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Southwestern Style Pow-Wow First Birthday

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As someone who enjoys lots of simple, homemade touches in a party, I am absolutely loving this Pow-Wow Style Southwestern First BirthdayMark Nabong of Mark William Photography photographed the party while the birthday boy’s mom, Holly, DIYed just about every cute thing you see. From the tee pee and ‘1’ sugar cookies, to hand painted terra cotta pot and figurine centerpieces, you’ll see why this little pow-wow makes me say “Wow.”

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Hand painted first year statistics sign + stamped feather party favor jars, filled with homemade crayons!
– Carrot cupcakes with feather toppers, a dream-catcher decorated tee pee & color blocked drift wood
– Peach and teal hand painted chevron striped tablecloth and napkin weight rocks (such a cute idea)
– The most adorable welcome sign and tribal-print outfit for the birthday boy (love those pants!)

tribal print indian invitation

hand painted first year stats sign and tee pee

chevron watering hole and cactus centerpiece

tribal print welcome sign

pop wow tee pee party

dreamcatcher and tee pee cookies

carrot cake cupcakes with feather toppers

birthday party tee pee and blanket

homemade crayon and stamped feather party favors

family photo for a first bithday party


PARTY DETAILS as told by Mark

Jonas celebrated his first birthday with a southwestern themed pow-wow outfitted with his own little teepee! Set in their own backyard, his mother, Holly, decorated the party herself inspired with DIY details and decor that had a southwestern touch. Jonas’ friends enjoyed teepee shaped sugar cookies, trail mix snacks and carrot cupcakes. Feathers, moccasins, and miniature Indians, oh my! It turned out perfectly adorable for such an adorable birthday celebrant!



– Photography: Mark William Photography
– Knit Crown: Lace and Cable
– Jonas’ moccasins: Freshly Picked
– Teepee: Dexton, Amazon
– White balloons: Big Balloon Store, Amazon
– Honeycomb balls: Factory Party Direct, Amazon
– Invitation: Pour Vous Designs
– Dream catcher hanging: Maven Mercantile
– Dream catcher on teepee: Dollar Store
– Feather picks on homemade cupcakes: Vintage
– Painted driftwood, rocks, Indian figurines: DIY
– Favors: reused baby food jars with homemade crayons & feather tags: Modern Typography 

POSTED BY:Dayna GoldmanHi, I’m Dayna, the newest team member here at Hostess with the Mostess, where, as the Editorial & Design Assistant, I have been introduced to this amazing world of events for the first time.

One response to “Southwestern Style Pow-Wow First Birthday”

  1. @stndongrace says:

    @kristen7707 this is adorable! Love the color scheme (saw your FB post about Jackson’s 1st birthday):