Pinwheel Birthday Party

Our darling daughter, Isla, turned one last week and I knew I wanted to do something special for her first birthday party. Our neighbor has pinwheels in his yard and she loves to watch them spin around, so I decided a pinwheel themed birthday party would be perfect for our little girl!


The birthday girl wore a onesie created by sticheroos and a pinwheel headband from Kylala Boutique who also made her adorable birthday hat.


I found these simply stated and adorable invitations from Jack and Izzy which set the tone of the party


As party gifts, guest received small pink bags filled with candy. The bags were adorned with a small “thank you” tag created by fellow HAP blogger, Katie, and fastened with a mini clothes pin.

Guests were greeted by a Happy Birthday banner when they entered the house. Pinwheels were also put on the front door and scattered throughout the house in glass vases filled with orange Jelly Bellies. The banner and pinwheels were created by the amazing shana from crossroads cottage.


For lunch we snacked on sun dried tomato pasta salad, spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries and walnuts, sliced apples with homemade caramel dip, tea sandwiches, hot dogs and brats. The food was labeled with lovely orange name tags and pink handmade pinwheels.


Guests sipped peach slush, pink lemonade and soda from pink cups decorated with a pink pinwheel sticker from Jack and Izzy.

For dessert we had a 2 tiered pink cake that was created by Aly from Sweetness by Alice. It not only looked amazing, but tasted out of this world! The bottom layer was vanilla cake with cookies and cream filling and the top layer was lemon cake with lemon and raspberry filling. Isla also had her very own cake to dig into!


All in all, Isla’s first birthday party was a success! She played, opened lots of wonderful gifts, ate tons of cake and then took a long nap!

balloonsHappy birthday baby girl!




Filed under Birthday, Entertain, Family

12 responses to “Pinwheel Birthday Party

  1. What a great job! I love all the details! I am bookmarking this page for when my nonexistent child has a birthday 🙂 AND! Aly did my wedding cupcakes! She is awesome.

  2. Great details! What a lucky lil’ pumpkin! Happy birthday!
    I’m also a big fan of Alice’s work…
    I’ll be back to visit your blog. Too fun!

  3. omg how cute – you are quite the party planner!!

  4. lizinwfb

    This is darling, I only wish my baby wasn’t 15 1/2 and getting her permit tomorrow. You all keep enjoy your babies NOW!

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  6. I ADORE this party! I love the pink and orange combo, the papers used for the personalized birthday banner couldn’t be sweeter (or a more perfect match to the cake! love the cake!). SUCH a fab party, beautiful work, I love your style! I JUST got into planning childrens’ parties myself, and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your blog! Feel free (but no pressure!) to visit my site,, or my blog, I think you will find out styles mesh well! 🙂

  7. I just saw your party on Maddycakes Muse and I can’t believe how similar it is to a Posies and Pinwheels party I had last year for my daughter’s first birthday … we must have very similar thoughts and ideas, right down to color. Your party was adorable!

    • Anne

      How funny! Your party was absolutely adorable…I loved her little tutu. It is amazing how similar they are! Great minds think alike 🙂

  8. Love this party. So cute. I love the colors.

  9. Trina

    Such a cute idea – I know this was posted awhile back but I was searching ideas and this came up and really stood out to me because I am seaching for ideas for my daughter’s 1st Bday who is also named Isla !

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