Avery’s First Pow Wow

She sure likes to ham it up for the camera!

Avery sure likes to ham it up for the camera!

My baby girl turned one this month!  We had such an amazing party and I am so excited to share it with you!  Since making party decorations is what I do for a living, it was fun as well as super stressful trying to narrow down what theme I wanted to do.  I wanted to make sure that everything was perfect and it was!  I am excited to share all the little details with you as well as the listings on my shop where you can buy your own!

I swear I had a list of like 8 parties that I was debating when I first started pinning things for her party.  I still have them in my back pocket for themes to create for other birthdays or even for my shop.  When I saw the Pow Wow theme, I already knew it was one of my favorites.  Avery has some Native American bloodlines on her dad’s side, so I thought it would be fitting that we had a Pow Wow party to celebrate her big day.

This banner was hung in the front of the house to announce this is where the party is at! Click on the picture to be directed to my shop!

This banner was hung in the front of the house to announce this is where the party is at! Click on the picture to be directed to my shop!

We had the party in my Grandma ad Grandpa Bloesser’s backyard.  They have the most beautiful backyard full of flowers and all sorts of amazingness!  Thank you so much for letting us take over your house and backyard for this big day!  I will forever cherish the memories of this special day!   Now onto some decor!

The teepee was a huge hit! I sewed it myself. I really didn't use a pattern, I kind of perused through Pinterest and took ideas from here and there to make my own pattern. I love how it turned out! Click on the picture to be directed to my shop for the listing for the ONE banner in the picture!

The teepee was a huge hit! I sewed it myself. I really didn’t use a pattern, I kind of perused through Pinterest and took ideas from here and there to make my own pattern. I love how it turned out! Click on the picture to be directed to my shop for the listing for the ONE banner in the picture!

This was the first item that I created for her party. My life is Happy Birthday banners, so this one was fun to create for my girl! Click the link to be directed to this listing!

This was the first item that I created for her party. My life is Happy Birthday banners, so this one was fun to create for my girl! Click the link to be directed to this listing!

I had other ideas for the high chair banner, but time was running out, so I went with this. I actually love the way it turned out! Click on the picture to check out the listing!

I had other ideas for the high chair banner, but time was running out, so I went with this. I actually love the way it turned out! Click on the picture to check out the listing!

I think she liked it too!

I think she liked it too!

Her namesake grandma, Great Grandma Jean made her smash cake, it was carrot cake and it was delicious!  Also a big shout out to Alex’s mom, Grandma Tafoya for crocheting the adorable tiara for her party hat!  Aunt Heather also sent Avery her boho chic vest for her party as well!  It is amazing how blessed my girl is to have so many people that love her!  You will see as I march on with this post that it was really a family affair!  Everyone pitched in on food, decorating, taking pictures, etc. to make this day happen!

Here is a closeup of her smash cake with the adorable bunting you can find in my shop as well! I am obsessed with this cake topper! It is so much fun!

Here is a closeup of her smash cake with the adorable bunting you can find in my shop as well! I am obsessed with this cake topper! It is so much fun!

I was so lucky to have some great photographers for Avery’s birthday!  This one was taken by my cousin Charly.  She lives in Elkhart, KS and takes so beautiful pictures.  Check her out on Facebook and she comes highly recommended by me!  Thanks again for all the candid shots and family shots you did for us!  You have an eye for it girl!  My sister Heather also stormed through the party getting some amazing shots as well!  Thanks sister!

I loved the centerpieces for the party. My grandmas rounded up enough mason jars and we had them sitting around on tables. I have not listed these yet, but if you message me I can get them up for you!

I loved the centerpieces for the party. My grandmas rounded up enough mason jars and we had them sitting around on tables. I have not listed these yet, but if you message me I can get them up for you!

Love this shot!

Love this shot!

Avery's monthly banner was so fun to see her grow! This banner will be listed soon as well! It has mini clothespins to clip each month on. So fun!

Avery’s monthly banner was so fun to see her grow! This banner will be listed soon as well! It had mini clothespins to clip each month on. So fun!

A big shoutout to Uncle Jace for providing us some shade on that hot summer day with his racing tent! I was worried about the heat, but this helped a lot!

A big shoutout to Uncle Jace for providing us some shade on that hot summer day with his racing tent! I was worried about the heat, but this helped a lot!

I made these adorable dream catchers out of doilies and crochet hoops. In the center is Avery's birthday board that will be listed on my shop soon!

I made these adorable dream catchers out of doilies and crochet hoops. In the center is Avery’s birthday board that will be listed on my shop soon!

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A close up of her birthday board.

Pa made Avery an awesome totem pole for the event! He used a wood burner and it turned out so cool! Thanks dad!

Pa made Avery an awesome totem pole for the event! He used a wood burner and it turned out so cool! Thanks dad!

Loved this. I put pictures back to back on the porch entrance of Avery's newborn photo shoot.

Loved this. I put pictures back to back on the porch entrance of Avery’s newborn photo shoot.

Another awesome picture by Charly!

Another awesome picture by Charly!

My friend Jordan sewed her adorable party outfit.  Check her out @ Looney Beans Closet on Etsy by clicking on this picture!

My friend Jordan sewed her adorable party outfit. Check her out @ Looney Beans Closet on Etsy by clicking on this picture!

I wanted to make sure the big kids had something to do to keep them entertained. I had a few ideas, but ended up printing off some headdress bands for them to color and feathers to add to it. I was afraid they were going to think it was boring, but they had so much fun! We also had a slip and slide out front after Avery opened presents!

I wanted to make sure the big kids had something to do to keep them entertained. I had a few ideas, but ended up printing off some headdress bands for them to color and feathers to add to it. I was afraid they were going to think it was boring, but they had so much fun! We also had a slip and slide out front after Avery opened presents!

These party favors were a big hit! Be watching for a blog post on how I made these soon!

These party favors were a big hit! Be watching for a blog post on how I made these soon!

They had a ball with the bubble tomahawks and headdresses!

They had a ball with the bubble tomahawks and headdresses!

I wish I would have gotten Avery in here with them! We love our cousins!

I wish I would have gotten Avery in here with them! We love our cousins!

Now let’s talk food!  We had the party at 11:00 AM, so we served lunch.  It was such a beautiful day outside and everyone enjoyed visiting awhile before they started helping themselves to all the yummies we had inside.

The food was delicious. My mom made these amazing sliders. I made them again when we had Avery's playgroup birthday celebration at our house last week. Be on the lookout for a blog post on them!

The food was delicious. My mom made these amazing sliders. I made them again when we had Avery’s playgroup birthday celebration at our house last week. Be on the lookout for a blog post on them!

 We also had taco salad for a second option and gluten free for daddy!

We also had taco salad for a second option and gluten free for daddy!

And now for my favorite part…DESSERT!!!  This was so special because every grandma had a food item at the party!

The dessert bar was a big hit! It was so special because we had a variety of deserts and all made with love!

The dessert bar was a big hit! It was so special because we had a variety of deserts and all made with love!  This picture was taken before Gege put her delicious punch in the bowl.  It was so good!

Alex's mom makes the best cheesecake around. She also made some yummy mints as well!

Alex’s mom makes the best cheesecake around. She also made some yummy mints as well!

Granny made her yummy chocolate cake!

Granny made her yummy chocolate cake!

Great Grandma Jean made these amazing carrot cake cupcakes! The toppers and wrappers can be found in my shop by clicking the picture!

Great Grandma Jean made these amazing carrot cake cupcakes! The toppers and wrappers can be found in my shop by clicking the picture!

Another shot, because I am obsessed with this picture! I like to dabble in photography as well!

Another shot, because I am obsessed with this picture! I like to dabble in photography as well!

Glammy ordered some to die for cookies from a Loving's Cakes in Garden City, KS. Click the photo to check them out on Facebook.

Glammy ordered some to die for cookies from a Loving’s Cakes in Garden City, KS. Click the photo to check them out on Facebook.

So I stole an idea from one of the moms in my playgroup and I love the way it turned out!  Unfortunately, I put it above the dessert bar and hardly anyone noticed it!  I had to take some pictures in our backyard though because I loved the idea!  I rounded up a picture of Alex and I on our first birthdays with our cakes and Avery’s smash cake picture and it was a comparison of us all on our first birthdays!

Daddy, Mommy, and Avery with their first birthday cakes!

Daddy, Mommy, and Avery with their first birthday cakes!

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Daddy

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Mommy

Avery

Avery

I have a ton of pictures that I went through and decided just to make a little slideshow with them all for your viewing pleasure!  The day was perfect and thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to celebrate one special lady!  We were surrounded by everyone we love and we really appreciate it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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