REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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pinwheel first birthday party ideas

There’s something so fun & inviting about pinwheels… and I love that Anne from Hot Apple Pie was inspired to create a whole party out of them for her daughter’s first birthday! She also utilized tons of great Etsy shops for the pretty pink & orange celebration. Read on for all the details, as told by Anne…

pinwheel first birthday party ideas


“When our darling daughter, Isla, turned one, I knew I wanted to do something special for her first birthday party. Our neighbor has pinwheels in his yard and she loves to watch them spin around, so I decided a pinwheel themed birthday party would be perfect for our little girl!

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

I found these simply stated and adorable invitations from Jack and Izzy which set the tone of the party.

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

Guests were greeted by a Happy Birthday banner when they entered the house. Pinwheels were also put on the front door and scattered throughout the house in glass vases filled with orange Jelly Bellys. The banner and pinwheels were created by the amazing Shana from Crossroads Cottage.

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

The adorable Sweet as a Flower 1st Birthday Hat was created by Kylala Boutique.

Guests sipped peach slush, pink lemonade and soda from pink cups decorated with a pink pinwheel sticker from Jack and Izzy.

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

As party gifts, guest received small pink bags filled with candy. The bags were adorned with a small “thank you” tag created by fellow Haute Apple Pie blogger, Katie, and fastened with a mini clothes pin.

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

For dessert we had a 2 tiered pink cake created by Aly from (Milwaukee-based) Sweetness by Alice. It not only looked amazing, but tasted out of this world! The bottom layer was vanilla cake with cookies and cream filling and the top layer was lemon cake with lemon and raspberry filling.

Isla also had her very own cake to dig into! {both cakes pictured at top}

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

The birthday girl wore a onesie by sticheroos and a pinwheel headband (also from Kylala Boutique).

pinwheel first birthday party ideas

All in all, Isla’s first birthday party was a success! She played, opened lots of wonderful gifts, ate tons of cake and then took a long nap!”

Super cute, Anne – thanks again for sharing!

P.S. If you love pinwheels, be sure to check out the adorable Pinwheel Cupcakes featured in the Baby Gender Reveal party from earlier this year!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

12 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party”

  1. Alexis says:

    Great party…there is nothing better than pinwheels!

  2. Excellent way of celebrating birthdays.Specially the photos are so so so beautiful.

  3. Lindsey says:

    I ordered from Shana at Crossroads Cottage before. She is so great to work with and does a great job. I highly recommend her!

    { Lindsey }

  4. Down Pillow says:

    Such a happy theme :) I love the cute cake & place cards.

  5. Renee says:

    Oh my! I want one of these parties for myself!

  6. Neelam says:

    So cute! Love the theme.

  7. Rochelle says:

    I like the party favor bags and the placecards!

  8. Rosanna says:

    Does anyone recognize the font used in the first photo of the cake for the word “PInwheel.” I see HWTM use this font a lot and I really like it, but don’t know where to find it. Anyone know?

  9. Meghan says:

    Love your blog,

    so you were featured on my blog!

  10. Sara says:

    Check out these pinwheel birthday shirts and party hats- a perfect match!

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