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Whimsical First Birthday Party {Pinwheels & Elephants}

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Elephant and Bunny party decorations

This Whimsical First Birthday Party by Harper’s talented mommy + dreamy photography by Jennie Tewell Photography is downright darling with colorful pinwheel and elephant decor! And I just love the pretty watercolor birthday paintings, pink, mint & purple colors and of course the crafty monogram made from buttons!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Pretty framed “H” button monogram + book page & tissue pom welcome wreath
– Adorable, whimsical birthday dress with cute elephants, people & balloons
– Birdhouses, pinwheel cupcake toppers and pink drinks in mini daisy mason jars
– Pink smash cake, felt princess crown and high chair with colorful rag-tie fringe

pinwheel cupcakes

Button monogram decor

Birthday girl balloon dress

Whimsical birthday party ideas

First birthday party sign

Cupcake ferris wheel

Pinnk and blue dessert table

Pinwheel decorations

Elephant and baby birthday painting

Elephant birthday dress

Tissue Paper Pom Pom

Felt birthday princess crown

Pink flower smash cake

Pinwheel cupcake toppers

Whimsical pink and mint drink station

Birthday girl


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jennifer

The party’s theme was windmills, birdcages, & elephants. Lots of color: pink, turquoise, & purple. Every detail was DIY. Harper’s mom hand-crafted the elephant and bunny figurine out of clay. The Windmill party favors were handmade out of scrapbook paper. The “H” monogram was created by gluing buttons on a cardboard letter and then glued to a ornate picture frame. Even the Elephant watercolor painting was hand-painted by Harper’s mom.



– Photography: Jennie Tewell Photography
– Decorations: Julie Toifel-Rhames
– Setup & Tent: Jacquie Birchfiled Burkett
– Pastries & Cupcakes: Brandi French

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6 responses to “Whimsical First Birthday Party {Pinwheels & Elephants}”

  1. Rachel says:

    Did Harper’s mom design her dress as well or is it available somewhere for purchase?

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