Amanda Panda’s 1st Birthday Party!

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas

I cannot believe that Amanda is already one! This year has flown by beyond quickly. For Amanda Panda’s big day, we had a princess panda party. Lots of friends and family came to celebrate. The party was supposed to be outside, but due to heavy rain the day before, we scrambled to move everything inside. Fortunately, everything worked out. Here are some of the fun details of her first birthday party.

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Diving face first into her smash cake!}

Dessert. I mention dessert first because, nothing makes a party like some sweet treats. I spent a lot of time baking, creating and decorating the week prior. Can you tell that I have a sweet tooth?! We actually had two dessert tables!

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas

{Panda Cake Pops: Red Velvet & Vanilla – They were all gone!

And yes, that is edible glitter on the pink cake pops!}

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas

{Mini vanilla cupcakes topped with the cutest little panda bears}

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas{Panda Sugar Cookies – They tasted as good as they looked!}

Panda First Birthday Party Ideas{Hand dipped Rice Crispy treats with sugar crystals}Panda First Birthday Party Ideas

{Sugar Cookie Minis – Perfect for little hands}

And of course, the cake! There were actually three layers (including the smash cake). Two layers of moist yellow cake with fresh custard, and a layer with decadent chocolate pudding. I tasted both flavors, and couldn’t figure out which one was my favorite. So delicious… 

panda first birthday party ideas

{Shimmery pink pearls of fondant rimmed the bottom layer}

Food is so important at any party. You can Pinterest your heart out, but without fantastic food, a party falls flat. Since practically every kids’ birthday party has pizza, I like to serve anything but pizza! But to make things a little more fun, we brought in some food carts to serve up some yummy comfort food. A grilled cheese cart, a cart that grilled sliders and veggie burgers to order, and of course, the ever popular french fry and onion ring cart. We rounded things out with various homemade salads, pasta and fruit. Not to mention lots of drinks… Even some adults drinks were cleverly disguised in pink party cups!

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Freshly cut fruit balanced out all of the desserts!}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{How cool are these bamboo-style straws?!}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Mini water bottles with girly panda labels}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{French fry and onion ring cart – a party favorite!}

Panda decor galore… There were cute pandas everywhere! I even found walking panda balloons on ribbon leashes that the kids loved playing with.

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Amanda’s panda birthday party hat.}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{I thought this “I am 1” banner embellished with pandas was the cutest thing ever!}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{These Hello Panda treats are actually pretty yummy, and the boxes are cute, too.

They come in strawberry and chocolate flavors.}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{One of the many panda balloon bouquets}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Panda party favors: Each child received a plush panda, a panda sticker book, panda cookies, and a lollipop… All in a personalized bucket.}

There was plenty for all of the guests to do besides eat. Entertainment was around every corner. We had crafts galore, face painting, glitter tattoos, Flash Tattoos, and fun musical entertainment for the kids – She sang baby & toddler songs, as well as Disney songs, and even contemporary songs (My oldest daughter loved the Taylor Swift songs!). She also had instruments for the kids to play with as she sang and played the guitar.

first birthday party entertainment

{Music time!}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Hailey showing off her face painting}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Lots of crafts kept the kids busy and happy throughout the party}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Guests decorated king & princess crowns, and princess wands}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Making panda faces, complete with glitter glue, of course!}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

 {Panda themed pages for the kids to color.

And princess pink Goldfish to snack on… Coloring can make you hungry!}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{The kids loved the Play-Doh station. I was just hoping they wouldn’t smash it into every crevice. Fortunately, it was easy to clean up. Play-Doh is always a fun party activity for kids.}

The best part of the party was that everyone had fun, especially the birthday girl!

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{A very happy birthday girl}panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Family picture}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Amanda loved all of the balloons – and there were LOTS and LOTS of balloons!}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Having fun with the birthday girl}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{One of my favorite moments happened after the party was over – Just hanging out with the girls}

panda kids first birthday party ideas

{Happy First Birthday Amanda!}

7 thoughts on “Amanda Panda’s 1st Birthday Party!

  1. Hi
    Your little girl is very lucky! I am in the process of organising my baby girls 1st birthday party. She too loves pandas! Where did you get your banners from? I hope our party is as good as yours! x

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    1. You’re so sweet Jemma – thank you! Everything came from all over the place. Some was homemade and some from random places online – lol! I made a banner, a couple were from etsy, and one was even from Target! I’m sure your little girl will have a wonderful birthday. xox

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  2. wow….how cool! where did you got all these stuff from. My daughter loves panda too. But I don’t know where to get Panda pops, cup cake toppers, banner, birthday hat….etc. Do you still have any of these stuff left over? If you would like to sell them to me? (Just a thought….) It must have cost a fortune. I must say she is very lucky. Please share and get back. Thanks. 🙂

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  3. Would you please let me know where did you get the banner from. I am looking all over but not find as cute as yours. Thank you for the information.

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