Rainbow UP Inspired First Birthday Party

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Up, Up and away… it’s Lilly’s first birthday! Jackie of Sweet Dreams Bakery designed a whimsical UP Inspired Owl First Birthday Party for her sweet birthday girl with a gorgeous cake and beautiful rainbow desserts! And David and Drexelle Park of D. Park Photography captured the adorable owl favor tags, crafty centerpieces and more must-see playful party details! (For more UP Inspired Parties go here and here!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Mix and Match Party Straws, Jenga Guest Book + Fun Birthday Girl Facts
  • Rainbow Macarons, Cupcakes and Happy Birthday Banner
  • Mint Green Ombre Cake & crafted UP house inspired centerpieces!
  • Polka dot goody bags with Pinwheels and Cookie Jar party favors with owl tags


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mint green ombre cake

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by (mommy!) Jackie

The theme was Up inspired (with all the balloons and rainbow colors) and also some cute owls.

We had a special rainbow inspired dessert bar with 6-flavored macaroons of every color of the rainbow and mini cupcakes along with delicious Oreo truffles.

The rainbow balloon centerpieces were handmade by me.

We designed “Fun Facts about Lily” cards with photos on the other side around the room so people could get to know more about Lily.

The party favors cookie jars (with the secret ingredient of love and kisses from Lily) and kiddie goodie bags were all done by us parents (along with the banners).

My sister and I made the banners, and I made the display cake.

I also made water bottle labels for the water bottles – I had big and small water bottle.

Vendor Credit
  • Photography: D. Park Photography
  • Balloon Artist: SuperInflated.com
  • Cake, Oreo Truffles, Macaroons, Mini Cupcakes: Sweet Dreams Bakery
  • Other Toy Favors: Amazon, OrientalTrading.com
  • Cake Smash Display Photos: Mieng Saetia
  • Display Photos: Purely Captivating Photography
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10 responses to “Rainbow UP Inspired First Birthday Party”

  1. oooo i just love the rainbow cupcakes, awesome! what a great party!

  2. LOVE!!! So honored to be featured – they had an amazing party <3

  3. @dparkphoto says:

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  4. Beautiful party!! Love all the color and those yarn like balloons on top are fab!

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  7. Rita Galante says:

    Ok, I need to know how you made the rainbow balloon centerpieces!! I’ve spent the past hour looking for house shaped cut outs, frames or crafts and am having no luck. I have the UP house and balloons in the twins room and they turn 1 in Dec… I think it’s a must to have their party UP themed :)

    • alyssa says:

      Hi Rita, I’m sure you could use tutorial we have here: http://www.hwtm.com/2012/01/diy-tutorial-creative-yarn-chandelier/. I hope this helps, good luck and have FUN! :) I would recommend a cute birdhouse or decor item from Homegoods or Michaels and attach these balloons with pictures and voila!

    • Jacqueline says:

      Hi Rita! I made the balloons by using the embroidery thread dipped in watered down glue wrapped around water balloons that I blew up! Yarn would be too thick for the small scale I was working with and it didn’t look as delicate as I wanted it to be. I also use little silk flowers from Michaels for the bottom part of the balloons, and I just hot glued it to the bottom. For the house, I used wooden bird houses from Michaels and I painted them white! =) Good luck and have fun!!!