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You Are My Sunshine First Birthday

Noelle J By Noelle J  in Birthday


Party Recap

SO excited to share this birthday party with you today - partially because it was my baby's first birthday and partially because the You are My Sunshine theme turned out {so} sweet! Carli over at DimplePrints created a custom printable package that helped bring this precious theme to life and Linsey with the Hunniepot added the perfect finishing touch with her amazing custom cookies!


Party Highlights

  • Best Moment

    My absolute favorite piece of decor was this custom window panel I designed. I used my Cricut to cut out the "Havyn, You Are My Sunshine" lettering and glued them to the back of each panel. It was the perfect backdrop! I also love how we were able to incorporate a really modern print like chevron stripes with a softer, more vintage feeling pattern like gingham.

  • Most Touching Moment

    My mother made the matching highchair cover and bib so that her "smash cake" pictures would turn out just right! It was so fun to see our little lady being sung to and then watching her dig into her vanilla cupcake. Her little brother also thought it was pretty great!

  • Party Favors

    First, guests were greeted with this adorable (and easy!) ribbon wreath. I simply wrapped a dollar store foam wreath with about three yards of 2 inch ribbon and embellished with a fabric flower and paper "H". The little ones all received a special favor and a party hat upon entering. I used a grey bookshelf from our home to set the favors and party hats out on, then embellished it with some mini pennant banners and pictures of the birthday girl. I layered the circle cutouts from the printable package on white doilies and tied them together with yellow ribbon.

  • What People Ate

    The party was a mid-morning brunch, so we served a variety of easy breakfast foods, including mini bagels and cream cheese, doughnut holes, blueberry muffins, quiche and cheerios and raisins for the little ones. I wanted to be able to prepare a majority of the food ahead of time so that we wouldn't be scrambling that morning and I could focus on the birthday girl! I love how adding a few embellishments or new packaging to ordinary foods and beverages can make them seem so special. My kids thought the little bags of cheerios were the coolest thing ever, even though they are used to eating them regularly. I'm a huge believer in finding creative ways to make affordable food beautiful.



  • Tala B

    Tala B wrote:

    I love the frame! Gorgeous!

  • Tala B

    Tala B wrote:

    Great use of the grey chevron

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    Alexis P wrote:

    Do you have any printables from this birthday theme? Or can I buy any? I LOVE this!