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August is a busy month for our family.
We have 3 birthdays for just our immediate family and a few more cousins with birthday’s as well.
It is my birthday, my fathers and my baby girls!!!
I wanted to share with you my baby girl’s Nesting Doll themed 1st birthday party that was one year ago.
The theme: Matryoshka or Nesting Doll.
I love graphic design and of course wanted to do my own invitations. I bought matryoshka graphics from this amazing website that I love. It’s called mymemories.com. I have their design program and so it was easy to design the invites.
Of course, you can use the graphics on any design software or have someone else design the invites for you. I’ve used Etsy before and they were great.
We were inviting whole families with kids. We wanted something easy to make and easy to eat. Burgers and hot dogs were a hit!
My family is really big on dessert at our parties. So we had quite a selection. I ordered my daughters custom birthday cake from a local baker. It was totally worth it to pay a little more for someone else to make the perfect birthday cake. But if you are an amazing baker and cake decorator then DIY away. Here is my favorite cake batter recipe.
I used the same graphics from the invitations to make labels and simple cutouts of the nesting dolls and placed them around different things at the party. I used cardstock to print the images on so they were nice and sturdy.
I also found these “paint your own nesting doll” kits at Walmart.
Foam board and poster boards came in handy for these nesting doll photo opps.
I drew large nesting doll shapes on colored poster board. Cut them out. Cut out more shapes for decorations of different colors and glued those on the nesting dolls. Then glued those onto foam core boards. Lastly cut out holes for faces.
Easy and fun for all!
I found these super cute nesting doll key chains on Amazon. Everyone at the party got to choose one to take home.
It was a hot, sunny but super fun day. A wonderful celebration for my little girl.
I’m glad that even when we have a child with special needs, a child with autism, we can celebrate them and their siblings. Be happy, even if it’s just for a day, or just for a few hours.
It’s not always easy, but worth it for everyone.
How do you celebrate with your kids?