First Birthday


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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Excited to get to plan more boyish parties, Shawna Rioux of Effervescent Occasions dreamed up this Smashing Construction First Birthday Party just as soon as her little boy was born. Construction parties are all about gettin’ down and dirty — and this little birthday boy did exactly that! On top of a giant tire and wearing the cutest knit hard hat & suspenders, […]

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Step right up boys and girls! Ashley Berrie of Ashley Berrie Photography created a magnificent Big Top Vintage Circus First Birthday Party that you have to see to believe! Under the big top, this menagerie included traditional carnival games, clown-approved toys and plenty of circus peanuts to go around! With BOLD colors and FUN vintage style, this party is the perfect […]

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A beautiful white venue + pretty pastel desserts + the cutest little birthday girl = the perfect recipe for a darling Pastel Pink First Birthday Party! Janet Kim wanted to create something truly special for her daughter’s Dol celebration, so with some help from Pretty Little Events, a few amazing vendors, and a bit of crafty DIY (check out […]

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The real phrase might be, “All that glitters is not gold,” but at this sparkling birthday party, I’d say that’s wrong! ;) Marisa of Mon Soiree styled this beautiful All That Glitters Is Gold 1st Birthday Party for an even more beautiful little girl. With a stunning dessert table filled with treats almost too gorgeous to eat, this party is easy […]

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for an Ice Cream Shoppe Birthday Party Scoopery! San Diego is having quite the heat wave this week, so a big bowl of ice cream sounds like the perfect way to cool off. Johann Marie Torres of Design, Create, Craft scooped up lots of adorable little details for her son’s first birthday, including tons of […]

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Amanda Green of Amanda Green Photography photographed this adorable party for a client who wanted her daughter to shine on her first birthday, so she planned this Twinkle Twinkle Little Star First Birthday Party with plenty of sparkle. I am loving the chic pink, black and gold glitter color palette, as well as the adorably sophisticated desserts. Proof that a first […]

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“Those Things ran about with big bumps, jumps and kicks and with hops and big thumps and all kinds of bad tricks!” It’s no secret that baby twins can cause all kinds of mischief, so for this baby boy and girl, a Celebrating One is Fun with Thing 2 & Thing 1 {Cat in the Hat} […]

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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 […]

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Love is in the air! A while back, we featured Jennifer and Jonathan’s middle daughter’s birthday party, and now they’re back with this sweet Love Themed Milk & Cookies First Birthday! It’s fun to see how they transformed various spaces in their home to fit the theme, from a decorated mantle and sunny kitchen tablescape to […]

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A first birthday is sort of like setting sail on life’s big adventure (cheesy but true, right?), so this Sailing Away Nautical First Birthday {Korean Dol} is perfectly fitting! For this special little guy’s first birthday, Angie Bae of Angi & Co was inspired by a hanging sail boat mobile in his room to create this seaworthy party! With a color […]

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Lilly Pulitzer was famous for her preppy & vibrant clothing patterns, which are still a staple for many fashionistas today! The floral patterns and sweet colors are the perfect compliment to a little girl’s birthday, as showcased in this beautiful Lilly Pulitzer Floral Elephant First Birthday Party. Heather Dalton from Chickabug designed all of the preppy printable details, while […]

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“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Clair Griffiths of Calamity Cakes styled this classically popular Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat First Birthday Party for her nephew’s big day. I absolutely love the drawn look of the cookies & the (AMAZING) cake — totally […]

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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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