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Pinwheel First Birthday


We used a pinwheel theme for our son's first birthday.  He doesn't have any favorite cartoons or characters right now so we didn't want to do a character theme party at this point.

Design Inspiration

I checked a lot of ideas on Project Nursery, Etsy, and Pinterest.  I based my color scheme off of the birthday hat & bib I ordered from Etsy.

Decorating Style

Contemporary classic

Project Details

The birthday hat & bib were the color inspiration.  I ordered them from Dainty Couture on Etsy:

The invite template I also ordered on Etsy from Announcing You:  I used that template to print the invites on Vistaprint.

I made all the pinwheels with scrapbook paper from Michael's.

I also made the happy birthday banner with free banner templates at along with scrapbook paper backing.

I designed the favor tags in Open Office with pinwheel clipart.



Favorite Items

The birthday boy's high chair.  I love the hat & pinwheels across the front.


You can save a lot of money by doing things yourself.  I'm a working mom with a 1 year old and by starting early I was able to make most of the decorations on my own.


Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Simple and neat. Just the way I did my son's first birthday party :)