Modette’s First Birthday

I remember when my first baby’s first birthday came around — I couldn’t believe how fast time could fly. Well guess what, with baby No. 3 I’ve learned that time really just never slows down. I think baby Modette’s first year went by in record time, and with all the climbing and getting into things she’s been doing lately, I can tell she’s already well on her way to becoming a terrible two year old!

First Birthday Free Printable High Chair Signs #firstbirthday #printables

We recently shared Modette’s first birthday party over at One Charming Party. I love to think of all the places Modette will go some day — the inspiration behind her world traveler party theme. I designed printable high chair signs (there are boy and girl versions!) that you can download for free.

Her ruffly birthday cake was topped with a mini globe, and I added a darling pennant with her name. (Get a template personalized your little one here.)

World Traveler First Birthday Theme with Globes and Vintage Maps & Luggage #firstbirthday #traveler #globe

Since Piper and Modette have birthdays within a week of each other, I already had my hands full with the Lalaloopsy party plans. So I kept things relatively simple for Modette’s party (by my standards anyway).

I created a few easy decorations using old maps I had lying around and some that my grandfather had picked up for me at garage sales. He also found me quite a few vintage globes to set out at the party. (Thanks Grandpa!) I love to collect retro luggage so I set a few of my favorite pieces on the party table. They looked so fun, but notice that it was a totally sneaky way of making the table feel full even though the only food I served on it were water and the birthday cake!

First Birthday World Globe Traveler Theme #globe #travel #luggage #birthday

My favorite part of Modette’s party was the game. Actually games at a first birthday party can be tricky to plan — will there be adults attending? A mixture of children who are all different ages? And what about the birthday baby; shouldn’t the party be about them? Be sure to read all about the Korean-inspired, fortune-telling game we played that seems to be the perfect first birthday party activity.

Inflatable Globe Party Favors for First Birthday #printables #partyfavors #birthday #globe

We sent all our guests home with an inflatable globe packaged with a tag that says, “You’ve got the whole world in your hands.” So cute, right?! You can download the free printable stickers here.

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Bettijo

Founder at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

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