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A “Birthday” Themed First Birthday Party

 

Inspiration for a "birthday" themed first birthday party,  and other decoration ideas perfect for summer time via thelovelylauralife.comSeveral months ago, back when I began scheming for Wyatt’s first birthday party, I approached Nick about what kind of theme we should go with.  I’d seen so many cute ideas I was having a hard time choosing.  I was shocked to hear him balk about a theme. A themereally? (Insert exasperated stare here).

I was baffled. Any kid’s birthday party is themed, right? How would you decorate without a theme for goodness sake?!

He responded, “with normal birthday party decorations… duh?”  I just didn’t get it.  Maybe I still don’t, but after that conversation, my mind ran wild with ideas.  Yes. Yeeeeessss! No vintage foxes or adorable owls for this boy. Woo! This would be brilliant!  A “birthday” themed birthday.  (Cue eye roll)

I may not have pulled off a theme-less birthday party (according to Nick I totally missed his point), BUT I always have the utmost satisfaction when I can pull of a grand vision of mine.  I’m not sure what you see when you think of a “birthday” themed birthday party — but these are exactly the images I had whirling in my crazy mind as attempted to piece together this small, intimate first birthday party for my little angel.

Hope you enjoy taking a gander and are somehow inspired! (All links for materials, recipes, DIYs and tutorials are listed at the end!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A "birthday" themed birthday party for a little boy's first | thelovelylauralife.com Free printable alphabet banner and DIY tassel bunting |thelovelylauralife.com DIY tassle bunting | thelovelylauralife.com DIY tassle bunting | thelovelylauralife.com A summer "birthday" themed birthday party with DIY's and free printables DIY washi embellished bamboo cutlery |thelovelylauralife.com Baby's breath in a mason jar |thelovelylauralife.com DIY fingerprint tractor w/ ballons guestbook and keepsake artwork for little boy's first birthday | thelovelylauralife.com DIY fingerprint tractor w/ ballons guestbook and keepsake artwork for little boy's first birthday | thelovelylauralife.com Flag decor for floral centerpieces made with washi tape and skewer stick | thelovelylauralife.com Bottled drinks in an old wash tub | thelovelylauralife.com Crockpot barbecue beef sandwiches |thelovelylauralife.com Crockpot barbecue beef sandwiches |thelovelylauralife.com Fresh berry fruit salad | thelovelylauralife.com Romaine and spinach salad with corn, carrots, green beans and peas | thelovelylauralife.com Macaroni and cheese casserole | thelovelylauralife.com A summer “birthday” themed birthday party Use monthly photos as a decorations displaying them with clothes pins and twine |thelovelylauralife.com Use monthly photos as a decorations displaying them with clothes pins and twine |thelovelylauralife.com Washi tape bunting with twine and wooden skewer sticks |thelovelylauralife.com Display presents under the dessert table |thelovelylauralife.com Antique wooden high chair for the birthday boy | thelovelylauralife.com It's all about the details, hand stamp plain napkins for a custom touch |thelovelylauralife.com It’s all about the details, hand stamp plain napkins for a custom touch |thelovelylauralife.com Washi embellished cutlery, fun paper straws and mason jars | thelovelylauralife.com Washi embellished cutlery, fun paper straws and mason jars | thelovelylauralife.com White linen table cloth, recycled paper plates and mason jars | thelovelylauralife.com Washi embellished cutlery, fun paper straws and mason jars | thelovelylauralife.com Outdoor setting for a first birthday | thelovelylauralife.com A summer "birthday" themed first birthday party | the lovelylauralife.com A summer "birthday" themed first birthday party | the lovelylauralife.com First birthday smash cake | thelovelylauralife.com Post smash cake birthday pic | thelovelylauralife.com FaceTime with long distance relatives during a milestone birthday | thelovelylauralife.com Washi tape flag cupcake toppers and bunting | thelovelylauralife.com DIY mustache stamped t-shirt | the lovelylauralife.com Wyatt, 12 months - monthly update | thelovelylauralife.com

Free printable alphabet banner, Shanty2Chic

DIY tassel garland tutorial, HGTV

DIY washi tape bamboo cutlery, Tell Love & Chocolate

Slow cooker barbecue beef recipe, I used grass fed chuck roast, omitted the lemon juice and organic everything else. Also I highly recommend Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BBQ sauce to serve along side: DELICIOUS-NESS

Macaroni and cheese casserole recipe, I used sprouted flour and Kerry Gold butter and organic everything else

I was not impressed with the cake recipe I used, but this is it here (I used sprouted flour and coconut sugar)

Giant balloons, Balloon and Paper

Blossom floral washi tape, Pretty Tape

Aqua chevron washi tape, Amazon

Triangle patterned washi tape, Amazon

Confetti washi tape, AnastasiaMarieShop

Peach striped straws, Green Party Goods

Paper products, Earth’s Natural Alternative

Bamboo cutlery, Perfect Stix

I think that about covers it. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions about things in general or in case I’ve missed something!

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