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Hosting a Winter ONEderland Party

Planning birthday parties is one of my favorite things to do! With 4 kids I get the chance to get creative every couple of months (tee hee hee). This past month my baby boy turned ONE! I threw him a Winter ONEderland Party. I thought this party turned out so cute that I’d share it with you so that you too could be inspired!

winter wonderland birthday party

The first, and most important part of the party is the cake….of course! It just so happens that our local bakery offers a FREE “smash cake” for their 1st birthdays. Thanks to them I didn’t have to pull out the pans and make one, yay! Check with your local bakery to see if they offer the same. (Note- I didn’t blot out my sons name because it would have taken a long time to do…this will be the only post in which I will share his name). I asked them to add blue and white dots to the cake to coordinate with the colors.

winter wonderland birthday party

I also had them make a “winter- themed” sheet cake for our party guests. My lovely friend made the gorgeous fondant igloo, penguins, and polar bear! Words cannot express how much I adored them!!

winter wonderland birthday party

I made a chalkboard welcome sign to greet our guests as they arrived. I found a photo of something I liked on Pintrest.

winter wonderland birthday party
winter wonderland birthday party

I purchased a copy of some penguins that I ADORED from Dimple Prints (who’s shop is no longer open on Etsy as of 1/1/14) as well as some adorable signs. I cut out the penguins and taped them to clear plastic cups. Then I secured a red toothpick to each penguin and strung a red (Swedish) fish to the line to make it appear that the penguins were fishing. I filled the cups with blue Jell-O and served.

winter wonderland birthday partyI made sure our guests were filled to the brim with other “winter themed” foods. I made snowballs, snowflakes, tuxedo penguins, snowman soup, and arctic freeze.
winter wonderland birthday party
We even made our own icicles for the guests.  We had help from scrappinash on the table decor and confetti. The invites turned out AMAZING! (these are not ours but a proof of what they looked like)
She made the most amazing happy birthday banner for his special day as well!
winter wonderland birthday party

I got the idea of making Krispie Penguins from someone who regularly participates in our Fun Stuff Fridays, Hungry Happenings. I think they turned out amazing!
I made a TON of snowflakes and extra penguins for the walls and to complete the look I had a great collection of clips made to hang his monthly photos from. I think people REALLY enjoyed that part! It sure was fun to see him grow and change from month to month.

I think it is safe to say that the party was a success. As you can see by the smile on his face he had a ONEderful time!

winter wonderland birthday party


  1. What an adorable party! Our youngest turned turned 1 also. We have a fun and informational Baby Time section you might enjoy with your littlest one. http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/search/label/Baby%20Time

  2. What a great theme for a birthday party. Everything you had to eat or had on display was so cute. I am sure your family and guests had a ball including the birthday boy. I’m so happy to see you made my Penguin Rice Krispies Treat Pops – they look amazing. I’m going to share a picture in my Reader’s Gallery along with a link to this post. If you want, you can grab a Featured On button from the gallery page. http://www.hungryhappenings.com/p/readers-gallery.html

  3. Aww, you did a fantastic job on this adorable party! What a lucky 1yr old 🙂
    Hey feel free to link up this and other birthday parties on my Birthday Parties Linky anytime!
    Here’s the link: http://themommiesmademedoit.blogspot.com/p/birthday-parties-linky.html

  4. Love the way your party turned out!! Jacob sure is a cutie! So happy I was able to create some winter items for you!

  5. This is too cute! Pinned this one 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  6. Super cute birthday party! Would love for you to link up to the Tuesday To Do Party if you haven’t already! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-to-do-party-50-and-49-list.html

  7. I love it! These are some great- some really simple ideas for the perfect party…now I just need some snow 😉

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures! I wonder how you got the fish to stick on the string?

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