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Whale First Birthday {Ocean Themed Party Ideas}

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Ocean themed parties are a popular theme for boy’s first birthday parties. And this whale party is a gorgeous take on the theme. Brittany from GreyGrey Designs has put together a gorgeous party plan, which included a dessert table, when her little guy turned 1. [We found this party via our regular boy party ideas linky, which will return.”]

As a starting point for the party, Brittany opted for a bright green and blue color palate to make a colorful party layout. She combined a variety of sweet printables, whale party supplies and cute handmade items for this party’s decorations. By using a piece of foam board, she was able to make a larger version of the whale to act as a backdrop for her the dessert table. She filled the table with a mixture of sweet and savory foods that were all toddler friendly. She even took the time to give some clever names to the food – like Blowholes (Donuts) and Blubber Dip (Ranch w/ veggies).

At this young age, you don’t have to spend as much time on planning activities as the party tends to turn into visiting more than anything else. Favors were simple and easy for this whale of a party, a scrumptious whale cookie, frosted to match the décor and marked with an A for Aiden!

Vendor Credit

Concept and Styling: GreyGrey Designs

Bib: Sew Jane Made
Tie: Fresh Squeezed Baby
Cookies: Whimsy Cookie Co.
Cake, Cupcakes, and Fondant Toppers: Mad Lily Cakery
Plates, Cups, Napkins : Shindgiz

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.