07 May

“Good Morning Sunshine” Breakfast First Birthday Party

DIY first birthday chalkboard sign and highchair decor

As most new parents know, babies’ favorite time to be wide awake just happens to be at the crack of dawn ;). So when you’ve got a sleepy (sometimes cranky) baby in the evenings, a “Good Morning Sunshine” Breakfast First Birthday Party is the perfect solution! Beautifully photographed by Brittany of Moncrief Photography and stylishly put together by the birthday boy’s mom, this party is a great example of how you can skip the same old bowl of granola and make breakfast a truly enjoyable experience for your guests. :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Traditional breakfast food like berry & yogurt parfaits, doughnut holes & mini french toast & maple syrup cups
– Homemade chalkboard first year sign + DIY twine and mini bunting wreath & simple twine wrapped milk bottles
– Lots of homemade rag-tie bunting & sunny birthday banners + sunny yellow frosted cupcakes
– Banana & blueberry topped mini pancake skewers + mini chicken & waffle skewers

banana and blueberry topped mini pancake skewers

DIW twine, mini bunting and sun wreath

breakfast or brunch party food ideas

simple twine wrapped milk bottles

sunshine first birthday high chair

mini birthday cake bunting

yellow, orange and blue birthday party decor

mini chicken and waffle skewers

breakfast birthday party ideas

sunshine themed party favors


PARTY DETAILS as told by Konnor’s Mom

When I started planning Konnor’s 1st birthday party, I struggled with deciding on a date/time that would be best for him (and his nap schedule) and also weighing in all of our close friends’ and family’s busy schedules. I was having dinner with our friends one night when one of them mentioned having just gone to a “Pancakes and Pajamas” birthday party that was at 10am. I automatically loved the idea. From day 1, Konnor has always been happiest in the mornings so a morning party was perfect for him. As far as the sunshine theme, every morning when I go into his room to get him, I always say “Good morning, Sunshine!” So, this theme just fit him perfectly!!

Picking my favorite aspect/element of the party is hard because I loved it all and I put so much thought, time, and effort into each detail! But if I had to pick one single element it would have to be the picture wall that consists of one picture of Konnor from each month of his first year. It was a challenge at first but it turned out so good and I’m so glad we did it!



– Photographer: Moncrief Photography
– Fabric for the Garland: Hobby Lobby
– Fabric for the Pennant Banners: Hobby Lobby
– Happy Birthday Banner: PaisleyGreer
– “I’m One” Highchair Banner: PaisleyGreer
– Cellophane Bag Favors: Party City
– Custom Favor Tags: PaisleyGreer
– Custom Bib & Hat: DaintyCouture
– Pajamas, Paper Pom Poms, Balloons, White Tablecloths, Wooden Utensils, Clear Mini Cups, Napkins & Plates: Amazon
– Highchair Mat Kraft Paper & Streamers: Amazon
– Wreath Materials, Picture Frames, ONE letters & Chalkboard: Hobby Lobby
– Paper Straws: CherishedBlessings
– Smash Cake Banner, Donut Hole Pop Box: Handcrafted by Konnor’s Mom
– Smash Cake & Cupcakes: Treats for Sweets
– Lemon Favor Cookies: The Bread Basket
– Custom Invitations & Thank you Cards: QsFlowerStand

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Krisi Miller SAYS:

OOOhh! Such a great idea!

May 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Erika Thompson Farless SAYS:

Beautiful!! I love it!

May 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

Ashlea Redard SAYS:

would love to know how she did the high chair mat! <3 it

May 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Kayla Hickman SAYS:

Ashlea, I used Kraft paper, streamers, and a hot glue gun. Just ruffle the streamers around the edge of the Kraft paper mat using the hot glue to hold them in place!! Super easy…time consuming, but very easy! :)

June 9, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Kayla Hickman SAYS:

Ashlea, I used Kraft paper, streamers, and a hot glue gun. Just ruffle the streamers around the edge of the Kraft paper mat using the hot glue to hold them in place!! Super easy…time consuming, but very easy! :)

June 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Miki SAYS:

Kayla, I am attempting to make the fabric banner and I was wondering how you attached the fabric stripes? Did you sew them to a long ribbon, rope, piece of fabric? I am just wondering how to make sure they will stay attached. Thanks! Such a cute idea!

August 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

Miki SAYS:

I was wondering if my first comment went through?

August 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

Maureen SAYS:

This is adorable! Did you make the pancakes ahead of time? Just trying to figure out the logistics for my little guy’s first bday:)

January 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Melissa SAYS:

What did your invitation look like?

August 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Nicole Dally SAYS:

Could you tell me where you got the milk bottles?

April 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Nicole – I know you can find those bottles at TomKat Studio! Here’s the link. :)

April 4, 2016 at 11:48 am
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