Thursday, July 8, 2010

a tiny birthday party ...

norah's tiny first birthday party was a success, and a lot of fun! i was happy with how everything turned out, and we were able to celebrate my tiny little girl's big day.
for the menu, we had all things tiny.
the darling flower garland is from the etsy shop, pretty swell, and i made the white doily garland.
tiny bow tie greek pasta salad {made with mini-bow tie pasta}
tiny fruit kabobs
tiny hamburgers and hotdogs {pictured without the meat}
i used rolls from the grocery store, and i had their bakery make me tiny hot dog buns
tiny water {re-labeled tiny water botttles}
tiny cakes + tiny drinks
tiny doughnuts, tiny brownies, and tiny chips
tiny treats
tiny gummy bears, gold fish, and candies
my friend jane let us borrow her fun bounce houses, so we let the kids run wild in the back instead of having games. it was a hit! my little ezra especially enjoyed them!
and, of course the tiny birthday girl
we love this little girl so much! i can't believe she's already one!
p.s. if you have any questions about the party or where i got things, please let a comment and i'll be sure to answer.
also, be sure to check out the
tiny party invitations
and, tiny party favors


Anna said...

So, so, so cute!

The party idea is brilliant and your daughter ... scrumptious!

emily said...

i love everything about this tiny party.

you never fail to amaze me! thanks for the inspiration :)

and love the picture of your girl and you--so beautiful.

nancykate said...

I rarely comment on blogs, but I have to tell you, you just put together the cutest things. This party was so thought out and adorable. Great job!

Susan said...

seriously, everything you do is perrrrfect.

You Are My Fave said...

As always, I adore this party and everything else you create.

The Coy's said...

So Cute i love it!!

Where did you find the little hotdogs?
ps I'm Jade's little sister

.caroline armelle. said...


i had a local grocery store bake the mini hot dog buns. i had a hard time finding mini hot dogs, so i just bought the longer nathan's kosher hotdogs and cut them in half to fit the buns.
hope this helps!

The How-To Gal said...

SO cute...your baby and the party. My little girl turns 1 on Sunday and I don't have anything nearly as fancy as this planned! Inspirational post, as always.

Polly said...

:O wow this party is so cute and pretty and such an inspiration! Your little girl is so lucky and I'm sure she'll have many more beautiful birthday parties over the years! xx

Melinda said...

Sweet idea! And your little girl is SO cute! I love the pictures of the two of you together!

Audra said...

Wow, you have outdone yourself. Love the LOL items!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Oh my goodness - that is adorable. I'll have to show my 18 year old daughter. She adores babies and will love the 'tiny' party. Happy Birthday to the tiny girl.

Jackie said...

I'm always amazed by your creativity. What a cute party!

Jillian Goulding said...
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sheila said...

every 'tiny' thing turned out adorable.
and your daughter is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous party Caroline. I love all of your little details...very inspiring. And p.s. your family is so beautiful!!

ariel said...

adorable! you've inspired me to do a tiny party for my sister's baby shower next month.

did you bring your tiny balloons to the craft store and have them filled up with helium?

and where did you find the tiny magnifying glasses?

Kristie Lynne said...

I'm loving the Liberty of London accents. :)

Reagan said...

It looks great! Would you mind telling me where you got the striped tablecloth?

Carly said...

seriously. she is perfect. where did you get her bow? I love it!

jake and joslyn said...

Adorable, great idea!
Where did you find the cake stand(s)? I have been looking all over for something like that!

Ruth said...

what a beautiful party! I too would love to know where you got your cake stands and actually the serving whiteware - trays and bowls. I am looking for similar basic pieces and LOOVE the unique look of yours!


.caroline armelle. said...

hello all!

thanks for the nice comments.
here are some answers to your questions.

ariel- i bought the tiny 5" balloons at the party store zurchers. i actually bought a helium tank and filled them at home. you can buy small helium tanks at walmart or target for around $20-$30.

the tiny magnifying glasses are also from the party store, zurchers

Reagan- the striped table cloth is actually a vintage sheet i picked up at a thrift store.

carly- her bow is from my friend ann's cute shop

joslyn- the cake stands are martha stewart cake stands found at macy's department store.

ruth- all the white serving plates are from wal-mart of all places. the salad bowl was found there too. the floral bowls are liberty of london for target, and some of the smaller pedestal bowls are from my milk glass collection i've been collecting from thrift stores for a while.

hope i've answered all your questions!

Cherith said...

I love love love Your idea!!! As many people have said, I might just have to steal this idea for our little girl who will be one soon!

I do want to know if her dress is from the Target collection? I am a beloved shopper of Target and have not seen it there.

Love your blog :)

.caroline armelle. said...

hi cherith.

yes, norah's dress was from the liberty of london line for target. they went pretty fast, but may still be available online.

the mama monster said...

such cute details! i wish i was that talented at putting together a birthday party. my attempts are pretty lame :)

jess @ lost button studio said...

You do such a great job with everything! Hope you are doing well. Norah is so cute!

jdavissquared said...

what a beautiful family you have! darling tiny party...i love!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job! Wondering where you got the scoops for the goldfish and gummi bears. Thanks!

Party Flair said...

Such a clever theme! I love it!

.caroline armelle. said...

the scoops are from the store sur la table.

chelsea said...

Ack!!! SO cute!!! Everything about this is so darling. Also, you guys are like the cutest family in the world! Adorable!

a pina colada said...

awww! What a sweet and darling party. What a lucky cutie pie!

Anders Ruff Custom Designs said...

SO adorable! How much fun is that to plan!? I could think of mini/tiny foods all day long!
Great job! Beautiful party.


La petite Lou'lou said...

those cupcakes look delicioussss!!!

perfectly paisley said...

You throw the cutest birthday parties and always cover every small detail! Looks like it was a blast!

marta said...

leave it to caroline to create the cutest of parties. happy birthday to your darling, i can't believe she's already one!! everything looks absolutely charming. i would love to know where you got the tiny snacks; goldfish and gummi bears! the 'tiny' theme is so unique and personal to your little one. you're so creative, i love it. xo.

Kim@Living with Little People said...

What a gorgeous party for a gorgeous little girl! Your family photos came out amazing too.

mike|amanda|elle said...

you have TOTALLY inspired me:) you're brilliant! i have no idea how i even found your blog, but i'm such a fan. my little girl, elle, will be one in a few weeks and i'm stealing this idea! she'll probably be wearing a lou & lee headband, too! you and ann both have insanely awesome taste!

judith said...

Really liked your party idea and I will use it in my kids 1st birthday party.

Emily said...

THis is so darling. My daughter's first birthday is in April and I've been thinking about a sweet little party that will be a celebration that she deserves without being over the top. I think something like this will be just the thing. Thanks for the ideas!

Toy Story Party Supplies said...

Norah looks so adorable in that picture. Even the foods that were served in the party look so yummy and great.

Anonymous said...

how very Martha!!!

Anonymous said...

how do you come up with these cute ideas?

Brittny said...

wow!! this is such a cute party!! I think I might have to copy your ideas!! What size card and envelope did you use for the invitation?
P.S. I know this post was over a year ago but for some reason I google tiny parties and your popped up. Hopefully you still remember your resources and are willing to share:) Thanks!
email :

Anonymous said...

google martha stewart tiny party .. get all your inspiration there

kids birthday party ideas said...

nice and good looking couple with a pretty baby doll..
this blog is really fantastic..
Have a nice memorable birthday party.

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