Little Peanut Party: A First Birthday

I can’t believe our little peanut is already one year old. Time sure flies! To commemorate the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, we threw our man a Little Peanut Party. As a child, I was obsessed with elephants (and still am). We often refer to Lincoln  as “Peanut,” so the theme just came together. This party was fun and very cost effective, as a large bag of peanuts costs, well…peanuts.

I came across this Debbie Mumm fabric at JoAnn’s and couldn’t resist. With the help of my sister who freehanded the letters on card stock, the cheap and easy Happy Birthday sign was strung on ribbon and pinned to the fabric and table. I designed the invitation (which is available on my Etsy shop, Morning Star Designs).

Guests were treated to an array of themed homemade goodies, from Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes, to Elephant Ears, to Peanut Brittle.

Lincoln tore into a piece of Mommy’s labor of love elephant cake. The cake was baked in a Wilton cake form using the Wilton recipes for butter cake with buttercream frosting.

Guests drank from elephant toe cups, silver cups with cut labels to resemble toenails.

Peanuts were strung from the chandelier in the dining room tagged with pictures of Lincoln throughout his first year. Vases of peanuts and stuffed elephants were placed on the table as centerpieces.

The kids received bubbles as party favors, while the adults each received a bag of roasted peanuts with a special note from Lincoln.

The birthday boy was very excited for his party! Thanks to everyone for making it such a special day!

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15 responses to “Little Peanut Party: A First Birthday

  1. Andrea

    ahh…so cute! Happy Birthday to the little peanut!

  2. This is just about the cutest party ever! Your cake is amazing!

  3. Anonymous

    The only thing that was missed at this party was a scrap of the elephant wallpaper that hung in your childhood room! The perfect theme for our favorite little peanut!

  4. What a splendid looking party. Your theme looks lovely also.

  5. Lindsay Szwed

    seriously…how do you guys do EVERYTHING so perfect and cute?! love this!!! happy birthday, lincoln!

  6. Ellen

    Too cute from concept to implementation! Love the cake I would NOT have let anyone eat that work of art…no matter how cute he is!

  7. omg! how sweet. i love the elephant theme. and the string of peanuts is a great touch! xoxo jcd

  8. I too am a tad obsessed with elephants! Now I want to throw a party just like this for my not-yet-existant baby’s first birthday :)

  9. Beth Carter

    This is so stinkin’ cute! I saw on the HWTM site that you made little pinwheel stickers for a party. Do you still do this? If so, please email me! Thanks! :D

  10. Wow, this gave me a lot of inspiration for our little ‘Nutt’s party! It’s so creative, yet really simple. And he is ADORABLE! It looks like he had a blast!

  11. OMG! Can I borrow this idea?! My peanut is turning one in September and this is perfect!! XD

  12. Wendy Sloper

    This is so cute and will definitely be using some of these ideas for my little peanut’s 1st birthday next month. I was curious where you found your blue centerpiece elephant holding the peanuts? However I would need to find it in pink. Thanks. Wendy

    • Stef

      I received the elephant as a gift when our son was born. It was originally holding a blanket, so I just swapped the blanket for the vase. I think the elephant may have been from Buy Buy Baby. Hope that helps!

  13. Favi

    I loved the party. Theme was great. Where did you buy the elephant holding the jar of peanuts…so cute.

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