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A Dapper 1st Birthday Party

A Dapper 1st Birthday Party

Little Roman is already an adorably stylish guy who loves bow ties and collared tops with his sleeves rolled up. So when the time came to plan his birthday, his mom Ashley of Ashley Gain Weddings & Events knew he needed a "Dapper First Birthday" party to celebrate. The black and white palette with gold accents dressed it all up, while pops of blue brought in some fun. The decor featured stripes and oodles of bow tie details, which can be found in the cutest spots! Read more about the party below with details from Ashley, then be sure to stop by the full gallery to see all of the lovely photos captured by Charity Maurer Photography.

"As the little guests entered the party they were asked to find their personalized bow on the bow tie "Mr" display or the hair bow "Miss" display with their calligraphy name tag. From there they were asked to go to the photo booth with their families for a family portrait and get their posing on.

"A Signature Sippy cup display bar was in full swing with kiddies drink milk, apple juice or grape juice with berries. Blue for boys and pink for girls.

"A cookie & dessert bar with lots of sweets in the shapes of ties, bow ties, the number 1 in celebration of the birthday. Kiddies grabbed a few tiny fistfuls of treats and headed to the mini dance floor to bust a move to baby music. With a large audience much of the "dancing" turned into wanting to open the birthday boys presents."

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