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Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

We celebrated Luna’s birthday this weekend at home with family, friends and a whole lot of balloons hanging from the ceiling. We filled our dining table with food and treats for everyone to enjoy. It was a sweet little homey celebration and seeing Luna so happy playing with all her baby friends and being surrounded by so many balloons makes for a perfect 1st birthday.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

On the dessert buffet menu: Chocolate mousse in little cups, marshmallow swirls in sticks, cupcake, yoghurt raisins, old fashioned lollipops, brownies, m&m cookies, strawberry wafer sticks, vanilla birthday cake and an assortment of little round mousses. I was happy to see it almost wiped out by the end of the party.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

For the goody bags, I used little brown lunch bags and filled them all with a package of yoghurt raisins and sweet berries. I always have a lot of great little fabrics lying around my studio so I cut up two different fabrics using pinking shears to cut the edges. Pinking shears create a saw-tooth pattern that’s graphic and fun. Then I printed thank you notes on thick watercolour paper using my epson printer and cut the edges with pinking shears as well. Mini red & blue clothes pins were used to hold the thank you note and fabric in place. To finish it off, I wrapped bakers twine around the bag and tied it up like you would a ribbon.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

It was so fun making these goody bags and the best thing about it is that it’s cheap and really easy to put together. There’s also a folky but modern feel to them which I really love. The little packages of yoghurt raisins and sugar berries were individually wrapped with paper I already had at home. For the yoghurt berries, I used these newsprint zine magazines we bought awhile back from WeWorkForThem. The sugar berries are wrapped with picnic cloth patterned paper that I’ve been waiting to use for a special occasion.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Below is the balloon-themed e-card invite we sent out. We hung up balloons on the ceiling of each room which created a sculptural mobile ceilingscape. It’s so fun and festive were keeping them up until they all deflate or fall down on their own.

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Using inkjet sticker paper, I also created customized water bottles and cups. Each water bottle was a solid block of color with a celebratory word on it like “HIP”, “HOORAY”, “JOY” & “LOVE”

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!

Peter Hoang & Nerissa Goco : Happy 1st Birthday Luna!


23 comments

  1. alli/hooray says:

    happy birthday luna! love all of these sweet little party details.

  2. you are so talented – and wee Luna is a very lucky girl to have a mom like you.

  3. shalini says:

    Happy Birthday to Luna! What a wonderful little party you created for her. Loved all the little personal touches.

  4. Nerissa says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Luna says ‘hi!’

  5. My son is turning one in a month, so I love all of you fabulous party ideas!

  6. woah what a perfect first birthday. I love your party favors, such a great idea.

  7. Mariko says:

    That is an amazing spread. Did you make the yoghurt raisings?

  8. Emma says:

    These are soo adorable!! What font did you use? I’ve been searching for one like that for months!

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  10. Sheila says:

    i love all these details! especially the fabric scraps on those kraft paper bags!

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  14. Kailey says:

    Hi Nerissa! I absolutely love your blog!, but may I ask? What editing system do you use?

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  16. anushree says:

    happy b’day luna!
    you are so lucky that you’ve got a mom like her . she is so talented and creative ……….

    happy b’day again

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