invitations. This past Saturday, we celebrated my Clara’s 1st birthday, and it was perfect. Lots of family, close friends, and adorable children all came to wish sweet Clara a happy birthday - bubble-style! Who says the first birthday party is more for the parents than the baby? She had a blast! ;) As for the planning of this shindig… Ever since I arrived here in January I have been torn over which invitation I was going to use for Clara’s big day--WAY too many cute options! She’s turning one, so it’s not like she is into characters just yet, and I didn’t really plan on having a set theme... until I saw Amy’s Girl with Bubbles Party Invitation, that is. BUBBLES! That was the answer—easy and fun for all ages. I started with the invitation and got the party planning rolling from there. I made up goody bags for all the girls and boys attending, sealed with a Girl's First Birthday Waterproof Label thanking them for coming. I couldn’t stop there, though. My brother-in-law was coming down from NYC for a visit and brought along a bubble machine (previously used for a Broadway show I’m told), my mother had a pastry chef make a “bubble” cake, and we, of course, handed out bubbles for the children to play with outside during the party. Best of all, Clara donned an adorable Amy Adele one-piece outfit that said “Birthday Girl” to match her pink tutu. (See above photo) I encourage you to get inspired for your upcoming parties!!