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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star First Birthday Party Theme

I went bold, gold and glittery for my daughter, Genevieve’s, first birthday party. We chose a Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star theme and made sure it was evident in each party element.

I added gold sparkle stars to the cake…11986459_10207622476901212_5887433222058256061_n

…And also used the stars to accent the food.10994459_10207622486541453_6497901864622618463_n



We kept centerpieces simple using adorable .99 cent vases from Ikea and adding baby’s breath, sprinkled in gold glitter. As as accent, we threw in hand-painted pink wooden stars that are now keepsakes.




Photo collage made with images printed from Social Print Studio.11995964_10207622476541203_8664712206095473704_n

I ordered this sign as a download on Etsy, then printed and framed on my own.1545786_10207622473341123_5685634544832546561_nMy friend made a custom canvas guest book.11988595_10207622483061366_576708681237036576_n



For favors, kids got gold sparkly wands from Oriental Trading and adults were treated to chocolate-dipped pretzel rods adorned with–you guessed it– gold stars!11988622_10207622483581379_5897518827420903477_n


We had a table of fun for the kids. I pulled together clip art from the Internet and made coloring book pages in Photoshop.



Star props from Oriental Trading.12004874_10207622474501152_4840802611718785683_n




I made custom 12-month banner using gold star twine and monthly photo stickers from ShopVivaLaGlitter.



Gold star from Etsy. 12004037_10207622475621180_5074519312699968437_n



We set up a mock photo booth to take photos with guests:


And of course, the host herself was dressed head to toe in gold glitter. Shirt from ShopVivaLaGlitter and skirt from LolaAndDarlaDesigns.11027936_10207591975578698_929553331493564748_n

This entry was posted in: DIY


Navigating life as a wife, mommy of two babies (Genevieve-3, Luca-infant) and two rescued fur-babies (Lulu and Gracey), and full-time public relations maven. I got divorced in my 20s and wrote a book about it (, have Epstein Barr Virus/chronic fatigue syndrome/ Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, live in a renovated log cabin in NJ, can't cook, quit breastfeeding after four weeks and have no regrets, taught my daughter to say "tattoo" and recognize diamonds before she turned one, call soap operas as my guilty pleasure, and have a little rainbow baby boy who adores his sister. Instagram @ hellojoelle Twitter @ChippedNailsMom Email chippedpolishandpattycake at

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