19 Oct

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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…

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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“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!

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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.

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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}

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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

REAL PARTIES: Pinwheel Birthday Party

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!”

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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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12Comments

1
Alexis SAYS:

Great party…there is nothing better than pinwheels!

Reply October 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

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Blissful kids SAYS:

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

Reply October 20, 2009 at 1:31 am

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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 }
http://greatfullday.blogspot.com

Reply October 20, 2009 at 8:33 am

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Laura SAYS:

Reply October 20, 2009 at 10:09 am

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Down Pillow SAYS:

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

Reply October 20, 2009 at 9:10 pm

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Renee SAYS:

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

Reply October 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm

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Neelam SAYS:

So cute! Love the theme.

Reply October 29, 2009 at 6:07 am

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Rochelle SAYS:

I like the party favor bags and the placecards!

Reply October 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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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?

Reply November 11, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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Meghan SAYS:

Love your blog,

so you were featured on my blog!

megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

Reply April 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

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Sara SAYS:

Check out these pinwheel birthday shirts and party hats- a perfect match!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/52609398/pinwheel-birthday-shirt-or-bodysuit

Reply July 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

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