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Charming Polka Dot & Pinwheel First Birthday Party

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Homemade goodies and crafts like strawberry cream cupcakes and multicolor tissue poms are just the beginning of the sweet details that Kristina of Midori Graphic Design created for her daughter’s first birthday party. This darling Polka Dot & Pinwheel First Birthday Party also features budget-friendly details like homemade treats, spray painted cupcake stands and gift box “risers”… not to mention insanely cute invitations and printables!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Mason and baby food jars used as vases for the floral centerpieces
– Clever Thumbprint Guestbook with “balloon” prints
– Vintage high chair (an antique store find), spray painted white with fabric streamers
– Homemade cake topped with a darling custom Rowyn cake topper!
– DIY “1” shaped piñata (see the tutorial here)

polka dot birthday hat

baby shower thumbprint activity

pinwheel party invitation

pink dessert table

pinwheel and polka dot cupcakes

pastel one piñata with homemade fringes

birthday party sweets

pinwheel party bunting

first birthday party decoration with a pastel color palette

cotton candy pops

polka dot birthday dress and a pink felt cake hat

pinwheel party favor bags

purple flower centerpieces



– Invitation Pocket Folds: Cards & Pockets
– Printable Invitation, Matching Stationary & Bunting:  Midori Graphic Design
– Party Hat: little pink tractor
– Custom Cake Topper: Sweetpie Cake Topper Shop
– Pinwheels: Sweet Treats Supplies
– Candy Cups: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Venue: Rock Creek Gardens
– Photography: Grit City Photography

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18 responses to “Charming Polka Dot & Pinwheel First Birthday Party”

  1. The sweetest cake topper I have ever seen. great post.

  2. Melissa says:

    I love the cake topper! Where can I get one?!

  3. Jen says:

    Whete do we get the thumbprint artwork?

    • Kristina says:

      You can contact me through for the thumbprint artwork. I’ll have to set you up a custom listing after getting some details from you!

  4. Carlene Danielek says:

    Where did you get the birthday cake hat???? It is adorable and not on the site…little pink tractor. Sweet graphics…love!!!

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  6. April Rose says:

    Where did you buy the pink picture frame? Love that!

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  8. Cille says:

    Hi, what did you use to stick the pinwheel on the cake? Love it!

  9. Chrissy says:

    I too would LOVE to know where the darling hat came from!!!! :)

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  11. michelle says:

    Does anyone know where I can get the banner?

  12. carole says:

    what does the sign says for the thumbprint??

    can i get a closer look of the directions?

  13. Kim says:

    Where can I buy this dress?

  14. Can you please tell me where I can find this dress and also the pennant?

  15. Jade Lawry says:

    i would love to know where i could get this dress and cake topper also please