Owl {it’s EK’s} 1st Birthday



My friend Jen’s little girl turned 1! I had the privilege of making her a smash cake as well as cupcakes for her friends and family! 


How adorable is this photo banner that Jen made!


Here is the Birthday cake & cupcakes


Here is the Birthday girl!! How freaking cute is this bday hat?! and HER NAME!!!


Table scape


printables via andersruff 

What a great FIRST Birthday!!

Hope you enjoy.

xoxo, mama bird

Tadpole and Lily {my boy is a model…}



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and MY BOY is a MODEL!!

Tadpole and Lily paired up with Anders Ruff and Becca Bond Photography  for their new collection.

Charlotte NC Children's Photographer Baby Newborn Family Portrait Photography

Anders Ruff , the amazing, designed adorable party printables for the photo shoot that included paper mustaches, matching banners, straw pendants, popcorn cups and so many other cute things. The collection is available in their Etsy shop. A carnival/circus themed party is perfect to throw anytime of the year!

Remember Jack’s Carnival Party? These are the women that made all the amazing printables for his BIG day!!


Jack loved being with all the pretty girls!

The beautifully, talented, Becca Bond Photography was absolutely amazing to work with! She took the most fabulous photos and the models just loved her. If you are local to the Charlotte area, you must contact her!
And for the main event: Tadpole and Lily, the children’s accessory company is not only introducing bow ties and neck ties for boys of all ages, but their new color collection for little girls. The Collections can be seen in select children’s boutiques in Charlotte, NC. The collections will also be available on Tadpole and Lily ’s NEWLY UPDATED website!!

Think I will have to get the Anders Ruff girls send me a mustache to put in j’s stocking! He loved it!

The boys collection brings design that echoes the season with fun colors and
textures that are sure to match your child’s clothes and any activity. This season’s bow tie and neck tie collection offers fabric patterns in plaid, stripes, polka dots, buffalo checks and paisley.
The three boy’s ties aren’t just a formed bow or knot; they are adjustable for size and bow. Each tie is hand cut and carefully sewn one at a time. The boy’s collection retails at $20 each.

Charlotte NC Children's Photographer Baby Newborn Family Portrait Photography

The little girls Collection features new colors that just match perfectly to the boy’s ties. What a perfect accessory for a family photo shoot, wedding or party.
Learn more about Tadpole and Lily at www.tadpoleandlily.com.

Charlotte NC Children's Photographer Baby Newborn Family Portrait Photography

The creators of Tadpole and Lily, Alex & Clair!

Are they not fun?

Any of you girls out there preggers? Check out Clair’s store The Bump Maternity I SOOOO wish  I knew them when I was pregnant!!

xoxo, Mama Bird 

aka newly crowned stage mom! My boy is a model!!  Maybe a reality show is in our future?!




Mama Bird is the FEATURED PARTY!!!

Thanks so much to the AMAZING ANDERS RUFF for featuring ME and Jack’s Carnival Party on their fantab site!!

Please pop over and check them out! These girls are so creative! I just love all their party printables. They have everything and can make anything!

I am truly honored to be the FEATURED PARTY!! I can not wait to work on our next project! Ellie Kate’s First Birthday!!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Carnival Party

I got an email today from the wonderful girls of Anders Ruff. They are my go-to girls for all things party!! I love their whimsical party planning packs. I picked out the Carnival theme long before I had the party as I am a crazy planner and had to start gathering all my key elements long before the party! I can not wait to work with them again! They made the planning FUN!! Here are a few shots that really highlight their craft. The PRINTABLES!!
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Water Bottle labels; a red wagon cooler!

Just had to share a pick of the backyard!

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Cotton Candy Favors

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Candy/Cupcake Table
with a handmade lollipop tree!
The Invitation!!

If you need any party invitations,go visit Anders Ruff  etsy store! Tell and tell them Mama Bird sent ya!!
xoxo, Mama Bird