This creative INSTAGRAM THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Erin Volante Floral.
I think this Instagram party is absolutely adorable! Thanks to Instagram, many moms now have expertly edited pictures of their children’s accomplishments through the year. What better way to celebrate your child than through a celebration of photography itself since it’s often the way we capture the most important memories!
A few of my favorite party ideas and elements in this celebration are:
- The photo collage pennant banner strung with pom ribbon
- The ice cream scoops served in cupcake liners
- The red, black and white color scheme
- The photo party hats
- The small chalkboard used to write messages to the birthday boy at the photobooth
- and MORE!
Sugar cookie cupcakes- Andrea with Classic Cakes in Lee’s Summit
The favor bags and washi tape- Paper Source
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Here’s what Erin said about the party– “This party was for my little boy’s first birthday (Oscar). His birthday is the day after Valentine’s Day, so I felt like it was really appropriate to celebrate how much he is loved. He is the smiley-est little guy, and his twinkly eyes and huge smile truly just light up our lives! I realized that I had started using Instagram not long before he was born, so the last year in my images there felt like an amazing way to watch him grow. We ran with that idea, and used lots (and lots!) of images from his first year. Bonus to that- now I actually have printed photos instead of leaving them on my computer like I normally do, haha!
One of my favorite projects were the birthday hats that I made- they turned out so cute and everybody got a huge kick out of them, especially the kids! I based them off of this idea from Martha Stewart. I found it was easiest to just buy the cheap paper party hats from the store, and then I just took one apart and traced and used it as my template- then hot glued directly back onto those hats. They were so funny and really made a big impact.
I had this darling vintage camera print made with the download and directions from here. It really fit the theme and was an inexpensive way to fill up lots of space!
The invitations were super cute, and they also fit the theme so well!
My main focus for this party was to do a few sweet details that would make a big impact- it was really important to me to include Oscar’s sisters in the planning and elements of the party. I wanted it to feel very simple, not overly-styled, and cohesive through color. I also wanted to keep it very budget-friendly. Although I love looking at all the amazing, huge parties that float around the blogosphere, I know that it’s not our reality with three kids! I have to find ways to make our parties feel really special and thoughtful without spending hundreds of dollars on dessert tables alone. :)”