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How darling is this RAINBOW CAROUSEL 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Maxine of Enjoy The Small Things?!

Party details and description at bottom of post…

Party description and instructions from Maxine-

“This weekend was my daughter Charlotte’s 1st birthday party! Bittersweet how fast the first year goes by. Since I have a passion for party planning and Charlotte is one of my very favorite “small” things I thought this was a good place to start. I am obsessed with the little details that I truly feel make the party. We held the party at a local carousel and did a modified rainbow color scheme. I wanted it BRIGHT and HAPPY! Just like our birthday girl.

I put together personalized coloring books. I found the little drawstring carousel bags that were the perfect size for crayons and couldn’t pass them up. {drawstring bags available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop}
The centerpieces were spinning carousel picture frames. I used my favorite pictures of Charlotte from throughout the year, from her newborn photo shoot through her 1 year photo.
I admit I tend go a little over board with my party favors. I can’t help it. I just love giving really nice favors. Since it was the weekend before Memorial day, I thought it was the perfect time of year to give out embroidered beach bags!
Everything was homemade on the snack tower. Top layer is vanilla wafers with different colored vanilla icing, the second tier is chocolate covered pretzels covered in M&Ms, and the bottom tier is my husband’s famous rainbow cookies. These are always the first to go. Of course he made them custom colors to go with the party instead of the traditional red,white, and green.”

Rainbow colored napkins and plastic utensils, drawstring crayon bags, rainbow lollipops, doughnut boxes- All available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop

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  1. Cheryl Rogers says:

    I would love to know where you purchased the carousel horses on the cupcakes. I LOVE THOSE!

  2. Jessi says:

    The diaper cover is so adorable!!!

  3. Lynn H. says:

    Such a cute party. The carousel picture frames were perfect. Would it be possible to get the recipe for the rainbow cookies?

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  5. Opal says:

    Absolutely stunning!!!!!!

  6. mrs k says:

    the cookies the best! is it possible for you to let us know his recipe??

  7. Debbie says:

    Please share what mold or where you got the carousel horses for the cupcakes PLEASE (great superb party) Thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      Cupcakes for Sophia’s Cure – they raise money for Sophia’s Cure Foundation and SMA research by making and selling cupcakes!

  8. April says:

    LOVE this whole idea!!!!! So beautiful and creative! Where did you get the carousel frames?? Good job!=)

  9. Susan says:

    Can you please share where you found the table skirt Thanks

  10. Abi Godinez says:

    Such a beautiful party! i absolutely love the candle and cupcake stand.. can you share where you purchased them from? Thanks!

  11. Melissa says:

    I am looking to find similar center pieces. You did such a awesome job, any idea what the name of the font use used to make the coverpage of the coloring books?

  12. Nicole Ramirez says:

    Please tell me where the diaper cover was made! My daughters 1st birthday is around the corner and I have to have it!!!

  13. April says:

    what are the carousel toppers on the cupcakes and where did you get them?

  14. Courtney says:

    Please tell me where you found those beautiful gold carousel frames?

  15. Daisy says:

    Everythin was really prettie. Im planning to do a carousel theme party for my baby if you not mine me asking here did you get you centerpices I try looking for some but can’t find anylike that.

    • Mandy Bradshaw says:

      I am not sure where the party stylist got them, but if you Google “rotating carousel baby photo frame” or something similiar, you will probably find it! XOXO!