A Goodnight Moon First Birthday!

This weekend was Whitney’s sons first birthday! Whitney chose the Hicks Blue First Birthday Invitation and with a little inspiration from Birch’s favorite book, Goodnight Moon, we began planning a fun birthday party for Birch and his friends and family to enjoy!

We wanted to reference colors from both the invitation and the book so we nailed down a color scheme of Blue, Green, Yellow and Red/Orange. Stripes and dots were both in the book and the invitation so those were a primary focus when designing the paper goods.

Our primary focus was the dessert table filled with goodies for everyone to take home! We had both favor boxes and bags for guests to choose from. We chose candy around the main focal point, the cake, and searched for items that varied in height, texture and color. Cupcakes were a must since we love using Hicks cupcake flags and cupcake wrappers. Jelly Bellies were nestled in little bags with personalized bag wrappers for the kids to take home.

To add some extra interest we simply made a backdrop of ribbon (in 3 colors) that loosely referenced the striped pajamas in Goodnight Moon. It added color without taking the focus away from the candy+desserts.

Hicks favor boxes were a huge hit with guests as they could fill their box up and mingle with friends and family.

The bag reads “Goodnight Friends Goodnight Moon Goodnight treats to munch on soon”

Mini personalized water bottles for guests

Color coordinating sodas for guests to enjoy during a dinner of kid friendly food items including corn dogs, chicken nuggets, PB&J, french fries and sausage pinwheels
Guests loved carrying around their fry holders outside as they watched the birthday boy dig into his cake!
Sweet sayings were on each cup “Birch is one Let’s have some fun Lets eat and play And dream away”

One of our talented girls on the EPC team painted the fabulous Goodnight Moon back drop. Friends and family posed with yellow frames just like in the book!

We had a blast working on this party for Birch and his little friends!

All personalized paper products designed by English Paper Company / Invitation by Hicks Paper Goods /  Photography by Nicole McDaniel / Cake+cupcakes by AmyCakes /  Painted Backdrop by Sarah S. at EPC / Glass bottle sodas from Pops  

Did you plan a darling party? Email us at whitneyenglish@yahoo.com if you’d like to share photos of your party with us.

  1. AMAZING!!!!

  2. wow! stellar job! The table top is so well done – fantastic!

    hugs! Kim @ Frost Me!
    party inspiration

  3. I LOVE this party and would love to share it on our blog – but thought I should check first! Let me know if you would be ok with that :)
    Cheers – renee

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