A Stuffed Animal 1st Birthday Party

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It’s no secret around these parts that Finley is obsessed with stuffed animals. At any given moment of the day there is a good chance that Finley is holding not one but two stuffed animals. She just loves them. Especially those extra soft ones. It was an easy choice to decide to have a stuffed animal theme birthday party for her. I made little party hats for all her favorites and used them to decorate the table and dresser. We decided to have the party later in the afternoon on her actual birthday, so we just had cupcakes and ice cream and didn’t have to worry about food. I made a bunch of homemade ice cream the week before and had a ton of toppings for everyone to make ice creams sundaes. I stayed up the night before till very late (cough, cough 4:30am) setting everything up because we already had a busy Sunday morning planned. I didn’t want to have to rush around when we got back from church. Anyway, Finley was pointing, laughing and kicking her legs like crazy when she saw all her stuffed animals together. haha. Totally worth it!

What a special day to celebrate our sweet little Fin.

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  1. Mónica •

    I enjoy decorating, what you did mia mother. You’re a super-mom. Small is beautiful. Kisses and happy last Wednesday morning Friday.

  2. Totally loving this! The bright colors are so great and I would love to hit up that ice cream bar. Happy Birthday to Finley!

  3. eeee! this is SO sweet Jen! great photos!

  4. Such a sweet little face! So glad she had a good time! And the party set-up looks fantastic, Jen! Great job!

  5. she looks so much like you!!!! and love kevin’s new haircut 🙂

  6. beautiful party decorations! i started following your blog just after you had Finley and it’s been so much fun reading about your family and watching the girls grow. happy birthday sweet girl! xo

  7. Oh what a fun, creative and sweet party! We’re planning my son, Atticus’s second birthday party now, so excited:)

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  8. I love everything about this party! Oh how us mothers will do anything and forgo sleep just to put a smile on our kids face..

  9. So sweet! You created such a magical ambiance for your little one, everything looks adorable!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  10. Did you make her headband?! So cute – would love a tutorial!

  11. Jennifer •

    such a sweet party! wondering where finley’s adorable headband is from?

  12. Hi Jennifer
    Thank you. I actually made the headband for her.

  13. andrea k (blonde bedhead) •

    This is the most perfect birthday ever! I love the décor, the stuffed animals and the treats you made look delicious. Your daughters are so lucky to have you as their mama! I wish I had a tenth of your creativity!

  14. how adorable!

  15. you did an amazing job! what a perfect birthday party.

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  16. So adorable! Looks like everyone had a great time. Where did you get her pretty flower headband?

  17. This is amazing!! You are so creative and such a awesome mommy!

  18. What a sweet smile! All that homemade ice cream looks incredible – sounds like an amazing cute little party!

  19. Oh i love these pictures and i can’t believe you stayed up that late – now thats dedication. Oh how i wish i could function on less sleep. But now i’m starting to think about a party for our little guys 1st bday which is coming up in a couple of months.

    P xo

  20. Such a cute party! You are super mom!

    xo Jennifer

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  21. What a beautiful party Jen!!
    It’s seriously so sweet. I just adore Finley’s party flower crown, the stuffed animals party hats and the cute designs on top of your home made ice cream 🙂
    Happy Birthday Finley!

  22. Amazing job as usual, Jen. Everything looks so beautiful and colorful and fun – LOVE your ice cream pints! Happy birthday, Finley!!

  23. she looks so much like her mama! Adorbs and i love the party theme!

  24. Ah! The sweetest. Nice job Jen, I’m sure she will look back on these pics and feel so special! Happy Birthday Finley – you rock that headband, girl! x

  25. Oh this is so lovely. The decorations look great and it looks like a special 1st birthday party without being ridiculously over the top. So often babies’ parties look designed for adults rather than the littlies. Those ice cream flavours look amazing!

  26. Seriously, you all are so stinkin cute!!! I love your little family and you are brilliant with design, fashion, decor, etc…

  27. So cute!! I am saving this for inspiration when my 7-mo-old turns 1. So many fun ideas here!

  28. Jen, I am always so amazed by your creativity! This looks like such a fun and beautiful party! It looks like she had a great birthday!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  29. Cinnamon&Thyme •

    Dear Jen,

    I have been following your blog for a few years now. I think I started reading you before Rowan was born. And before that project of yours Withoutyouitsjustnot, remember? My photo was even posted at that time, but I can’t find the post about it…

    Anyway, your family is such a big inspiration for me. I don’t have kids yet, but me and my long time love are seriously talking about it.
    I wish Happy birthday to little Finley. Stay just the way you are :).

    Greetings from Slovenia,
    Ana
    http://www.cinnamonandthyme.com
    P.s. I have to ask: that chair that Finley is sitting in…is it new or vintage? It so so beautiful :). Love it.

  30. Love the way Finley’s party came out! I love all the details. So lovely, without being completely over the top. Hope it was a fun as it looks. 🙂

  31. Cinnamon&Thyme •

    Dear Jen,

    I have been following your blog for a few years now. I think I started reading you before Rowan was born. And before that project of yours Withoutyouitsjustnot, remember? My photo was even posted at that time, but I can’t find the post about it…

    Anyway, your family is such a big inspiration for me. I don’t have kids yet, but me and my long time love are seriously talking about it.
    I wish Happy birthday to little Finley. Stay just the way you are :).

    Greetings from Slovenia,
    Ana

    P.s. I have to ask: that chair that Finley is sitting in…is it new or vintage? It so so beautiful :). Love it.

  32. this is so cute! what a great idea (:

  33. oh.my.gosh. this has to be the cutest party i have ever seen! adorable!

  34. Jeanette •

    What a fantastic idea!!!! I love this party so much!!

  35. this party is so darling! I love everything about it

  36. Love it! The colors are so fun & cute for a 1st birthday party. I love the hats on the stuffed animals…I did a similar Teddy Bear 1st Birthday party for my little guy, here it is on my blog: http://alongcameollie.com/2014/02/17/olivers-teddy-bear-first-birthday-party/

    cheers!

  37. love all the stuffed animals and especially the knit foofa doll. did you make or purchase it somewhere?

  38. LOVE this!

    I am wondering, and I know this is a silly question….but…where did you find your ice cream recipes? I am hoping to do the same type thing for my kiddos—but I am new to making ice cream…ha!

    Any links or tried recipes would be SO appreciated! 🙂

  39. As a mom to a stuffed animal loving Fi key myself I love this! My Finley (same spelling and all!) Will be 7 this yr and we are doing a pajamas, pancakes and stuffie party. Love the hats!

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