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Colorful Children’s Birthday Party

January 17, 2018

My daughter’s first birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I’m super excited to give her a cute, colorful birthday party. She’s going to be one so I’m going to try not to go over the top, but it’s hard because everything is so cute! My husband keeps reminding me that she’s never going to remember her first birthday, but pictures. live. forever.

While I’ve been mentally planning her birthday for some time now, I’m just now settling on the details, starting with the theme. While I love all the muted colors, blush, gray and gold themes for little girls (see Audrey’s nursery) I’m a little over it. Ok, way over it. I want color! And balloons! And Crayons, and party hats, and pom-poms! Audrey has a bright, joyful personality and I want a first birthday party to match it.

So today’s post is about pulling inspiration (thank you, Pinterest!) from multiple sources to get ideas for everything from the decorations to the cake to the games. A colorful children’s first birthday party inspiration post, if you will. Enjoy!

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