An Ice Cream Social First Birthday

Let’s be honest here — the first birthday is mostly attended by grown-ups. So why not make it an enjoyable experience for both the child and the adults? That’s what Mara set out to do for her son Alder’s birthday and judging by the photos, I think she was successful. With a subtle color palette, a Scandinavian inspired look, and a delicious ice cream spread that can be enjoyed by all — I’m kind of wishing this was my birthday party. See for yourself below.

  • An Ice Cream Social First Birthday

    An Ice Cream Social First Birthday

    Mara (the mom) is a talented graphic designer. She designed these Scandinavian inspired, woodland themed invitations for her son’s special day.

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  • The Invitations

    The Invitations

    Here’s a closer look at the detailed invitation. I love the mix of ice cream and woodland themed graphics. I think it’s very clever.

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  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream

    Mara said her friends helped out to make homemade ice cream. Doesn’t it look divine?

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  • The Spread

    The Spread

    Along with the delicious food spread, Mara incorporated several handmade details like the woodland tablecloth and scallop garland. I love the muted tones.

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  • Ice Cream Toppings

    Ice Cream Toppings

    Who doesn’t love ice cream and toppings? I think it’s the perfect choice of food for a birthday party.

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  • Decorations

    Decorations

    More garlands and some twinkle lights added to the rest of the decorations. It all looks so lovely.

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  • Garlands

    Garlands

    I say it’s not a party until the garland is hung. I like the mix of patterns Mara chose for these handmade ones.

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  • The Cake

    The Cake

    It wouldn’t be a first birthday without the babe devouring cake. Classic.

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  • The Birthday Boy

    The Birthday Boy

    This is sweet Alder, transfixed by the birthday cake candle.

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