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{Dapper Style} Little Man First Birthday

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Put on your best pastels & get all spruced up for this {Dapper Style} Little Man First BirthdayErnest of Bespoke Manila paired chic decor with a fresh palette of blues & yellows to tie all the fun details of this party together perfectly. And what could be a more fitting activity than the TWO super creative photo booth set-ups ready to capture the {dapper} style of all of the pint-sized party guests!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Cool fabric flying kites & suspended frames photo booth backdrops
  • DIY bassinet with balloons for the guest of honor
  • Adorable paper bow tie gift boxes with bow tie favors inside!
  • Homemade “Pop the Balloons” and Ring Toss games
  • “How well do you know Matti” trivia table + Wish Box for notes from guests

kite photo backdrop

chic first birthday

little man bow tie invitation

first birthday trivia

first birthday activities

the little man party games

fabric kite backdropkids party beanbag chairs

kids craft

kite sky backdrop

little man party food

cake bunting

bow tie gift boxes


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Ernest…

The theme is basically revolving on the colors and having a “grown” up theme. Dapper style :)

The invitations were printed on hard board and were placed with a customized bowtie in different printed fabrics. These were attached to a stick and placed on the actual invite. Names of the guests were placed on the stick as well.

Upon arrival, kids were given bowties to be worn all throughout the party. The kids had pictures taken at two areas. One is a cloth draped backdrop with fabricated kites and a set up of two wing chairs, hanging wooden pastel frames and a side table.

Game booths were set up to entertain the kids and the adults alike. Pop the balloon and ring toss. Activity for the kids: Decorate your own notebooks and pencil cases.

We had a table which was named, “How well do you know Matti.” Guests were to answer trivia questions about the celebrant and were asked to place their answers in the glass jar provided. We also had a DIY bassinet with balloons for the birthday celebrant.

For decor we had a cabinet filled with knick knacks – photos, wish cards and candles. Also, signage for the dessert table + Chinese take out boxes decorated with ribbons and printed paper to make it look “dapper.”

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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.

9 responses to “{Dapper Style} Little Man First Birthday”

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  2. evegozon says:

    Such a lovely birthday party!!!!! Awesome!

  3. Maria Safari says:


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  5. krisy says:

    where can i buy those bowtie gift boxes??

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  7. Could you tell me how the backdrop was made for the dessert? Is it all fabric or mixture of paper and wall paper