Several months ago I started going all pinterest planning crazy thinking M's first party had to be crazy/spectacular crafty pin worthy. Wooohoo am I glad that boat came and passed because unless I had stumbled upon about 9 extra hands there was just no way I could have pulled anything like that off. Plus, I started asking myself, "Why?" Why would I be doing it? A blog post? Magnolia certainly didn't care. And I tell you what, spending 20bucks at Target was just a breath of easy air and I don't think we were any sort of worse for the wear.
We had a great little party Saturday afternoon with our friends and a few other kiddos under 3 feet. I had soooooo much fun watching Magnolia. She seems to love every bit of it -- my little social butterfly who now walks completely from here to there and everywhere. She loved he friends, she loved her cake, and she loved her new toys! (more pictures to come at some point)
I wanted to be festive yet really comfortable at M's party so my go to was my poppy color maxi dress (i believe this post makes numbero III of the "adventures of teal & poppy"). This dress is light weight and easy to move around in plus machine washable which is a good thing considering that Magnolia thought it would be fun to include me/my face/my dress in the "first bday cake food fight."
The color of this dress is a great statement in itself, but I decided to add a skinny leopard belt to add a bit of shape and some drop earrings for just a little more color pop (both under $20). The top stone of these earrings is basically identical to the color of the dress and the bottom blue color was the perfect compliment. I was feeling very brave wearing my hear down and dangling earrings -- such taunting objects to grab by 1-year-olds! But we more than survived the day.
earrings by Cora Lane
belt by Pauline Carcach