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I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family & branding photographer AND a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & SOPS to better impact the backend of their businesses. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
For those of you who have been following my parenting adventures, you should know that being a new mom has been one of the biggest blessings in my life (like literally my heart has grown exponentially since having Blaise). Through the highs and lows of learning how to parent, it has been a HUGE year of learning for me and my husband and we know that we hit the jackpot with Blaise. Also getting to celebrate our son’s first birthday was a milestone for us as new parents (you all, we kept a human alive for ONE year…that’s a big deal-haha!)
So the inspiration for the theme of this party came when Blaise was 3 months old! Long story short: one of our wins, as parents, was discovering the magic of Mr. Roger’s Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and the intro song from this show, is played at least 2,000,000 times a day in our house but it makes Blaise so happy, therefore we as parents are happy. So when we were planning out Blaise’s first birthday party we knew we should have a Daniel Tiger party for him because it brings him so much joy and pretty much our house is covered in yellow, orange and red in honor of this beloved Tiger friend.
Since I am a photographer I HAD to take detail shots of the party because why not? Also, I really wanted to share a list of helpful resources I used and I wanted to share it with anyone who is looking to plan either a birthday party for a son/daughter/loved one OR if you are looking for some Daniel Tiger Inspiration for a specific occasion. I had a blast planning out my sweet Blaise’s 1st birthday, and I wanted to create a helpful blog post to point any moms (or dads) in the right direction of having an budget-friendly and “Grrrrrrr-rific” Daniel Tiger Themed Party. Also, Ty and I really try to stick to a reasonable budget, mostly because we are Dave Ramsey people!
Please note: I do not get any kickbacks from any of these links, I seriously just want you all to have some helpful resources to use for your very own Daniel Tiger Party!
Cookies: Spoonful of Sugar Cookies (Emily Howell)
Balloon Archway: Audrey Williams of Balloon Babe TN
ONE birthday balloon: Target
Party Supplies (plates, napkins, utensils): Walmart
Daniel Tiger Cupcake Topper Decorations: Amazon (link)
Striped Yogurt Parfait Recipe: HERE
High Chair: Amazon
Daniel Tiger Printables: Coloring Page (FREE)
Black Bean Bake Recipe: HERE
Turkey Chili Recipe: HERE
Cupcakes: Box Recipe from Kroger (Vanilla Funfetti)
Daniel Tiger Plush Toy: Amazon
*Scroll down to view several of my favorite photos I took (and also note, I promise people were there, but since we have sweet friends who are fostering, and we have other little ones in the house, we want to respect their privacy! So just imagine a million little ones running around our Condo after these photos were taken!)*
You all, thank you for reading a more personal blog post about a milestone for my little family! I normally share only wedding or family photography sessions, so it is nice getting to share something different with you all! If you are wanting to work with me to help either capture your family portraits, or a family-related milestone session, please feel free to contact me!
DOLLY DELONG IS A WIFE TO A SUPER CUTE COMPUTER NERD, MAMA TO A LITTLE DROOL MACHINE, AND A DESTINATION WEDDING AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. DOLLY IS AN 80S BABY THROUGH AND THROUGH AND LOVES HER 80S PANDORA MUSIC STATION, WHICH SHE DANCES TO ALMOST ALL THE TIME. WHENEVER SHE HAS A SPARE MOMENT, SHE ENJOYS WATCHING TV (I.E. SURVIVOR), SHE EATS WAY TOO MANY SWEETS AND LISTENS TO PODCASTS WHILE RUNNING OR WALKING. TO WORK WITH DOLLY DELONG PHOTOGRAPHY, PLEASE EMAIL HER AT THEDOLLYDELONG@GMAIL.COM OR FILL OUT HER CONTACT FORM HERE
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