Kara's Party Ideas Preppy Whale Themed Birthday Party

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This adorable PREPPY WHALE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Emily Klaparda.

What a cute party theme for a first birthday! I especially love the darling printables and stationery in it; they are all so fun All of the cakes in it are also to die for! This party is just too cute and is chalk full of ideas that could not only work for a first birthday party, but for a boy’s baby shower as well!

My favorite Preppy Whale party ideas and elements from this fabulous first birthday celebration are:

  • The adorable cakes
  • The cute custom whale and monogram sugar cookies
  • The cute invitation
  • The darling banners, garland and bunting
  • The cute food labels, tags and toppers
  • The fabulous food selection
  • and MORE!

Vendors:
Cakes – Plain cakes covered in fondant by Duff’s Cake Mix, exterior decoration by Emily Klaparda
Whale cake topper and striped name plate: 
Mimi Cafe Union

Custom Whale cookie cutter for Cake: JB Cookie Cutters
Welcome sign, invitations, and all other party signage: Emily Klaparda
Flower arrangements: Emily Klaparda
Flower vases (wood boxes): Save on Crafts
Striped Table linens: Jessmy of Mylk and Honey
Green and Navy Paper lanterns: The TomKat Studio
Tassel ceiling decorations: Target
Custom Whale and Monogram Cookies: Flourish Cakes
Whale vinyl decals for walls: Emily Klaparda
Whale food toppers/food picks: Wild BeanLore and Double Trouble Designs
Striped pennant banners with whales: Emily Klaparda
High chair banner and rosette: Emily Klaparda
Food placecards: Emily Klaparda
Striped plates (whale decal added separately), striped cups, napkins, and cookie bags: The Tom Kat Studio
Invitations and all other party signage: Emily Klaparda

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Preppy Whale Party Details:

This is what Emily said about planning/styling the party- “Having already had two girls, this was my first real “boy” party, and it was really fun to plan! I have a love of all things nautical and striped, so I thought doing a “boy” preppy whale party would be so much fun!

• My Design Inspiration: East Coast prep meets West Coast sophistication! I knew I wanted to use a singular whale icon, so I found one that I liked and reproduced it at all different sizes. I also love the look of navy and white stripes, so I wanted to incorporate that in a big way. Then, I mixed in some rustic wood and some hydrangeas to complete the coastal and nautical feel.
Project Details:
• Cakes – Plain cakes covered in fondant by Duff’s Cake Mix, exterior decoration by Emily Klaparda
• Whale cake topper and striped name plate: Mimi Cafe Union
• Custom Whale cookie cutter for Cake: JB Cookie Cutters
• Welcome sign, invitations, and all other party signage: Emily Klaparda
• Flower arrangements: Emily Klaparda
• Flower vases (wood boxes) Save on Crafts
• Striped Table linens: Jessmy – Mylk and Honey
• Green and Navy Paper lanterns: The TomKat Studio
• Tassel ceiling decorations: Target
• Custom Whale and Monogram Cookies: Flourish Cakes
• Whale vinyl decals for walls: Emily Klaparda
• Whale food toppers/food picks: Wild Bean Lore and Double Trouble Designs
• Striped pennant banners with whales: Emily Klaparda
• High chair banner and rosette: Emily Klaparda
• Food placecards: Emily Klaparda
• Striped plates (whale decal added separately), striped cups, napkins, and cookie bags The Tom Kat Studio
• Invitations and all other party signage: Emily Klaparda

My Favorite Items: I loved the navy and white striped cotton table linens! I think they really set the mood for the for the whole party. I also loved the whale print cake I made for Maverick. I tried to make it look like those preppy animal print khaki pants from J.Crew and was happy with how it turned out – I had the whale cookie cutter custom made to match all the other whale shapes in the party.

My Party Advice: Search high and low for authentic coastal decor – and sometimes shopping during summer can be easier than winter! And first birthday parties are more for the adults than kids anyways, so you can have a little fun with the drinks ;) . ”

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9 Comments
  1. Marta Alves says:

    Amazing!!!
    Love the Blog
    Kiss **

  2. Kim Bullock says:

    I would love to do this for my sons 1st bday. Do you have Emily klaparda’s contact info? I would love to have her either make me the items she made or tell me where I can get or make the same whale decor. Thank you!

  3. Leah says:

    I would love to know what size cookie cutter she used for the cake? I would also like to know how she applied the whales to the paper plates and how or who printed the Whale come poster? Thank you kindly?

  4. Tiffany says:

    This is so adorable. I am planning my son’s first birthday party now and this blog is my inspiration. I would love to know where the whale decals were bought or how they were made.

    Thanks,

  5. desiree simpkins says:

    i would love to do the preppy whale for my sons 1st birthday. please contact me by email so i can order some thing. thanks

  6. Stacey Wooten says:

    Could u tell me where you found the white scroll frame for the cake table backdrop? Thanks so much! And you did an amazing job on this party! Love it!

  7. Tanya says:

    I love this. I want to do this for my sons first birthday. How did you make the invitations? I want them.

  8. Annaha Song says:

    I was browsing the web for ideas on a whale themed party for my son and saw the party your created for Maverick’s 1st Birthday. You did a fantastic job~! Emily, can you make a custom welcome sign for my son’s birthday? Please contact me. I am interested in some of your designs. Thank you!