Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pinwheels and Polkadots - Geffen Turns One!!!

So as some of you know it took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do for Geffen's first birthday.  After what felt like months and months of looking at websites and colors schemes I came up with this...
Before I go on, I have to thank Kim from Silver Lining Photos by Kim for taking these incredible shots of the party.  It's always tough when I host an event, I never have the time to take pictures, so having Kim their was so helpful!  (

The momentous event took place on a sunny Sunday morning in early February.  We had about 30 family members over for some brunch and cake.  Since Geffen herself is little, we decided all the food should be little as well.  The menu included:
- mini pancakes
- latkes and lox
- mini biscuit and egg sandwiches
- yogurt parfait
- mini caprese
- pizza - fig and brie & pear, asiago and caramelized onion
- mini quiche

and for dessert:
- whipped cream stuffed strawberries
- pretzel caramel bark
- birthday cake (butter cake with chocolate frosting inside)

The decorations took on a life of their own once I chose the colors.  The oversized confetti, pinwheels and bunting all coordinated with Geffen's custom made shirt and hair clip.  Since soon enough Geffen will be picking out her own colors and themes, this party was my chance to do what I liked :)

I think my favorite part was the cake topper.  Since Geffen had her own little cake I had to make a little cake topper for her own cake as well.  I have kept the toppers and hope to use them for something soon, perhaps a picture frame...

Here are the rest of the decorations and special little touches that made this once in a lifetime event even a little more special.


  1. Beautiful, as always!

  2. Oh wow, the photos look so amazing laid out like really shows how talented you are!! What a great party for a great little lady!

  3. Those hair clips are adorable! Did you make them?

    1. I do! If you go to the T.W.Bean facebook page and look at my photos you will see a section called headbands. All of those designs and more can be made in to hair clips, headbands, hair ties or even brooches. Let me know if you or anyone else is interested in purchasing one or more :)!/MoreT.W.Bean