“You Are My Sunshine” Party Ideas

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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! 

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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!

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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:

SHOP SUPPLIES 

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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:

SHOP SUPPLIES 

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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!

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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!

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This was such a fun party to throw! Now can someone just tell me how to stop him from growing up any more? Please! 🙂

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