10 Aug

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

This “My Little Sunshine” first birthday party is just too sweet for words!

Lindi of lovetheday designs created this happy little celebration for her daughter Ellason‘s first birthday, and – from the whimsical touches of lace and creative desserts to the “sunshine playlist” and adorable vintage bunting – the end result is nothing short of absolutely LOVELY!

I can also see this theme translating well to a baby shower or “You Are My Sunshine” bridal shower/engagement party.

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

Read on for lots more beautiful pics and party details/resources from Lindi… 

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

REAL PARTIES: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

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DETAILS:
The party featured an array of yellows and creams and was held on my backyard patio. Guests were welcomed with a “come around back” sign and my rustic fence was surrounded with yellow bunting (made from vintage sheets).

Displayed around the yard were large dowels that had been painted yellow and decorated with fabric and “Ellason is 1” signs.

Glass jars filled with yellow daisies & lemon drops hung from the trees. Flowers were stapled to the fence to serve as table backdrop, and a paper sun garland hung from the fence as well!

Party Favors were ribbon-bedecked “sunshine wands” with a “thanks for shining with us” label.

I designed all the printable party materials (my Etsy shop: lovetheday designs)

Food & Drinks:
• homemade lollipops: Amy Sweet Dream
• panna cotta, banana pudding, mini cheesecakes, and chocolate truffles: City Sweets
• sugar cookies/fondant toppers: Jane Miller
• cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcakes
• lemonade/cucumber water

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Thanks again to Lindi for the lovely party inspiration! Seeing things like this makes me excited to start planning Macy’s first birthday party already… and she’s only 5 months! ;)

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34Comments

1
Lisa SAYS:

I LOVE this sunshine party! The yellow wands and tags are adorable. The bright sunny yellow screams summer fun!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 5:25 am

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Laura SAYS:

Love these sweet little ideas. I really like the yard stakes with the streams of material. Very cute!!!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 5:43 am

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Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts SAYS:

The title says it all…It definitely is Sunshine! I love the yard stakes too!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 5:44 am

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Jen @ Passion-for-Parties.com SAYS:

This is such a cute idea! I agree the yard stakes are adorable. The desserts look delish!!!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 5:51 am

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Desirable Weddings SAYS:

Wow what an amazing mother. Now I wish I had done more for my daughter’s first birthday. Absolutely beautiful photo’s and I absolutely loved all of the ideas and the bright yellow colour scheme.

Reply August 10, 2010 at 6:02 am

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staceys SAYS:

Oh so Sweet!
I have one more SUNshine song suggestion ;
Sound of Sunshine, by Michael Franti- its so upbeat and has become my summer jam!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

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Andrea Swenson SAYS:

I love the yellow and the sunshine wands! I adore the tablecloth!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

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Erin Volante SAYS:

This is SO CUTE! What a darling party theme, totally filing this one for future reference! The dessert table is just gorgeous and the lace everywhere… perfection!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 7:04 am

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rebecca SAYS:

absolutely beautiful.

Reply August 10, 2010 at 7:19 am

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Becky SAYS:

VERY cute, and I love that it isn’t the typical pink girl’s birthday theme.

Reply August 10, 2010 at 7:30 am

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Katrina Babic SAYS:

SHUT UP!!! u r kidding me right?! This is what my daughter wanted for her birthday this year! She will be 4 around X-mas, and she wears her “shun-Shine” shirt everyday ;) Thanks for the ideas…

Reply August 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

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Amy @ Blowout Party! SAYS:

Love the theme! What a sweet idea! And that playlist is too cute :)

Reply August 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

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Carli SAYS:

This couldn’t be cuter. The yellow and cream are scrumptious. What little girl wouldn’t love a sunshine party!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 8:56 am

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Tricia SAYS:

This party looks amazing! The table, the wands, the food….Are you kidding me?!? The lace gives it such a feminine touch. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

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Nancy SAYS:

Such cute details! Love the font choice of all the custom labels!

Reply August 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

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