Caroline’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star First Birthday Party

Since I’ve been posting about Caroline turning one all week, might as well finish it off with a post about her birthday party! This past weekend, we gathered with our closest family and friends for a fun little “twinkle twinkle little star, one year old is what you are” birthday party. That was the theme, but it wasn’t in your face. Stars were the accent (confetti, balloons, signs/labels, cake topper). Looking at these photos, it just looks like a metallic and pink theme. I’m totally cool with that.

The decorations turned out super cute, the food was yummy and it really was low-stress! A lot of things contributed to that, the big one being that Shindigz contacted me and offered to give me store credit to cover party supplies and decorations. When a party supply online store contacts you as you’re planning a first birthday party, YOU SAY YES. But in all seriousness, I loved the selection, great customer service, and it all shipped fast.

Second thing is we did minimal cooking. Greg and I love to cook and entertain, but for this party we didn’t want to stress out about it. Especially with big life changes happening the weeks leading up to the party, this was the best decision. We ordered a big ol’ tray of nuggets from Chick-fil-a, two trays from HEB (chicken salad croissant and deli wraps), and then made fruit and caprese kabobs. My mom brought two salads. We also had a “kids” table (somehow didn’t get a picture) with goldfish, veggie chips, apple sauce pouches, and juice boxes. It was the perfect amount of food. I love fancy birthday cakes, so we splurged there with a bakery we always use and love. It was worth it – the cake was absolutely delicious and loved by all! We did a white vanilla almond cake with ivory ruffle icing and gold sugar crystals.

Anyway, let’s just get to the photos.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Cake Topper

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Caroline's Firsy Birthday

Caroline's Firsy Birthday

Caroline's Firsy Birthday

Caroline Cake Smash

Caroline Cake Smash

Party Supply Details:

Thanks again to Shindigz for these awesome party supplies and decorations!

Tassel Garland (gold and silver)
Big 1 balloon
Star balloons (gold and silver)
Pearlized Pink Balloons
Gold Metallic Fringe Table Skirt (It fit on the front of two tables and around the high chair!)
Pink Stripe Paper Straws
Gold Glitter Cutlery
Pink Baker’s Twine
Pink Paper Table Covers
Gold Metallic Star Confetti

Other Details:

Caroline’s Outfit
Caroline’s party hat (c/o)
Cake Topper
Birthday Cake
Bunting Banner Printable

All in all, it was a super fun party and I think that everyone had a great time. Thank you, friends and family, for coming out to celebrate!

One last thing, the awesome folks at Shindigz have offered a coupon code for you all! If you enter “FREESHIP4U” you will receive free shipping on orders $89+!

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p.s. Take a walk down memory lane and look my blog posts on Kennedy’s first birthday party and second birthday party.


  • Reply
    August 21, 2015 at 8:11 am

    She is a smash cake eating champ! I just love that picture of her at the end. You’re a smart lady for keeping the food simple! I’m totally out sourcing the food for baby #2’s baptism.

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      Meg O.
      August 23, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Quite a different baby this one is than her sister. Big sis hated her cake! Haha. And yes, outsourcing all the food was the best decision ever!!!

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    Candace Pattee
    August 21, 2015 at 8:25 am

    What a beautiful party, and I’m still dying from cuteness of the last picture!

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      Meg O.
      August 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 She seriously loved her cake!!

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    Kristy Moreno
    August 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Oh my goodness! She looks like such a big girl all of a sudden. Seeing her sitting next to her friend…the cutest! 🙂 And that grin with the cake? Love! I’m so sad we missed it.
    We splurge with big cakes, too, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Caroline’s looked incredible! Love ya!

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      Meg O.
      August 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Right? She looks so big!!! And that’s Sarah’s baby, June! June is a big girl too!! We’ll have to get together soon with the littles 🙂

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    August 21, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Oh my gosh she is just so darling!! LOVE the party theme, so cute and love that it wasn’t over the top! I am so over bday party planning LOL I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do for Scarlett’s this year but I’m thinking I’ll let her choose a special event and just take a couple of her friends along. We have a place that hosts princess tea parties here so I’m leaning toward that… I just like to keep the mess out of my house! LOL

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      Meg O.
      August 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much! Yeah, I am pretty sure we are going to let Kennedy choose a location for her 4th birthday party…. that’s definitely not our house. Our biggest struggle is her birthday is a week before Christmas so that will be interesting to plan. The princess tea party sounds so fun!!

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    August 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    The. Cutest!!!! Yay for a low stress, precious, perfect party!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      August 23, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much, friend!!! 🙂

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