My friend, Christina, recently threw her charming son a simple first birthday party that is just too sweet not to share. What I love best about this casual celebration is that it has a theme, which unites the party treats and decorations, but isn’t too detailed (and therefore impossible to duplicate). There’s a lot of inspiration to be found here!).
The party was held at home’my favourite place to host a birthday party’and Christina went with a woodland animal theme for her little’s man special soiree. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, she boycotted most of them because they called for crafting skills she admittedly doesn’t possess. Instead, she headed to Michaels and an online store for simple cake toppers and paper party decorations. Combined with an already-owned wooden cake platter and some seasonal enhancements used at Christmas and Easter, her party pieces were set.
Christina believes that if you throw a party with love and sense of fun, it can’t help but turn out great. Isn’t that a great way to approach all of our parties? She planned a meal mostly meant for adults since they made up the bulk of the dinner guests, and for dessert she whipped up whimsical marshmallows using cooking cutters and a classic chocolate cake for the proper perching of the birthday candles.
My own little bunny will be a year old next month, and despite having thrown a total of 29 (!!!) birthday parties already for my other kids, I’ve still picked up some great tips and tricks from Christina.
What theme did you go with for your baby’s first birthday? Feel free to tell us all about the party in the comments.