Earlier this month we celebrated Luna’s first birthday with a donut themed birthday party!
We had a donut banner, donut bar where the kids could decorate (and eat) their own donuts and donut themed favors.
It was so much fun, however, no one told me how time flies twice as fast when you have two kids. I can’t believe Luna turned one year old and now I have two little toddlers.
Since this party was a week after I finally got over my three-week pneumonia stretch, I didn’t get to plan out my ideas and do as many decorations as I wanted but I am actually glad we kept it simple!
This mama ain’t got time.
Someone was very excited the morning of Luna’s first birthday party! Rosie wanted to help me with all of the decor (especially the donut bar).
We have this cut out between the kitchen and living room at our house and I knew that I wanted to decorate it somehow. So, I did some searching and found the perfect banner for this area.
The “donut grow up banner” is from Amazon and you can purchase it here. It came with the banner and 20 balloons. Such an easy thing to do and it looked pretty cute if I do say so myself!
Of course, we had to add the monthly milestones to the decor! I decided to add it to the banner but put it in the middle so everyone would see it.
These milestones bring back so many memories!
I found these super fun printable donut jokes from Nestling Design that I decorated the donut bar with. Each donut tells the joke on the front and the answer on the back. Everyone could use a silly joke here and there, am I right?
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I ended up covering the donut bar with a ton of deliciously glazed donuts and had toppings like rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, sweetened coconut flakes, mini M&M, chocolate sauce and caramel.
TIP: Different types of donut holes were a good “filler” on the donut bar too!
So messy but so worth it!
Let’s be real… we can’t have a summer birthday party without some outdoor fun and a POOL!
Clearly, Rosie was more than ready to jump into this inflatable castle pool. We also had a few water tables set up along with some kiddie picnic tables.
The little ones got pulled around in the radio flyer wagon all around the yard.
These kids had so much fun!
One thing we did for Rosie’s first birthday was a time capsule. This is something I highly recommend doing for your kid’s first birthday party!
What I did was get a cute digital sign from Etsy and had the designer put her name and the year she’ll turn 18 (yikes, I know…). Then I printed it off along with her personal “message for Luna” cards that guests could fill out.
Some guests brought their own cards and gifts to put into the box while others filled out the message card.
Then, when Luna turns 18, she’ll open the time capsule and get to read all the amazing things her friends and family wrote.
Isn’t that the sweetest thing?!
Now, onto the smash cake.
Luna got a smash cake for her actual birthday which was a couple of days before her party, so she was a PRO! She smashed and ate the whole thing pretty quickly!
Just look at that sweet and messy face!
I made some donut dough tags that you can print out below!
The thank you donut tags by Daisy Created were placed on the bags for that extra touch.