Best Kids Parties: Boxes & Balls

Best Kids Parties: Boxes & Balls

Dabney Frake
Jul 12, 2013

Name: Hattie, 1
Location: Richmond, VA

Since babies always end up playing with the box that a toy came in (more than the toy itself) and because our daughter loves anything that rolls, it seemed fitting to have a  "Boxes and Balls" theme for Hattie's first birthday.

We thankfully knew someone that worked at an appliance store, so we were able to get more appliance boxes than we could possibly need. We built two castles with a tunnel that connected the two. The tunnel was a big hit with the kids and resulted in many crawling traffic jams. We also had another box house with a door that swung open.

To incorporate balls into our party we had a baby pool that we filled with plastic balls. I also made a ball-shaped pinata for the kids to destroy.

In line with our simple theme, we kept the food simple. We had fried chicken with all of the typical southern side dishes. I made the cake and a small smash cake for Hattie to dig into.

The party favors were milk and cookies. The cookies were placed into cardboard colored take-out boxes that were lined with cardboard shreds. The take-out boxes had pink and yellow flags attached to the handles to incorporate our pink and yellow color scheme. 

Hattie may not remember this party but it is something that her fathere and I will never forget. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect baby or more perfect 1st birthday.

Thanks, Amber!

(Images: Amber)


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