Ella’s 1st Birthday Party Decor

By on March 6th, 2009 . Filed under: Birthday Ideas, Crafts, Cupcake Ideas, Decorating, Party Items .

Ella’s 1st Birthday Party Decor

My friend Kari threw a cupcake themed party for her daughter Ella. She was kind enough to let me share the pictures of her decorations with you all.

Cupcake Table Centerpieces

Cupcake Favors

Her Cupcake Tower. Kari’s husband made it, and she painted/decorated it, and made all the cupcakes!

Cupcake Lollipops! (These are actually Rice Krispies Treats inside!)

Her Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

Her Candy Bars (Okay, she definitely ordered these online, didnt make them! But I thought they were super cute!)

Her Banner

Thank you Kari for sharing your cupcake creations and finds with us!

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53 Responses to Ella’s 1st Birthday Party Decor

  1. Mona

    this is so adorable!

  2. Lore

    Love the cupcake ideas! My daughter is turning 1 in May and I am in a whirlwind! Thanks!! Love the little favors!!

  3. Angie

    I love it! I’m already planning a cupcake theme for my daughters first B-day in June! I love the cupcake lolipops!

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  5. Tricia

    Hi-I saw your blog and party favors on Cupcake takes the cake, I love them!! What are the candles made from??

  6. Kari

    Hi Tricia, Thanks for the comment! I made the candle part of the table decorations out of wooden spools that I found at a local craft store!

  7. Jennifer

    Kari, I love that banner!! How did you make it? Could you send me close up pictures of it? I am having a cupcake themed party for my daughter’s first birthday and want to make a banner just like that. LOVE IT!!! Thanks.

  8. Kari

    Jennifer – Sure, did you want me to email them to you?
    I just cut out 7 inch circles of coordinating scrapbooking paper and then smaller 5 inch circles that were of contrast and then painted the letters and pasted those onto the inner circles. I painted the “1st” and a cupcake to separate the words “Happy Birthday Ella” instead of using spaces, and then I hole punched each circle on both sides and tied them together with a small piece of ribbon. You could always make the circles smaller though too, this one ended up being like 12 feet long! lol
    Let me know if there is anything else you wanted to know!

  9. Lyd

    What is the cupcake tower made out of? I love it.

  10. Kim

    I can’t see the pictures. Any way you can email me some? I’m wanting to do this for my daughter’s birthday. Thanks!

  11. Lisa

    LOVE IT!!!! How was the smash cake made?

  12. Kay

    How did you make the centerpieces? All the idea’s are so cute. Thanks.

  13. Maggie

    What are the favors? and How did you make those lollipops? Adorable!!!

  14. Kari

    Lyd – the cupcake tower is made out of wood. I googled cupcake tower, found one that was actually for a wedding and my husband built it for me. I then painted it and then put a pretty scrapbook paper all around the sides!

  15. Kari

    Lisa – Thanks! I used the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan!

  16. Kari

    Kay – I made the centerpieces out of terracotta pots. Then I glued the bases on top of the pot, painted them to look like a cupcake and used wooden spools and ribbon to create the candle!

  17. Kari

    Maggie – I got mini baking cups and bought little candies and wrapped them in tulle, turned the tulle upside down into the baking cups so that they fluffed up like a cupcake, and then wrapped them in little cello favor bags!
    And as for the lollipops, I loosely followed Bakerella’s blog on “cupcake pops”, but I opted to use Rice Krispies Treats inside instead of cake, thinking they would be easier to work with.

  18. Robin

    This is fantastic! I was planning a cupcake theme 1st birthday for my daughter next month, and you just gave me a TON of ideas!!! Thank you so much!

  19. Angelic

    Thankyou for your great ideas! You are very creative and gave me lots of inspiration for my daughter’s 1st (cupcake-themed) party!

  20. arlene mojardin

    Wow i Just Love your ideas, i was wondering how you made that banner?? i have been online for the past few days, looking for cupcake ideas and this is the Best ideas i’ve seen. where can i order it from?? and how did you you make those candles? you did a great job!

  21. Nancy

    This is so adorable!!! Kari I would like to know how you made those “cupcake lollipops”! I’m planning a cupcake party for my daughter in sept. She’s turning 2 and I would really like to make these for that day. Thank you!

  22. Jessica


    I love all this stuff. My daughters 1st bday is this May and I found my decor first and ran with the cupcake theme too. I love all the ideas you did, party favors, lolipops, etc. I just got the giant cupcake pan and am really excitited to use it for her smash cake. I was searching for decorating ideas for the cake and came across your pic. Thanks for all the creative ideas….any suggestions would be great.

  23. Maitha

    Really a great website, I just have a question,, from where you get the cupcake lolipops pan??

  24. CMK

    this is fantastic. I only wish i found this site earlier, i only have two weeks until my baby boy’s 1st party to create the centerpieces and banner but at least now i have a great idea to mimic. Thanks!

  25. Caroline

    Hi – I love this theme – where did you get the favors and the lollipops? If you made them HOW? THANK YOU

  26. Rochelle

    I love this idea!
    This time of year the cash flow is tight so I’ve been racking my brain on things “cupcake” I can make! Thank you for your ideas! I wanted to make the giant cupcake too, but there will be 6 of us only so, I think I’ll make invidual cupackes! I am going to do the candy/tulle/cupcake tins!

  27. Charisse Oftana

    hi i was wondering any cupcake in 3D that can be used for a wishing well? i can’t seem to find any and I’m having a cupcake party for my daughter this coming SEPT 6.

  28. Lucy Salinas

    I really liked your idea for the rice krispie lolipops. Would you mind giving step by step directions?

  29. Desi

    how did you make the paper plate banner?
    i am doing my daughters first birthday in cupcake theme!

  30. Amanda

    I love your cupcake ideas. My daughter is turning one at the end of this month and we are doing a cupcake theme as well. I am making a giant cupcake and was just wondering what recipe you used for your giant cupcake.

  31. Krystal

    thanks for the great post. Best regards

  32. stephanie

    Can you please email the pics to me bc I am planning my daughters 1st birthday with a cupdake theme! Thanks!

  33. hilary

    Hi Kari! Love your ideas for the cupcake themed party!! I’m in the process of planning my daughter’s second birthday party, and the theme is cupcake. I love your favors and was wondering what kind of little candies you used for them? I live in a small town and didn’t know if you bought them in bulk somewhere or purchased them at a local candy store? If you would be kind enough to let me know what you used or some ideas of what would work best, that would be wonderful! Thank you soooo much!

  34. medicinalcupcake

    Kari has an Etsy shop where she sells the Cupcake Lollipops now…

  35. KayD

    I just wanted to say how cute it all looked. I am actually getting my son’s 1st birthday party together and I had decided to use cupcakes too. His theme isn’t cupcakes though. It is jungle animals. And it is turning out really nice. So I think that with cupcakes you can’t go wrong.

  36. Kate

    I’m doing a cupcake theme like most of you- here a few of my other ideas…

    -we aren’t decorating our cupcakes beyond the white or chocolate frosting because our “favors” are a jar of sprinkles for each person with a label that says “Thank you for sprinkling M___ with a year of of love” that way they will get to decorate their own cupcake with their sprinkles and the centerpieces on the tables will be cupcake tins filled with m&ms, marshmallows, jelly beans, and other yummy decorate-your-own toppings
    -Kohls Valentines decorations are all cupcake- we got our pasta bowl, table runner, frame for her birthday picture, a cupcake dress, and cupcake clothes, and other decorations and I will be able to use them for years to come on Valentine’s Day!
    -our goody bags are cupcake boxes from a bakery that has the same name as my daughter and we are filling them with fun cupcake toys (rings, candies, lip gloss…)
    -we have four different size cupcakes- the Wilton large cake size cupcake, jumbo cupcakes, regular cupcakes, and the mini ones- the table will be full in large to small order
    -Michaels Valentines decorations have some really cute puffy stickers that we are using on the invites
    -Michaels also has these colored plastic bowls that are shaped like cupcake papers- the zigzag bottom paper- they will be great for snacks on each of the tables

    I know there are some other things- but these are some of our favorites we can’t wait to share with our friends!

  37. Nicki

    My daughter’s name is Ella too and I’m doing a cupcake themed party so these ideas really help! Thanks!

  38. tonianne

    HI! Love the ceterpieces, how did you make them?

  39. Annie Stroud

    How did you make the cupcake lollipops?? They are so cute!

  40. Dee Dee

    Hi – I love the cupcake lollipops and have been searching everywhere to find out how to make them. I like the idea of using a rice crispy treat. Can you please explain how exactly you got them be that shape. Thank you so much for sharing your adorable ideas.

  41. Whitney

    I am actually doing my daughter’s 2nd Birthday with “all things cupcake” ! I agree with everyone on what a crafty person you are!!! Thanks so much for the awesome ideas! So excited to get started!!!

  42. nina

    hey there these are all so darling!!!
    i would love to do the rice krispy lollipop ideas i just am not talented with this stuff at all you think i could order some, and if so from where thanks!!!

  43. Lanora Gastello

    Birthday party invitations for kids can be a cool project for all family members. With a little bit of thought and creativity they can be the beginning of a great event. I have a lot examples of nice birthday party invitations for kids on my blog.

  44. alexandra lennox

    the cupcakes are very nice that i want to taste by the way can u plz send me the receipe.I am so fond of cupcake but dnt know how to prepare.

  45. Felicia

    Hi- I love the whole set up!!! I was wondering where you found the wrappers for the candy bars?

  46. Stephanie

    I am planning a cupcake 1st birthday party for my daughter and her name just so happens to be Ella also! I absolutely love your banner and would love to make something like it! Can you possibly email me closer pictures of it or do you have templates for it?

  47. Elyce Leines

    HATE IT when I run across the CUTEST ideas TWO days before the party!! How did it get here so fast?? I love your creativity and resourcefulness! Thanks for sharing!

  48. GG

    I love all your ideas for a cupcake party! I’m actually having one for 4 year old on the 12th. Can u please send me step by step instructions on how to make the loli pops? I love that idea! Thanks

  49. Monique

    Hi Kari,

    I love your cupcake center pieces and I would love to know how you made them I am also having a cupcake theam party for my daughters 1st birthday. Can you please let me know how you made them.


  50. Stephanie

    I am planning my daughter’s “1st” birthday and am trying to go with the cupcake theme…Any ideas/pictures would be greatly appreciated.


  51. stacy

    I was just wondering how you made the cupcake pops with rice crispy treats? they are adorable and wanted to make them for my girls birthday in June.

  52. Keri

    I would live to know where you found or how you made the large discs on the cupcake smash cake. I am only able to find the small Wilton confetti that they say are jumbo but are still too small for me. Would love any suggestions. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  53. Rosey

    Oh my goodness Kari! My daughter, Ella will be one in April and I was already thinking of doing a cupcake theme for her. I think it is just destiny now! I would love the recipe for the lollipops. Also how did you do the birthday sign?

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