16 Jun

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

“He shoots, He SCORES!!” and we are going wild about this Basketball Themed Slam Dunk first birthday party by Andrea of Coquette Events. Following her clients lead, Andrea incorporated the family’s love for basketball and modern sense of style, while still keeping the party fresh and youthful.

From the basketball cake pops and fondant cupcake toppers, to the concession stand food - which included fried chicken wings and hot dogs with all the trimmings and much more, the “first season highlights” photo bookshelf, to the amazing Mini Air Jordan Cookies, this party was a slam dunk! We’re also loving the super fun mini basketball and popcorn party favors and athletic storage bins which displayed them.

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Read on for more adorable & creative “First Season Highlights” and “Slam Dunk” pictures. . .

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

Slam Dunk Basketball First Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Andrea

“Our client came to us wanting a contemporary baby friendly party. As we discussed the different theme options, she kept going back to how much her husband loves basketball. So we decided on a baby blue, white, and orange color scheme. Thinking a soft print would help balance an orange basketball, we played around with stripes, polka dots, and finally landed on argyle and polka dots. The prints acted as the background to Todd’s basketball backboard announcing his big birthday.

We carried the look of the invite throughout the party with a patterned banner and customized stickers for the concession stand inspired buffet. The menu included salt and pepper fried chicken wings (that were a huge hit), hot dogs with all the trimmings, chili over rice (daddy’s favorite), macaroni salad, and Japanese somen noodle salad.

Todd’s photos were set up in a bookshelf to show Todd’s First Season Highlights with labels detailing his baby milestones.

The dessert table was so deliciously pulled together, the guests were hesitant to start eating from it. Sweets were on the top of the priority list and we worked with two different vendors to pull it all together.  Love Bites Bakeshop provided us with snickerdoodle cupcakes, which were topped with “Slam Dunk” and “Sweet Shot” flags, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, and mini chocolate cupcakes that were topped with fondant toppers from Dream Cakes by Maggie. Maggie was also the talent behind the basketball cakepops, Todd’s giant cupcake smashcake, and the beautifully decorated sugar cookies. The sneaker cookies were inspired by Dad and Todd’s favorite basketball shoes. Mom added her own special dessert, Japanese mochi. The finishing touch was the backdrop, which was made up of foam boards covered with basketball textured vinyl.

Guests were invited to enjoy two different party favors, chocolate caramel corn and basketball stress balls. Both items were features in white locker bins with cute messages. “Thanks for taking a time out to celebrate my 1st birthday. Love, Todd” and “ Thanks for coming. Hope you had a ball.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
- Event Planning & Styling: Coquette Events
- Cupcakes: Love Bites Bakeshop
- Large Cupcake, All Cupcake Toppers, & Custom Sugar Cookies: Dream Cakes by Maggie
- Hotdogs:  Marina from Luckydogs
- Photography: Greg Ma

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15Comments

1
Marlika SAYS:

This is a very nice theme the shoes are adorable.

Reply June 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

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Shanta' SAYS:

I think this theme is amazing! My son is only one month old and i’m already to plan his first bday bash using this very theme….
Very smart and creative two thumbs up!

Reply June 16, 2011 at 11:23 am

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www.StarHughes.com SAYS:

Those basketball cake pops are so cute! Love this birthday party theme!
Star Hughes Living

Reply June 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

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ZOILA @ SQUARED PARTY PRINTABLES SAYS:

Yay for boys! Love it! Love all the little details.

Reply June 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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Eillim Cintron SAYS:

This was just too ingeneous, I love it!!!!!!!!!

Reply June 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm

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lulu alvarez SAYS:

I love this awesome party……….

Reply June 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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Cindy SAYS:

lol I thought the plastic mini-balls are food. This is a fantastic party. :D

Reply June 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

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Katie McFarland SAYS:

I wish this were a baseball theme. I’m working on planning my sons first bday bash with baseball in mind. I think I can get a lot of ideas about it here but I’d LOVE to see a modern baseball theme.

Reply June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

katie SAYS:

I wish this were a baseball theme. I’m working on planning my sons first bday bash with baseball in mind. I think I can get a lot of ideas about it here but I’d LOVE to see a modern baseball theme..

June 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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elaine SAYS:

Where can I find the basketball material used for the board where the happy birthday sign is in the photo?

Reply September 2, 2011 at 6:13 am

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star SAYS:

do you mind sending me all the things in the favors and desserts ? =) oh and the places you got the food from

Reply October 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

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Jen Pulaski SAYS:

Love all the details!! Can you tell me where you purchased the happy birthday banner, and the mini-basketballs?

Reply November 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm

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Corine SAYS:

Where did you do your printing at?

Reply August 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

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Rachel SAYS:

Can you send me the information on where you ordered the mini basketballs used as favors from?

Reply January 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

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Kristiana SAYS:

FYI, Love Bites Bakeshop is now http://loveandflourbakeshop.com/
They are seriously the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!

Reply March 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

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