This Cupcakes & Hearts 1st Birthday Party was done for Shauna, a precious friend from high school that I hadn’t seen in years. Her baby girl Adyn Elizabeth was celebrating her 1st birthday!
She wanted a sweet cupcake theme, but since Adyn’s birthday is near Valentine’s Day, she wondered about maybe having hearts as part of the party too! Shauna gave me her ideas and let me come up with a design… I love it when I get to be so free and creative!
Shauna asked for cookies, cupcakes and a smash cake. I had recently bought a cupcake cookie cutter (mine was from the Wilton Party Cookie Cutters set) that I had been dying to use, so of course, I had to include the cupcake cookies!
These ended up being my inspiration for the entire party! I also used these cookies for my timeline photo on Facebook for this week… because it’s almost Valentine’s Day!
The cookie design was inspired by some cookies I spotted over on Bunny Hill Homestead. I wanted to wrap the theme around white, hot pink and red, so I made my pink a little more PINK than the originals.
For the cupcakes… I kept them simple, but they went with the theme perfectly! They were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. I piped on the frosting with Ateco tip #825 from this Ateco Large Tube set.
Isn’t this just the sweetest 1st birthday party theme… ever? Even if your party is not around Valentine’s, I think it would work for any little girl’s 1st birthday!
The colors could be changed up to any theme you wish! I just love it!
Here they are all boxed up and ready to go:
If you’re looking for ideas for a cupcake party, I’ve also done one other cupcake themed 1st birthday here with pastel colors and giant cupcake smash cake and… I’ve made a giant cupcake cake a couple of years ago! It was one of my very first orders!
One last picture… if you’re on Pinterest – I’d love for you to follow me and pin this picture (just hover over the picture with your mouse and click the “Pin It” button!):
And that’s it!
Do you have any questions about these cookies, cupcakes or smash cake? Please leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer and help out!