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Balloon number backdrop from a Monochromatic First Birthday Photo Shoot on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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 | KarasPartyIdeas.com (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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Wild ONE Monochromatic Black and White Jungle Animal 1st Birthday Party by Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com

I’m here to show you how you can celebrate you little one’s 1st birthday in modern jungle style! Since one year old’s can definitely be a little “wild” at times, I thought it would be extra fun to style a ‘You’re a Wild ONE’ 1st birthday party! I wanted the party to be different from your typical jungle safari party, so I chose a black and white color scheme to create a modern and fresh jungle party like no other.

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Winter wonderland backdrop from a Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (14)

Looking for the perfect winter themed event?! Check out this magical Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday Party by Dream Flavours out of Jakarta, Indonesia!

From the awesome Winter Wonderland backdrop to the cute winter themed sweets and guest tablescape, this first birthday party is one chilling first birthday bash!

The party details I must point out from this spectacular event, include:

  • Winter ONEderland backdrop
  • Sweet pole igloo dessert table
  • Penguin and snowman cake pops
  • Elegant winter guest table
  • Evergreen tree centerpieces covered in snow
  • Hanging snowflakes and light strands

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Pom pom wreath from a Modern Under the Sea Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (22) Ready to burst with delight, over amazing Sea-life party details?! Dive into this adorable Modern Under the Sea Birthday by Jackie Hempel of Finding Lovely, out of  Wellesley, Ma!

Featuring the cutest sweets and treats this side of the deep blue Sea! And accenting with adorable stationery and decor, this birthday celebration is simply stunning!

While floating through this spectacular occasion, be sure to spot these incredible details:

  • Adorable yarn pom pom wreath
  • Modern Under the Sea stationery
  • Ruffled Under the Sea Birthday Cake
  • Honeycomb Jelly Fish decorations
  • Fish scale table cover
  • Under the Sea-inspired sugar cookies
  • Framed Under the Sea photo booth
  • And more!

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Cactus party sign from a Boho Tribal 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (33) Looking for a party perfect for any little boy?! I'm completely mesmerized by the darling ideas featured in this sweet Boho Tribal 1st Birthday Party submitted by April of Happy Folks Studio! From the adorable centerpieces and bunting to the incredible backdrop and desserts, this first birthday bash is sure to have ideas perfect for your next tribal themed event! The party ideas + elements from this darling first birthday celebration, sure to have you doing a tribal dance, include:
  • Teepee arch entrance
  • Adorable tribal-inspired centerpieces
  • Tribal teepee cake
  • Marshmallow pops with feather sticks
  • Tribal bunting + garland
  • Amazing tribal party backdrop + photo booth
  • Teepee & feather sugar cookies
  • Tribal cupcakes
  • Teepee favor boxes

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Time Flies Vintage Kite Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (30)

The first year of any child's life is always filled with momentous milestones and sheer joy and I just love how this Time Flies Vintage Kite Party submitted by Heather Smith out of Hurricane, WV, USA captures that joy so perfectly!

From the vintage flying kites to the cute banners and bunting, this event is filled to the top with sweet details that you won't be able to resist!

Be sure to spot these darling elements, included in this event, before they fly away:

  • Vintage kite table backdrop
  • Ribbon tassel garland & coordinating highchair banner
  • Glass milk bottles with mini kites attached with wire
  • Time marches on photo banner attached to an old screen door
  • Burlap pinwheels
  • Simplistic place settings with burlap chargers
  • Mini blue wagon filled with clouds/marshmallows
  • Two-tiered cloud cake
  • Vintage wrapped gifts
  • And more!

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Farm cake from a Little Farm Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (14)

Get ready, sweetness is coming your way, in this darling Little Farm Birthday Party submitted by Yumi Nam out of Los Angeles, CA!

From the adorable farm stationery to the cute farm animal birthday cake and sweets; this occasion is sure to make you smile!

The party elements you have to see from this sweet first birthday celebration include:

  • Farm animal cookies
  • Farm stationery + party signage
  • Glass milk bottles topped with cork lids
  • Little chick cake pops
  • Adorable farm themed birthday cakes
  • Checkered yellow and white table runners
  • Wooden white crates used for decor and dessert pedestals
  • And more!

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Disney's Up Themed Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (25)

Do you have a child putting coins in a jar; to save up for an adventure to remember? If so, you will love this Disney's Up Themed Birthday Party submitted by Gabi Cohen out of Davie, Florida!

Featuring an amazingly crafted, Up-inspired house- used for a pre party photo shoot and focal point of the party! Also featuring cute Up-themed sweets and decor. This adventure is sure to please any little trooper who loves the movie UP!

The elements that I can't seem to get enough of from this darling first birthday celebration include:

  • Awesome Up House prop with floating balloons
  • Little houses with balloons, which served as centerpieces for the tables
  • Cute little walker made from PVC pipes and tennis balls
  • "Adventure Book" signature book
  • Paradies fall coin jar and scattered soda pins
  • Darling Up themed cake, featuring the famous house & yard
  • Colorful-iced cupcakes with cloud and 1 picks
  • Favor tags that read "Thanks for the adventure, now go have a new one!"
  • And a cute up in the clouds photo booth!

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Diamonds & Dior 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (19)

Diamonds & Dior, could there be anything else more elegant and girly? I think not!

Submitted by Christina Maya of M & J Kreations out of Santa Fe Springs, CA, this dreamy Diamonds & Dior 1st Birthday Party has it all! From the gorgeous cake and desserts to the stunning guest table and draped canopy, this celebration is truly an inspiration!

Some of my favorite party ideas + elements from this lovely event, include:

  • Beautiful Dior themed birthday cake
  • Dior-inspired sugar cookies
  • Gold chandelier dessert pedestals with coordinating gold and mirrored trays
  • Lush floral arrangements
  • Dior prop boxes
  • And cute Dior favor purses!

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Time Flies Vintage Airplane 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (3)

Looking for the perfect theme to celebrate your little one's first year? Check out this "Time Flies" Vintage Airplane 1st Birthday Party submitted by Danielle Irwin of The Cheerful Home, out of Kernersville/NC/USA!

Its custom banners, vintage decor and airplane sweets are certain to inspire and delight!

While traveling through this adorable 1st birthday bash, be sure to soar over the following details:

  • Wood paneled vintage airplane pulling a "happy birthday Charlie" sign
  • Galvanized airplanes
  • Airplane cookies
  • Coordinating blue & white party banners + bunting
  • White-washed wooden crates
  • Globe map dessert table backdrop
  • First year momentos on display
  • White petal cake
  • Guest tables lined with blue & white striped runners

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Wilderness cake from a Rustic Wilderness Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (20) Get ready to swoon because this Rustic Wilderness Birthday Party is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Submitted by Michelle Sisam of Sweet Deer, out of New Zealand, this rugged and rustic event is sure to charm and inspire!

The party detail you just can't miss from this sweet celebration, include:

  • Rustic wilderness cake
  • Tree stump dessert pedestals and labels
  • Moss covered rocks
  • Show-stopping big red balloon
  • Grizzly Bear & toadstool cupcakes
  • And leaf cookies!

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Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (18)

Looking for a party that will fit an ever-so-sweet little lady? I'm positively pining over this Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Party by Eureka Party Design, out of Lima - Perú!

Filled to the top with fluff and frills; this adorable birthday celebration is beyond inspiring!

The party details you shan't miss from  this sweet first birthday celebration, include:

  • Pink ribbon table skirt lined with a green and pink flower garland
  • Butterfly wings  at each end of the dessert table
  • Curtained grass butterfly backdrop
  • Chandelier dessert pedestals
  • Garden topiaries adorned with bitterflies
  • And cute pink and purple swirl lollipops with butterfly tags!

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Lumberjack-inspired invitation from a Lumberjack Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (9) With the weather cooling down and signs of winter poking through, this Lumberjack Birthday Party is a welcomed occasion! Submitted by Nicole Davidge of Nicole Davidge Photography, out of Hammond/LA/US, this darling event is sure to have party ideas that will cure your winter woes! From the Buffalo Plaid print party decor + signage to the adorable pancake kabobs and other rustic sweets, this event is truly amazing! Here are the party details included in this adorable party, that are sure to keep you warm this season:
  • The cutest Lumberjack Cake
  • Outdoor themed party invitation
  • Buffalo Plaid plates and napkins
  • Pancake kabobs
  • Lumberjack sugar cookies
  • Wood chip s'mores pops
  • Stacked pancake smash cake
  • Plaid printed deer and decor
  • Mounted buck elk with party hat
  • Adorable little lumberjack suspender outfit
  • And fun tin favor jars!

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Whimsical Breakfast Themed Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (35) Such cute ideas and creativity lie ahead in this Whimsical Breakfast Themed Birthday Party submitted and styled by Beverly Koh of Pretty Pink Party by Heavenly, out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Oozing with scrumptious breakfast-inspired desserts and adorned with the cutest party printables; this Breakfast Party is as sweet as they come!

So many darling details await in this adorable first birthday bash, but here are some I know you will eat right up:

  • Breakfast-inspired birthday cake topped with a bowl of cereal
  • Cupcakes with adorable fondant breakfast item toppers
  • Breakfast themed stationery + party signage
  • Custom breakfast cookies
  • Strawberry milk bottles topped with donut cookies
  • Custom cereal favor boxes with milk
  • 3D cookie breakfast tray
  • And more!

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Guest tablescape from a Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (7)

Up and down the carousel horse goes; where it stops nobody knows…

Submitted by Ishrat Joosub of Outlandish Events, out of Dainern, Johannesburg, South Africa; this Vintage Carousel 1st Birthday Party is seriously so cute…From the pastel color palette to the fabulous carousel cake and sweets; this first birthday celebration is definitely memorable!

The party details sure to make your head spin, from this sweet occasion, include:

  • Carousel drizzle cake
  • Cute lollipop and paper flower centerpieces
  • Cupcakes and cake pops with glitter gold carousel pony toppers/sticks
  • Darling vintage paper flower dessert table backdrop
  • Favor filled snack cart
  • And of course, the glitter gold carousel party signage!

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Puppy dog sweet table from a Chic Puppy Paw ty on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (13)

Pretty puppies are on parade in this adorable Chic Puppy Paw-ty submitted by Chok Montevirgen out of Quezon City, Philippines!

So, if your looking for a precious puppy party, this is your stop...From the darling puppy cake and sweets to the picket fence party backdrop, this first birthday celebration is howling with puppy party inspiration you won't be able to resist!

The puppy party details sure to make you bark with joy, from this darling birthday celebration, include:

  • Precious puppy cake
  • Puppy cake pops
  • Puppy themed sugar cookies
  • White picket fence puppy party backdrop
  • Dog house guest table centerpieces
  • And adorable puppy party signage!

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Wild One party table from a Wild & One First Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (12)

I'm going crazy over the cuteness entailed in this Wild & One First Birthday Party by Ali Waldron of Oak & Co. out of Tillamook/Oregon/USA!

Whether its the stunning cake, or the darling decor that catches your eye; one thing is for sure, this is a woodland celebration too cute to miss!

The party details from this adorable first birthday party, sure to captivate and inspire, include:

  • Adorable woodland birthday cake
  • Woodland partyware
  • Birch birthday crown
  • Beautiful blooms placed in painted mason jars tied with jute twine
  • Woodland-inspired party banners with tassel ribbon ends
  • High chair tassel garland
  • Woodland party invitation
  • Cupcakes topped with glitter arrow toppers
  • Printed party signs placed in rustic frames
  • Mint marquee letter banner
  • And fun woodland eats and sweets!

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Cactus Themed 1st Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (36)

If this is what being stranded in the desert looks like, than sign me right up!

Submitted and styled by Janny Kim out of Highland Park/IL/USA; this stunning Cactus Themed 1st Birthday Party is a full of cute ideas and elements that will send prickles up your spine...From the beautiful guest tablescapes adorned with cacti, succulents and grapewood to the gourmet donuts and cactus themed cakes, this first birthday celebration is absolutely memorable!

While browsing through this fun event, be sure to spot these exquisite details:

  • Two-tiered white birthday cake topped/adorned with a cactus topper and succulents
  • Hand-painted cactus backdrop adorned with a whitetail deer skull and block letter banner
  • Beautiful guest tables topped with florals, grapewood and cactus centerpieces
  • Rustic tumbleweeds at each end of the dessert table
  • Korean Dol letter board sign
  • An array of scrumptious donuts
  • And Pepero stick favors!

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