Gabriella turned One, so her very first birthday party was kind of amazing.

Luckily there are some fantastic photos from Rita with Halo Photography, so little G can look back and realize how good she had it.  Because we’re pretty sure she isn’t actually going to remember how awesome it was. Rita did a great job with the photos for us, like we knew she would, because she does amazing baby portraits.  Seriously.  Go see for yourself.

Onward.  Here are some pics from the Candy Land birthday:

Candy Land candy bar with wall decals

Yes.  A Dots runner.  You remember Dots, and eating half candy/half paper. Mmm!

Birthday table with candy button runner and candy centerpieces

Colorful centerpiece of flowers and gumballs on top of candy dot table runner

Whirly Pop lollipop centerpiece for Candy Land party on candy dot table runner


Gummy worms in a glass container

Gummy worms and ring pops arranged on candy table for Candy Land birthday party

Candy Land candy bar

Lollipop birthday party invitation for Candy Land party

The candy path across the floor for games, and general navigation to the Candy Bar. 😉



We made this custom candy banner of Gabriella’s name using different candies for each letter.  And boy was it heavy..

Candy Banner and Cake Table


A very happy Ring Pop-wearing guest.


And here’s the birthday girl in all her “this is all for ME!?” glory.


Note the outfit that says she is shy and hates all the attention (she is not sitting in a bunch of extra tulle – that is a tutu!)  Adorable, yes??

The Dream Team:

Photography – Rita Jokuti at Halo Photography
Cake – Whipt Cream
Invitations – Pretty Prints
Linens  – Cross Roads Party Rental
–Design, theme, candy banner, candy bar, decor, favors, paper – Events Luxe