1st birthday

A Picture-Perfect 1st Birthday at Moanalua Gardens

A 1st birthday party might be one of the funnest kind of events to design because of the lighthearted whimsey and joy that is guaranteed to abound! For this event, we designed the whole day using inspiration from mama’s pinterest board. We took the opportunity to really get playful with decor, details and setting the atmosphere, making sure there were plenty of scenes where family and friends could capture perfect photos to last a lifetime.


This event was well attended, so we made sure to include all the essential stations, along with some extra special ones to help facilitate the day and create fun activities to keep everyone engaged.

First things first: guests arrived to a super cute sign in station where they could leave messages for Livi, and learn all the housekeeping info for the event in a stylish and non-disruptive way. Even when you hire a professional photographer, we all know everyone is going to be snapping their own photos all day. And we don’t want to miss seeing those, either! Creating an event-specific hashtag is one easy way to gather everyone’s photos together in one spot on different media platforms, whether instagram or facebook. We had this information, along with other event details, in gold frames at the check-in table. This is one cute way to share important information that helps your guests feel at ease and ready to party!


The desert table was the biggest feature of the day, and made a wonderful backdrop for photos (and was naturally the most popular table the party!) To frame the setting, we handcrafted floral letters in the lady of the day’s name and hung them as a backdrop from a beautiful natural wooden arch that was natural to the venue. While we always prefer using live floral, we opted to use faux floral this time so that the letters could be hung in Livi’s bedroom after the party. To the right of the table we had a shelf with hand-cut paper crowns for all the others kids to wear, which matched the cake design too! These ended up being a smash hit for all ages.


And what’s a party without a lounge?! A lounge is one of the easiest ways to create an atmosphere of welcome and relaxation for your guests, and is also the perfect setting for professional photos that will feel natural and at ease. The colors and style of the lounge matched the party theme perfectly, and made little Livi look like the sweetest little princess (peacock chairs are truly magical!).


There are so many other fun things you can do when designing party’s like this one, from detailing table settings, coming up with games and activities for your guests, and creating special decor moments that help your guests connect and share in memories with you. Here are a few more details from this super special day, that’s sure to last in everyone’s mind for years and years to come (and Livi will have the most amazing photos to prove it!).


There’s so much fun to be had in party planning, from the big stuff down to the details, and the unexpected surprises in between! We hope this special 1st birthday gave you some ideas for your next shindig, and if you are ever looking for more tips, we’re only a phone call or email away!


The Roam Rentals Team

Photography: James Ramos

Planning: Co-Curate

Event Design & Decor: Roam Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals