A Boy’s First Birthday in a Flash

Say cheese! Capture the memories and celebrate with these camera-themed ideas for a boy’s first birthday party styled and photographed by Kristy, of The Life and Times.

For her son’s first birthday, she planned a “one year old in a flash!” party using pictures, camera, film and flashes as decorations on the wall, on the cake and on the table.

I love the way the theme of this party allowed Kristy to feature lots of pictures of Campbell.

Unique Boy's First Birthday Party


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boy's first birthday party decoration idea

boy's first birthday party decoration idea

Kristy set the stage for her party by hanging a clever camera welcome sign right on the front door.

A large black, vintage milk can, a vintage camera and a couple of picture frames perfectly represented the party theme to greet guests as they arrived.

boy's first birthday party table decorations

boy's first birthday party table decorations

Inside, Kristy added a variety of photography decor, including vintage cameras and photographs. She did a great job choosing props to create the look and atmosphere she wanted for Campbell’s party.

decorations for a boy's first birthday party

decorations for a boy's first birthday party

A witty chalkboard full of camera style drawings commands attention over the fireplace mantel and the picture garland is a good way to display special moments from Campbell’s first year.

fun boy's first birthday party decoration

fun boy's first birthday party decoration

Additional chalkboard signs complemented the decor. One asked “My oh my, how time does fly! How could one year have already gone by?” The other documented Campbell’s age in months, days, and hours.

boy's first birthday party guest table

boy's first birthday party guest table

I love it when existing decor and theme colors coordinate so well; the red, black and white party colors look wonderful in Kristy’s red-and-white dining room.

Did you notice the awesome texture choices Kristy used?

Throughout the venue she mixed metal, wood, and baskets. There’s also sparkling glass plus paper confetti garland, which looks great with the polka-dotted paper table runner.

boy's first birthday party cake table

boy's first birthday party cake table

The dining table holds a trio of pedestals with arrangements of antique cameras, photos of Campbell, and film strips. Mason jars are a terrific way to display even more pictures of Campbell.

These simple touches created a trendy vintage/industrial look.

boy's first birthday party camera cookies

boy's first birthday party camera cookies

On the dessert buffet, Kristy used a wood crate to feature the cake. Isn’t that mini camera topper and pennant bunting darling?! The smash cake carries the birthday boy’s initial and coordinates with the main dessert.

boy's first birthday party treat bags

boy's first birthday party treat bags

Brown paper popcorn bags were even stamped with camera images. Favors for the party included precious themed sugar cookies.

Celebrating a first birthday is always special; including a pictorial collection of baby’s significant moments is a fun way to include guests in the memorable milestones.

Adding the vintage camera vibe to the entire package? Priceless!

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