Joshua’s First Birthday Party

This week it’s my little boy’s turn in the spotlight, and I’m so excited to be sharing his first birthday party with you after it was featured on Babyology last week!

First Birthday’s are always a big celebration in our family, and the kids love looking back on the photos just as much as we do – so whilst it may look like he enjoyed the ball pit more than anything, you couldn’t wipe the smile from his face all day. At such a young age they just know the day is all about them, don’t they?

The vintage tricycle theme was chosen because for me it represents the innocence and simplicity of childhood, and it was one I had been holding off on using until we welcomed a little boy into our family – there had been a lot of pink up until now with two daughters already!

Less traditional colours of copper, mint green and yellow were chosen simply because he looks so darn cute in green! By chance I sourced Joshua’s outfit in the perfect tones, but everything else came together beautifully thanks to so many of our fantastic Directory vendors.

The balloons from Party Splendour were a real feature for the dessert table setup and also highlighted the colour scheme chosen:
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Here is my little cutie Joshua who was a very happy little boy on the day!


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I just adored this vintage tricycle prop from Tiny Tots Toy Hire and the personalised sign by Foamtastic Party Decor. Also the colours of the tassel garland by DD Brand were a favourite of mine and now hang up in Joshua’s bedroom!


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The rustic table and props from Sweet Heavenly Events helped to bring the touch of vintage for this vintage tricycle theme:


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I loved the simplicity of the dessert buffet with sweets kept to a minimum but with maximum impact using colour, and that incredible cake topper by LLC vendor Glistening Occasions. Our friends and family enjoyed sweet macarons and chocolate dipped strawberries piled high in towers upon matching cake stands and the kids loved the cookies!


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When you are not having the party at home, it really does help to keep the dessert table layout very simple – although the props/balloons brought the theme to life, the dessert display was easy to put together at the venue:


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This design by Giggles and Grace Designs was a perfect addition to the celebration and now hangs in Joshua’s bedroom as a wonderful keepsake and piece of artwork.


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The little guests were given a book to take home packaged up to suit the vintage theme:


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Entertainment for a first birthday can be difficult if you have varying age groups coming, but this ball pit from Tiny Tots Toy Hire was a hit with the younger ones, and the team from Fairy La La Land kept the older children entertained in between strawberries. My daughters and their cousins requested Elsa (of course) and Luke Skywalker and the entertainers did a great job with the older kids!

Of course none of this would have been possible (well, maybe Joshua’s outfit!) without the talent of the extraordinary LLC vendors – all listed below for you to quickly access if you’ve been inspired and seen something you can use for your next celebration.


LLC Party Vendors:

Photographer: Nikki Fitt Photography 
Invite and printables: Giggles and Grace Designs 
Balloon decor: Party Splendour 
Toys,tricycle and prop hire: Tiny Tots Toy Hire 
Foam custom name: Foamtastic Party Decor 
Tassel garland: DD Brand
Cake: Savvy Cakes 
Macarons: One Bite 
Strawberry tower: The Sweet Pop kitchen 
Table, props and cake stand hire: Sweet Heavenly Events Hire 
Cake Topper: Glistening Occasions 
Entertainment: Fairy la la land 
Tableware and plates: Little Kite
I loved sharing this special occasion with you, and hope it brought a smile to your face too