From top to bottom, this was a fun and vibrant first birthday party to plan. Tripp is one of the most happiest babies I know and was entertained by all the details!
Inspiration for the “Dexton Silver Racer” themed party came from Tripp’s parents Lory and Hampton, who had planned to give him the Racer for his birthday. In addition, his parents wanted to do a desert bar themed party, which is perfect for this occasion.
Using the colors from the race car: silver, white, and black, we added a punch of red to make the event pop. Color was in all the details from the dessert bar, to the red and white pom poms, to the flower arrangements, to the happy birthday banner, to the red Radio Flyer wagon which was used to display the gifts. Even the invitation gave a preview of the color scheme. We added red and white polka dot pinwheels to the food and drink stations to make the party whimsical as well as large red and white balloons.
In staying true to the Dexton Silver Racer theme we used tags such as “Start Your Engines” on the wreath at the front door, “Vroom Vroom Thanks For Coming” by the shortbread party favor cookies, “Refueling Station” by the drinks, “Concession Stand” by the vegetables and popcorn, “Finish Line” by the dessert bar, and “First Place” on Tripp’s high chair.
The menu consisted of an assortment of color coordinated candy, smash cake, chocolate, almond, and lemon pound cake, candy red apples, vegetable cups with hummus and ranch, popcorn, and shortbread cookies for the party favors. Refreshments of lemonade, ice tea, and water were displayed in glass pitchers and served in red cups with gray and white striped paper straws.
Event Design and Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions
Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions
Floral Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions
Chocolate, Almond & Lemon Pound Cake – Edible Art of Charlotte
Short Bread Party Favor Cookies– Edible Art of Charlotte
Popcorn and Candy Apples – Cromer’s
Smash Cake – Harris Tetter
Red and White Pom Poms – Sarah Sofia Productions
Happy Birthday Banner – Sarah Sofia Productions and Lory Cobb Interiors, LLC
Gray and White Paper Straws – Etsy
Red and White Polka Dot Pinwheels – Hobby Lobby
Red and White Polka Dot Straw Holder – Hobby Lobby