First Birthday


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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Bonjour mon amis! Lisa Costin of A Charming Fête brings us this gorgeously chic Vintage & Girly Parisian First Birthday Soirée. Branching out from the typical Parisian decor, Lisa kept the overall look elegant but still light and fun! I love all the bright colors in the dessert table — with lots of rainbow sprinkles, multicolored macarons, and beautiful pink […]

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This party’s got me up, up, up on a {pretty pink} cloud! Anne-Marie Johnson of Elianna Noelle Events dreamed up this whimsical Floating to One First Birthday Party for little girl, Tiya. I’m loving the silhouette of the little girl holding a balloon that’s used throughout several of the details – it ties the whole theme together perfectly. […]

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Gather around Scarers, because we’ve got a spook-tastic party in Monstropolis to attend! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events did an amazing job bringing this Monsters University 1st Birthday Extravaganza to life. As someone with 2 little ones obsessed with both Monsters movies myself, it’s super fun to see so many playful details from the movie come to life […]

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Wait until you see this. Sophia Kim Park of Petite Productions went all out for this incredibly creative Monopoly First Birthday Party. One of the best parts of “Kadenopoly” is the amazing, custom backdrop featuring the Monopoly Man himself, surrounded by bags of money, a giant game board and a 3D ‘Kaden’ sign. Some of the more formal details were […]

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We’ve been busy in design mode for Hostess INK over here, and I’m excited to share one of our brand new collections with you that just went live this week: the Little Man Mustache birthday party collection – with 11 different items, from invitations to signs & personalized banners! Check it out here. Jacque did […]

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Tiiiimmbeeeerrrr!! Look out everyone, Brooke Meyenberg of Little Retreats did some serious work on this Woodsy Lumberjack First Birthday for her son Dashiel, or as she calls him, her little “Chipmunk”. ;) The combination of the iconic red buffalo plaid and natural wood grains really sets off the whole theme! There are so many clever details to […]

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This Pretty Polka Dots & Pinwheels First Birthday is seriously on trend — and for good reason! Joanna Warbiany set out 6 months ahead of time planning this adorable birthday party for her daughter, Natalie, or as they like to call her, ‘Tilly’ (which I love). The classic combination of polka dots and pinwheels is just […]

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