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Rilynn’s Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday


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.

Design Inspiration

Snowflakes, winter, & the colors of her room (neutral/burlap, gray & pink)

Project Details

Free Printables Online: Pinterest

(melted snowflakes water bottle labels, snowflake garland, cupcake toppers, Happy Birthday banner, chalkboard sign & food labels)

Paper Straws: Etsy purchased from More Sprinkled Joy- She customized my straws to match the colors of the party. SUPER cute & affordable!

Reusable mason jars for drinks or decor

Table Runners/Burlap: Hobby Lobby & Target

Decor: Borrowed or already owned...snowflakes, glass dishes, garland etc. Trees on the mantel & dessert table were mostly mine or my moms.

Ribbon: Hobby Lobby

Plates/Napkins: Target

Chalkboard Labels: Target

Burlap Name Banner: Walmart & DIY

Food: Easy soup & salad bar with cheesballs & crackers. Dessert bar including lots of Holiday treats- Chocolate dipped oreos, pretzels, & rice krispy treats, Oreo truffles, donut holes (snowballs) & of course cupcakes & the snowflake smash cake.

Pink Punch: Raspberry sherbet, sprite & pink lemonade


Favorite Items

Snowflake garland backdrop, DIY Birthday Hat, DIY grow with me banner, snowflake mason jar glasses with straws, & of course her adorable snowflake smash cake & birthday outfit!


I like to spend more time & energy on a party than money. I try to borrow or reuse as many items as possible & go with a theme that is seasonally easy to find items for. For a cold december night, soup & salad was an easy menu choice & guests could enjoy hot chocolate afterwards. The favors were little take home bags they could fill with treats from the dessert bar. For a first birthday, we tried to do something very special but on a budget & the timing fit a winter onederland theme best!