Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

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holden's {colorful} first birthday party

holden's {colorful} first birthday party

A colorful first birthday party @ohbotherblog For Holden's first birthday party, I wanted to fill the house with color to celebrate the little girl who has brought so much joy (among other things) into our lives this past year. I started with a plan and an idea board. Here's how it all turned out.

Colorful birthday party - rainbow color pompoms, bunting, colorful flowers @ohbotherblog

Yes, I actually made those tissue paper pompoms! I totally lucked out by finding those gorgeous rainbow-dyed flower poms (at the grocery store, no less!)

Rainbow water for a colorful birthday party; Wine bottles in a sand bucket @ohbotherblog

I added fruit of all colors to my beverage dispenser to make "Rainbow Water" (that tasted awesome, btw). Sand buckets made great impromptu wine buckets!

Have birthday party guests sign a copy of Dr. Suess' "Happy Birthday to You" as a party memento! @ohbotherblog

Guests signed a copy of Happy Birthday to You by Dr. Seuss with special messages for Holden.

Of course, the famous rainbow cupcakes made their debut:

Rainbow cupcakes at a colorful first birthday party @ohbotherblog

While the rainbow cupcakes were a win, my attempts at making Holden's smash cake were a big ol' fail. Luckily, my favorite cupcakery saved the day: their huge cupcakes make the perfect-sized smash cake. Holden, it turns out, is a big fan of the sweet stuff:

First Birthday Smash Cake @ohbotherblog

Overall, I'd say the day was a huge win. It was a lot of work (and a lot of fails in the process) but a lot of fun. Even Sal was pooped out:

Dog in a teepee @ohbotherblog

Oh, I forgot the cutest part—check out her adorable rainbow romper from IAmDezigns (etsy)!

Rainbow Romper for a colorful first birthday @ohbotherblog

Happy Happy Birthday, Holdy!

four eyes

four eyes

a bunch of birthday FAILs

a bunch of birthday FAILs