First Birthday


A while back, I shared a Toy-Inspired Royal 1st Birthday Party with you that we created earlier this summer. We also posted a few fun extras from the party soon after – like this mess-free glittered forks DIY and lots of free printables – but got sidetracked with other projects and deadlines before we could get […]

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Babies can be tough at times, there’s no denying that. But then they smile and you remember just how much joy they bring into your life! For their daughter’s first birthday, Virginia Yu of Designs by Yu and her husband celebrated the light of their lives with this Cheery Little Miss Sunshine 1st Birthday Party. Their whole extended family came […]

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Oh my sunshine! If this party doesn’t make you happy (when skies are grey), I don’t know what will! Ashley Joseph of Two Be Wed filled this Cheery “You Are My Sunshine” First Birthday Party with lots of sunny yellow decor, delicious mini brunch foods & plenty of love for her little ray of sunshine’s special day while Kimberly […]

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{Quick Note from HWTM} We are thrilled to have Rachel Scott from RV Parties here today as our newest guest contributor, kicking off an exciting new series — Parties in a Pinch! It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to put together a Pinterest-perfect event and then become overwhelmed by the planning process. Rachel’s advice will equip you with some […]

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Although you never need an explanation for why you styled a party after an adorable bunny rabbit, Rena Tan of Sugarena :: Candy Buffet Stylist explains that Nijntje (more popularly known as Miffy) is to the Dutch what Hello Kitty is to the Japanese. So when a Dutch friend of hers wanted to include Miffy in her son’s first […]

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This Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon Birthday will make you feel like you’re floating among the clouds! Bruna Sanches, the amazing photographer of Simply Lace Photography, had this theme picked out months before her son’s first birthday, so with all that planning time, it’s no wonder this party turned out beautifully! I absolutely love the hanging mini hot […]

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Is everyone else loving flamingos as much as we are?! I love the tropical, bright vibe they give a party! Kelly Catron of Gigi Noelle Events styled her daughter’s Fabulous Flamingo First Birthday Pool Party with summery details, ocean inspired decor and of course, tons of bright pink! Looking for even more flamingo party inspiration? Check out these other fabulous […]

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Right on trend, Kristen Cambridge of Kristen Cambridge Designs styled this darling Tropical Flamingo First Birthday Bash with a bunch of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties! I love the preppy, feminine look of everything, especially knowing how creative Kristen was to keep everything affordable and still so stylish! That is definitely my kind of party :). […]

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Come one, come all to see the sweetest Girly Big Top Circus First Birthday Party in town! Maressa Lacerda of Pequenos Luxos was the ring leader for this party, styling everything, including the amazing main attraction — that stunning dessert table! Balancing bears, cute clown cupcakes & spectacular seals are just a few of the entertaining circus acts to celebrate this […]

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Under the sea parties aren’t just for little mermaids! Danielle Dalledone of Emotion – Projeto Gráfico Para Eventos styled this Boy’s Under the Sea First Birthday Party full of sea life & nautical details. Danielle fit in lots of DIY, like that stunning paper mosaic backdrop flanked by clear ‘bubble’ balloons, as well as some authentically beachy details, like […]

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There’s nothing quite like being out in the wilderness, huddled around a fire, roasting s’mores & telling ghost stories with friends. For her little camper’s first birthday, Eunice Kim of Sage Event Planning created this Rustic Woodland Camping First Birthday Party with lots of fun activities & relaxation in mind. I am loving the natural wooden elements and adorable felt […]

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This Andy Warhol Pop Art First Birthday Party is proof that sophisticated themes can work amazingly well for kids’ parties too! Nick Gentile Events styled this party with some help from Rachelle Guerin, who came up with the pop art theme for her daughter, who’s favorite book is Andy Warhol’s Colors. I love how unique this theme is, especially since the bright […]

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Is there anything sweeter than a family pulling together to create a magical day for their special little one? For Sagan’s first birthday, her family combined sweet pinks, tons of DIY & a touch of glitter to create this Charming Pink & Gold First Birthday Party. And to make these memories last, Dianne L. Rousseau of Dianne Lisette Photography beautifully captured […]

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As promised, here are links to download the {free!} party printables that I designed for our recent Royal First Birthday Bash collaboration with Fisher-Price®. I had fun with these and hope you guys are able to put them to good use! You’ll find a preview of everything below, followed by the download links. As always, […]

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ROYAL MEETS TOY {The Challenge} When it comes to “Royal” party themes, visions of glitzy details and fancy-schmancy-in-general decorations are usually what first come to mind (as evidenced in my friend’s royal baby shower, during which I had to restrain myself from glittering everything in sight!). So, when Fisher-Price® recently asked me to come up with […]

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To celebrate her baby daughter blooming into a little girl, Toni Danielson styled this lovely and sentimental Botanical Baby First Birthday Party filled with a mix of fresh flowers, handmade paper flowers and delicately sweet details. I love this look of a clean white palette accented with bursts of color… such a simple, ethereal look that would be perfect […]

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Every girl deserves to feel like a Princess on her birthday, even if that girl is only turning one (and probably still figuring out what all of the commotion is about) ;). Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties is back at it again with this beautiful Royal Princess First Birthday Party. The dessert table is absolutely fit for a […]

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With summer in full swing, fairs are popping up all over the place (including San Diego)! For her son’s first birthday, Jeannie Do decided there was no better way to celebrate her little man than to create a full on Rustic Barnyard County Fair First Birthday Party including classic fair food & games! I love the country americana feel, […]

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We see a lot of Sesame Street parties, but sometimes I forget how special it is that I got to grow up watching the show, and kids today still love it! Tim and Karen Lee Phan of Makeup by Karen Lee DIYed the heck out of this Backyard Sesame Street First Birthday Party for their little guy Landon’s big […]

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One year old may be a bit young to run off & join the circus, but that didn’t stop Aline Menezes of Pink Ateliê de Festas from bringing the circus to a little girl’s big day with this Pink Ballet Circus First Birthday Party! The focus was PINK & lots of it! Throw in some ballerinas, circus animals and high flying […]

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