Winter Garden First Birthday Party Theme

A reader asked for help on designing a winter garden theme for the upcoming first birthday of her daughter.

This mother wants the overall scheme to resemble winter with touches of white snow. She plans to display little blumebox flower vases with baby breath and white boas. Baby breath flowers symbolize everlasting love. The 6-inch boxes are a good size.

winter garden first birthday party theme 

Setting the Tone for a Fun Winter Garden Decor

A big boa scarf simulates snow. The boa creates a modern feminine backdrop for winter sports kid figurines. Add a touch of glitter by hanging or mixing a few silver garlands. IKEA carries affordable options like the 99-cent pet plastic KALLT that will not break if it falls on the floor.

A plush polar bear looks adorable at all ages. I start by displaying several polar bears. Do not be afraid to mix figurines with stuffed animals. You could adopt a polar bear on WWF to get one more polar bear toy. In Canada, the toys are smaller but they are still lovely. I adopted one polar bear and two tigers in the past.

Imagine a magical scene. Shop before the Holiday to get a better assortment of winter ornaments. The natural birch bark animals enhance the theme. For candlelight, opt for birch pillar candles or pine cone candles. A more safe option with toddlers will be to use birch wood candleholders with LED tea lights.

In a next post, I will present you a gender-neutral winter version that you can assemble on your dining room console table.

+ 10-inch Polar Bear figures – $14.99 CAD at Canadian Tire
+ Birch Wood Candle Holders – $5 CAD on Craiglist Vancouver
+ 6-inch Cube blumebox – $3.99 USD
+ blumebox Boa – $1.49 USD
+ Pinecone Candles – $9.95 – $13.95 USD at Crate & Barrel
+ Adopt a Polar Bear – starting at $50 with a 12-inch plush toy at WWF USA
+ Birch Bark Animal Ornament Set – $23.95 USD at Crate & Barrel
+ Winter Sports Kids Ornament Set – $23.80 USD at Crate & Barrel
+ KALLT Silver Garland – $0.99 USD at IKEA

  • Michelle@Everyday Celebrating
    December 10, 2008 at 12:15

    Cute! I did a winter party for my son last year. Maybe she can pick up ideas there too—first-birthday.html

  • At Home with Kim Vallee
    December 10, 2008 at 12:50

    Michelle came up with excellent ideas for her son birthday. The invites and her tree centerpiece are worth a visit to her blog.

  • Megan
    December 15, 2008 at 10:40

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I can’t wait to find good deals and get this party planned!!!