For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been spending my evenings searching both Pinterest and Etsy for ideas for Avery’s first birthday party. I am not a very crafty person, so I let the crafty people on Etsy do all of that for me.
It’s been so much fun to find little bits and pieces of inspiration and then go on Etsy to find someone that makes exactly what you are looking for and even customizes it for you.
I’ve already ordered many of the decorations for Avery’s party, and every single thing has come from an Etsy shop. I’ve spent hours searching for the perfect decorations and accessories for her party.
Etsy has so many shops filled with so many things, so it can be incredibly time consuming to find exactly what you are looking for. If you are searching for decorations for your little one’s first birthday party, let me take some of the hard work off of your hands by letting you know some of my favorite Etsy shops I’ve found along the way!
Dainty Couture 1 of 11Avery is getting her very first taste of cake on her first birthday and I do not want her to get her pretty birthday dress all dirty. For that she needs a cute personalized bib! Dainty Couture is filled with bibs, birthday hats, and clothes, all that can be personalized for your little one's first birthday.
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Benzie 2 of 11I currently have a little bit of an obsession with garland. We will have a lot of it at Avery's first birthday party. After searching Etsy for over an hour for this felt garland, I finally found Benzie. She customized my order exactly the way I wanted and even tested out a few colors to see which would go best before making mine. This shop is perfect if you want to add a little bit of color to the first birthday party!
Paiges of Style 3 of 11I envision having a gold silhouette of Avery framed at her party. I would love to have her birthday party invitations have the same. While searching on Etsy, I found Paiges of Style. Send in a profile picture of your little one and she will customize the invitation for you! She also has great party packages that come with decorations that will complete your entire party.
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Jeanette Zeis Ceramics 4 of 11I want a beautiful cake pedestal to display Avery's cake at the party. The reason that Jeanette Zeis Ceramics drew me in was because these cake pedestals can be personalized with Avery's name on it. I am making Avery a mini cake for her to eat and it would go perfect on this pink one with her name on it!!
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Hawthorne Avenue 5 of 11Another obsession I currently have is banners. This banner will hang with the garland. Gold is one of Avery's colors at her party and this is so simple yet elegant at the same time. Hawthorne Avenue is filled with banners for any occasion.
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Pom Love 6 of 11I made tissue paper poms for Harlan's first birthday party, but now I know that I won't have any time at all to make them again. Pom Love not only makes gorgeous poms to hang from your ceiling (which I will later put in the girls room) but she also makes this fringe garland that I am obsessed with. I just got my order in the mail today and I want to hang it up even though we are weeks away from her party!
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Get the Party Started 7 of 11A first birthday party wouldn't be complete without a personalized banner on the high chair! Get the Party Started makes personalized banners, cupcake toppers, iron on transfers to personalize a t-shirt. This store has it all!
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Sweetie Pie Cake Topper 8 of 11I was looking through first birthday parties on Pinterest for inspiration and found this cake topper and it immediately caught my eye. I tracked it down to Sweetie Pie Cake Topper. The can be completely customized to your liking. I see a cute little blonde haired, blue eyed cake topper sitting on Avery's first birthday cake!
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Stitch to My Lu 9 of 11Avery needs a birthday hat to show off that she is one year old! Stitch to My Lu has a plethora of birthday hats that will go with whatever birthday theme you are creating. I love the little pom on top. Now if only I can make sure that Avery will keep it on her head long enough to get a picture!
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Whatchawant Design 10 of 11I'd love to have a poster at Avery's birthday party to show off all that she has accomplished in her first year. Then I would love to frame it and put it in her room. I came across this from Whatchawant Design and fell in love. You give her all of the information and she will write this up for you.
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Ceferina Sweet 11 of 11I don't just want to have plain colorful utensils at the party, I wanted something unique that will go with the mason jars that I am using throughout the party. I fell in love with these wooden utensils. Ceferina Sweet has wooden utensils, paper straws, paper bags that are perfect for gift bags and so much more!
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- My Favorite Photos from Avery’s 11th Month
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