This adorable DADDY’S LITTLE PRINCESS FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Justine of Pretty Little Vintage Melbourne.
There are so many things that I love about this sweet princess party! A few of my favorite elements are:
The gorgeous pink ombre ruffle cake topped with a fondant princess crown
This is what Justine said about planning the party- “I recently styled my daughter’s first birthday which was held overseas whilst we were on vacation visiting the grandparents. I’d like to share how and what I did to design the party with the limited resources that I had with me as I was in a different country.
As my daughter was born just 4 days before my husband’s birthday, we took her home from the hospital for the first time on his birthday so when we were deciding on a theme for her first birthday we both knew that “Daddy’s Little Princess” was the way to go.
Styling in a different country was like working with a blank canvas as I had limited resources and contacts. However, I was inspired by my daughter’s ruffle tutu gown to create a special tutu-like princess dessert table. I designed a trestle cover that was made out of multiple layers of tulle which was then custom made by a local seamstress.
Party printables were custom designed by Mon Tresor, and the backdrop was designed by myself. I custom made princess party hats that were embelished with lace and princess veils, converted from regular dollar shop party hats. I also hand made princess tutu cupcake toppers from crepe paper which were sewn together and affixed to pink paper straws.
Accompanying the beautiful ruffle ombre crown topper cake were delicious desserts like Sparkle Fairy Cookie Pops, Crown Cookies with little Princesses names, Pink Macarons, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Yogurt Mousse and Vanilla Cupcakes. Also, there was a gorgeous display of pink and white colored candy in apothecary jars embellished with a variety of my daughter’s gorgeous headbands. Mini “milk bottles” were converted from juice bottles from a local supermarket.
Other details included pre-wrapped tulle almond candy packs for guests who left early before the candy bar was open, a “Cinderella’s Feet” impressions kit activity for my daughter’s little guests to take part in as they are all still very young which also worked as a keepsake from the party. Each girl went home with a personalised princess story book featuring their names as well as my daughter’s name in the story line. A polaroid booth was also setup for all the guests as well as take-home candy bags for all who came to celebrate this special day. The kid’s table was decorated with tutu chair covers which also doubled up as a take home gift for the older girls.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Apothecary Jars White 2-sided Frame Cupcake Liners
This precious GENDER NEUTRAL SPRING SOIREE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Belinda Blackwood of Littlechair.
I love the simplicity and all of the delicate components of this party! It has so many sweet ideas that would be perfect for both boy and girl parties, as well as baby and bridal showers. A few of my favorite elements of this gender neutral spring soiree are:
The mini ribbon banner cake topper
The painted wooden spoon and water balloon activity
This is what Belinda said about planning the party- “When we shared our news of a new baby due to arrive in September with our 2 children aged 6 and 3, there was much discussion about what ‘Season’ this baby would be born in! It was decided that we should put flowers into the garden to welcome our baby in spring…and so in April we lovingly placed Freesia bulbs deep into the ground around our home. During the weeks that led to Baby’s arrival we noticed with much excitement one by one the freesias start to appear randomly in our garden beds. Each Beautiful Freesia seemed to take us another step closer to our baby’s arrival and we all welcomed the distraction while we waited.
Our Baby Boy arrived on a beautiful spring day in September last year, and as I walked to the car on the way to the hospital I could smell freesias in the air, and see the cheerful dots of color throughout our garden beds. Of course our 2 excited children greeted us in hospital after baby’s arrival bearing a beautiful bunch of hand-picked Freesias which sat in a vase beside our bed for our stay.
I did not remove the bulbs from the garden after they had flowered as ‘they’ say you are supposed to do….and to our surprise, one by one our Freesias have flowered again this spring…just in time for our Baby Boys first birthday.
We decided on a “Spring theme” for Ned’s 1st Birthday Celebration using bright yellow and orange to complement the freesia’s we had in our garden. We set up the party table in our nearby “parklands” and enjoyed a morning of fun with close family and friends.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Honeycomb Flowers Tissue Balls Balloons Milk Bottles
This is what Natalie said about planning the party- “This party was SO fun to create. My client’s last name is Berry so she decided to go with the “Strawberry Theme” for her daughter Braelyn’s 1st birthday party. The adorable party printables designed for her party were done by Lauren Haddox Designs. She does a wonderful job!
We used red, pink, hot pink and green for the color scheme. We also threw in some patterns, stripes, polka dots and gingham. The desserts I created were mini cheesecakes with chocolate strawberries on top, cupcakes were chocolate fudge and vanilla with buttercream frosting, strawberry shaped cake pops, fruit skewers, Oreo pops, chocolate covered strawberries, mini cupcakes and original chocolate and vanilla cake pops.”