Winter Wonderland First Birthday Party

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

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First birthdays are worth celebrating because, let’s face it, you kept a tiny human alive for a whole entire year! You made it through teething and feedings and shots and falling off beds and every other adventure life with a new baby brings.

Celebrate this occasion.

It’s about you and your spouse and your little bundle of joy. It’s about the doting grandparents. Your friends that love cuddling babies. It’s about kids hopped up on birthday cake. It’s about one year down…and 17 more to go. (And typing that reeeeally makes me want to take a nap.) 

Here’s a peek at Carson’s first birthday party.

(Pssst! Are you planning a party? Scroll to the bottom for a sweet party package giveaway!)

Winter Wonderland First Birthday Party

We chose a ‘winter wonderland’ theme because Carson’s birthday is in January, and January is in winter, and we are original. Click here to see my Winter Wonderland first birthday party pinboard. (And don’t judge me for all of the things I didn’t carry out! It’s about inspiration, not copy-ation.)

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

I designed her invitations myself (!!!) using a combination of PicMonkey (front) and Canva (back).

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

Though the party theme colors were blues, silvers, and whites, we made this pendant to compliment our neutral living room. Other than this little vignette, the party decorations were confined to the kitchen.

First Birthday Guest Book

First Birthday Guestbook

For Carson’s guest book, we decided to use a story book and let people sign the inside pages. It really added a personal touch, and was fun for the guests!

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

My sister-in-law baked the most perfect little smash cake! We made the pendant from scrapbook paper and stickers, held together by twine and two dow rods.

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party {Giveaway}

I found this birthday shirt at our local grocery store months before Carson’s birthday, and used the shirt as a guide for her pink, white, and blue no-sew tutu. The baby TOMS were a gift at one of my showers. (I’m a MASSIVE reduce/reuse/recycle fan. Her party decorations were largely recycled/upcycled; for example, most of the tulle came from a combination of her Halloween costume and our wedding!)

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

Carson was the most darling birthday girl! I love her so!!!!!Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

I liked the idea of putting an embellishment on the high chair tray, but wasn’t a fan of the really elaborate ones I’d seen. I made this simple pendant from scrapbook paper and taped (yes, taped!) it onto her tray. Then gathered white tulle along the top added a nice winter-y touch.

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday Party

 

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We used this backdrop (from Carson’s room) to make a prettier background for photos.

Winter Wonderland DIY First Birthday PartyCarson didn’t really make a mess with her cake! She does, however, love playing the drums and will tap out a beat on anything she can get her hands on – including two spoons and her birthday cake!

Happy Parents at First Birthday

Ben and I feel so blessed to be the parents of this little girl. She’s feisty and passionate and darling and OURS!Happy Birthday Carson

Giveaway from M Paper Designs [WON BY BEK :)]

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In honor of Carson’s birthday, Ashley of M Paper Designs graciously provided a party package giveaway from her Etsy shop. (So sweet! Thank you Ashley!)

BEK won a garland of her choice, and a package of paper straws along with a Mason jar topper.

PLEASE visit Ashley’s shop and send her some love! I wish I would have heard about her Etsy shop before Carson’s party!

Connect with Ashley by:

  1. Visiting M Paper Designs‘ Etsy shop.
  2. Liking M Paper Designs on Facebook.
  3. Following Ashley on Instagram at @ourfulltable

Thanks for helping us celebrate Carson’s first year! 

15 Comments

  1. LeeAnn Taylor on January 18, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I love the pink and white garland – so pretty for my newborn’s first birthday next January!

  2. LeeAnn Taylor on January 18, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Liked on FB.

    • Victoria Easter Wilson on January 20, 2015 at 2:29 am

      That’s RIGHT LeeAnn!!! 🙂 So exciting!

  3. Becky S. on January 18, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I love the Pink & Purple Garland. My parents are adopting two girls and we are going to have a big party when it is finalized. One loves purple and the other loves pink. They would love this garland.

    • Ashley @ M Paper Designs on January 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      I love the purple and pink garland too Becky! It would be perfect for your occasion! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

    • Victoria Easter Wilson on January 20, 2015 at 2:29 am

      Ah! That’s amazing news Becky! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Bek on January 18, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Love the mustache garland! That is hilarious!

    • Ashley @ M Paper Designs on January 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      The mustaches are one of my popular ones! They’re so cute! Thanks for looking Bek!

      • Victoria Easter Wilson on January 21, 2015 at 7:58 pm

        And DING DING DING! YOU WON, BEK! Congrats!!! 🙂 Be in touch!

        • Bek on January 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm

          Shut the front door! That’s so fantastic! What do you need from me, Ashley and Victoria? And thanks!!

  5. Bek on January 18, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Following on Instagram!

  6. Bek on January 18, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Liked in Facebook!

  7. Callie on January 21, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, how fun! Great job, and I love her little birthday outfit!

    • Victoria Easter Wilson on January 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I was dying all day! She was totes adorbs!

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