19 Jun

County Fair Themed First Birthday Party {Korean Dol}

county fair first birthday party with pie pops and pinwheels

From the crafty, homemade decorations and fair-inspired treats to the pint-sized guest of honor herself, this County Fair Inspired First Birthday Party is hands down ADORABLE! Jennifer & Jonathan (a.k.a. “mom and dad”) did such a great job bringing this creative celebration to life for their daughter Riley. Everything about it feels so playful and warm… there are even adorable little sock mice sitting next to the popcorn cones! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Yummy fair inspired treats like pie pops, cotton candy and kettle corn cookies
– A {super creative!} “award ribbon” backdrop over the food table
– Yarn-covered letters sitting at tilted angles for a playful vibe
– Ripped fabric photo booth backdrop + fun props like vintage frames and stick horses
– Fun activities like Ring Toss, Face Painting, “Knock Me Down Cans”, & more!

county fair first birthday party - birthday hat and high chair

county fair first birthday yarn decoration

county fair first birthday food table with ribbons and popcorn

county fair first birthday party - Korean Dol

county fair birthday party dessert table

county fair theme in yellow with beautiful flowers

county fair first birthday party smash cake

county fair party in yellow

county fair first birthday photo booth props

county fair first birthday photo booth

county fair party games

county fair birthday party ring toss game

county fair games and gumball count

county fair lemonade stand

county fair cotton candy

county fair first birthday party decorations and photo props

county fair party with pinwheels

county fair first birthday korean dol

county fair first birthday korean dol


PARTY DETAILS from Jonathan


– pulled pork sliders
– assorted chips
– caramel apples, cookies, popcorn
– donuts
– roasted peanuts
– cotton candy
– lemonade


– ring toss
– knock me down cans
– face painting
– gumball guessing
– coloring contest
– pin the tail on the donkey


– colors: green, yellow and gray
– pinwheels
– pennants
– burlap wrapped cans
– flowers: calalilys, daffodils, tulips, hydrangeas, sunflowers



– Printables: Sweet Peach Paperie
– Photography:  Sugarbush Design
– Yarn Letters (& instructions): Jo-Ann’s 
– Pinwheel: Create Studio
– Pie pops: Bakerella 

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Jazmin SAYS:

Perfect vintage touches! I would love to have this theme for a little girls birthday party! She btw is too cute!

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Reply June 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Beautiful party! Love the dedication to the color theme with the grey paper over the red parts on the popcorn machine. That is a very clever way to keep the colors consistent!

Reply June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm


Love the idea! Where did she get her birthday hat?

Reply June 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Jonathan Holmes SAYS:

We made the hat ourselves from scrapbook paper and a handmade pom pom!

June 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Oh my swoon!! Absolutely adore this party. Love the paper ribbons wall backdrop and those yarn wrapped letters are perfect!

Reply June 20, 2012 at 4:16 am

Corinna SAYS:

What a cute birthday girl! And I agree with the PP that the yarn letters are great. I think they’re my favorite accessory of the whole party.

Reply June 20, 2012 at 6:10 am

jenni SAYS:

Lovely… I love the mantle!

Reply June 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Anna SAYS:

Lovely!! Where did you get the popcorn cones?

btw, Riley looks super cute..i love the picture where she is holding the book…totally candid!!

Reply June 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

Karin Geraci SAYS:

OMGosh I love everything about this party. My daughter (part Korean) turns 1 this August and she was born in the year of the horse. I will be doing a very similar party for her. Im planning to make her hanbok but curious if you made your daughters or if you bought it and if you bought it where did you get it from?

Reply March 31, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Tonia Neal Johnson SAYS:

Beautiful! Where did you get her dolbok?

Reply May 24, 2015 at 6:08 pm

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