20 Jun

Colorful Chevron & Polka Dots First Birthday Party

candy coated chevron and polka dot dessert table

Even though this is a first birthday party, I’m pretty sure this vibrant Chevron & Polka Dots theme would make birthday girls of all ages very HAPPY. :) And with its candy-licious color palette and modern styling, “happy” is the perfect adjective to describe this sunny celebration!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fabulous (& budget-friendly!) zig zag streamers made from scrapbook paper
– Chevron-bedecked cotton candy buckets
– Sweet dessert table backdrop featuring framed pics of the birthday girl
– Age-appropriate kid favors like personalized sippy cups for the tiniest party guests

DIY rainbow chevron party backdrop

hot pink chair with pink yellow teal birthday crown

candy coated chevron and polka dot party invitation

chevron first birthday party - chevron birthday girl outfit

candy coated chevron and polka dot birthday cake

chevron party cotton candy favors and buckets of gifts

colorful and bright chevron birthday party dessert table

chevron party with colorful zig zag streamers

veggie sticks with ranch dressing in party cups

chevron first birthday party outdoor games


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jill

The theme of daughter’s 1st birthday party was, teal and white chevron with yellow and white polka dots and splashes of hot pink.


For the back drop of the cake table, I used photos from mile-stones in my DD life One Week, 3 Months, 6 Months and 1 Years old in polka dot frames. The food table back drop, I made zig zag streamers from 12×12 scrapbook paper.

I served a staple lunch with sandwiches from Firehouse Subs, veggie sticks, fruit kabobs, and chips and goldfish.


Each Child was sent home with an age appropriate party favor. The older kids received a personalized sand bucket filled with sidewalk chalk, a water gun, gold fish, and more. The babies (one year and younger), received personalized sippy cups with light up rubber duckies. Each person at the party also received cotton candy buckets with matching chevron and polka dot labels.



– Photographer: Wendy Updegraff Photography
– Cake: Love & Sugar Kisses
– Invites: Oh Suzy- Q Designs
– Chevron Bags and Party Supplies: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Flowers: Deerwood Florist
– Cotton Candy: Papa John’s Peanuts

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Mandi Misfit SAYS:

how do you make the zig zag streamers from scrapbook paper? I NEED to do this!

June 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

This party is amazing from the colors to the zig zag streamers – perfection! Love those keep calm napkins too, totally saw them at Target the other day! :)

June 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

Sonya SAYS:

For the ladies inquiring about the streamers, Jordon from “Oh Happy Day” has a tutorial for these:


June 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

MonogrammedEverything! SAYS:

Ok, there are entirely too many things tonight on this site making my uterus flip for a girl!

June 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Brandy Baker SAYS:

Jill! It's georgous.

June 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Megan Altman SAYS:

What kind of material did you use of the backdrops???? If you dont mind me asking.

June 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Jill SAYS:

They are Flat Sheet that i bought from Wal-mart for $5.00. They come in almost every color you could need. just folded the top and made a rod pocket.

June 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Rebecca Reich SAYS:

Where did you get that chevron print dress??? I love it! Would love to have one for my daughter.

March 8, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Lisa SAYS:

Where did you find that darling chevron print dress? I love it!

July 2, 2012 at 7:43 am

Kelly SAYS:

Where are the label linens from????

July 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm


I am in love with this idea!! Where did you find her adorable dress?

August 30, 2012 at 5:20 am

Selina SAYS:

Yes please tell us where you found that dress? It’s fabulous, just what I’ve been looking for.

December 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Peggy SAYS:

Can i ask where you found the keep calm napkins. I’ve been looking everywhere.

January 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Kiara Kohn SAYS:

Where can I find the candy and that matches the color theme!?

February 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

alexandria mckee SAYS:

Where did you find the place cards for the tables, and the stickers for the snack bags?

April 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

Franca ElHibir SAYS:

Where is the chevron print dress from? Adorable!!!!

June 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

Sarah SAYS:

Please tell us where you got the dress!!!

July 18, 2013 at 9:01 am
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