Winter Wonderland 1st Birthday Party

A Winter Wonderland Birthday Party, or Winter ONEderland, for our baby’s 1st birthday. Whites and pastel pinks set the stage for a dreamy party featuring butter cookies and a whipped cream cake!

Our sweet little girl Ella turned 1 in February, and I wanted to share a few photos from her Winter ONEderland Party.  I kept all of the snowflakes up from Ava’s Frozen party, so the time spent decorating was considerably less. After going overboard with Ava’s birthday party, I wanted to keep this party more simple but still honor our baby’s first year.

In fitting with the pink and white theme, I used tall glass vases to hold white popcorn.

White chocolate and peppermint-covered pretzel snowflakes (Rold Gold Brand):

Smash cake – a homemade, “healthy” banana cake. I won’t link the recipe because it was really dense and awful; Ella wouldn’t eat it. She did enjoy the Easy Vanilla Buttercream, which I tinted pink using homemade beet juice.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake – this cake was my mom’s birthday cake since her birthday is also in February. Two 9-inch layers of boxed strawberry cake.  Simple ganache on top of the first layer.  Sweetened whipped cream on top of the ganache and covering the cake.

My grandma’s Christmas Butter Cookies tinted pink:

Christmas Butter Cookies
My Grandma's Christmas Butter Cookies are a variation of a buttery spritz cookie. The dough is pressed with a cookie press into seasonal shapes.
Check out this recipe
Christmas Butter Cookies on a plate
classic butter cookies

Monthly photos I took of Ella throughout her first year:  

The snowflake banner is actually made of coffee filters. Some I dyed with pink food coloring, then let dry flat.  I mounted her monthly pictures in the center of the snowflakes then strung them on some hemp twine.


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