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1st Birthday Party Theme Idea: Hugs and Kisses XOXO

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 …

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Baby month-by-month photo idea {for a 1st birthday party}

This baby month by month photo idea matches all of the free printables in the spunky “Hugs and Kisses XOXO” 1st birthday theme. This free printable is dedicated to all those moms who snapped monthly photos …but like me didn’t style them super cute in advance. I had a long c-section recovery with Liam so …

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1st birthday party front door decorations DIY using contact paper

I decorated our glass front door using white contact paper for Liam’s 1st birthday party and loved it so much that I left it up for a week (OK so it was two weeks). It’s white contact paper, so it’s totally removable with no residue. Just grab a roll at the hardware store or wherever, …

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Free printable 1st birthday party hat template

Here’s a free printable birthday party hat template for your one-year-old cutie. I like to make my own birthday party hats like my monkey printable birthday party hat and my stickers-themed party hat template. For Liam’s birthday, I wanted to match his Hugs & Kisses XOXO birthday party theme that was inspired by this fabric …

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Cute DIY Goodie Bags for Birthday Parties

I like making handmade DIY goodie bags for birthday parties. Like, maybe too much. My handmade DIY goodie bags tend to be pretty quick and simple, and these DIY goodie bags for Liam’s 1st birthday party were my easiest yet. Elise and I made these DIY goodie bags to match Liam’s XOXO Hugs and Kisses …

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Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls. Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and …

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Cute DIY 1st Birthday Bib Tutorial

Make a DIY 1st birthday bib for your baby’s 1st birthday party! It’s a cute detail that looks great in 1st birthday photos. I’m loving this DIY 1st birthday bib that I made for Liam using Handmade Charlotte stencils, FolkArt paint, and a little bit of sewing. Plaid sent me the Party set from Rachel Faucett’s …

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Printable Thank You Cards for Pink Monkey 1st Birthday Party

Elise loved her 1st birthday gifts and wanted to say thanks in style! I designed pink monkey thank you cards with a ‘1st birthday’ bananas birthday party hat and yellow polka dots cards. Then I used pink and burgundy fine-point Sharpie markers to write on them. This free pink monkey 1st birthday thank you card …

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Pink monkey printable birthday party hat for kids

I made this pink monkey birthday hat for Elise to wear on her 1st birthday. She was a good sport about it and I think she looked adorable especially when she dug into her matching monkey birthday cake. It’s really easy to put together and attach the white ribbon ties. The free printable PDF below …

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Happy 1st Birthday Banner Free Printable Hanging Sign – customizable

I made this “Happy 1st Birthday Elise” pink and yellow hanging birthday banner for Elise’s pink monkey and bananas birthday party. I hung it over our living room curtains using three kinds of ribbon – vintage yellow ric-rac, yellow solid ribbon and yellow and white polka-dot ribbon, then I added pink and yellow balloons on …

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