To celebrate our little girl's first year, we looked to a favorite song and her nursery decor for inspiration. We often sing the chorus of, "You Are My Sunshine," to lull her to sleep and a colorful print with those words hangs in her yellow room, so the sunshine theme developed naturally. It makes for the perfect idea to base her 1st birthday party around.
I pulled a sophisticated yellow and gray color scheme from the song's lyrics and kept all the party supplies and decorations in these colors for a simple, cohesive look.
To help prevent yellow and gray burnout, I chose a variety of patterns and textures when shopping for the party.
Gray polka-dot fabric-turned-tablecloth was my first purchase, and it provided the perfect backdrop for all the decorations and serving pieces.
It also established a slight vintage feel to the party, which I enhanced by using yarn and paper doilies for embellishment throughout the rest of the party decor.
Make your baby's first taste of cake a more memorable experience by decorating her high chair and giving her a personalized hat. Read More
Even if an elaborate backdrop isn't necessary for the food table at a 1st birthday party, a simple decoration can add a lot to the look. Scrapbook paper folded into paper fans, or pleated suns as I like to call them, are strung together with yarn and make an easy garland to accent the table. Read More
Paper garlands are a festive way to decorate for this first birthday party. They are super simple to make when you use a basic shape, like our sunshine cutouts, stitched together on the sewing machine. Read More
If your birthday party takes place in the morning, plan a brunch menu instead of the usual party snacks and sweets. Our sunshine themed event featured lemon flavored food, plus kid-friendly choices such as o-shaped cereal and fruit. Read More
Butter muffins get a sweet makeover when paired with a lemon flavoring. Serve this yummy treat at your 1st birthday party. Read More
A great activity for any first birthday party involves celebrating the baby's achievements. We quizzed guests on each milestone and awarded the winner a pretty sunshine ornament. Read More