My baby just turned one and we celebrated with a Candy Shoppe First Birthday Party, which was a hit with ALL of the kids and most of the adults as well. We held it at our house and we were blessed with a gorgeous May day… well, up until the rain began to fall half way through!
DIY Candy Shoppe First Birthday Party
It was a great time, rain and all and I am thrilled with the end result.
Let’s start with the Birthday Girls Outfit, which I made using a freezer paper stencil that I cut with my Cricut.  Paired with a skirt and some baby legs, I think she looked ADORABLE!
DIY First Birthday Shirt
DIY Birthday Girl Shirt
I made the favor bags using a paper bag template from Belles Printables (the template is just for a blank bag.  I added the actual design of the bag in Illustrator) and added the name tags using my 2″ scallop punch and some hot glue.  I made all of the girls Stamped Washer Necklaces with their names and attached them to the bag handles.
Candy Shoppe Themed Birthday Party
DIY Candy Shoppe First Birthday Party
The soda and water labels were printed onto full page labels and cut out to fit.  I also made some for the cups with a line to write people’s names on them (no need for waste!).
DIY Candy Shoppe Birthday Party
 The banner was made with my Cricut, some ribbon and twine.   The candy on the banner was made by following the tutorial over at Crafty Smurfette
DIY Birthday Banner with a Cricut Personal Cutting Machine
And I just wanted to throw in this cool picture of the lollipop birthday nvite (inspired by TomKat Studio’s amazing design)! Again I used my Cricut to cut the circles for the invitation.
DIY Lollipop Birthday Invitations

It was hard to get an image of the table with candy buffet, banner and chalkboard where I had drawn a big one with a flower and butterfly because there is a chandelier that hangs down, but I think you get the idea. The candy labels were also made with my scallop punch and were hot glued to the canisters.

Candy Shoppe Themed Birthday Party I made Marshmallow Fondant using a recipe I found via Craft Envy) to make the curlicues, lollipop and dots on my cake.  Although I wasn’t a fan of the taste, the kids were BEGGING to eat the fondant (including my 18 year old brother!). A cake decorator I am not, but it turned out cute enough.
Birthday cake with DIY Marshmallow Fondant
I also had some big lollipops at the end of the driveway to greet people. These were made out of paper plates, saran wrap and dowels.
DIY Lollipop Signs made with Paper Plates

That is the run down on my baby girls first birthday party.  I can’t believe she is already one year old!  If you have any questions on any of these elements, feel free to ask!
And thank you SO much to Michelle Chappel of Michelle Chappel Photography for taking all of the wonderful pictures.  Livie is going to have some wonderful images to show her what a great day she had!DIY Candy Shoppe Birthday Party