hello ONE:: A “Cool Kid” Themed First Birthday Party


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This is a sponsored post. I received product in exchange for this review. My opinions are my own and my review is an honest one.

Coming up with the PERFECT theme for a first birthday party is a BIG DEAL! Your kids are too young to really have any input on what it’s going to be all about which gives a mom free rein *score* to do what they want! I’m a “pro” at this first birthday party planning stuff as this is my third time putting one together. When I was racking my mind for a theme I came up with this one because I wanted it to be simple + trendy + fun. I came up with a “cool kid” theme.

I put together an “edgy” styled digital invite for friends to set the tone of the party.

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I knew right off the bat that  A LOT of the theme would be Hello Apparel product because it really had the “look” that I was going for.


I wanted to do something special for the backdrop for the cake smash photos. I found a Hello Apparel Doodle Poster that was perfect for my vision. Our family went CRAZY for the posters because we were able to get the siblings involved in coloring this piece for smash cake part.North Phoenix Moms Blog - hello apparel doodle poster

Speaking of cake smash pictures let’s talk about the cake. YOU.GUYS. It was made by A BakeShop and it was PERFECT. It’s was SO GOOD that it’s the only local AZ bakery I will be ordering my cakes from here on out. I can’t tell you how many good things my guests had to say about this tasty cake. And I love how the cute creation didn’t mean sacrificing flavor. It’s had the looks AND the taste.

North Phoenix Moms Blog - A BakeShop - Kids Birthday Cake

Next up the decor had me thinking “I wish that I could be like the cool kids…like the cool kids”…Echo Smith song anyone? Hehe! Anyway Mindy Alyse Celebrations had me covered with her adorable banners. I set up a photo backdrop and of course the backdrop for the cake smash you saw above.

North Phoenix Moms Blog - Mindy Aylse Celebrations - Birthday Banner

I would suggest using either fabric or wrapping paper as the backdrop over the table cloth I used here…just because of the creases you can see.

How cute are the cup favors I put together for our little friends?! It was an activity they enjoyed and got to take home with them. Kids travel cups were purchased at the dollar store.

North Phoenix Moms Blog - Hello Apparel - Kids Birthfay Favors

And last but not least was the fun favors I put together for the kids. Check out all the cool kid touches I had for his special day. It was everything I wanted it to be! What do you think of this party theme?

North Phoenix Moms Blog - Cool Kids Party Favor - Happy Face

Clothing, favors, poster by:: hello apparel

Cake by:: A BakeShop

Banners by:: Mindy Alyse Celebrations

Photography by:: Dream Photography Studio

This is a sponsored post. I received product in exchange for this review. My opinions are my own and my review is an honest one.

AND THEN HE PASSED OUT HARD. Thank you to all the brands that worked with us to make this party possible.



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