As moms we want our child’s first birthday party to be a momentous event! The options are endless for choosing an appropriate theme that illustrates your little one’s favorite toy, show, color, holiday or unique personality. My cousin-in-law went through countless options before finally landing on the perfect way to incorporate a little preppy, some traditional blue and green, argyles, plaids, moustaches and bowties. With a little help from Pinterest and friends and family she was able to pull it together just in time for the Baby Alec’s Little Man First Birthday Party. Whether you are on a budget or not the little details do go far. Here’s how she did it all!
Excuse me I Moutache you a question? When guests arrived she mocked up a photo booth feel with a frame from Ikea. They had the choice of wearing a bowtie or moustache in their pic. Make sure to have a designated friend or photographer. As the hostess, you’ll have plenty of other responsibilities during the party. The best part is that these pictures served as adorable little thank you cards.
Having a food table fit for a king, or little man, serves as the main focal point for the whole party. She used vintage suitcases to stack mini strawberry shortcakes topped an argyle smash cake for the man of the hour. Mini bow tie pasta salads were a great compliment to hand wrapped pulled pork sandwiches. For dessert, everyone enjoyed lemon cake-centered and vanilla cake pops adorned with blue & green bowties and coordinating sprinkles.
The party was held at a darling park shelter with a playground right outside incase of restless children. Timing for first birthday parties are very important. If the large majority of guests are bringing their children think about nap times. Keeping the party short and sweet makes for a more enjoyable time for you and your guests. If you’re are going to be crunched for time skip gift opening. This Lil Man Party had more than 60 guests. Think about how long it would take to help a one year old get through all his presents. Stick to a few of the main ones from grandparents and great grandparents.
Signage: For added effect create a few signs that help carry your theme all the way through.
Gift bags consisted of darling little token reminders of the party’s theme in natural brown bags secured with a paper necktie.