Up, Up, and Away: First Birthday Party Inspiration

June 10, 2020 · by Anyssa Hessler

My firstborn turned one year old in April!

I can hardly believe it. If you’re a momma, you know how bittersweet this milestone is. You’re excited to see your little one grow, but at the same time, your baby looks and acts less like a baby every day. Nevertheless, what a joyous time this past year with my girl has been! I am so blessed to call her mine.

We celebrated our sweet Reyna with balloons, sweets, and close family. I love hosting and party planning, and this event was without a doubt my favorite so far. Even though my girl won’t remember a second of it, when she gets older, I want to have pictures to look back on for her to see just how special she was to us.

I went for an “Up, Up, and Away” hot-air-balloon theme I came across on Pinterest. Pinterest is always my go-to place for party inspiration! We decorated with clouds, hot-air balloons, and a touch of sparkle. It was perfect grilling weather, so we opted for burgers, brats, fruit, side salads, and bottled drinks.

I found these adorable themed cookies on Etsy. Etsy is such a fun site for unique items like this hot-air-balloon confetti, balloon garland, and even an over-sized balloon to create a mini hot-air balloon for Reyna.

I found these fun sequin runners on Amazon for just $7, the tablecloths and tableware and cake topper at Target, Reyna’s sequin dress from Bailey’s Blossoms, and we repurposed these adorable paper hot-air balloons from my sister-in-law’s graduation party.

This party was so fun and special. It was a perfect time to look back and celebrate the past year with our girl. I didn’t get pictures of every little décor detail, but I hope our party gave you some fun inspiration for your own little one!

Anyssa Hessler

About Anyssa Hessler

Anyssa Hessler is Dainty Jewell's' marketing & social media manager. She lives in a small town and old home in Indiana with her husband, Alec, and little girl, Reyna. She and her husband serve as youth leaders at The House of Prayer. She enjoys making a mess in the kitchen, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and testing her green thumb. Find her on Instagram @anyssa.hessler.