Bayleigh in Onederland

Bayleigh in ONEderland

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mom and toddler alice in wonderland birthday
mom and daughter opening birthday presents
mom and daughter opening birthday presents

My firstborn was turning one. My baby, who it seemed like just yesterday I was welcoming into this world. How?! Where did the time go?

I wanted her first birthday to be special. Even if she couldn’t remember it, it would be great memories to look back on.

I came across a lot of themes, but ONEderland was by far my favorite. I started planning right away. 

Since we did it the day after her birthday, the “un-birthday” idea of it was perfect, as well.

There were so many decorations and props, and I honestly wanted them all. However, it being a one year old’s birthday, and a rather small crowd, I didn’t want to spend an outrageous amount of money. I narrowed it down to a few favorites, which I’ll link below.

We did the party at the park, so there weren’t a lot of places to hang all the props. This theme would be perfect in a large indoor setting or even a more narrowed down, staged outdoor setting. 

Here are the decorations we had:

Happy Un-Birthday Banner

Tea Time Hanging Swirls

Floral Teapot Centerpiece

Vintage Style Mad Hatter Signs

Tea Party, Party Favor Bags

Bayleigh had this dress and tiara set, but it looks like it’s currently unavailable. I’m sure there are other ones out there like it 🙂

For food, we did pizza, chips, drinks, and veggie and fruit trays.  You could get super creative with the food and snacks.

I didn’t have them, but these drink me labels would be perfect for water bottles or even bottles of soda/lemonade.

If you do cupcakes, these cupcake toppers and wrappers would be great.

I almost did these wooden labels, but couldn’t see myself utilizing them for this particular event.

very merry unbirthday alice in wonderland Onederland birthday cake

Since I prefer ice cream cake, I let Dairy Queen handle the cake. They did an exceptional job and the cake honestly came out way better than I was expecting.

My advice for your little one’s first birthday is this: don’t plan for a long or overly extravagant party, especially if you’re doing it away from home. Your baby will most likely get overstimulated and cranky very easily. 

Of course, every baby is different, but in my experience, Bayleigh was so, so cranky by the end of it. She was crying, tired, and ready to go home. 

We had a blast setting up and throwing the party, and I would 100% do it again. The planning of the party was fun, too. I loved all of the decorations, photos, and memories we got. 

There are so many cute decorations out there. I had to narrow it down, but you could honestly go all out if you really wanted to. You just may not get to use a ton of decorations and/or props.

 I would love to hear about your baby’s first birthday party and themes, if you had one 🙂 Comment below!

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