Celebrate your sweet one-year-old with this Boho Rainbow First Birthday Party featuring themed invitations, food, decorations, and outfits!
I’ve been planning first birthday parties for eight years now, and since Aspen is our last baby, this is my last first birthday party.
But before you start feeling too sad, I’ve still got several other milestone birthdays that I can’t wait to plan (golden birthdays, 8, 12, and more)!
I toyed around with a few different party themes for Aspen, but always came back to the boho rainbow theme, since she was our rainbow baby.
I went all out for her party but still did several things on a budget. Keep scrolling to see pictures and links for everything I used.
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I designed the invitation myself in Canva and then sent digital invites to our family. I also used the same design to create the welcome sign that you’ll see in the pictures below.
I took the easy route this time and served mostly store-bought food. The menu included:
- Pinwheel sandwiches
- Fruit kabobs
I didn’t want to go overboard with traditional rainbow-colored food, so I tried to stick to food that would match the neutral boho colors of the decor.
- Rainbow cookies (these were packaged well, beautiful, and delicious!)
- Rainbow topper
- Smash cake – Lee’s Marketplace
- Rainbow cupcakes – Lee’s Marketplace
- White oval platter (I’ve had these platters since my first baby’s birthday and I use them all of the time! The price is so good too!)
- Rectangle platters
All photography by Kjersti Kachelle.
The boho rainbow decorations were my favorite part of the party! I loved how the balloon arch turned out and the arched backdrops brought everything together. It’s exactly how I wanted it to turn out.
It was also easy to get the boho look because I already have lots of pampas grass arrangements around the house!
- Arched backdrops – Local rental
- Balloon arch
- Rainbow napkins
- Wood forks
- Wood plates
- Food table pampas arrangement
- Highchair banner
- Smash cake pampas arrangement
- Tablecloth (I’ve had this for years and it’s such good quality. It never stains and it’s a great price!)
- Rainbow photo display
- Gold metal clips
First Birthday Outfit
Aspen wore a beautiful tulle dress with a matching floral headband. I had to match her, of course, so I wore a tulle skirt and a matching headband.
I’ve thrown enough birthday parties now that I know the activities you plan are for entertaining the guests and not the birthday girl! We have a lot of nieces and nephews on my husband’s side so I got adorable canvas rainbows for the older cousins to paint.
And then we had the traditional cake smash and present opening. It was a lovely party and I’m glad my vision came to life to celebrate our last (and rainbow) baby.
If you liked this post be sure to check out:
- Ella’s Floral First Birthday
- Mia’s Little Pumpkin First Birthday
- Ella’s Golden Birthday Party
I hope this post gave you some great ideas for planning your boho rainbow first birthday party. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!