Several 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 theme… really? (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!)
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!