First Birthday


When your husband loves Ralph Lauren and your toddler looks absolutely adorable in those little polos, a Polo Club First Birthday Party is the perfect fit! Ebony Sparkes of Sparkling Events & Designs styled this fresh & sophisticated party with preppy blue & green patterns and lots of chic little polo players popping up throughout. I also love how she cleverly personalized […]

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Bunny tails & garden decor — here’s another dose of pretty party inspiration that also happens to be very timely for Easter celebrations this weekend, but with a fun twist… For her daughter’s first birthday, Veronica Spencer was inspired by her own childhood favorite bunny to create this ADORABLE Peter Rabbit First Birthday Garden Party! I am […]

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These little ones have got places to go and people to see! Betty Lang of Vanda Events styled this Vintage Travel Themed Twins First Birthday Party for the two cutest little boys. The decor is filled with different modes of transportation — from planes, trains, and automobiles… to a giant cardboard spaceship! I’m especially loving the adorable “propeller” paper […]

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For her darling daughter’s first birthday, Anne Lee planned this Sweet Heart Themed Dol all on her own! Luckily, she had some help from some very talented people, creating things like the beautiful pink ruffle smash cakes & the amazing Hello Kitty Dragon bean towers! I am especially loving the clear balloon dessert table backdrop with pops of […]

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This party is in full bloom! Heather Equitz of Heather Equitz Designs styled this Pretty Summer Dahlia First Birthday Party for the cutest little flower child! Heather used such a beautiful, classic combination of natural, neutral textures and bright pops of color from the dahlias. And I love the idea of using a darker table cloth and paper flowers at […]

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In traditional Asian culture, it’s a big deal for babies to reach the one month milestone. In an effort to honor East and West traditions, this adorable Australian family tied their favorite traditions together to create this Summer Backyard Barbecue One Month Celebration! Mel + Andy of Kiss and Tell Photography did an amazing job capturing all of […]

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This incredibly stylish Golden Safari First Birthday Party goes to show that a can of gold spray paint can go a long way in transforming a party! Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs styled & DIYed so many beautiful details to create a party that not only her nephew, the birthday boy, would love, but that would match her fashionista sister’s great […]

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Anchors away! Morgan Bayard of Morgan Bayard Photography captured this elegant Nautical Christening & First Birthday Party, in which all of the pretty details were lovingly made by the guest of honor’s mom. The {super cute} bow-tie bedecked birthday boy had a very big day celebrating both his first birthday and his christening into the Greek Orthodox […]

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Grab your hats and binoculars, we’re going on a Wild Safari! Lauren Mace and Ruthie McDonald of Eutopia Events created this darling Backyard Safari First Birthday for an adorable baby boy who just loves jungle animals! They definitely succeeded in bringing the jungle to their backyard, with tropical plant centerpieces, bright animal prints and spider monkeys just hanging around :). Don’t […]

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This pink, gold, and flower be-decked Wild Animals First Birthday is such sweet and lovely twist on the ever-popular “wild animals” theme! Every detail was beautifully captured by Melody Melikian of Melody Melikian Photography and styled by Fancy That Events. From the cuddly wild animals and girly pastel colors to the gorgeous floral designs, what a fantastic way […]

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For those of you still stuck in a snow storm, Kirstin Gentry of kojodesigns has the perfect thing to warm you right up — grilled cheese and hot cocoa! (Sounds good right?!) For her sweet niece Josie’s first birthday, Kirstin created this Cuddly Snow Bunny First Birthday Party to combine all of Josie’s favorite things, including her beloved […]

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Paper airplanes, fantastic treats, bright colors and lots of fun activities — what little boy could resist?! Ngoc Nguyen Lay of Skybox Event Productions planned this super stylish Boys will be Boys First Birthday Party for her adorable ‘little rascal’. All of the details of this party are so sunny & happy — the perfect way to celebrate […]

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Elmo, Oscar, Big Bird & the Cookie Monster — gang’s all here! As part of Chinese tradition, Rena Tan of Sugarena :: Candy Buffet Stylist created a Sesame Street Party Dessert Table for her sweet baby Varian, who had recently reached the one month milestone! The Sesame Street characters were included so creatively in the backdrop and throughout the […]

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When your little guy turns one, suddenly your lil’ bundle can seem like a lil’ man! Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties styled this adorable Little Man Bow Tie First Birthday for her client’s adorable smiley son, Coleton! I love that she mixed in touches of the Winter season as well — since Coleton was born near Christmas […]

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YOU GUYS!!! I can’t hold back any longer, I’m so excited to share these ideas with you! Hello lovely ladies! It’s Jen, your Orange County photographer here at Hostess With The Mostess. I adore working with you and your families. You always trust me to come up with creative ideas, and execute the most stunning photo shoots […]

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What better way to celebrate a winter birthday than to curl up by a fire with the ones you love and roast marshmallows, right? Well, this Warm & Toasty Winter ONEderland First Birthday Party has all that and much, much more! Photographed by Kelly Trimble of Kelly Kate Photography and meticulously planned and styled by Brynn of Blooming Events, the […]

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Pretty shades of purple + sparkly glitter + a POP of groovy color inspired by Jimi Hendrix makes this Purple Haze First Birthday Party an absolute hit! Juliet, owner of the COOP went all out for her daughter Hazy’s (short for Hazel) birthday, glittering everything in sight… which is of course total plus in my book! From […]

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Lions and tigers and…rhinos! Jessica Lee Davis planned this Jungle Animal Themed Carnival First Birthday for her adorable baby boy, Jonathan, with help from the talented stylists of Cana’s Miracle. We are always amazed by the creativity that goes into Korean Dol celebrations, and this one is just bursting with incredible details! I especially love the tradition of the baby […]

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Hello, Hostess with the Mostess fans. It’s Jen, of Jen CYK Photography. As always, I’m super happy to share some incredible creativity with you. Your skills, ladies (and gentlemen), are amazing and super inspiring! This first birthday fiesta is no exception! I absolutely adore this Fiesta First Birthday Party that I recently captured. Because you know what, we all […]

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Once upon a time, there lived the cutest Baby Bear. To celebrate his big first birthday, Brittany Fullwood, also known as Momma Bear, planned this delightful Storybook First Birthday Bash (with lots of help from Papa Bear). Set in a lovely forest thicket, Bear was showered with lots of love… and a scrumptious smash cake that was just right! […]

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