A Cupcake Themed 1st Birthday party with Paisley and Polka Dots

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First birthday parties are SO special and I always love to see the themes that parents pick for their little ones’ first birthday.  I loved my little Pierson’s first bee day (back in the days before I knew I wanted to get into graphic design or party styling!) and I also love the theme that Marcie worked on for her client’s daughter’s first birthday party!  A Cupcake themed 1st birthday party just seems like the sweetest party ideas – and pair it up with paisley graphics and polka dots…. Perfection! Who doesn’t love cupcake themed kid parties!?

We just introduced our Paisley Cupcake Party invitation and collection theme in the shop.  Marcie’s client sent out this invitation to invite the guests to their sweetie’s party.  Read on for the adorable and sweet details!

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PARTY DETAILS (told by Marcie)
My client loved paisley print (ie Vera Bradley) and wanted lots of pink and tulle!
So I came up with incorporating that into a cupcake theme. “Our Lil Cupcake is Turning ONE!” I worked with the great team of Anders Ruff to create the Paisley Cupcake Printables. Maureen nailed it!
Chloe’s mom made the cake and cupcakes herself, to keep the party in budget.
We turned a dark church basement into a beautiful fun sea of pink and green with some pops of yellow… lil girl sweetness.
I  incorporated the tulle by making a tulle skirt for the table. This is done by tying pieces of tulle to a stretchy type ruffled ribbon. I find this ribbon helps hold it around the table but any ribbon would work.
If you are on a budget, simple desserts can be made to look extra special when presented in small bites, with a lil extra “something” on top or in cute and pretty containers.
The BIG letters spelling O-N-E are wooden cut outs which I covered in the beautiful paper from the printables collection. I put them on top of boxes I wrapped in coordinating wrapping paper to add some height.  Otherwise, they would have been lost behind the desserts.

Thanks for sharing this adorable party, Marcie!

Visit our shop for the Cupcake Party Printable Invitation and Collection.


Party Styling and Planning: Marcie of Celebrating Moments by Marcie
Printable Invitation: Anders Ruff
Printable Party Tags, Banner, Labels, etc: Anders Ruff


  1. About how many cupcake liners did it take to make your streamers? They are adorable! I absolutely love this whole set-up for my daughter’s first birthday coming up!

  2. Looking for a theme to have my first child birthday party for her at my grandad place as he has a perfect indoor ,outdoor area

  3. I can’t wait for my daughter’s first birthday party. This cupcake/ polka dot theme is adorable! Who ever came up with this is a genius.

    P.S. Could you e-mail me how to make that cupcake shape cake. And what’s the recipe for the mini cupcakes?

  4. OMG!!! my daughter name is paisley and her nick name is cupcake. she is turning one in July 12 I have been looking everywhere for supply just like this is perfect for her party. where did you get this and how much is everything????????

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