Kara's Party Ideas Little Duckling Storybook Girl Boy 1st Birthday Party Planning Ideas

This adorable LITTLE DUCKLING FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Catherine Young of Bumpkin. So many darling ideas here. This theme would be perfect for a baby shower, too!

Some of my favorite Little Duckling party ideas and elements in this 1st birthday are:

  • The glass jars wrapped with paper fringe
  • The pennant banner cake topper
  • The duckling holding fingerprint balloons used for the ‘guestbook’
  • and MORE!

Photographer: Catherine Young of Bumpkin & Customer

Printed materials, Design, Concept and Styling: Bumpkin

Dessert Buffet – Designed, styled and created: Bumpkin & Customer

Duckling Hair Clips: Empress Barettes

Striped Straws:  Kates Party Shop

Polka Dot Plates & Cups: Wally’s Party Supply

Shoes: Little Posh Bebe

Plush Duck: Available at Indigo Baby Toys

Items used in this duckling party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:


This is what Catherine said about planning the party– “Little Duckling’s Party was initially designed as a custom request from a lovely customer in America. She wanted to have a Duckling theme for her daughter’s 1st Birthday Party with a vintage feel. As with all my Bumpkin Party Designs I hand illustrated a storybook style scene with a very fluffy duckling floating out in her Lily on the party pond, complete with gift and bunting! As a great supporter of my business she was keen that this theme should be suitable for my shop as well so both pink and blue versions were created, making it charming for baby showers and birthdays for little girls and boys.

To launch this new range I created a garden party using my Granny’s antique furniture and vintage toys. The Desert Table was given a whimsical touch with a duck family waddling across the Victoria Sponge Cake. Food Signs of Duckling in a Boat, Mini Bunting & polka dot Straw Flags floated in the breeze! The colours of yellow, pink and white were accentuated with hand picked flowers from my garden, nestled in vintage china jugs. Home made Vanilla Cupcakes with little jolly strawberries on the icing and duckling & monogram wrappers added a fun splash of colour.
When this family of ducks floated over the pond to America my little 1 year old client had a very happy Birthday Party. Complete with adorable hand embroidered dress with a Lily border (stitched by her Mum from my matching Bumpkin Embroidery Pattern), duckling shoes and hair accessory! Lily flower Pinata, finger painting, Party Hats, delicious duckling cookies and cake kept them all entertained. Thank you gifts of soft Ducklings nestled inside Lily Flowers were sure to add to the happy memories of this special day.”

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Cupcake Liners

Paper Fringe



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  1. Wendy says:

    Love the vintage feel of this party. The theme is so cute.

  2. Bumpkin says:

    It is such fun to see my Party, thank you so much for the feature, Catherine x