One of my good friend’s recently celebrated the very first birthday for her twin girls. And, since they are December babies turning 1, she decided on a Winter Wonderland theme, turning the WON into ONE for a Winter ONEderland! I really loved the play on words for the theme, because when you think about it, it’s very cute to spin the WON into ONE! She also incorporated a “cool” color scheme using white, along with silver and sprinkles of pink and purple for a girly touch.
She created a fun reception table with winter-feel frames for photos and messages for guests, plus winter holiday themed floral arrangements and accents.
Then a huge standing blackboard greeted guests with the birthday girl’s vital info from “then to now,” with a rundown of all their favorite things! BTW…this board wasn’t a printout, it was actually hand-drawn with chalk, so kudos to whoever created that masterpiece!
Staying with the theme, she used snowflake cutouts to hang on the walls and hung personalized custom banners with the pink and purple accents for pops of color.
The cake was a two layer fondant cake adorned with snowflakes and silver sparkles too, to give it some bling…
A candy bar was opened to the guests after the cake cutting, as treats to bring home. She used clear serving bowls with a simple silver ribbon and cute signs tied around them to indicate the different types of candy, stacking them on accent boxes to create levels. Another great thing she did was to provide goodie bags to the children when they first arrived, to keep them occupied throughout the party. They contained items like stickers, coloring books, crayons, along with cute & easy “winter” crafts.
In terms of entertainment, a “winter fairy” stopped by for magic tricks and interaction with the children, and after the “show” she offered balloons and face-painting services.
Then as one last parting gift (favor), the host passed out cute bars of “winter” soap and packets of DIY Hot Chocolate, perfect to keep you warm and cozy in a Winter ONEderland!