake (Dairy free + egg free)
- Sugar free cupcakes
- Gluten free macaroons
- Gluten, dairy free, vegan dipped cookies & mini cakes
- Organic fruit pie
- Organic fresh fruit
- Gluten free chocolates
- All sprinkles GF & V
- The main daisy cakes had no restrictions, but quality ingredients were used
Emma's 1st Birthday Daisy Cake
I loved the way Emma's pink daisy cake turned out! I asked for the bakery to make a pink cake with yellow and white daisies on top and it turned out so beautiful.
I got this cake from a local bakery in Oregon called Sprinkles Of Joy. I absolutely adore the turn out! She did a beautiful job and made the cake exactly as I had envisioned. I was super impressed!
The inside of the cake was vanilla funfetti with strawberry frosting layers. The inside of the daisy cake was so beautiful and everyone commented on how cute the cake was!
Honestly it was just too cute to eat!
Daisy One Cake Topper
I am totally in love with the cute Daisy One Cake Topper which I actually ordered it off a cute Etsy shop called The Saw Dust Mama
She has several cute cake toppers to choose from but this is the one I had ordered HERE
As a small boutique owner I love to shop other small shops and support small business.
It's definitely important to me to shop small as I know the impact it has on small boutiques and honestly I love the uniqueness and quality that shopping small can offer.
Emma's Daisy Smash Cake
The mini daisy smash cake was just adorable! Emma completely destroyed it and it was so much fun watching her have fun with it.
The cake was a 6" vanilla ombre cake with daisies on top. I ordered this custom cake from the same bakery as the main daisy cake. It's from the local bakery in Oregon called Sprinkles Of Joy.
Vegan Chocolate Cake
This happens to be one of my favorite chocolate cakes ever and it's the vegan chocolate cake from Whole Foods bakery.
I have served this cake at several parties and get-togethers. It's always an easy go to.
Fresh Fruit Tart
I also got this fruit tart from the Whole Foods Bakery. This cake is so fruit forward and fresh.
I love the appearance it adds to our dessert table and for those who don't like cake, this is always an awesome option to have available.
Sugar Free Gluten Free Chocolate Daisy Cupcakes
These cupcakes we had made from scratch because I just found it a bit challenging to find a bakery who could make them for me.
This is actually my moms recipe and I will likely share her recipe in a future post.
Daisy Fondant Flowers
They really worked perfectly for our homemade cupcakes. I honestly would have made these myself but having a baby and work I just found my time to be a little stretched.
I was thankful I found this cute shop who was able to make them for me. I ordered these on Jun 17 and didn't get them until July 20th so I would recommend ordering yours in advance.
They are totally worth it! Definitely check out her shop because she has so many cute fondant creations available that are all so dreamy!
We used these cute letter cutouts to serve our fresh fruit in. I will share in a later post how we made these and put them together.
The fruit we served:
- Watermelon balls
- Purple candy grapes
We offered toothpicks in a cute shot glass to pick out the fruit.
MINI DAISY CAKES
These tiny cakes are actually homemade. Everything from the chocolate toppers to the base. These cakes were actually super easy to make, but they totally took a lot of time to make.
The purpose of the mini cakes were to be as gifted as favors. I had made several of these with various flowers on top. These sparkly little mini cakes were a hit!
We put them in cupcake baking cups for people to take home at the end of the party. I will share how I made these in a later post.
Dipped Oreos are such a party staple. I think they are so cute and can help carry out a color theme for the party.
We choose gluten free Oreos and dipped them in white chocolate.
I used cute pink princess sprinkles to decorate the cookies.
Mini Daisy Cookies
The mini daisy cookies were also homemade.
These were super easy to make but took a lot of time. They definitely helped carry out the Daisy party theme.
These mini daisy cookies were also meant to be party favors to snack on and take home at the end of the party.
Daisy Garden Macaroons
Macaroons are one of my favorite cookies of all time so of course I had to have them at Emmas Daisy Garden First Birthday Party!
I had gotten the macaroons from a bakery but we actually decorated them ourselves with homemade chocolates to fit the garden theme.
Mini Flower Chocolates
Although our macaroons came from the bakery, they were not decorated. So that's when I added the cute little flower chocolates to each one.
The chocolates were hommade and took a several days to make the amount we needed but it was definitely worth it.
We packed up our favor containers with the decorated macaroons, dipped cookies and daisy cakes.
Dessert Table Decorations
Outside of decorating with food, we used flowers to decorate. I also had found a daisy flower garland at Hobby Lobby when I was just shopping around and it we used it to lay across the table.
I personally find that a pretty bouquet of fresh flowers is a job well done when it comes to decorations. Its tasteful, simple and they smell good.
They are also great because they come in so many beautiful colors. You can really go all out with flowers.
We made about 6 flower bouquets which were displayed in various locations throughout our home.
Flowers are really the most effortless way to decorate any party.
My husband picked up several boques from Trader Joes and we just put them together our own bouquet using various vases and mason jars.
Emma's 1st Daisy Garden Birthday Party Food
The food we served was basically all horderves and snacks along with a few salads. In order to keep people moving around and talking, I prefer to serve small bites rather than full course meals.
We got up at 5AM the day of the party to start putting together the cheese boards. They definitely took a lot of time to make look beautiful. Arrange and rearrange over and over until everything looked effortless.
My mom was amazing at helping me out these boards together because there is no way I would have finished in time for the party! Thanks mom!
We made a total of 3 cheese boards that held a variety of different hors d'oeuvres.
We also had an assortment of veggies to put out but sadly we totally forgot about them on the day of the party. I am not sure how we forgot about them but it happened.
The Party Salads
We served 3 types of salads for Emma's Daisy Garden 1st Birthday Party.
The goal was to have something available that everyone could enjoy. Pictured above are the garden pasta salad and the quinoa salad.
The salads were so colorful and bright, they were so yummy and helped to play off the garden theme even more so. We made the salads at home and prepped them the night before the party.
- Garden Pasta Salad (dairy free, vegan)
- Quinoa Salad (gluten free, vegan)
- Ranch Salad (dairy free, gluten free, vegan)
Caprese Skewer Salads
I think at this point everyone expects these at any party we throw. These are just so easy to make and always make a beautiful and elegant turn out.
We kept it simple with these really cute biodegradable palm leaf pressed plates that I got from amazon HERE
These were actually a total hit! They were not flimsy like paper plates and looked much more appealing than single use plastic plates.
They also held up throughout the entire party. They didn't leak and everyone loved them and kept asking me where they came from.
These were much thicker and sturdier and were totally awesome! I highly recommend using them for your party.
I ordered the 7" size which was the perfect size for serving small plates like salads, hors d'oeuvres and cake on.
I used mason jars to hold our party utensils.
The floral napkins I actually got kind of lucky with because I happened to find them in Homegoods when I was just shopping around one day.
Okay I am officially obsessed with these chalkboard signs! They are really wonderful at labeling what the food is and they have cute little stands so you can place them anywhere.
I picked up several packs from Hobby Lobby. I used chalkboard marker to label everything so everyone would know what is what.
Planning Emma's Daisy Garden 1st Birthday Party
I started planning her birthday party 4 months in advance and by time it was her birthday, it was all worth it because it came together wonderfully.
During the initial planning stage I just got a pen and paper and put together all of the ideas I had for food, decoration and desserts.
Once I had my ideas together I created a timeline in which everything would need to be done by.
To sum it all up
2 Months before party
- Get party theme ideas together
- Pick a theme
- Pick a party date
- Create a guest list & invites
- Invite guests
- Order baby 1st birthday outfit
- Shop for plates, utensils, cake stands, etc
- Order cakes and desserts
- Order wine (if it needs to be shipped)
- Order anything that needs to be shipped now
3 Weeks before party
- Select foods, recipes
- Start making favors
- Confirm with party guests
Week of party
- Clean, clean and clean some more
- Shop for recipes supplies
- Pick music playlist
- Create a party day plan (start with drinks, snack and talk, baby present time, baby cake time, everyone else cake time)
Day before party
- Bake and cook food
- Pick up cakes and desserts
- Put food platters or cheese boards together
- Buy flowers and make bouquets
- Clean, clean & clean some more
Day of party
- Set up party
- MAKE SURE BABY GETS A GOOD NAP
- Take photos before guests arrive
- Enjoy the day!
Just under 40 people had attended Emma's Daisy Garden 1st Birthday Party! She had so much fun and loved all of the attention!
I was having such a great time with everyone at the party that I actually forgot to take photos during the party, but luckily I was able to capture the birthday party set up before everyone had arrived.
I had actually planned to have the party set up 1 hour before guests would arrive so that we could get some photos of the set up. Thank goodness we aimed for an earlier time because we had actually finished just in time.
The party started at 2PM and we planned to have it ready by 1PM. We had actually finished at 1:49 with just a enough time to take photos.
Guests also arrived early! So we poured them drinks while they waited for us to finish photographing everything.
Emma's Daisy 1st birthday party was a fun turnout!
All in all, we had a lovely time! Happy 1st Birthday Emma! I can't believe I have a one year old already! 🥰
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I’d love to know how you made those serving plates shaped like the letters O-N-E.
So beautiful like a fairytale!
This is so cute! Beautiful job Caroline!