Last year Nida and Faraz (her husband and my ex coworker who wears really bright colored shirts) threw their daughter, Aida, an incredible first birthday party. There were some great ideas from this party that I wanted to share with you today.
Also – I want to point out that I did ask if this birthday party was going to be a yearly thing, and the answer was that they wanted to go out all big for the first birthday party and then scale it back for the rest. But I think Aida’s outfit made this whole thing worth it. Check it out.
This will be a great memory for Aida when she grows up, and I’m sure it looks great hanging in the house.
Balloons are such a simple way to add some different height levels to the room. And the best part is they come in so many colors that they’re sure to match the theme.
This I thought was brilliant – a list of activities (I think it was for the kids… but I loved it anyway) – she had the photo signing, a photo booth, a caricaturist and a face painter come for the first part of the party. It was a really big hit.
We made the pom poms. Here‘s the tutorial that I watched. They were super easy and make a big impact.
Inside these boxes you will find an unfrosted cupcake, a small tube of frosting, and a little pouch of sprinkles. What a great take home kit – for kids or adults. Come on, who doesn’t like cupcake decorating? Click here for a DIY Cupcake Box how-to on Nida’s website.
Nida gave Faraz a few jobs – building this Photobooth was one of them. And he did an awesome job.
And look at how awesome these props are.
I love the simplicity of this and how pretty the card box is.
Nida’s neighbor makes cakes. She showed up with this cake. The shoes on top match Aida’s shoes. How adorable, right?
Look at that dress!!! It matches the theme colors and everything.
Nida was absolutely the brains behind this. She also did 90% of the work. However, the weekend of the event a bunch of us showed up to help with the last minute details – the pom poms, the cupcakes, the photobooth, the setup, and the breakdown. It made it way easier on Nida because she was able to handle the overall logistics, the guests, and the last minute things that came up.
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What a fabulous party. There were so many pictures from the event – and lots of great memories. I even sang Happy Birthday over the sound system as Aida walked in. The food was incredible. And the people were awesome. Oh, and can I tell you how great it is that instead of coffee in the hot beverage containers they have tea? So great. Make sure to check out Nida’s blog here.
Do you have any birthday party throwing tips or tricks?