This "twinkle twinkle little star" first birthday bash might just be our ideal party: it looks small and pretty simple to execute, but it has a handful of special details, great style, and a mom who's not afraid to be totally real. "Although the party was a blast, the set-up was crazy; I mean seriously so many things kept going wrong," says mom, interior designer, and blogger Kirsten Karson.
"I had two hours to get everything ready, which seemed like plenty of time, but I probably should have given myself six hours! The slight breeze kept making the balloons go crazy, and my twinkle twinkle sign fell on the table at one point almost crashing into the cake! I think it was at that point that I turned to my friend Erin and said, 'let's just bag the whole thing and run away.' Luckily my friends came to the rescue, and we got everything set up just in the nick of the time for the party to start. We may have had sweat pouring down our faces, but we were at least able to spend a good 30 minutes enjoying the party." And what a cute party it was! Keep clicking to check out all the details, which, we must say, look picture-perfect!