A spring floral first birthday for our sweet baby girl.
Planning my daughter’s 1st birthday was so much fun! I wanted to keep things girly, soft, and sweet- just like she is! The theme was “twinkle twinkle little star” so I wanted to use lots of glitter, pinks and peaches, and of course stars!
Ainslea’s first birthday bash was full of whimsy with hints of Spring. We kept things simple by having a family get together, serving a buffet lunch, mimosas and of course, birthday cake! I made/collected all of the decorations myself and actually reused a lot of items that we had in our home already, or had used for other occasions (like our wedding!). Ainslea’s nursery is decorated with tones of peach and ivory, so we stuck with that theme for her party and added some flair with touches of gold.
A sophisticated, sparkly first birthday with coral, peach, blush pink, ivory and gold colors as the theme.
Woodland creature/Indian first birthday
This DIY arctic animal themed 1st birthday party was put together with love to celebrate my daughter turning 1. With the intention of making it fun for adults and kids, I incorporated food and activities for ALL to enjoy!
Elin’s birthday is just a few days after Christmas. With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday and a birthday to follow I wanted them to be two separate things but at the same time not have to redesign the house. After searching Pinterest and Etsy I fell in love with the idea of having a Winter Onederland themed party. I could use my Christmas decorations but also make a party out of it.
Being my December baby, a winter onederland 1st birthday party sounded like a great idea. The house is already decorated for Christmas, why not add a few more elements to pull a first birthday together.
A Parisian inspired baby shower. Colors used are pink, black and white
Sparkle & Shine… She Leaves a Little Sparkle Wherever She Goes
June’s Winter Nutcracker 1st Birthday Party! Sometimes It’s hard having indoor birthday parties in the Northeast in the month of December, so coming up with a “Theme” can be difficult if you only have indoor spaces to work with
My daughter, Betsy, was turning one and I decided to do a Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star birthday theme. I didn’t want it to feel too girly so I used mint, gold, black, and white as the color scheme.
Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed 1st birthday party
Lea’s Sparkle and Shine First Birthday!
Balloon-loving baby Misha got the first birthday party of her mom’s dreams when we pulled together a hot air balloon themed bash. With a wide open lawn and amazing ocean view, the Bel Air Bay Club provided the perfect backdrop for the girly affair.
A mini hot air balloon at the party entrance set the stage for what was to come, and made a fabulous photo booth. Mint green and purple balloons were netted and attached to baskets of flowers as centerpieces for the adult and kids tables. Die-cut balloons were tied to the adorable pink kiddie chairs with purple tulle sashes. Mimicking the large balloon, the sweets table– a lemonade stand borrowed from a family friend– was adorned with the same fabric treatment, to give it a hot air balloon vibe. Hot air balloon garland made of die-cut balloons in various sizes and patterns hung on the buffet and looked like a balloon race.
Kids big and small were not at a loss for entertainment! In addition to a bouncy house for big brother Milan & his friends, mom also got a pirate character to lead the boys on a scavenger hunt armed with balloon swords. A bunny petting zoo, silhouette artist and a floral station where guests could make flower crowns, were unique and fun options to keep guests busy. Everyone enjoyed the concert and music lesson given by one of Milan’s teachers. Misha especially enjoyed the bubbles that flew through the air during the show.
In addition to flower crowns and silhouettes, the babies were gifted with personalized piggy banks and bigger kids received gumball machines filled with pretzel M & Ms.
Having already had two girls, this was my first “boy” party. I have a love of all things nautical and striped, so I thought doing a “boy” preppy whale party would be so much fun!
When working with baby Kyle’s mom we knew we wanted to do a mustache 1st birthday party, but we wanted to make it a bit different than the usual approach and add a bit of vintage/rustic feel to it.
All items shown were handmade by mom & dad for our precious little mermaid.
I chose the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star theme because it’s one of Layla’s favorite lullabies, and we often refer to her as our little star.
Madison For President. We got tons of leftover 4th of July decorations and even made our own to put together this presidential first birthday party.