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Preppy Whale 1st Birthday

Michele B By Michele B  in Birthday


Party Recap

Since my niece was a summer baby we decided to go all out with a super fun preppy whale theme using the colors navy and pink, getting inspiration from Vineyard Vines. The party was a small with just family and friends. The birthday girl truly had a blast!

We set up a small dessert table with the cutest whale and beach ball looking cake pops from KC Pop Art & Parties. They even made and supplied the cake pop holder, which was a white wooden box with painted hot pink stripes. They then cut out heavy pieces of cardstock to create waves. The cake pops were the center of our table AND absolutely delish!!! And extras we had we displayed in mason jars as accent pieces to our table. Since there were a few small kids there, we made mini fruit skewers with blueberries and strawberries (sticking to the pink and navy color scheme). We also served cupcakes to all the guests with printables designed by Party On! Designs. The birthday girl even had her very own smash cake that we actually purchased at our local grocery store and had them place a ribbon border around. We topped it with a mini flag pennant and had Party On! Designs create a matching birthday hat. I (Michele of Sweet Threads Clothing Co) made a matching bib for the birthday girl to wear. She LOVED her cake!!!

As a backdrop to our dessert table, we took pieces of hot and light pink crepe paper that we cut all the same length and pinned them to a ribbon we strung to the top of a white beadboard. We then hung a birthday banner across it. It was super cute and added an additional pop of color. To finish off the table we added some pink flowers we cut from our garden in white blume boxes we wrapped with navy robe.

Each of the party guests left with a sand bucket we filled with bubbles, goldfish snacks and a custom made sippy cup from I Have A Favor.

The birthday girls shirt was made by Sweet Threads Clothing Co and Birdie Baby Boutique made to match the most adorable headband. Danbury Lane created a tutu in navy and hot pink to complete the outfit. She looked adorable on her first birthday!!


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    When the birthday girl ate her smash cake!

  • Desserts

    cupcakes, cake pops

  • Party Favors

    sand buckets filled with sippy cups, bubbles and goldfish snacks

  • What People Ate

    vanilla cupcakes, whale cake pops, fruit skewers, hot dogs, salad

  • What People Drank

    pink lemonade


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1 comment

  • Kc B

    Kc B wrote:

    amazing!!!!!!!! Love every bit! I will use your ideas to create my daughters 11th birthday!! PS: I have a store names The Preppy Redneck my logo is a camo whale. LOVE anything whale.