My baby girl turned one recently, and I seriously do not know where all of the time has gone. It seems as though she was just born and stole our hearts with her happy self. She is such a wonderful blessing to our family! Since her birthday falls in the beginning of December, I knew that I wanted to create a winter-themed party. I chose snowflakes to be the main theme and sprinkled in some sparkle here and there. I even created some custom party materials that you can download for free!
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For the centerpiece I created some simple artwork that I cut out and then taped to some long skewers to give them height in the vase. I painted a large Mason Jar with gold paint to serve as a vase, and I love how the gold sparkles and shines. You can download the free centerpiece artwork printable here.
I also made her “One” banner and cut it out, hole punched the two corners, and threaded it through with some twine. I added a few strips of pink fabric to each side before I hung it up on the front of her highchair. You can download the free printable “One” banner here.
I found an idea for making large snowflakes here from Making Home Base. After I assembled the snowflakes out of popsicle sticks and hot glue I spray-painted them white. They hung from the ceiling and created a focus point above the food spread. You can see one of them hanging above us, she loved all the attention at her party!
It was fun to include some winter-like food items like the snow-covered powdered donuts, snow-topped cupcakes and smash cake, and a full hot chocolate bar with a variety of mix-ins (the Andes pieces were my favorite!). Hot chocolate is one of my favorite winter treats, so I had to include it in her winter party. I found the adorable tree topped stir sticks at Target!
A simple and fun way to display your cupcakes is by arranging them in the shape of the number 1 (or any number that would be fitting for your party needs). Cupcakes are also an easier alternative to a full cake since you don’t have to bother with icing a whole cake perfectly and you don’t need to cut and serve the cake. Talk about an easy time-saver!
As you can see -she really enjoyed her smash cake! It is so much fun to see your children enjoy new experiences and new foods, especially when they can smash it and get a taste of real sugar!
I displayed her monthly photos by printing square-shaped prints from Target, and then using double-stick tape to mount them on the wall. It is a cute way to see the progression of her first year from a newborn to a big 1 year old!
I had a great time planning her Winter One-derland first birthday party, and it all came together so well. The most important part of the day was having close family and friends surrounding us, celebrating our little ray of sunshine. She has a contagious smile that emulates pure unfiltered joy. We can’t imagine life without her – a beautiful gift from God!
Have you ever thrown a winter birthday party? I’m already looking forward to her next winter birthday!