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How to throw a “You are my sunshine” party with these bright and cheery party ideas for food, decorations, and fun!
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE PARTY THEME
My baby has been the happiest little guy. He has brought so much sunshine to our lives as I’ve fought post-partum/seasonal depression. So I knew we needed to have a Sunshine Party for his first birthday.
I had a blast pulling all these bright yellow party details together. One thing I love about throwing parties is seeing everything all come together better than I imagined!
YELLOW & ORANGE PARTY DECORATIONS
The best part about planning this “You Are My Sunshine” party is that I had most of the decorations in my party stash! You can easily create the same look with the following party supplies:
- yellow & white striped tablecloth
- white cake stand/dishes
- yellow paper plates
- yellow striped paper straws
- orange and yellow balloons
- DIY banner stand
- sun cupcake toppers
SUNSHINE FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
It’s tradition to let our kids eat cake for the first time on their birthday, but I’m not one to let them get sick over it! I always use small ramekins to make a small, layered cake they get to eat from. For Eli’s first birthday cake, I made a lemon poppy seed cake with cream cheese frosting. A cute sunshine cake topper that I made with my Silhouette Cameo gave it the perfect finishing touch!
SUNSHINE PARTY FOODS
Of course, my one-year old is not going to be eating all the party foods, so I had my other children and grandparents in mind when I planned the other Sunshine party food.
I love when there is themed, easy food to go along with a theme, so for this party, we served:
- Sun Chips
- Lemon Poppy seed cupcakes & cream cheese frosting
- SunKist drinks
- yellow M&Ms
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE PARTY BANNER
A week before the party, I did a fun photo shoot of my little guy. I printed off the photos and used them for a banner! I hung yellow balloons on thread and attached them to my DIY banner stands. Then I just used mini clothespins to attach the photos to the banner.
I loved bringing this personalized touch into our little guy’s party!
This was such a fun party to throw! Now can someone just tell me how to stop him from growing up any more? Please! 🙂