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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
I put the ink drawing of Carmendy from her invitation in a large yellow-painted frame decorated with confetti.
I made cupcake toppers out of number one’s cut from card stock and decorated with glitter, confetti, and sprinkles.
I found an iridescent pink cake platter at HomeGoods and it looked perfect in the center of a confetti-filled table.
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.
I framed number ones that I “drew” in confetti, sprinkles and glitter for some party wall art.
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.
How cute is my one-year-old pumpkin?
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.
I decorated the high chair with a couple strands of the pom pom garland.
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.
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.
The little lady with all her gifts.
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.
We, of course, took some photos of the birthday girl with her big bro.
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.