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Pinocchio First Birthday {Boy Party Ideas}

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It’s No Lie – This Pinocchio Themed First Birthday Party is a Hit!

Leo is one lucky little boy! His Pinocchio themed first birthday party is a wish that came true! Lettuce & Co. styled this darling event based on the classic wooden toy Pinocchio that both adults and kids recognize and love. All inspiration for the party comes directly from Pinocchio. The party is cohesive and celebrates all aspects of the little wooden boy’s story. The tale is made modern by a minimalist approach, using items inspired from the book and movie. The colors used are white, red, blue, and yellow — all originating with Pinocchio himself!  

Pinocchio Inspired Decoration Ideas

The decorations start on simple, bare wood. Treats are housed in clear, glass containers. I love the use of wooden slabs to display the cookie treats on! Beverages were served in classic glass bottles with personalized labels. The striped straws offer a beautiful pop of color.

I love the custom signs as well that tie back to both Pinocchio and Leo. They are also a great way to have a keepsake to treasure forever! Favors are presented in unique paper bags that look just like Pinocchio’s outfit! The bags contain healthy treats and craft items for guests to enjoy later. The red, metal birdcage is also a great touch — simple, yet effective in reminding us of the theme. Little touches like quotes from the story add special touches for guests to enjoy. Custom paper goods including invitations, food labels and bottle tags come from Lori at Lajari.  

Pinocchio Birthday Treats

The food for this party keeps with the theme — simple, bright colors in simple dishes with great taste! There are bright red apples for a sweet crunch.

Guests can also enjoy a number of cupcakes including moist banana and fresh coconut, all topped with the classic little hat.

Then, there are mouth watering mini vanilla cheesecakes and caramel tartlets with chocolate ganache.

But the real stars of the food are the “Pinocopops” which are delicious cake pops decorated to look like Pinocchio himself.

Finally, the cake! It’s a white chocolate mud cake with real raspberries. The bright colors on each tier are perfect with the theme. Pinocchio sits on top! I love how detailed his little wooden joints are!   Every detail of this party is beautiful! Everyone worked together to create a classic, yet modern first birthday party. I’m sure the memories are completely priceless!  

CREDITS: Event Concept Design & Styling – Lettuce & Co Photography – Willem Dirk Du Toit – Lettuce & Co Sweets & Cake Pops – Sweet Empire Cake & Cookies – Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa Stationery & Printables – Lajari Vendor thanks to the Little Big Company for a selection of party ware (little glass jars, white paper lolly bags, glass milk bottles & paper straws)    

Looking for more awesome ideas? Make sure you check out my very popular post with 24 first birthday party themes for boys.

Aside from this gorgeous Pinocchio post, give us your ideas: what’s do you think is the best first birthday party theme for boys?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.