Camp Roman James!

DenaJune 23, 2014

I am so excited to finally share the details and photographs from Roman’s camp-themed first birthday party. It really was the best day. I planned and crafted for months in preparation for the big day — it was a lot of work — and it was all worth it!

Roman had such fun and so did all of his adorable cousins. It brings me such joy to look through the photographs from that special day. It is a memory that I will cherish for always, and I can’t wait to share the memories with Roman one day when he is older.

Scroll through the pictures to find out more about all of the precious party details.

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For the party favors, I purchased a bunch of colorful flashlights from the dollar store. I wrote each child’s name on a mason jar tag (tags c/o Papir Vendage) and tied each tag to the flashlight with embroidery thread.
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The beautiful shabby chic rag tie banner over the chalkboard is c/o The Pickled Peanut.
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The heart-shaped arrows hanging from the pavilion were handmade by me. I’ll be sharing the DIY tomorrow.
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The beautiful invitations were designed by Kelli Murray.
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camp themed birthday party | livelovesimple.comMy father built and painted the awesome bean bag toss game. The bean bags and campfire pillows were handmade by a family friend.

The teepee and plush campfire are from Land of Nod.
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Roman’s adorable camp vest was one of my absolute favourite details of the day. The vest is c/o Girls and Boys Clothing.
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The sweet camp-themed bunting banner is c/o Baby Birdie Boutique.
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We had lots of delicious food and drinks, including homemade pasta salad, hamburgers & hot dogs on the grill, and cold beer & sodas.
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The sweet bunting behind us is c/o Papir Vendage and my beautiful flower headband is c/o Birdie Baby Boutique.
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About midway through the party, the skies opened up and the rain poured down — but that didn’t stop us from having a blast.
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The gorgeous campfire cake was made by my best friend. She stayed up until all hours of the night toasting marshmallows to make it just right!
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My best friend and her mama made these adorable “worms n’ dirt” cups.
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My sister made these sweet beehive cupcakes and the cute camp-themed cupcake toppers are c/o Papir Vendage.
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The pastel party hats are from the Oh Joy! for Target collection.
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I designed the Camp Roman logo and had it placed on these cute, vintage-style baseball hats.
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For his cake smash, Roman devoured an entire cupcake. It was absolute messy adorableness.
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Once again, I have to give an enormous thank you to my friends & family who came together to make Roman’s first birthday so special. I could not have done it without them. Also, I am so grateful to the incredible vendors who made every detail of the day as sweet as can be.

Photography // Kate Ignatowski
Roman’s Vest // Girls and Boys Clothing
My hairband and the camp-themed bunting // Birdie Baby Boutique
Shabby chic rag tie bunting // The Pickled Peanut
Cupcake topper, mason jar craft tags, all pretty paper products // Papir Vendage
Teepee and plush campfire // Land of Nod

Now it’s time to start thinking about next year… πŸ˜‰

Comments (23)

  • Nicole

    June 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

    This is so amazing!!! Can you start planning my parties!? Bravo mama! This is such a stunning birthday party! How fun!! High fives!

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Nicole! Yes, I’ll be your party planner anytime! πŸ˜‰

  • Gillian

    June 23, 2014 at 9:18 am

    loved all of these. πŸ™‚ it must have been nice to have a photographer and be able to just sit back and enjoy the party!!

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      It was great. But I didn’t do much sitting back. LOL… I was trying to orchestrate everything. I probably should’ve done a little less running around and a little more enjoying. Glad I can enjoy the pix though!! πŸ˜‰

  • Tina

    June 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Whoahhhh this look like a professional party planner got this together!!!! How flipping awesome! My favorite parts are his vest and DUH those desserts! You’re boy is so lucky to have you as a momma πŸ™‚

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks, Tina! It really was awesome. I had so much fun putting it all together. πŸ™‚

  • Dominique

    June 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Awesome job mama, love every little detail especially his happy little face.

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you!! <3

  • Kay

    June 23, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I love all of these pictures! It looks like such an awesome party

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Kay!

  • Suzy

    June 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    What an awesome party! You did an amazing job! It’s so wonderful to see how many people helped out, lots of love in your family: )

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Suzy. It was awesome and I’m so grateful for my family. πŸ™‚

  • Courteney

    June 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    So much fun! It looks like it turned out to be a perfect day (even with the rain! that picture of the girl running in it is awesome!) Good job!!

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks, Courteney! xo

  • Mary Ann

    June 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    So pinterest worthy πŸ˜‰ Looks like a very fun day!

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks, Mary Ann. πŸ™‚

  • Felecia Efriann

    June 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Looks like a very fun day! It was filled with fun activities and food that are for sure pinterest worthy. Where did you get the ideas from for the party?

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks! A lot of the ideas actually came from Pinterest. Other ones me and my family & friends just thought up. πŸ™‚

  • Laura funk

    June 23, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, just wow! This is seriously phenomenal! Stopping by from The Blogging Collective.

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Laura!

  • Jordan

    June 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Wow-you outdid yourself, this is amazing! Congrats and Happy Birthday little guy!

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Jordan. It was a blast! <3

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