Thrifty Thursday: Celebrating Dahlia’s DIY Garden Party Themed First Birthday!

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Blowing out Dahlia’s Candle on her yummy Guava cake

Disclaimer:  So, let me start off by saying that this birthday party was many months in the making.  With the help of my family, friends and my husband, we were able to pull off a wonderful & memorable first birthday party for Dahlia at home & saved a lot of money doing a lot of things ourselves.

This post will feature the different garden themed items we had and other fun activities and in the weeks to come, I will be blogging about how it all came together and give tutorials on how to do some of the things I did.

GARDEN PARTY THEMED HIGHLIGHTS:

Garden Boxes with Fruits, Flowers & Vegetables 

Of course, we couldn’t have a Garden Party without a real Garden growing in our backyard.  We planted:  Strawberries, Beets, Cilantro, Dahlias, Broccoli, Carrots, Tomatoes, Zucchini Squash, & Basil

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DIY Garden Themed Flower Crowns

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Giant DIY Flower Initials (Made in a previous blog post)

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Green Silverware in Labeled Flower Pots

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DIY Photo Booth using the Pocketbooth App with Garden Themed Props & More

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CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS:  How_to_Photo_Booth

Party Favors:  Dahlia & Veggie/Fruit Seed in Small Pots with Candy

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Hanging DIY “Dahlia” Poufs for Decor

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Hanging DIY Tissue Garland (Also used for photo booth backdrop)

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Garden Themed Desserts:

Strawberry Parfait (Cream cheese filling, pound cake, strawberries and graham cracker crust topping)

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“Worms in Dirt” (Chocolate Pudding, Crushed Birthday Oreos topped with Gummy Worms)

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Mini “Garden” Cupcakes (Chocolate Cupcakes with Frosted Veggie/Fruit Icing)

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Garden Themed Food Items:

Caprese Skewers (Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil Leaves drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette)

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Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

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Veggie Cups with Hummus

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Banh Mi Sandwiches

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Garden Themed Arts & Crafts:

Face Painting Station

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Flower Pens

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Pet Rocks

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Painted Bird Houses

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Garden Themed Games

(Unfortunately, we actually didn’t get to any games because the day flew by & it got too busy 🙁 However, I did have some ready to go!  To my friends & family, whoever wants to complete any of these, I’ll send you the gifts I had ready for the winners! Email me here:  dearestdahiablog@gmail.com):

Garden Scramble

CLICK HERE:  GardenWordScramble

“Dahlia” is a Growing Girl Game – (Guess how old she is in each photo)

CLICK HERE:  HowOld2

“Likes or Dislikes” – (Guess whether or not Dahlia liked the fruit or vegetables listed for the first time or disliked it)

CLICK HERE:  Foods_Tried

OTHER FUN HIGHLIGHTS & ACTIVITIES:

– Mini Inflatable Bouncer (Little Tikes – Bought on Amazon.com – perfect for kids up to 8 years old)

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Children’s Tree Swing (Made by Little Tikes – Bought on Amazon.com)

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Dahlia with Grandma & Cousin Sophia enjoying the swing

Bug/Butterfly Nets for Kids

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Silly Nathalie!

Ping Pong Table & Chalkboard Fun

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Owen & Lennon in a battle at the Ping Pong Table!

We had such a fun day and though I know Dahlia won’t remember much, I hope our family and friends in attendance can one day tell her how much fun they had on her big 1st birthday.  And here are the photos to prove it!

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Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

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