A garden theme is a gorgeous choice for your baby’s first birthday party. Incorporate soft florals and bright colours into your home, or take your guests outside to enjoy nature. And, don’t think that you can only host a garden party during summer. Wrap up warm and set up a gazebo if your party falls in autumn or winter.
Keeping everyone well-fed is always a concern when you’re having people over, so we’ve rounded up some of the best ideas for serving up summer all year round.
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1. A beautiful table display.
Decorate your table with stunning pastels and dish up scrumptious cakes, sweets and treats. We adore this beautiful butterfly swarm made from patterned paper and cardboard.
2. Personalised biscuits.
These cookies will be a number one choice for all of your guests to nibble on.
3. Blooming good cakes.
How creative are these cupcakes? Just be sure to remove the artificial flowers before anyone starts munching!
4. A healthy snack.
These carrots will go down a treat with some homemade hummus.
5. Three tiers for one year.
We love themed food and these allotment-style puddings are no exception. It may be a little strange chomping a strawberry-flavoured carrot, but we can guarantee that this is the best lettuce you’ll ever taste.
6. Carrot cakes.
Invite a well-known book character to your birthday bash with these tasty Peter Rabbit carrot cupcakes.
7. Novelty straws.
If you have older children, get them involved in some of the party planning. Floral drinking straws can be made from scrap paper and a bit of creativity.
8. Sunflower cakes.
Meanwhile, these sunflower cakes look almost too good to eat. The little ladybird resting on the petals adds a charming touch.
9. Enchanting snacks.
If you’re not a star baker, these strawberry and marshmallow toadstool skewers are simple, yet effective when creating an enchanting garden vibe.
10. Strawberry baskets.
Strawberries are a healthy, yet popular snack. So, pass these small buckets around for everyone to sample.
11. Potted treats.
Whilst you may not want to load a bunch of young kids and toddlers up with e-number-filled sweets, we’ve got to admit, the idea of serving up snacks in plant pots is very cute, indeed.
12. Savoury bites.
Easily transform your party nibbles into backyard delights with some cookie cutters. You could prepare an array sandwiches and shape them into butterflies, flowers, plant pots or trees.
13. Leafy greens.
Add some green food colouring to your bread or cake mix and you can make some lovely leafy surprises. If you’re hosting an autumnal gathering, re-create these striking snacks in oranges, reds and yellows.