A Picnic Inspired First Birthday Party

This colorful first birthday party was inspired by sunny spring picnics. Never mind that little Addie’s birthday falls in the cold of winter, mom Miranda spread blankets on the floor and served sandwiches, lemonade, cobbler in jars and chocolate cake. DIY party decorations crafted from colorful papers, paper doilies and cupcake liners gave the party a little handmade cheer and kept things budget-friendly. The fabric bunting adorned invitations might be my favorite part!

Thank you so much for sharing, Miranda!

{Photos by Swoon.}



I’m in love with this theme! Totally using some of these ideas next year!

This is PRECIOUS!!! Oh my gosh, truly! LOVE the little details…the invites, the buntings, the adorable cupcake liner garland…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing! ;)

So darling! The bunting puts a big smile on my face. I love it when a theme looks eclectic but yet so put together. Perfect!

What a perfect party! I love all of the details from the doilies to the bunting… I think this would also make a cute “big girl” party – MINE!

What a sweet party and theme!

You’ve had just the most amazing party themes and styles here lately. Love this one too!

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Really love all the DIY things on this collage! The invitation with mini flags is so pretty!
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my daughter’s ninth birthday is coming up and we are using your mini flags invitations.

thanks for the wonderful ideas you shared here.

have a good day!


Thanks so much, Jac! Happy early birthday to your daughter! xoxo

i’m head over heels for this theme. My daughter’s birthday is in a few weeks, and I’d love to make these paper pinwheels. Any ideas on where to find a tutorial?

Such a sweet party. Love the favor bags and I have always loved the saying!


the lyrics on the favour bag… did you print onto the doily or is a stamp?? Im a very jealous 27 year old right now….


Can you post instructions for folding the miniature paper flowers that are used on the paper goodie bags?

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