“The Wonderful Things You Will Be” First Birthday Party

Sep 21, 2018 | Kid Birthday Parties, Parties By Theme

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These sweet girls have brought so much joy to our family during a tough year. It seems like it was just the other day that I was in Houston meeting my twin nieces for the first time.  Now, they are walking and exploring (usually in different directions!)  As the very proud aunt, I couldn't help but go a little crazy party planning their first birthday celebration.

One of their favorite books that mom and dad like to read to them is “The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin. They wanted to use the book as inspiration for their first birthday party.  We picked out the hot air balloon from the story and used their favorite colors – pink and purple. Here's a look at the details that made this day a special one.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Book First Birthday Party Theme Cake

And, we can't forget the cake smash.  These girls took the smash literally… smashing it to crumbs!  It was so much fun to watch them dive in.

Hot Air Balloon Cake Smash Twins

Happy First Birthday, Julia and Elena!  I look forward to celebrating many more milestones with you!



  1. I LOVE this theme and want to do it for my daughter’s first birthday. Could you post where you found the other items? Like the sky backdrop, the girls’ first birthday boards, and the monthly photo hot air balloon string?

    • Thanks, Stacey! The sky backdrop is paper I found at Hobby Lobby. The hot air balloon string was from Etsy. Everything else were pieces that were homemade. I designed the first birthday boards, but don’t sell those. I’ve seen lots of great ones on Etsy though!

  2. I am hoping to replicate a similar invitation with twins holding the balloons. Do you offer design services?

    • No, sorry, I’m not offering any designs for this party.

  3. Hi,
    Where are the invitations from?

    • I created them but unfortunately, I’m not able to offer them because of copyright of the character.

  4. Can I ask where you got the picture of the twins holding the balloons?


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