A simple first birthday party

October 20, 2017

When planning a birthday party the easiest way to go about it is to pick a theme and draw from it for ideas regarding decorations, food, games etc.  However, it isn't necessary.  And when planning for a first birthday party, your child's interests may not be very clear yet, so it can make party planning a little more tricky.  


When I thought about planning my daughter's first birhday party, I thought about what it was going to be to me.  Ultimately, it was a celebration for us having made it to ONE.  She had gone through many trials in her short life and we were just ready to celebrate getting to one with a happy, healthy baby.  There was a lot of reflection on the year past and so I knew, I just wanted to celebrate her and remember how far we'd gotten.  

I picked out a few colors to stick to, decided I'd have lots of pictures hanging around, and a few other ideas stemmed from that.


I had hundreds of instagram pictures on my account, and I loved the look of the square photo printed, so I got about 150 of my favorites printed.  Then I attached twine to some of my windows, fireplace, tables etc and used tiny little clothes pins to hang them.  It was my favorite thing about the party--the guests spent a lot of time looking over each one of them and it started some great conversation.