Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti: Carmendy’s First Birthday Party

I’m so excited to finally share Carmendy’s first birthday party with y’all! The sprinkles, sparkles and confetti birthday celebration was PERFECT for my baby girl, who loves all things tiny and shiny.

Her bash was a small Friday evening get together with family but I still went a little crazy with the decorations, of course.  About 6 months ago I knew that her party would have to have confetti, jimmies and glitter (yes, that’s how far in advance I start thinking about parties). So I had plenty of time to come up with decor ideas inside my wacky mind.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti Birthday Party Ideas

For the invitation, I drew a caricature-style ink picture of Carmendy by hand. I came up with the rhyming text: “Sprinkles, sparkles and confetti, everybody get ready. Together is the best way, to celebrate Carmendy’s birthday!” Using a Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the word “one” from pink glitter paper and glued it to each invitation. I designed a confetti background and for a finishing touch, I added some pink rhinestone stickers and glued on some sprinkles (or jimmies, as I prefer to call them).

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

The “centerpiece” for the party (other than my girl Carmendy) was the giant letters spelling “ONE” displayed on our mantle with a confetti background of paper dots. I painted the giant paper mache letters white and then glued glitter and sparkle confetti to the “O”, rainbow sprinkles to the “N”, and paper confetti to the “E.” I used a bunch of different colors of card stock and glitter paper to make the polka dot backdrop.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Under the mantle display, I hung a circle dot garland in a rainbow of colors and a pom-pom garland. It was super easy to make the pom-pom garland — I simply strung the pom poms together with a needle and thread.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I found cute party hats at Target that I adorned with glitter pom poms on the top. I also decorated solid pink party hats with sprinkles and confetti.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I made a banner with the word “one” repeated three times, with one covered in sprinkles, one covered in confetti and one made with glitter paper. Giant sparkly white pom poms finished the banner on yellow ribbon.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I put the ink drawing of Carmendy from her invitation in a large yellow-painted frame decorated with confetti.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I made cupcake toppers out of number one’s cut from card stock and decorated with glitter, confetti, and sprinkles.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I found an iridescent pink cake platter at HomeGoods and it looked perfect in the center of a confetti-filled table.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I even glued some pastel confetti sprinkles to the bottom of the beverage cups. The glitter pink plates and striped napkins were another Target find.

I made Richard punch out every single one of the paper confetti circles. He is officially the most patient husband ever.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I framed number ones that I “drew” in confetti, sprinkles and glitter for some party wall art.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I also made a wall of balloons for a photo backdrop. It was much easier to put together than I thought it would be and I loved it for photos! I used balloons in a variety of colors, some pearl and some with polka dots. I found awesome giant sticker rhinestones at Michaels Arts and Crafts store on a clearance rack that I stuck randomly on a few of the solid color balloons for some extra sparkle.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

How cute is my one-year-old pumpkin?

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

And here’s the smash cake with our antique high chair. Covering the sides of the cake in nonpareils was NOT easy. But worth the effort. I kept the cake simple with a single pink glitter candle.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

I decorated the high chair with a couple strands of the pom pom garland.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Above the high chair in the corner of the room and along the staircase banister, I hung more circle confetti garland and DIY tissue paper fringe garland. You can never have too much garland at a birthday party.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Carmendy was reluctant to dig in to her whole cake, unsure of what to make of it. But when we presented her with a slice, she scarfed it down.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

The little lady with all her gifts.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

For the party favors, I filled mason jars with funfetti cake batter dip. I decorated the jars with a glitter “thanks”, colorful ribbon, and confetti sprinkles.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

We, of course, took some photos of the birthday girl with her big bro.

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti First Birthday Party

And despite Owen’s resistance to photos, we managed to get a couple decent family photos.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us! If you have any questions about the party decor, please feel free to contact me.

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15 Responses to Sprinkles, Sparkles and Confetti: Carmendy’s First Birthday Party

  1. I’m obsessed with both children’s birthdays! They are both so beautiful! You are very talented! Love the theme you chose for your daughters. The colors, the confetti, sprinkles, and sparkles, oh my! Beautiful idea with the balloons for the photo op! So inspiring! Thank you for the great ideas!
    Your sons party theme was just as amazing! I’m doing something very similar for my sons. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. How did you do the glue for the framed #1s? I was going to cut out a 1 in poster board or something so be my guide, but did not know how to make the glue/sprinkles flow well around it. Did you use clear glue and then kind of paint it where you wanted? Thanks! Everything is so cute!

    • Thanks so much! I used Elmer’s glue and spread it out lightly on the paper (I made the outline of the number one with the glue too). And then I very carefully sprinkled the confetti/sprinkles/glitter around them. Since Elmer’s glue doesn’t dry right away, it was pretty easy to move and adjust any sprinkles or confetti to create the scattered look. The glitter was the hardest to work with.

    • You can scoop sprinkles in your hand and gently press them into the side of the cake – this is the simplest way, but very messy! Sprinkles will get everywhere. If you want a neater method, you can take wax paper and coat it with a little bit of non-stick cooking spray. Cover it with the sprinkles and press them on the wax paper so they stick. Then lift up the wax paper and press it against the side of the cake. The sprinkles will transfer from the wax paper to the cake.

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