Throwing an Amalfi Coast Birthday Party

We’re celebrating Margot’s first birthday today and have less than a week until our baby turns one! Friends, grandparents, and cousins are joining us in our backyard for pizza, spritzes, and gelato. Add a few lemon themed banners and pools and a beach umbrella or two for an Amalfi Coast birthday party (where we honeymooned).

Last summer, we were getting settled into our house and adjusted to having a baby, so we mostly kept to ourselves. Now that we’re back in our mostly finished house, just finished landscaping (yesterday at 4PM), have a yard, and made it through the first year of parenthood, it felt like the perfect time to have everyone over. I love entertaining although I usually just buy a few things and Trader Joe’s and call it a day, but I had so much fun planning this little party.

I never got birthday parties but here we are with Etsy banners, a real paper invite, and a legit party theme. I even (almost/kind of) made a banner. I really embraced lemons and we have pizza, a vat of Aperol Spritzes, and gelato, too. So here’s a peek at the decor and invites. More to come on instagram today, and I’ll share photos from the party soon, too!


Invitation c/o Minted
Custom lettering for invite & cups
Lemon garland
Circle and ice cream banners
“1” balloon
White 3′ balloons
Lemon pool c/o Minnidip
Beach umbrellas
Plates, umbrellas, and napkins
Ice cream cups
Our patio cooler is being used as a gelato cart
Lemon swimsuit
White linen outfit and this seersucker dress when she destroys the white linen one

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