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Elegant Parisian First Birthday Garden Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (35)

I smile, I swoon, I sway! J'adore this First Birthday!

Looking for a party with a little French twist? If so, this Elegant Parisian First Birthday Garden Party by Stefanie Matura of Matura Event Styling, can't be missed!

From the cute Parisian labels to the delectable sweets, this French party is one to beat!

The party ideas + elements sure to grab your attention, from this beautiful event, include:

  • Dreamy cake embellished with a single sugar flower and ruffles
  • White rose napkins
  • Wire dress form adorned with photos and pearls
  • Vintage desks draped in pink linens
  • Gorgeous dress worn by the guest of honor
  • Elegant table linens and party chairs
  • And lovely Parisian sweet labels + signage!

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Decor from a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (5)

Garden parties are always so cute, but add Peter Rabbit into the mix and you've got one adorable event!

Submitted by Leni Suriyani of TheCupcakelicious, out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; this darling Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Birthday Party, will have you swooning!

From the custom Peter Rabbit sweets, to the lovely garden decor, here are some elements you just have to explore:

  • Darling Peter Rabbit Birthday Cake
  • White vase garden bloom centerpieces
  • Peter Rabbit paper standees
  • Garden tool decorations
  • Custom Peter Rabbit cookies
  • Fenced dessert spread
  • Mr. McGregor's planted pot favors
  • And more!

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Floral First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (4)

On the look out for a party that's cute and clever"?  This Floral First Birthday Party by Anna Ahne of Olivia Wonders, out of Glenview, Illinois, USA, is one to treasure!

Bursting with blooms, cakes and treats, this darling event will have you swooning over party ideas "oh so sweet"!

The details I can't seem to take my eyes off of from this delightful occasion, include:

  • White two-tiered birthday cake adorned with flowers
  • Oversized white balloons with greenery tails
  • Wishing tree for guest to write a little note
  • Beautiful floral + greenery highchair bunting
  • And cute semi-naked cakes adorned with gold specks!

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Guest table from a Bubbly Under the Sea Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (20)

Floating around for a "fintastic" first birthday celebration? Swim right up and check out this Bubbly Under the Sea Birthday Party by Paula Clemente Woods of 14 & Hudson!

Filled with sea creatures and treasures a plenty; this party is filled with fun party ideas, times twenty! While searching for fabulous party details below, here are some that you will love, I just know:
  • Guest tables centered around a specific sea creature
  • Sea animal balloon decorations
  • Fish net chandeliers
  • Bubble inspired balloon banners
  • Beach pail favors
  • And an awesome Under the Sea cake and sweets!

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Cake from a Baby Unicorn 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (26)

Reach up high and touch the sky, this Baby Unicorn 1st Birthday Party will make you fly!

Styled by Johanny Merejo of Creative Touch by Johanny, out of New York. This precious event, with its custom sweets and precious party signage, will have you swooning over every little detail in entails!

So many party ideas are filled with magic from this event, but here are some included, that I am pining over:

  • Magical unicorn themed sugar cookies
  • Unicorn, star and cloud cake pops
  • Gorgeous unicorn backdrop + party signage
  • Unicorn cupcakes
  • Oversized balloons
  • Sweet two tiered unicorn cake
  • Cute chocolate covered Oreos

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Lumberjack + "Wild ONE" 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (23) Something wild and fierce is coming its way..."Look Out," it's a Lumberjack + "Wild ONE" 1st Birthday! Submitted and styled by Tatum Bouverie of Made Marvelously, out of Australia. This darling birthday party is full of wild ideas that will have swooning!

Though rugged and wild this party may be, these party details fill me with glee:

  • Monochromatic teepee tent lounge
  • Grizzly bear standee
  • Black bear sugar cookies
  • Marshmallow pops with birch sticks
  • Black and white partyware
  • Wood pallet backdrop adorned with white antlers
  • And a cute log stump cake with a Wild One grizzly topper!

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Black and white cake from a Notorious B.I.G First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (40)

Are you a fan of the Notorious B.I.G.? If so, you will go crazy over this awesome Notorious B.I.G First Birthday Party by Paula Clemente Woods of 14 & Hudson out of New York!

Bursting with bling and lots of money...This is a party to be shared with all your honeys!

The Notorious B.I.G. party ideas + elements to look for from this first birthday bash, include:

  • Notorious B.I.G. lyrical party signage
  • Jumbo glitter balloons with foil tails
  • Darling three-tiered black + white cake
  • Gold chains draped around the partyscape
  • Glamorous white, black and gold balloon banner
  • Chandelier adorned with hanging crowns
  • Money and crown confetti
  • Gold crown sugar cookies
  • And acrylic block signs + table numbers!

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Guest table from a Winter ONEderland First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (15) Snow mittens are being packed up and put away...But before winter is completely through, I've got just one more incredible Winter ONEderland First Birthday Party to show you! Styled with such elegance and grace; this beautiful Winter Birthday Party by Paula Clemente Woods of 14 & Hudson out of New York, could win first place!

The Winter ONEderland party ideas + elements sure to make you shiver and shake, include:

  • Pink and girly snowflake cake
  • Beautiful winter-inspired blooms
  • Silver sequin table linens and runners
  • Gourmet hot chocolate bar
  • Cupcakes topped with fondant snowflakes
  • Shimmering twinkle lights & hanging snowflakes

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Little "Old" Man First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (18) Everything gets better with age...Or so the saying goes. But, I think this Little "Old" Man First Birthday Party by Kaycee Sogard of Cordially Kaycee, out of Scottsdale, AZ, USA, couldn't get any cuter, or better, with age! What do you think? From the cute and nostalgic "Old Fogey" games, centerpieces, and treats, to the darling food table covered in casseroles; this old timer birthday bash is anything, but ancient news!

So many darling party ideas will make you stumble in this party, but here are a few that I know will knock you right on your keister:

  • Bountiful bundt cakes
  • "I Am One" scrabble board centerpiece + senior-friendly games
  • Werther's Original in-tow at every guest table
  • Brown tablecloths with plaid squares
  • And last, but not least, the food table covered in casseroles!

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Wildflower dessert table from a Wildflower First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (35)

"Get ready, get set, let your spirit run free"! This Wildflower First Birthday Party by Grace Kim of Grass and Co. out of Irvine, CA, will set you free!

Styled to the utmost perfection, with stunning wildflowers, beautiful stationery and modern rustic decor; this sensational first birthday party will fill your mind with ideas and your soul with serenity!

With so many breathtaking party elements in-tow, it's hard to select my favorite, but here are a few that I think stand above the rest:

  • Wildflower invitation + party signage
  • Colorful wildflowers placed in clear glass vases
  • Lace-paneled dessert table backdrop, featuring a wooden "Ava" sign attached to a wildflower sprig garland
  • Two-tiered white cake topped with a wooden flower cake topper
  • And wildflower seed favor packets with "How to be a Wildflower - field guide" notebooks!

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Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Inspired Birthday Party on Kara's Paty Ideas | (27) Peter Rabbit always seems to have the fun, so hop on over and don't miss out on this one... Submitted and styled by Alex Narramore of The Mischief Maker, out of Hazard, KY USA. This Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit Inspired Birthday Party, featuring a top-notch birthday cake and custom bunting and decor, will truly inspire!

While traipsing through this darling first birthday celebration, be sure to locate the following details:

  • Beautiful Beatrix Potter themed birthday cake
  • Fabric strip tassel garland
  • Beatrix Potter partware
  • Chalkboard crates filled with plush Beatrix Potter characters
  • Green topiaries
  • Cute garden-inspired food table
  • And utensils nestled into flower pots!

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Minnie Mouse Inspired "Wild One" Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (6)

Well, pinch me pretty! I'm in love with this Minnie Mouse Inspired "Wild One" Birthday Party by April Gray of C.C. Monroe Event Design, out of Los Angeles, CA!

Featuring the cutest boho cakes, garlands, and sweets; this beautiful first birthday party is not only for Minnie Mouse fans, but for boho-loving beauties everywhere!

I love so many different aspects of this party, but here are some that I can't resist and have to point out:

  • Floral-crowned Minnie Mouse wreath
  • Gorgeous boho Minnie Mouse cakes
  • Oversized white balloons with leaf garland tails
  • First year picture display crafted from olive branches
  • Floral Minnie Mouse ears
  • Minni Mouse macarons
  • Canvas photo bordered with eucalyptus leaves
  • Wood guest tables with plush pillow seating
  • Dreamcatcher invitation
  • And floral-topped teepees!

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Party table from a Cactus & Flamingo First Birthday Fiesta on Kara's Party Ideas | (32) Shake your maracas and sway your hips...This Cactus & Flamingo First Birthday Fiesta just can't be missed! Submitted and styled by Vanessa Coladas, out of Cutler Bay, FL; this darling party is full of cute ideas, perfect for any feisty fiesta!

While shaking your hips to the beat of this party, be sure to mosey towards the following details:

  • Colorful fiesta ruffle cake
  • Cactus cupcakes placed in a sombrero
  • Adorable "Taco Bout a Party" banner with cactus and flamingo bunting
  • Serape blanket runners
  • Fun fiesta partyware
  • DIY paper cacti

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Farmer's Market Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (33) On the look out for spring party ideas that will make you squeal?! This Farmer's Market Birthday Party by Kenzie Ashcraft of Farm Girl, out of Ada/OK, will fill you with zeal! From the adorable farm-centered sweets, eats and treats, to the fabulous Farmer's Market Stand, filled with felt fun; this party has something for everyone!

Although I find all of the party details displayed in this first birthday bash completely irresistible, some of my favorites, include:

  • Wooden Farmer's Market Stand with corrugated metal roof
  • Beautiful berry-topped cakes
  • Stacked wood crates + trays
  • Jelly favor jars
  • Soda cans in a tub
  • Farm themed sugar cookies
  • Felt fruit & veggie favors
  • Egg carton filled with "egg" macarons
  • Wooden berry baskets lined with strawberry printed fabric
  • Light gypsophila floral arrangements
  • And last, but not least, adorable farm printables!

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"Wild One" Bohemian Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (10) On the look out for a party that's boyishly boho? You'll be bursting at the seems, over the ideas featured in this "Wild One" Bohemian Birthday Party by Christina Maya, out of M&J Kreations, out of Whittier, Ca!

From the gorgeous leaf centerpieces to the cute boho sweets, treats and decor, this first birthday bash is absolutely adorable!

I have so many favorite party ideas + elements from this partyscape, but here are some I'm positively bonkers over:
  • Bold-patterned pennant banners
  • Boho birthday cake
  • Hedge wall backdrop
  • Boho table runners
  • Beautiful leaf centerpieces
  • Boho themed sugar cookies
  • Wooden "wild one" party sign
  • Custom boho gift bags
  • Snacks place in metal buckets

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Dessert table from a Bohemian Coachella Inspired Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (18) Singing, dancing and dreaming can be so much fun, especially when shared with everyone! Submitted by Paula Limbang, of DreamTheme Events, out of Makati City, Philippines; this Bohemian Coachella Inspired Birthday Party, is packed with adorable details that any dancing, boho, fanatic will adore! Don't miss it!

Although there are many darling details included in this first birthday bash, here are a few I couldn't resist:

  • Beautiful boho birthday cake
  • Wood pallet backdrops
  • Tissue decorations alongside a cute letter wreath
  • Tribal teepees adorned with dreamcatchers and green garland
  • And floral crown favors!

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Cake from an Up, Up & Away 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (12)

Looking for a party that's simple and sweet?! I've got a party that's ever-so-neat!

Submitted by Callie Brackett of We Tie the Knots, out of Atlanta, GA; this Up, Up & Away 1st Birthday Party is full of ideas that are beyond adorable! Don't miss it!

While floating over this sweet celebration, be sure to spot the following details:

  • Hot air balloon invitation
  • Floral hot air ballon centerpieces
  • Jumbo "hot air balloon" & basket
  • Cute peach floral crown
  • Hot air balloon sugar cookie favors
  • Hot air balloon bunting
  • And more!

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Balloon number backdrop from a Monochromatic First Birthday Photo Shoot on Kara's Party Ideas | (20)

Ready for your heart to pitter and patter?! Check out this darling Monochromatic First Birthday Photo Shoot by Amanda Azarpour of Amanda Az Photography, out of Seattle, Washington!

Simple, yet modern, this adorable photo shoot is easy enough for moms yet chic enough for top notch party planners! Don't miss it!

Amanda shared the following about the shoot- "I created a simple backdrop for my son's first birthday shoot. I wanted to go a simple but modern route and I think it's a great idea for an easy DIY for moms to do for any age birthday".

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Pineapple themed dessert table from a Party Like a Pineapple Tropical Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (19) If your looking for a tropical treat, I've got a party you should be dying to meet! Submitted and styled by Stephanie Hanna of Inspired Styling, out of Coral Springs FL; this adorable "Party Like a Pineapple" Tropical Birthday Party is full of party ideas you're sure to be pining over!

While all of the elements in this first birthday celebration are super sweet,  a few I know you won't be able to resist, include:

  • Pineapple smash cake
  • Pink + white striped backdrop bordered with tissue decorations
  • Balloon banner
  • Floral crowns
  • Tropical tissue tassels garlands
  • Pineapple cups with flamingo straws
  • And cute pineapple prompted sweets!

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Candy Land Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (16)

Searching for something sweet to fill your party craving?! Take a look at this darling Candy Land Birthday Party by Gabriela of Decorsisters, out of Ecuador!

Featuring an adorable Candy Land Cake and filled to the top with brightly-colored desserts, favors and decor, this first birthday celebration is beyond delicious!

Such "sweet" party details encompass this event, but here are some you won't be able to resist: 

  • Candy Land Cake
  • Cupcake and gumball machine piñatas
  • Candy Land themed sugar cookies
  • Adorable pink tulle table skirt
  • Candy Land cupcakes
  • And fun candy shaped favor boxes!

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Mardi Gras dessert table from a Mardi Gras Themed Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (13)

Bring on the rhythm, the jazz music and the dancing because a Mardi Gras Themed Birthday Party is coming to town!

Styled by Tisha Lovato of Unforgettably Sweet, out of McKinney, Texas; this fun-filled first birthday bash is full of Mardi Gras lovin' that will have you partying through the night!

So many fabulous ideas are featured within this partyscape; but here are a few included, that you can't miss: 

  • Mardi Gras-inspired cakes
  • Sequined dessert table linens & backdrop
  • Jazz cookies placed on easels
  • Balloon garland adorned with Mardi Gras masks
  • Mardi Gras themed cake pops & sugar cookies
  • And more!

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Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (19) "Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood"... a birthday celebration has begun. With Pooh Bear, Piglet and Eeyore too...So many cute party ideas for me and you! Submitted by Katherine of Dream Flavours, out of Jakarta, Indonesia; this magical Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday Party is drizzling with Pooh Bear party fun! Don't miss it!

This party features so many darling details, but here are a few included, that I have to point out:

  • Adorable Winnie the Pooh storybook cake
  • Honey pot chair covers
  • Hundred Acre Wood themed guest tables
  • Amazing Winnie the Pooh backdrop + dessert spread
  • Garden place settings with grass place mats and wooden utensils
  • Custom Winnie the Pooh cake pops and sugar cookies
  • And whimsically floating balloons!

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Lace, Pearls and All Things Pretty Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (6) Poised and charming and perfectly peach, hurry and take a look; I beseech! Looking for party ideas both gorgeous and elegant?! This Lace, Pearls and All Things Pretty Birthday Party  by Sanuja Vitanachy of Partylicious, out of Sri Lanka, is overflowing with just that! From the beautiful wood flower backdrop to the ornate gold frames and draped pearls, this event is "One" incredible occasion! Before bidding adieu to this first birthday celebration, make sure you've seen the following details:
  • Floral prints + party signage
  • Tulle peach table skirt lined with pearls
  • Wood panel backdrop adorned with flowers
  • Custom candy bar wrappers
  • Adorable sugar cookies
  • White cake pops with brooch sticks
  • Gold dessert pedestals + jars
  • White + gold cake topped with fresh flowers
  • Floral pomander candelabras
  • And draped pearls + beads scattered throughout!

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Sweet Floral First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (5)

Fixated with all things floral?! You'll love this Sweet Floral First Birthday Party by Gen Lawley of Madam Macaron, out of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia!

Showered in delectable desserts and stunning florals, this sweet celebration is one you won't be able to resist!

The party ideas + elements I have to point out from this lovely occasion, include:

  • Natural wood backdrop covered in white paper flowers
  • Stunning 2-tiered cake adorned with fresh flowers
  • An array of yummy dessert cups
  • Chocolate coated strawberry tower with fresh roses
  • And more!

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Sunshine cake from a You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (17)

Need a party to brighten up a gloomy day?! I've got a party just for you!

Submitted and styled by Lucinda Lent of the COOP, out of Studio City, California. This You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party is bursting with delight...From the darling sunshine cake to the bright pink and yellow details, this party is to die for!

The party ideas + elements you don't want to miss from this sunny disposition, include:

  • An adorable sunshine cake
  • Bright and beautiful flowers
  • Daisy mason jars
  • Sunshine cupcakes
  • Pink jumbo balloons with tissue tassel tails
  • Mylar balloon banners
  • And adorable sunburst place settings!

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Where the Wild Things Are 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (36)

A wild ruckus has just begun, so jump on in and enjoy all of the fun!

Submitted by Lucinda Lent of the COOP, out of Studio City, California; this "Where the Wild Things Are" 1st Birthday Party is not only adventurously, but adorable as well!

So many wild and fun party details make up this fabulous birthday bash, but here are some you just can't miss:

  • Wild Thing balloon banner
  • Crown-topped "Where the Wild Things Are" birthday cake
  • Wild Thing chalkboard silhouettes
  • White fur guest table runner
  • Wild Thing-inspired cupcakes
  • Rustic glam place settings with tree stump coasters and glitter rimmed cups
  • "I'll eat you up I love you so" light box sign
  • Burlap and vine table covers

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Lumberjack cake from a Baby Bear Lumberjack Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (27) Been searching for a cute party theme to finish out the cold Winter season? Check out this adorable Baby Bear Lumberjack Birthday Party submitted by Krista Collier of Pretty Paper Studio, out of London, Ontario, Canada!

From the darling tree stump cakes to the cute plaid bear printables + party signage, this first birthday celebration is bursting at the seems with top-notch party ideas!

The Baby Bear Lumberjack party ideas + elements to look out for this this sweet occasion, include:

  • Lumberjack tree stump cake
  • Cake topped with printed trees, bear cake toppers and a plaid pennant banner
  • Custom baby bear invitation + party signage
  • Assorted donut kabobs
  • Bear cub party hats
  • Pine garland tied with plaid bows

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Royal Palace sweet spread from a Royal Prince 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (29)

Do you have you heart set on a royal theme for your little one's birthday party, but don't quite know where to start?! Take a look at this Royal Prince 1st Birthday Party by Karthika Subaharan of Style and Stripes, out of Colombo, Sri Lanka!

Its elegant gold and white color palette, alongside royal sweets and fancy decor is sure to fill your heart with joy and your mind with imagination!

Although all details in this party are fit for a prince, here are a few included, that I have to point out: 

  • Stunning five-tiered cake topped with a gold crown
  • Royal palace party backdrop
  • Grand hall party entrance
  • Galant gold stallion table centerpieces
  • And an array of incredible royal sweets placed on gold dessert pedestals!

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Sweet table from a Modern + Rustic 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | (26) Get ready! Because this "big one" is full of modern perfection and fun! Crafted by the talented Kate Johnson of Make Hey, out of Taupo, New Zealand, this Modern + Rustic 1st Birthday Party is simply smashing! Don't miss all of the captivating details it displays; some of which include: 
  • Stunning guest table garland made from long eucalyptus, native and magnolia leaves
  • Macaron favors wrapped in their own custom stamped, cotton drawstring bags
  • Beautiful cakes iced with salted caramel flavored vanilla buttercream icing
  • Coordinating leaf photo wreaths
  • Gold bear cake topper + animal decor
  • Modern monochromatic stationery + party signage
  • And a fabulous white jumbo balloon!

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Cookies & Cream Zebra Popcorn Recipe via Kara's Party Ideas

Cookies & Cream Zebra Popcorn Recipe

It doesn’t get much better than Cookies n’ Cream popcorn! I made this delicious and savory treat for the Wild ONE First Birthday Party I recently styled. I was so happy with the recipe and how it turned out!

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