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Olivia's Picnic Themed First Birthday Party

If you're starting to feel the chill from the fall season, this picnic themed first birthday party just might warm you up! Premier Soirees Event Design & Coordination designed this bright and happy summer soiree for little Olivia, complete with oodles of classic, fun summer treats. With a bold, colorful palette and handmade decor, this picnic party had a happy, personal feel. Read on for more details from Ellaine Calas of Premier Soirees Event Design & Coordination, then stop by the full gallery for more photos by True Bliss Photography.

"We wanted to create a very colorful picnic inspired first birthday celebration for Olivia. Picnic was the perfect inspiration since it was the beginning of summer. We treated all of Olivia's guests with a few of our favorite things about summer - hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, barbecue, fresh juices and a pie bar of course. Sweet & Saucy Shop created the most delicious bite size summer pies - apple and triple berry were a definite crowd favorite. Olivia's birthday cake was inspired by her birthday invitation as well as all of the vibrant tassel garlands that surrounded the celebration. Green Crush provided some fresh juices that included watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberry lemonade to refresh all of the guests from the summer heat. Dolly's Cotton Candy also joined in the party and provided afternoon treats to all of the guests as they watch the Bubblemania artist share its talent. Lawn games like corn hole/bean bag toss were also provided for everyone to enjoy. We wanted to create a first birthday celebration that would be reminiscent of summer and all things we love about it.


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