I love theme parties, and there couldn’t be a more exciting or fun reason to throw a theme party than my baby’s first birthday!
Jack was drawn to Mickey Mouse from early on, which I love since I’m a Disney fanatic (don’t get me started on my plans for his first trip to Disney World!) My husband and I agreed that Mickey was the perfect theme for Jack’s first birthday party, so I jumped in DIYing up an awesome handmade invitation with the Mickey theme colors of red, yellow, and white (just a touch of black with the ears… not too much for a baby party.)
We had Jack’s party a few days after his real birthday at an awesome restaurant right on the Hudson River overlooking the NYC skyline. I included the color scheme and the Mickey touches all throughout the party.
The day started out rainy but I was so relieved when it cleared up beautifully so we could enjoy the outdoor features of the party…including an outdoor fire pit s’mores station and “Jack’s Hot Diggity Dog cart!”
Some of my favorite details from the party were custom Jack cookies from the Pink Cake Box, another fabulous Mrs. B’s cake I dreamed up, and giant red and yellow tissue poms strung from the rafters (which took me 759 hours to assemble but are always worth it in my book!)
I did a ton of crafting for this party. My favorite DIY projects included Disney themed buffet cards, JACK spelled out in my own handpainted Disney character designs, posters of Jack’s 1st year month by month pictures and achievements, and 1st birthday portraits above the dessert table.
This was one of my happiest days ever and I loved seeing my baby’s one-year-old little face light up at the sight of his first birthday cake! 😍
Photos by Jac & Jules Photography