A Pineapple Party for Lucy’s 1st Birthday

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Description

A bright, fun and tropical pineapple themed 1st birthday party - even if it was a few days before Christmas!

Design Inspiration

I was born and lived in Hawaii as a child and Hawaii and pineapples have always had a very special place in my heart.  Everything is pineapples around here! Even though Lucy was born a few days before Christmas, I knew before she was born that we'd have a pineapple or luau themed party for her 1st birthday!  Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and friendliness - which are traits that I hope Lucy posses as an adult.  We look forward to taking her there one day and sharing our pineapple obsession with her!

Decorating Style

Bright, colorful, cheerful, modern, Kate Spade-ish.

Project Details

  1. Whole sale tissue paper balls were purchased from Devra Party Corp.  They offer beautiful colors and these shades of pink were SO vibrant and beautiful!
  2. Pineapple tissue paper balls (large and small), pink metallic 'LUCY IS ONE' letter balloons and straws were purchased from Zurchers.
  3. Flamingos and pineapple cups were purchased from Oriental Trading Co.
  4. Heavy-duty 5lb Command Hooks held everything up.  I truly couldn't have done anything without them!  They held everything up easily and came off cleanly without damaging my walls.
  5. The borders were made with long sections of chicken wire and everything was attached with pipe-cleaners. I hung these after I attached everything with Command Hooks.
  6. Tropical leaves were purchased from Hobby Lobby, 50% off, of course!  I needed more than I initially thought - I went back 3 times to buy more.
  7. Yellow and white striped background is 7yds of fabric purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I hung with plain old masking tape, which surprisingly held up very well. Tip - buy delicate surface masking tape so that your paint doesn't chip off when taking down.
  8. Cute pink cake stands purchased from Hobby Lobby.
  9. Pineapple cupcake toppers, cake topper, birthday banner, pineapple cup tags were made myself using my Cricut Machine.
  10. Lucy's pineapple 'one' top was purchased from BellesandBeausInc Etsy Shop.
  11. My mother baked the yummy pineapple-flavored cupcakes with gold pineapple toppers.  The pink flamingo cupcakes were an idea from Pinterest and were chocolate chip flavored.  The eyes were chocolate chips and white candy chips that you can buy from the baking section at any craft store and the noses were chocolate covered candy corns (which can easily be found during the off-season at Cracker Barrel).  Tutorial for these.
  12. Pineapple drink dispenser is from Pier One Imports, which we filled with a pineapple flavored adult beverage.
  13. We served food inspired by Hawaii - shredded pork sliders, pineapple cupcakes and of course, pineapple on the fruit platter, among lots of other party type foods.
  14. Tasty pork slider recipe
  15. Invitations were purchased from Sunday Designs Etsy shop, which we texted to our guests instead of mailing.
  16. Photography is a hobby of mine, so I photographed all details myself.

Favorite Items

The tissue pineapples and Lucy's pineapple 'one' top were my absolutely favorite items!

Advice

This party took months of planning and was truly a DIY event.  I was only able to work on projects after Lucy went to sleep for the night.  Setup took 3 days and I am very grateful for family that helped with all the food the day-of!  Most supplies were ordered online to save time.

I would definitely recommend the Command Hooks, but carefully read the instructions, buy the name brand and be sure to get the right size hooks!

20 Comments

  1. 1

    Such a beautiful party. If you could add up the decorations what would the total amount come out to?

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    Hi Chantal…thank you! I would say roughly $1k. ? There were many details that weren’t photographed. This includes absolutely everything and food for 35 people. Costs that caught me off guard were helium for the 40+ balloons and the cost of the command hooks. Gesh!

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    At least it was mostly diy. I can only imagine how much more it would be if it was done through a party/event planner. Great job. Really love it!!!

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    Hi Jenna, omg I’m so in love with your decoration!
    I’m from Houston too! My daughters birthday is coming and this is exactly what I was looking for.

    How much did you spend on just the wall decorations? If you don’t mind me asking.
    And also if you not in need of all your decorations would you sell them?

    I would be so happy to hear from you!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Nikki

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    Hey Jenna it’s me again, I was trying to figure out if I can send you a private message but unfortunate not!
    Anyways if you got to read this please contact me! I really love the decoration and would like to ask you some more questions about it.
    Nikki

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    Hi Nicole!

    Yes, I am looking to sell it all. Can you send me your email or contact information and I’ll send you more information?

    Thanks!
    Jenna

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    Jenna,
    I love your party decorations! Can you please tell me where you purchased the “Lucy is One” balloons?
    Thank you,
    Stefanie

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    Oh my goodness! My little girl is Lucy too! She turns one next month and I’m planning her party. I LOVE this!! You did an awesome job with the decorations! I’m so looking forward to my Lucy’s party. Such fun ideas.

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    Gorgeous party! Can you tell me the colors, sizes, and how many tissue paper balls you bought? Thanks! Jennifer

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    Amazing!!! Love all the details in that boarder! I will be throwing a party like this for my momma this summer and will use this as inspiration 💛 can ask where you purchased your light fixture :) I know that’s random but I’m picky and that looks perfect. Thanks in advance!

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    Do you have any of your decorations left that you are interested in selling? I’m planning my little girl’s first birthday and we are doing a pineapple and flamingo party and your decor is just amazing! I very much appreciate all your input and advice above in the post! If you are looking to get rid of anything, I’m very interested!

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    Absolutely amazing party!
    Can I ask where you get the pink party curtain behind the high chair?
    Thanks!

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    Hi Kelsey,

    Yes, of course! I apologize, I haven’t looked at comments on the post in like 6 months so I responded to the most recent comment. Feel free to text me!

    Jenna 😀

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    Hi Jenna,

    Not sure if all your party supplies have been purchased already. Do you have any left? Just came across your wonderful party. Not sure how else to contact you. Thanks so much!

    Florence

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    Hi Jenna, Lucy is adorable and I love what you did for her 1st birthday! Hope she enjoyed her party as much as anyone that cute could. If you have any leftover decorations you still want to sell, I’d be interested as well. Please let me know. Thanks in advance!

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    Hi! Love the decorations! Where did you get the pineapple cups with the pink straws? Did you use them as favors? Thank you!

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