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1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO

DIY 1st Birthday Party Idea

This DIY 1st birthday party theme shows how a little swatch of fabric can inspire a super cute and unique birthday theme. Liam’s “Hugs and Kisses XOXO” 1st birthday theme all started with this swatch of fabric that I saw, loved, and pinned. Fabric has inspired my most important events in the past, like our wedding that was featured in The Knot Magazine, and I thought this XOXO fabric was party perfect.

DIY 1st Birthday Party Idea

Around the same time, Handmade Charlotte sent me a preview set of her birthday stencils, so I put the two together and made Liam’s DIY 1st birthday bib tutorial:

How to make a DIY 1st birthday bib for first birthdays

Then I went hog wild and used this fabric everywhere for his party, like the printable birthday banner

How to make a DIY 1st birthday bib for first birthdays

Printable 1st birthday party hats for kids and stuffed animal friends…

How to make a DIY 1st birthday bib for first birthdays

Homemade DIY goodie bags and table runner…

How to make a DIY 1st birthday bib for first birthdays

I called it Liam’s “Hugs and Kisses XOXO” 1st Birthday Theme because I LOVE my smiley, huggable little boy.

How to make a DIY 1st birthday bib for first birthdays

I also baked (yikes!) which is not my strong suit but the L-shaped mini cakes tasted good!

Letter L mini petite fours

And I made a 1-shaped birthday smash cake for Liam – no cake pan needed.

1st birthday cake - number 1 cake

And here are the free tutorials to make everything in the “Hugs and Kisses XOXO” 1st birthday theme yourself:

It is hard to believe it has just been a year since I met this little guy.

DIY 1st Birthday Party Idea

The months have flown! Happy 1st birthday, my darling boy!

DIY 1st Birthday Party Idea

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Chanel brandon

Friday 26th of September 2014

Hi I love the xoxo theme! Your ideas and decorations are great! Is it possible to print this in pink for my daughter's first bday?

Kathy Beymer

Sunday 5th of October 2014

Hi Chanel, currently it's just in blue but hopefully I can add more colors in the future. Have a great party!!

Rachel

Saturday 28th of September 2013

Actually I just changed my name to match my blog so it is now https://twitter.com/SweetTCreative

Rachel

Saturday 28th of September 2013

Kathy I do indeed here is the link https://twitter.com/TheMrsHurd. Thanks for checking me out! :-)

hena tayeb

Thursday 26th of September 2013

Oh so cute.. happy birthday to him!

Kathy Beymer

Saturday 28th of September 2013

Thanks, Hena! Appreciate you stopping by.

Rachel

Sunday 22nd of September 2013

This is a great idea I love it! Your blog is wonderful! I am just starting up my crafting blog I would love for you to stop by when you have a chance! http://sweetteacreative.wordpress.com

Kathy Beymer

Saturday 28th of September 2013

Thanks, Rachel! Do you have a twitter account so that I can follow your blog posts?

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