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Ella’s Floral First Birthday Party

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Our baby girl is one! I knew from early on that I wanted to have a floral first birthday party theme for Ella’s party, and I’m so happy with how everything came together! I can’t wait to share the details.

This post about a floral first birthday party is awesome! Get lots of great ideas to plan your daughter's floral first birthday!
 (I love this picture of her with my dad ?)
Ella’s Headband c/o Heartfelt Blooms | Floral “E”, Floral Hoop Wreaths, Floral picture frame made by me | Tulle highchair garland c/o Heartfelt Blooms | Cake topper Peachy Details | Cupcake toppers Peachy Details | Tassel garland Peachy Details | Cake and cupcakes Smith’s Bakery | Photography Morgan Love Photography

Floral Photo Hoop DIY

SO many of you have been asking how/where I made the gold hoop frame for Ella’s monthly pictures! It was seriously the easiest DIY ever. I bought a hula hoop from the dollar store and just spray painted it gold. This is the gold paint I used. I’ve used it on several other projects in my home and I’m obsessed with the color. It’s almost a rose gold and is so beautiful. Then I just hot glued some extra flowers I had from making her “E” and some gold ribbon from Michael’s. I hope that helps!

Floral Wooden Hoop Wreaths

This was another easy DIY! I just found several wooden embroidery hoops at Michael’s and some pretty white flowers and leaves I liked and hot glued them on! I used the 14″, 10″, and 7″ sizes here.

Floral “E”

Yet another easy DIY! I traced the shape of an E on cardboard and then just hot glued flowers on that I clipped off of bouquets I got at Michael’s. I added some green leaves on to give it a more natural look. It hangs in her room and was one of my favorite DIY projects I did before she was born!

Four Floral First Birthday Party Planning Tips

Ella’s beautiful party wouldn’t have been possible without all of my talented friends! My mom kept asking me if I made all of the floral first birthday decorations! Unfortunately I’m not that talented (nor do I have that much time)!

A few things I learned from throwing Hudson’s first birthday party helped me plan Ella’s:

  • It’s OK if you’re not planning months in advance. With Hudson I handmade EVERYTHING and it literally took me months to get it all together. This time I just spent a few weeks before nailing down the details.
  • So on that note, you have to figure how much your time is worth. What I mean is…is it worth it to make the cupcakes, and the banner, and the favors, and the invitations by yourself??? I did all of that for Hudson’s birthday and the day of his party was crazy! This time I decided to let my talented friends help with parts of the party so that I wasn’t running around the whole time!
  • We did her party at 3:00 and it was PERFECT! I did a lunch for Hudson’s first birthday party and it was so much work. I hardly had any time to enjoy my guests. But with Ella’s we just had snacks so I saved SO MUCH MONEY on food!
  • I also had my sister-in-law take pictures this time, which also allowed me to spend more time with my guests, and the pictures turned out so beautiful! Sometimes it’s just best not to do it all.
    So all-in-all her party was a success: I wasn’t stressed out, and I think everyone had a good time!

Do you have any first birthday party tips?

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Lydia Albrecht

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Hello! Just wanted to say I loved your theme so much it was my inspiration for my own daughter's first birthday last week :) I duplicated most of your projects and loved how easy and fun they were!. I would attach pictures if I could but it turned out beautifully, thank you!


Sunday 1st of September 2019

Oh my goodness! That is so fun!!! If you want you can send any photos to [email protected] :)


Friday 26th of April 2019

Hi! Love Love all of this! I’m going to order the same high chair banner and floral crown and was wondering if the dress you got to match was white or off white? I can’t tell! Thank you!


Monday 29th of April 2019

Hi Taylor! That's so exciting! It was more of a cream color with the tulle overlay. I got it at Baby Gap on clearance! Here is a REALLY similar one that's on clearance too


Monday 4th of February 2019

Hi, I love your theme and decorations! So beautiful. Would you mind sharing how you made the cupcake and cake toppers?


Monday 4th of February 2019

Thank you so much, Natalia! I actually ordered them from my friend's Etsy shop! Here's the link: She can do custom orders too!

Anna Kate

Wednesday 14th of November 2018

Hi, I'm planning to do a floral them for my daughters first birthday in December, did you make the highchair banner yourself? If not, where could I buy one? It is perfect!


Saturday 17th of November 2018

Thanks Anna! I didn't make it! I got it from Heartfelt Blooms on Etsy! I have it linked with all of the products under the last picture!

Julie Hood

Thursday 6th of September 2018

These photos and all your party details are ADORABLE! I love how everything goes so well together!!


Friday 7th of September 2018

Aw thank you so much Julie! It was SO fun to plan and put together!