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Colorful Chevron & Polka Dots First Birthday Party

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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

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

30 responses to “Colorful Chevron & Polka Dots First Birthday Party”

  1. Mandi Misfit says:

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

  2. 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! :)

  3. Sonya says:

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

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

  5. Brandy Baker says:

    Jill! It's georgous.

  6. Megan Altman says:

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

  7. 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.

    • Rebecca Reich says:

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

  8. Lisa says:

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

  9. Kelly says:

    Where are the label linens from????

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  11. C says:

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

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  13. Selina says:

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

  14. Peggy says:

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

  15. Kiara Kohn says:

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

  16. alexandria mckee says:

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

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  18. Franca ElHibir says:

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

  19. Sarah says:

    Please tell us where you got the dress!!!