Emilia’s first birthday party was a magical day filled with pastels, balloons, sprinkles, love and laughter. It was inspired by all things summer (think ice creams, fruit, flamingoes and sunglasses) and pulled together by event styling company, Ruffles and Bells.

The creative team turned the venue into pastel heaven with sorbet coloured chairs, napkins and handmade paper flowers in soft summery colours. Blow up pool toys filled the indoor venue along party decorations like balloons, honeycomb balls, pineapples painted pink and ice cream cones stuffed with fresh florals.

While the parents mingled, bubs enjoyed a dip in the miniature inflatable ball pit and bigger guests had a go at the giant popsicle piñata. Each child was even gifted a mini pair of sunglasses to wear throughout the summer season – adorable!

‘First birthdays are a day no one forgets, so it’s important to make a magical memory of it!’ says Ally, Stylist at Ruffles and Bells.

We couldn’t agree more! Take a look at this lovable summery celebration below.HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_56 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_36 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_38 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_41 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_42 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_43 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_44 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_45 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_53 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_54 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_10 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_11HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_09 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_04 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_07 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_08 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_12 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_14 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_20 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_21 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_22 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_23 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_24 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_25 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_26 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_27 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_28 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_29 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_30 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_31 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_32 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_33 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_34 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_35 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_37 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_39 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_40 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_46 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_50 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_52 HOORAY_QlixPhotography_Melbourne_51 Line-break


Photography: Qlix Photography | Event Planning + Styling: Ruffles + Bells | Decorations: Moonshot Balloons | Hire Items: Mini Party People + Amana May Loves | Venue + Catering: Lucky Penny | Cake: Pretty Sweet Cakes | Popsicle: Popstic | Stationery: Studio Silva


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