A Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party Featured on The Bump

This week started out amazing as I found out that the Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party that was featured a while back was picked up for feature in an article on The Bump. They featured 13 Creative First Birthday Party Themes. You can see the entire Vintage Airplane Birthday Party photo here.

Enjoy Up T0 15% OFF All Party Invitation Orders at Tiny Prints

Our friends at Tiny Prints are having a SALE! Use the promo code: 15GIFTOCT now through October 22, 2013 at 11:59 PT to save up to 15% off your party invitation order. Whether you're planning a Baby Shower, Gender Reveal or First Birthday event, Tiny Prints has a variety of AMAZING designs to choose from. Visit Tiny Prints today to browse their selection and SAVE!

Offer expires 10/22/13 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 10% off all party invitation orders or 15% off orders of $75 or more using the code 15INVOCT at checkout. Merchandise must total $75 or more before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for 15% off promotion to apply. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to baby shower invitations, birthday invitations, religious invitations, or party invitations and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

IncrediBundles: A Modern Twist on the Baby Gift Basket

IncrediBundles feature adorably chic reusable storage containers filled with the very best award-winning toys, books and products for babies – selected by experts and approved by parents. Each of their gift sets are designed to address a specific area of an infant’s development and include products which will be used and cherished throughout baby’s first year and beyond. IncrediBundles provide great value and convenience for the gift giver as well.

Their Custom Order Bundles allow you to create a truly personalized gift and a Bundle Subscription is the PERFECT way to deliver age appropriate products to any little one throughout the year. Whichever bundle you choose from their product line, you will find that IncrediBundles provides the very best value...and FREE SHIPPING!

A Sweet Backyard First Birthday

Today's sweet backyard First Birthday Party was submitted by our friends over at EAE Personalized Creations. Ella's special celebration planning had begun and mom Kami asked the team at EAE to create an invitation using the soft vintage color palette of pinks, greens and yellows. Once the invite was established all of the other party details fell nicely into place, creating an {adorable} backyard event that everyone was sure to enjoy!

Precious photos of Ella were used to add a special touch to the tablescapes.

One of the crowd favorites were the mason jars were filled with homemade lemonade - the kids absolutely loved using the straws with quirky sayings.

Diving right into her gorgeous birthday cake, Ella sat in the same highchair that her mom used as a child, a truly keepsake moment...

A photo collage is a great way to display your little one's growth over the past year and an outdoor photo booth area, complete with props, gives your guests a fun activity to try during the party!

I LOVE this display of Ella's milestones - such a great way to share her first year of development!

Favors included wrapped playdoh with personalized labels as well as bags of sugar cookie mix - YUM!

Vendor Credits:

Invites, Favor Tags, Wish Cards, Straw Flags and Cookie Recipe Tags: EAE Personalized Creations
Tables and Linens: Welborn Flowers and Events
Cakes: Sissy Bubs Sweets



Chic Monkey Boutique offers Engraved Baby Gifts

Chic Monkey Boutique is an online shop that offers a variety of beautiful quality products for babies, kids and mom. If you are looking for an extra special keepsake for your little one, how about one of these precious gifts - complete with FREE engraving!

A penny saved is a penny earned. Start your little one out on the right foot with this cute Nickel Plated Piggy Bank. Have it engraved with baby's name or initials. {Measures 5" x 3.5" x 4"}

Nickel Plated Baby Comb and Brush Set. The brush can be engraved with the baby's monogram. Brush measures 6" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" and Comb measures 4 3/4" x 1 1/4.

This Silver Plated Baby Cup is the perfect gift to have personalized for baby. Add initials, name, or birthdate for that special touch. It also comes with plastic top.

Be sure to visit Chic Monkey Boutique to view all of their products for Baby, Kids & Beyond!


A Hole in ONE - First Birthday Celebration

We are ending the week with a super-cute "Hole in ONE" First Birthday styled by Tania of Totful Memories in celebration of her nephews special day. I LOVE the blue and green color palette and argyle patterns that were used for the "preppy" party printables! This theme is perfect for your little one's birthday celebration or could even be transformed into an adorable baby shower. My favorite detail is definitely the "club" sandwiches for lunch, complete with golf tees as toothpicks - SO creative!

For party favors, each child got a set of clubs, a visor, water bottle and some treats.

Lexy of Pink Frosting Cookies, created matching golf-themed cookies that look too good to eat!

Vendor Credits:
Party Printables & photography: Tania of Totful Memories 
Sugar Cookies: Pink Frosting Cookies
Cake Platters: TomKat Studio Shop


Little Bird Birthday Printable Pack | Polka Prints

Make your party a hit with these adorable printable decorations from Polka Prints. This fully customizable Little Bird Birthday printable party pack comes to you in a high resolution PDF printable form and will help to make your little one's Birthday Celebration extra special. As always, all Polka Prints prints and designs are 100% customizable – your color, your text, your way! 

This set includes:

- 1.5" Cupcake toppers and/or napkin rings
- Water Bottle Wrappers
- Food Signs 
- 7" Tall "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" Banner
- Thank you Card {Folds in half to write inside}
- 3" Party favor tags
- 8x10 yard/door sign

{Polka Prints is a sponsor of Best-Baby Sites}

Giveaway: Sticker Set from Lucy Darling Shop

Congrats to Hollly for being selected as the winner of this giveaway! 


This week we are excited to launch a brand new GIVEAWAY from our friends at Lucy Darling Shop who are awarding one lucky reader with a sticker set of their choice from their online shop {valued at $14}. Everyone loves to see monthly photos - from your growing belly and your growing baby to your little ones special milestones, just stick onto any clothing item and presto! These unique sticker sets make the perfect gift and will help mom and dad cherish this special moment in their life. The set includes 12 stickers measuring 4 inches across and will be the perfect accessory for your monthly photos. Giveaway Winner will have their choice of any design available in the shop {maximum value of $14}.

To enter the contest please visit Lucy Darling Shop and come back here to post a comment with your favorite product design from their shop. The contest runs thru Tuesday July 16, 2013 with a winner being announced on Wednesday July 17, 2013. Please be sure to leave your email address on the comment form so I can email you if you're the lucky winner {it will not be published} 

Contest Prize: A Sticker Set of your choice {valued at $14}
Contest Deadline: Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST
Contest Question: What is your favorite product design from Lucy Darling Shop?

For Additional Entries Into The Giveaway

"like" Lucy Darling Shop on Facebook and then come back and leave me a new comment that you now like Lucy Darling Shop on Facebook

follow Lucy Darling Shop on Twitter and then come back and leave me a comment that you're now following @LucyDarlingShop on Twitter

follow Best Baby Sites on Twitter and then come back and leave me a comment that you're now following @BestBabySites on Twitter

"like" Best Baby Sites on Facebook and then come back and leave me a new comment that you now like Best Baby Sites on Facebook

Tweet the following: "I just entered to #win a Sticker Set from @LucyDarlingShop on @BestBabySites. Enter to win here: http://ow.ly/mOvEJ " and then come back to leave me a new comment with a link to your tweet and your twitter id.

You must be 18 years or older to enter and reside in the United States to be eligible 
(shipping is provided to US only if applicable).

Under The Sea Baby Shower

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July Holiday! Today we are delighted to share this Whimsical Under the Sea Baby Shower from Jen of Woolston & Grace Weddings. This gender-neutral event is full of so many wonderful details including custom invitations, fresh picked Hydrangea centerpieces, colorful linens + placesettings and coordinating decor {see below for the adorable onesie banner and framed whale print}. Guests enjoyed a catered luncheon meal with homemade punch and a custom whale cake for dessert. There were fun games and activities for the guests to enjoy and everyone left with a mini whale soap given as favors. 

The glass bottles used for drinks were Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that were emptied and cleaned with new “Sweet baby Woolston” stickers were added. 

Vendor Credits:

PhotographerKate Connolly
Event stylingWoolston + Grace Weddings
InvitationsAnd Here We Are
BakeryCups & Cakes
Straws & 36″ BalloonsShop Sweet Lulu
Baby Onsiesweddingchicks, TheJetty
Whale PrintSociety 6
Whale Soap FavorsSoapFavor

A Summer Picnic First Birthday Party

Happy First Day of Summer! We couldn't think of a better way to kick off the summer season than to share this AMAZING Picnic First Birthday with you thanks to our friends at Little Miss Party. The first thing that guests saw as they walked into the room was this GORGEOUS sunflower number one {I absolutely LOVE this!}. The food table was decorated to represent a sunny picnic at the park, complete with grass, a sun made from yellow balloons and a tasty picnic spread from Cobblestone Catering. There was even a Radio Flyer wagon filled with Pigs in a Blanket for the kiddos to enjoy! We invite you to scroll down as we share more of the images and details from this lovely event...

Creativity strikes with this watermelon vase filled with gorgeous white lisianthus. I also LOVE the yellow billy balls in the vintage coke bottle and the red pail filled with sunflowers!

There was an area set up inside for the kiddos featuring Leela's Lemonade and the balcony area featured a beverage station for the adults that was decorated to fit the picnic theme.  

For an added touch, pictures of the birthday girl's First Year were hung above the dessert table. Sweet treats included fresh fruit, a vanilla cake with sunflower design by Sugar Sweet Sunshine, incredible  "corn-on-the-cob"cupcakes from Kreated by K {inspired by Martha Stewart} and mini oreo + strawberry cheesecakes from Eileen’s.

Images by Leigh Anna Thompson