This modern RACE CAR + CHEVRON PRINT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Morgan of Morgan Bayard Photography.
I love the tradition of the Korean Dol or Doljabi where the birthday girl or boy is presented with items like a football, stethoscope, string and microphone and whichever item the child picks up foretells what his future will hold! What a fun and interesting way to celebrate a first birthday! A few ideas that I like in this modern chevron print party are:
The silver sports car cake topper
The Marshmallow Pops dipped in blue candy melt
The raffle held for guests to predict which item the birthday child would choose during the Dol
Here’s what Vana said about the party- “We had a mix of themes for our little man’s 1st birthday party. The main one was ‘Movie in the Park’ and Little Man and puppies. I incorporated my son’s 12 months of silhouettes (I drew his silhouette each month of his life until his first birthday). And of course our little man was as dapper as he could be. DIY Bow ties were part of his attire, decorations, props and party favors for his guy friends and bow clips for the lady friends. The dessert table consisted of cupcakes, macaroons, powder donuts and cake pops as well as sweet marshmallows. Lots of preppy stripes and dots went without saying – green and different hues of blue, and of course yellow – Hello Spring! I created a cute sign “Movie in the park. Grab a blanket and enjoy!” and lots of pillows and blankets for the kids to grab and get comfortable watching a puppy movie. Some of the fun DIY projects included the topiary trees made with boxwood balls, bow ties and bow hair clips and silhouette banner. We worked with the talented Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess to perfect each detail of the party. Kelly’s eye for detail and all things party, made this party extra special. Photography is by Kelly Allison Photography. All paper decor from Le Papier Studio. Sweets by Frost Cake and Cupcake Design.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: White 2-sided Frame Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Ribbon Lollipop / Treat Sticks Wooden Utensils Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws
Here’s what Lynette said about planning the party- “I always wanted a girly theme for my daughter Georgina’s first birthday. I want something unique but cute at the same time and of course it had to be pink! That’s why I chose the Pink Poodle in Paris theme.
Decorations were made by Gigglebugs Gifts and Parties including the Eiffel towers as centerpieces and the stage backdrop. The pink poodle balloons were all shipped from the US. We set up a mini salon and a photo booth for the guests to enjoy.
The desserts were by Flibby’s Sweets and Treats and Eye Candy Creative Designs helped decorate the dessert table.
Ms. Noreza which is a good friend of my sister made the delicious and very cute poodle cake for our little Georgina.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Lollipop / Treat Sticks Pink Striped Flag Picks Chinese Favor Boxes Cupcake Wrappers Gable Boxes
This vibrant CIRCUS + CARNIVAL THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Dana Donley.
I have a special place in my heart for any party that has a circus or carnival theme and this one is no exception. Every detail is just adorable!
A few of the things that I like best about this lovely celebration are:
The clown head, elephant, ring master, and popcorn box cake pops
The birthday boy’s vintage style circus theme romper
The self-serve drink station with mason jars stacked on cake plates beside a beautiful glass beverage dispenser filled with lemons and lemonade
The chalkboard displaying a picture diagram of the birthday boy’s first year
Here’s what Dana said about planning the party- “We held my son’s first birthday party at our home. I did a lot of it on my own but also had my friend Heather Guthrie from At the Heels Wedding and Events do a lot. All table dressings came from Grand Rentals in Mooresville, NC. Beckham’s wonderful cake was done by my best friend Jamie Pursley. Cake pops were done also by a great friend Jaime Gatton. I also ordered gift bags from Oriental Express. Plates are from Target and banner. All the photo booth props from Party City. The great photos are by Gambol Photography and Taylored to You Photography. Megan and Pam did such an amazing job at capturing Beckham’s day.”
Party Planning and Styling- Heather Guthrie of At the Heels Wedding and Events and Dana Donley
Table Linens- Grand Rentals in Mooresville, NC
Cake- Jamie Pursley
Cake Pops- Jaime Gatton
Photography- Gambol Photography and Taylored to You Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Apothecary Jars Jute Twine Tin Pails Decorative Paper Shred Whirly Pops Striped Mini Gable Boxes Tissue Pom Poms Mason Jar Drinking Glasses