Well Styled- 1st Birthday with a Halloween twist!

Loving this sophisticated look for a Halloween fete!   A black and white party with the moon and stars as its theme. Celestial and mysterious if you are having an adult party… HOWEVER… why not a first birthday as well?

Moon and Stars party for 1st birthday near Halloween

Moon and Stars party for 1st birthday near Halloween

If you want to see any of the pictures in detail, check out my pinterest page for A’s bday.   There are so many beautiful thoughts and stories associated with the sky.  I started printing out quotes for our lovely little girl and hung them around as party accents.

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Loved this line from her favorite song, and then pulled this from the book “How Much Do I Love You”.

created this graphic for a cut out over the mantle.

created this moon graphic for a cut out over the mantle.

Here is the finished mantle:

halloween mantle

It was so much fun to decorate for both her birthday and a Halloween party.  I made the garland from tissue paper and spray painted branches from the back yard.

We used the same quotes for the dessert table instead of doing a smash cake (we did that on her actual birthday a few days before)

caption from "You want the moon?  Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.  Hey, that's a pretty good idea.  I'll give you the moon"

caption from It’s a Wonderful Life: “You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon”

Our black and white dessert table

Our black and white dessert table

The signs were cut with an exacto knife and touched up with white acrylic.

The signs were cut with an exacto knife and touched up with white acrylic.

A little extra elegance was added with this beautiful pumpkin from Cara at Dear Rose Studio, such a sweet gift!

wellscituated dear rose studio

beautiful glittered pumpkin from Dear Rose Studio

Meanwhile, like any good one-year-old birthday party, we had to have a well stocked bar, luckily I have a special connection to New England Country Rentals who have the most amazing product for parties.  The supplied us with the most gorgeous white washed bar for the deck as well as black wire chairs, all of tableware and beautiful glassware as well.

NECR two wine barrels and a solid wood top make up the bar

two wine barrels and a solid wood top make up the bar

It was the perfect backdrop for us to serve our hard cider sangria!  (click here for recipe)

NECR cider sangria

Mmmm delicious!

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Star balloons weighted by pumpkins filled with bubbles were given to the little guys as party favors.  Who doesn’t like bubbles?!

We invited the adult guests to wear black and white, it worked out to be the perfect time to do an impromptu family portrait

Hurley Family 2013 Black and White party

Did I mention I have a LARGE family?

One last piece of the day were the GHOST PHOTOS!! However… I’m going to keep that for another post!  Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!

A 1st birthday

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