Mom Monday {first birthday inspirations}

I am slightly freaking out as I type this, but we are only months away now from Piper’s first birthday!!! Wow! How does this happen so fast? So I find myself starting to daydream about what I will do for her first birthday party. My first thought is to do something pink, fairy princess like. But if I am being honest, I think at this point in her life she would rather have bright colors and giraffes! So here goes…

The color palette could be pinks and bright oranges…{1} I love the idea of incorporating giraffes, she has one of Sharon Montrose’s baby giraffe prints in her room (plus the fact that she loves Sophie!)  {2} she might need a birthday crown though don’t you think? I love this from Milk Magazine I spotted on Grey likes Baby {3} I would love to create a fabric banner like this one via Project Nursery and include photos of Piper from the beginning…how adorable!?  {4} or something like this? via Dear Lizzy {5} if there is some sort of coloring art project this is the perfect way to display it! via Random Thoughts of a Supermom

{6} picnic inspired food! serve it right out of picnic baskets…maybe provide blankets for kids/families to eat on the grass together? ooh I love this idea! photo via The Sweetest Occasion {7} there will definitely be pom poms and/or confetti system inspired garlands my current obsession as you may have noticed the other day gorgeous photo via Confetti Systems {8} mini pies via Sweet and Saucy, actually I would love to make all the food miniature…seems appropriate no?  {9} DIY cupcakes presented so gorgeously!! via the Collection {10} and this tiny birthday cake with bunting flags is absolutely perfect! photo by Kallie Brynn Photography via The Sweetest Occasion I am sure my inspirations will evolve, but for right now this is my vision…what do you guys think?