Oliver’s Corner Store-Themed 1st Birthday Party

Coming up with a unique theme for a first birthday party can be a challenge. I’ve seen literally hundreds of boys’ birthday party theme ideas, but I have never seen anything like this stunning “market” theme.

Modern styling, amazing printables, a delicious birthday cake and themed party games are all nearly outdone by one of the greatest first birthday party favor ideas I’ve ever seen.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Ideas


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Baby Oliver’s love of squirting fruits and vegetables with a water bottle inspired his Aunt Kendra, of Kendra Plastow Event Styling, to create this remarkably unique party concept.

Don’t miss a single detail in Lee Bird Photography’s gorgeous photos.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

“The Happy Blue Bird” store name was inspired by little Oliver’s nickname, and an entire printable collection was created just for the occasion.

The adorable bright white and fresh green faux storefront backdrop sets the scene perfectly.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Food Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Food Ideas

Sweetly coordinated labels and wraps transform menu items into “stock” at the “market”.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Food Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Food Ideas

Fresh berries, salad “snack packs”, strawberry jam, plus darling cookies are just some of the items on the menu.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Cookie Ideas

A creamy cake is personalized with chalkboard printable toppers.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Cake Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Cake Ideas

Plastic containers and riser-style display shelving really add to the “corner store” feel.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Healthy Food Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Healthy Food Ideas

Fresh greenery and produce, plus delightful chalkboard accents really take the theme above and beyond.

I love the “grown locally” sign next to little Oliver’s sweet portrait! Kendra achieved a consistently breezy “open air market” feel by using only white and clear glass and serving ware, with a few pale wood pieces.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Favour Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Favour Ideas

There are so many fantastic little details at this party, but the personalized Melbourne Times newspapers featuring the birthday boy on the front page is a stroke of creative genius.

Interviews with family members make it even more personal. What a remarkable first birthday party favor idea.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Beverage Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Beverage Ideas

This market-themed boy’s first birthday party is one of a kind, but it provides ample inspiration for planning your own event.

A pretend play store for toddler and preschool birthday parties could be one translation, but I could also see this easily becoming a gorgeous baby shower theme idea.

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Dessert Table Food Ideas

Boy's Corner Store Themed First Birthday Party Dessert Table Food Ideas

Plan your own “corner store” or “market” themed event, with these party supplies:

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