London was born on July 1st, which means she's a little summer baby and we all know that birthdays in the summer are just the BEST! There are so many options when the weather is beautiful + so to celebrate Lo's first, we figured we just HAD to do something outside! Since baby Lolo is a little fishy and loves the water, we thought a POOL BASH would be the perfect party theme! Of course, I immediately took to Pinterest, and began "pinning" away for party favors, smash cake ideas, decorations, etc!
My inspiration came from a beach ball. It will come as no shock to anyone who knows me, that I thought of desserts and London's "smash cake" FIRST, of all things :) All of the decor, food, favors, etc played off of that and came after. To help with my vision, I contacted my friend Sue Warren from "Sweets by Sue," who operates an amazing business in Maine, and makes the yummiest treats! (You guys should totally check out her website, and find her on Instagram here!)
London's smash cake was a mini beach ball, with vanilla cake + vanilla buttercream frosting. We decided we wanted to do beach ball cake pops for the kiddos, with the best flavor ever...Funfetti! So yummy! For variety, we also included cupcakes; chocolate and vanilla with buttercream frosting! Sue was amazing helping me iron out all of the details and play with some different ideas.
When it came to party favors, I wanted to make sure that the kiddos would leave with something they LOVED, and also something they could use. I got in touch with Christina at Plum Polka Dot (Find her on Instagram here!), who creates custom hair ties and other designs! I thought that hair ties would be perfect to give out at the party! Something so unique, that both kids and parents would love :) Well, they were certainly a HIT! Everyone LOVED them and especially loved how they were customized with London's theme party slogan!
We were also super excited to receive this breathtaking handmade crown from Brandy at Little Blue Olive. Sadly it came a day late for Lo's party, but I did manage to capture her wearing it + I will be sharing those photos soon :) In the meantime, look how beautiful it is!
We are so incredibly thankful for all of our family and friends that came out to celebrate our amazing little girl. It was such a memorable day, and of course, one that we will never forget! Below you can see more photos + shop London's birthday look!