Oh, the joy of turning one from West Chester, PA to Haddon Township, NJ! This summer has been filled with fun for all ages, especially the boys who had a big celebration on their first birthday. The first birthday bash that I coordinated and designed was on a farm with a “John Deere” theme for my first-born son. For the adults and kids alike, we included hayrides, a “hillbilly pool,” a water slide, LOTS of cake(!!) and desserts, a food truck, a beverage truck, and so much more. Party favors included cups, koozies, and John Deere popcorn. I chose these because they were affordable and suitable for all ages, and of course John Deere popcorn fit the theme perfectly! One of the best pieces of advice I can give from this event is to make sure you get a special, but smaller cake for the birthday child. Not only will it be great for pictures, but your son/daughter will get to eat their cake without ruining all of the guest’s cake!
Fast forward a few weeks after, my client and I chose a “Mr. ONEderful” themed party for her son. We kept it bright yet boyish with black, gold, and white decorations with a touch of greenery. Similar to how I had set up at the John Deere party, we had a small photo area for pictures with the guest of honor, which I call it “the smash cake” setup. Mr. One-derful had his color theme along with pretty green floral garland to accent the perfect photos. Coordinating cups and chocolate covered pretzels were favors for this party. Another thing you have to remember for children’s parties is to have a gift table big enough for the crowd. If you have guests coming to celebrate a child, most people aren’t as likely to bring a card as they are to bring a fun present. If you don’t make room for what your friends and family are offering the space can start to feel overwhelmed.
Unfortunately, we are still in a pandemic and we have to be cautious of who we are bringing around our young children and ourselves. In order to assure safety, provide masks to your guests and limit the amount of people coming who aren’t the closest friends and family to you.
Be sure to browse through some of the photos! For tips, ideas, and advice, feel free to contact me.