When your little one hits their first milestone birthday, you want to do something extra special to celebrate! There are so many darling First Birthday Party Themes you can choose from and I always love when parents go with something sentimental or significant for the birthday girl or boy. It turns out an all time parental favorite song, “You Are My Sunshine,” makes for the sweetest party theme! Take a look at this cheery and bright, You Are My Sunshine First Birthday Party for tons of inspiration for your child’s big day!
You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party Ideas
When adorable little Gabriella turned one, her family celebrated with a bright sunshine filled backyard birthday party! The lovely combination of pink, yellow and white really brought this You Are My Sunshine party to life! You can set the stage for this party theme with a darling invitation just like this one from Design My Party Studio (or snag the cute blue version for little boys)!
Carrying the light pink and yellow theme throughout the party decor, guest tables were dressed in light pink linens and topped with gorgeous balloon garlands that included pops of sunny florals. Jumbo balloons in pink and yellow with soft ribbon tassels also floated above the long tables on the patio.
Other smaller tables and high tops placed around the pool featured stunning summery floral arrangements designed by Bruce Wayne Florals which added beautiful pops of color all around.
Sunshine Themed Desserts
Now let’s talk about the stunning dessert table created for Gabriella’s party! See it there across the pool, calling your name enticing you to come over?! Featuring the guest of honor’s name in gold balloons and an eye-catching pink and yellow balloon garland, it really makes a statement! And how about the floating yellow sunshine in the pool? I absolutely love this detail. The floating sun was created with 750 bright yellow blooms!
The decor for the dessert table wasn’t the only stunning feature! The desserts themselves, all with a sunshine theme, were really amazing! From the cake to the cupcakes and custom cookies, I’m sure the guests were in a happy sugar craze by the end of the event!
You Are My Sunshine Party Details
Finally, there were a few other adorable details I wanted to point out – both things I always love at a first birthday party! The birthday girl donned these delightful You Are My Sunshine bloomers! It’s so much fun – and great for pictures – when the birthday boy or girl’s outfit matches the party theme!
Another detail I love seeing at a first birthday party is a Monthly Photo Banner! You know mom took a picture every month to watch her little one grow and it’s so fun to see the first year of photos all at once. We found the cutest customizable Sunshine Themed Monthly Photo Banner too!
Overall, this backyard birthday party was an absolute hit with face painting, a balloon artist, and games for friends and family that came to celebrate little Gabriella! I hope you’ll consider this bright and cheery party theme as you plan your little one’s First Birthday! Be sure to Pin this post to your Party Planning board and if you need help staying organized and on top of all your party details, be sure to grab our Party Planning Checklist!
- Photographer: Photography by Avery
- Event Designer: Jessica Ralph
- Design and Decor: The Modern Girl Party
- Floral Designer: Bruce Wayne Florals
- Bakery: Hands on Sweets
- Invitation Designer: Urban Coast
- Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.
- Linens and Coverings: Connie Duglin
- Caterer: Tastes of Tampa Bay
- Caterer: Catering Specialties