Winter Wonderland 1st Birthday Party

So I’m probably the worst blogger out there since this is my first post in 2012!!  But December was a VERY crazy month with 4 parties to plan on top of all the other usual Christmas stuff and I think I just needed a break for a while!  I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year so far!  I’ll have some fun Valentine’s Day posts coming up along with a free printable I created myself, so stay tuned!

We’re going to start 2012 with a post about another amazing party my sister-in-law created for her little girl who was turning 1 just about a week before Christmas.  I love the theme she chose, which was a Winter ONEderland party with a woodsy feel.  Winter birthdays can be a little tricky, but this is the perfect theme for a winter birthday party!  She ordered her invitation and party printables from Dimple Prints on Etsy and carried the outdoor/winter owl theme throughout the party.

Winter Wonderland 1st birthday party invitation

Starting with the dessert table, she found an old tree that had been cut down with a sign that said “Free Firewood” so she cut up pieces of the tree trunk and used the stumps to display some of the desserts…love it!!

Winter Wonderland 1st birthday party dessert table

Details of the dessert table include the darling cupcake toppers that the very talented Jill from Sprinklebelle Cakes created to match the party printables.  They are just too cute!!

Winter Wonderland 1st birthday party cupcakes

Other sweets included ONEderland dust (large pixie sticks) topped with owl printables from the collection, pink suckers embellished with a party circle in the middle, powdered donuts, icicles (rock candy), kisses, snow covered pretzels, chocolate nests and everyone’s favorite…winter oreos – yum!!  The burlap and other natural-colored ribbon used to adorn the containers, the bamboo table runner and the “snow” around the stumps tied in perfectly with the party theme.  And I just love the light-up branches she found at Target to add to the overall look and feel of the table.

The ADORABLE smash cake (again from Jill at Sprinklebelle Cakes) was displayed on a tree stump with snow.

Winter Wonderland 1st birthday party cake

Decorations included paper lanterns and snowflakes hung by various chandeliers throughout the house along with paper chains she made with scrapbook paper and white paper punched with snowflake shapes.  A lot of work, but the effect was wonderful!

Winter Wonderland 1st birthday party decorations

The party was a wonderfully huge success and everyone had a great time watching the birthday girl eat her cake (the best part, in my opinion)!  Thanks for letting me share, Adriane :-)

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  1. says

    So pretty! Those owls are darling! This is a great idea for a winter birthday! I agree winter bdays are so hard, sometimes I think kids w/winter bdays get jipped because of Christmas. Way to go for your SIL for going all out for her girl!

  2. Tiffany says

    Love the color and idea of the winter oreo’s! They look delicious. Do you have the recipe available? Great party!

    • Holly says

      Hi Tiffany, thanks! The cookies are sooo simple! You just need a 2 boxes of cake mix (probably want white for these cookies), 4 eggs and 1 cup of butter + food coloring of your choice. Soften the butter and mix all ingredients together then add the food coloring. Then just scoop onto a baking sheet and press down with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 for approx. 10 minutes. That’s it!

      • Tiffany says

        That sounds super easy! And the end result is amazing! What did you fill them with? I’m so looking forward to making them. Thanks again.


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