Twinkle Girl First Birthday Ideas

Twinkle twinkle little star, look at how big you are! Your little star is turning one, so celebrate her birthday with a twinkle little star theme. Get inspired with this starstruck take on high chair decorations, a smash cake and more!

Idea 1: Fall for this starry backdrop

Oh my stars! Create a starry scene for the perfect smash cake photo! Here’s what you need to do to create this star-studded look: attach gold stars to a ruffled high chair skirt, then adhere paper fluffies on the wall and drape hanging star swirls and streamers in pink and gold. Flank each side with pink and white balloons, and you got a setup where she’ll beam like a diamond in the sky!

Idea 2: A simple cake will be a hit!

Every birthday celebration will be a hit, but when it’s her first birthday, make it a smash—with smash cake that is. Buttercream frosting is soft and appealing to little hands, and it looks great when piped in a rose-like pattern. After you place a gold one candle on the cake, let her have at it! Her delight in the messiness will make for memorable pictures for years to come.

Idea 3: Make her first year look sweet

A first birthday is the culmination of all her first milestones. Reminisce those moments with a photo garland featuring pictures from each month over the past year. Add strips of tulle on the garland as a simply sweet touch, then hang the garland over a mantel or against a wall. Looking at these photos will have you thanking your lucky stars that you have her in your life!

Idea 4: The stars will align for this decor idea

You’ll love how the stars will align for making this balloon wall decor. It’s so easy to make: attach white balloons to a hanging strip then add Mylar gold stars on top. Complete the stunning scene with a banner that reads “twinkle.” They’ll be starstruck with the heavenly scene!

Idea 5: Create a twinkling tablescape!

Use pretty-patterned paper plates to make a setting perfect for your little star! Pair plates with a gold table runner—it will make the plates pop with color. Get creative by adding complimentary table decor, like a pink flower arrangement or a paper honeycomb centerpiece, to highlight your twinkle little star theme.

Idea 6: This classic snack combo just got fancy

Milk and cookies are everybody’s favorite, and for a first birthday theme like twinkle little star, make this classic combo a stylish pairing: serve milk in vintage milk bottles and pair with gold straws. Then add gold sprinkles to the cookies. Just for fun, top the milk bottles with mini donuts. So fancy!

Idea 7: Turn floral arrangements into “one-derful” centerpieces!

It’s easy to turn arrangements like floral centerpieces into a special first birthday decor. Use twinkle star-themed centerpiece sticks to dress up a vase of your favorite pink flowers, then add a photo of the celebrant in a gold glitter frame. Your guests will love how you added adorably “one-derful” touches!