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Little Man First Birthday Theme

Last weekend we celebrated another first birthday! At first, the idea of going small for my little man’s party did cross my mind but that idea didn’t keep for very long. Birthdays should be celebrated and I wanted to do just that. I wanted to throw a party to not only have a creative release but more so to show friends and family how much we appreciate them and to show my son how much we have enjoyed being his parents!

We threw him a little man theme birthday party with tops hats, bow ties and mustaches.

I really wanted to focus on the kids and entertain them. So I created a a table and a place setting for each kid with their names that consist of black construction paper as a place mat held down with washi tape and chalk for them to draw on the construction paper. With some help, I was able to make a top hat that floated above the center of the table.

Each place setting came with a box that had a handmade bowtie and bow clip (for the little ladies) and put in a kraft box tied with blue and white baker’s twine with a piece of washi tape. Each child got a mason jar with a vinyl mustache with a top that fits a straw. The wooden forks were wrapped with a striped washi tape and stamped with the letter “e” and a mini tote bag that I silkscreened with my gocco and heat bonded a fabric mustache on the bag to say “my stache”.

For food, the kiddos had a bunch of fun treats like fruit, mac and cheese, kettle popcorn, crackers and Fruit Crushers from Trader Joe’s. For the fresh kettle corn we got from the local farmer’s market, I used my gocco on sandwich bags to hold them in.

For the adults, I created a fun Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich) Bar! I had so much fun setting it up! My fave part was creating this infographic on how to make a banh mi.

I also made ice cream macarons!!!

The challenging thing that I did was I wanted to created a bench for a photobooth for the kiddos… made of cardboard. Yes, of cardboard. This by far was the most time consuming project I have even done! But with help from my awesome brother-in-law, we were able to get this bench done and it was AMAZING!

We had a play area and made chalkboards for the kids to draw on and a water table that was brought out at the end of the party that was a big hit!

Here are some more pictures from the party! I am still amazed that we got 17 little kiddos to sit at a table to eat!

Photobooth fun!

We would like to thank all our friends for helping us make this party possible. Also thank you for donating gifts to a local foster home instead of getting Ezra a birthday gift! We are so thankful!

Check out some of our favorite first birthday shirts!

  1. Balloon Baby’s First Birthday Shirt
  2. First Birthday Candle 1 Shirt

first birthday shirt   first birthday candle shirt

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7 responses to “Little Man First Birthday Theme”

  1. Alyce says:

    Happy 1st Birthday Ezra. Awesome job Lisa. I will solicit you for 40th birthday ideas in the near future.

  2. Sheila says:

    Great theme party! I love the bowties and the info graphic on how to make your own Banh Mi – clever! How fun was this?! It looked like a great time. Happy 1st belated birthday to Ezra!

  3. Donna says:

    Cutest party EVER!! I love the theme and banh mi table too. There’s something for everyone!

  4. Lisa says:

    Thanks everyone!!!!

  5. Pam says:

    Lisa,
    This is just so impressive. You have all the greatest ideas and such patience in making these lasting memories. Everything looks awesome, great job! Happy belated 1st birthday, Ezra!

  6. Tiffany Benson says:

    What an ADORABLE party! Obsessed with those napkins!
    Would LOVE to know what font that is on the invitations “our little man is turning one”. I have been looking everywhere for something like it!

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