Ella's First Birthday
Design by: Macy Pulliam - Social Llama Events @socialllamaevents
Photography by: Caitlin McNeil @caitlinmcneilphotography
Floral Ella Wall: Daylen Rivera @daylen.dsgn
Catering: The Dock Seafood Truck @thedockbcoastal
May 4th, 2019
Guests arrive for Ella's first birthday! As they enter inside, they pass through bubbles on the porch before making it to the front door. Once they open the door, they have officially entered Ella's Fish Tank birthday party! A girly, fun place full of bright underwater friends! Adults are greeted with mimosa and rosé served on white trays lined with a fun pink print while the kids run off to find their friends. From the front door guest see varying shades of blue balloons floating above guests heads covering the ceiling of the living room and kitchen! Hanging on clear line are paper fish in all sizes, shapes, and shades of pink! At the base of the floor are small clusters of seagrass guiding guests throughout the house! WOW - we are inside a fish tank everyone thinks!
Although guests haven't made it all the way through, they immediately spot the over-sized aquarium in the backyard! We have transformed the pool with varying size and shades of blue balloons to create a water effect. In the water, are starfish, pink fish and rainbow fish balloons peaking out from 'balloon water'! Before heading outside to admire it up close, they pose for a picture in front of the living coral reef wall - this wall is engulfed in greenery plants we've painted in hot pink and blush pink to resemble the coral at the bottom of a fish tank! In the center of the wall is a sign reading ELLA in big letters! Parents quickly find the large ball pit to keep their little ones occupied.
The ball pit is full of teal and pink balls with colored squishy fish for kids to sit in their own little fish tank together! Outside the ball pit tank, parents grab a drink! All drinks served in custom cups and with personalized napkins.
Another activity awaits the kids on the kid size table - a custom coloring book with illustrations of Ella & her underwater pals! Kids color as they sip on water or juice from the fish cups with lids/ straws and snack on goldfish from mini fish bowls!
Throughout the party, everyone can snack from the grazing table in the center kitchen island. The island has two birthday cakes in the center surrounded by grab and go snacks! There's goldfish, blue yogurt dipped pretzel sticks, bowls of Swedish fish, pink cake balls, an assortment of cheese, meat and crackers, custom cookies in the shape of fish tanks & the creatures that fill them - the list goes on! Guests can grab a mini plastic fish bowl to load up on snacks or pass off to their little fish!
The main birthday cake is full of underwater creatures in bright pinks, purples, and blues! The smash cake is similar but has a giant ELLA cake topper and a starfish with the number 1 in the center!
Before diving into the cake, The Dock seafood food truck is parked outside serving up fresh fish tacos, lobster rolls, and shrimp salads! Grab a lobster roll from the truck, a cold one from the bar and take a seat and enjoy the company!
Guests can enjoy their food while sitting on acrylic ghost chairs with Ella's signature party brand and in the center of each table are REAL goldfish!!
It's time to sing a very happy birthday to the birthday girl! Ella & her high chair are set in front of the living wall, her personal smash cake in front of her and mom & dad on each side. Our little fish is one year old! YAY! Cake is served to all and all are encouraged to grab a custom cookie for the way home - maybe even a real goldfish, if they are up for it!!
A closer look!!