Violet’s Purple Themed First Birthday Party {Easy, Thrifty}

1st Bday

We threw Violet her first birthday party over the weekend in the theme of her nursery: purple and sweet.  Partly because I still love her nursery (read about it here) but also because I didn’t want to spend an absurd amount of money on a party that was more for our enjoyment than for hers.  Chances are, you spent months picking out things for your baby’s nursery…and chances are not that many people have actually seen his/her nursery…why not show it off and same some money in the process?

Purple Bday Party


All of the pictures and candles are from her nursery, smart, right?  I did however spend money on this table setting.  Since we realized the party would be for us than for her…we wanted it to be something we enjoyed.  So, why not a dinner party?  P.S. I’ll use this again for Easter!

Purple Table on News Anchor To Homemaker

Isn’t it pretty?  Purple overload I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  Most of the things on this table were purchased from: Michaels, Bed Bath and Beyond and Table Linens Dot Com.

Purple Table


Here’s another table.



My mother in law did this sweet high chair banner.  Pretty self explanatory: Cut scrapbook paper in triangles, thread a string threw it and hot glue on letters.  By the way, Violet ate 2 cupcakes!

High Chair Banner


Violet with her Momma Debs and Pop!



We were thoroughly impressed with how much she ate!


Here are some more purple details up close.

Purple Birthday Party on News Anchor To Homemaker

I LOVE this idea.  This purple bucket with the chalkboard front was in her nursery.  My mother in law made this tutu. We dipped some big pretzels in cane coating and sprinkles and VOILA–party favors!

Party Favor, Candy Dipped Pretzels

Here’s what we did for the entrance.  My mom just bought Violet these sweet purple chairs from Pottery Bark Kids.  I already had a Purple Chalk Board from here room.



Oh Yeah, I almost forgot about the food.  I kept it simple.  For an appetizer I made this pinecone cheese ball–get the recipe here

.Pine Cone Cheese Ball

We had Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups and Meatballs for dinner.  Get the Recipes here and here.

Purple Cupcakes on News Anchor To Homemaker

For Dessert we had Raspberry Filled Almond Cupcakes with a Butter Cream frosting.  Sounds Complicated, but it’s not.  Get the recipe here.

Almond Raspberry Filled Cupcakes


My mother in law also made cake pops…these are the best!  Get the recipe here.

Purple Cake Pops


I hope you enjoyed reading about our daughter’s purple themed birthday party. I’d love to hear about your kids’ first birthdays in the comment section!

Purple Party



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33 thoughts on “Violet’s Purple Themed First Birthday Party {Easy, Thrifty}

  1. Looks like an adorable party…love how you reused all of the things from around the house…I do that too! 🙂 we just had my daughter’s tenth birthday party (if you are interested, I just wrote a post on it) March is a great birthday month as winter is nearly over and spring is making its entrance.


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