Rylee’s Romper & Moccasins  //  Headband DIY  //  My Dress & Moccasins  //  Patchwork Quilt  //  Straws  //  Favor Bags  //  Feathers  //  Teepee Tutorial


Ahhh finally getting around to posting some pictures from the party!  We just got back from a short trip to Vegas and it’s 2:15 and I am finally getting caught up on emails and photo editing! Ayiyi!  Trips are so great until you get home and realize how much you have to get caught up on.  Hence the 3:00 bedtime I’m headed for tonight.  I’d like to think those getaways are still worth the work jam though!  Anyway, these are some of my favorite pics from Rylee’s birthday party last week.  Thank you Stone Crandall for hijacking my camera and helping me document this day!  You can see the rest of the photos on my facebook page.

We had so much fun celebrating Rylee’s first birthday with friends and family!  I was pleasantly surprised that almost all the little ones found a headband that fit (there was a lot of measurement guessing going on the days prior!)  It was pretty cute to see all of them running around in their feathers and enjoying the tent/teepees Sam built.  We found this simple tutorial by Rubyellen of the blog Cakies, and I created some hand painted tent covers that I’ll show you how to make in the next post.  For the cupcake toppers, all the credit goes to Ez of Creature Comforts…..that gal is always inspiring me!  I had remembered this tutorial from a long time ago and knew the arrow cupcake toppers would fit perfect with my theme.  We also had a mini 4″ cake with a DIY paper feather topper…but I am saving that one for another post too!  Sorry for the onslaught of party posts to come, but I did too much not to share!  I’m kind of sad it’s all over.  But so glad I have so many memories from Ry’s big day.

Speaking of big day.  Today, I can officially say that Rylee is “walking”.  No more one, two steps…..more like 10, 11, 12.  Which is terrifying and exciting all at the same time! I thought this day would come months ago, but I guess she was waiting until one to really show off.  I caught her on camera earlier today.

Happy weekend!




  1. adele

    ooohhhmyyy! the party looked so fun! all the babies are so adorable esp your baby! <3


  2. hillery

    What a beautiful little party, the whole atmosphere is wondrous and magical. I love the handmade touches and your color scheme is fantastic! Great job Kelli and I for one can wait to see more part posts! I loved the invites too!

  3. jooleedoh

    oh my goodness! i don’t know how you do it all, honestly. you amaze me! the party looks picture perfect! and congrats on the walking! sooo fun!

  4. Caramay

    Kelli! These are beaut! Rylee is so lucky, looks like you put a heapa effort in too. :) x happy birthday little lovely!

  5. TJ

    oh gosh, cutest little one year old on the block! i am obsessed with this entire theme. and her invitations are lovely! we have the same middle name ;)
    xo TJ

  6. Kristin

    Don’t know how I missed this when it first went up! What a ridiculously beautiful little shindig and Rylee is adorable in her birthday romper!

  7. Ludella

    Hello Kelli. I follow your blog and i must say that you are amazing. But that little princess of yours, she is so cute and georgeous. I wish her to be healthy and well. Best regards from Macedonia (little country in Europe)!

  8. neely

    Hi, I happened upon this amazing little party on your blog. My daughter is having an indian themed party as well. I L-O-V-E the invitations. Were they handmade or ordered?
    I’d appreciate direction!!

  9. neely

    annnnd, I just noticed you were an illustrator. That explains the answer to my question!!

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  11. Krishann

    Tonight I was just talking to my friend about how adorable a native american theme (with teepees!) party would be for my daughter’s first birthday after she and I discussed trying to make them for our littles earlier this week. I went to pinterest for inspiration and came across your gorgeous blog! Such a beautiful celebration!

  12. Breea

    Curious what you put in the gift bags?? I am throwing a pow wow indian themed birthday party for my soon to be 6 year old this summer. I’d love to know what you went with inside the bags. This is so adorable, so well done. Totally my style! Good job :)

  13. Breea

    Hey! This party is amazing! I am throwing a pow wow themed bday for my 6 year daughter in July. I was curious if you served food, other then the cupcakes & fruit? Just looking for some ideas. Thanks :)

  14. Danika

    Can I please ask you what you did for favors? We are having a similar themed bday party for our daughter and I don’t know what to get for all the kids. Thanks!

  15. Stacia

    I love this Free People dress you have on, what are you wearing under it? I always struggle with this especially in summer with slip type dresses. Love your style!

  16. Karsyn

    Loooooove this party! I hope my sons first birthday turns out this well. Where did you find the adorable cups,straws, etc?! I can’t find that color anywhere.

  17. Betsy

    Hey! All of this is Sooo cute! What did you put inside those cute “favor” bags? We’re having my daughters first birthday and it’s pow wow themed but I’m at a total loss re: favors!

  18. Caitlin

    Hey! Love your party. Did you ever post the tutorials on the headbands? Thanks!


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