Well folks, KatieSugar is nearing in on a very important date...her first birthday! To commemorate this momentous occasion, I'm planning a fabulous birthday extravaganza for her! KatieSugar is our very own little celebrity baby, so the party should rival the little birthday bashes of other fabulous famous baby girls: Suri, Violet, Ramona and Shiloh. The party is not until June, but it's time to get the planning under way.
A baby's first birthday is a celebration more for the parents, family, and friends of the baby rather than for the baby herself. For a parent it's one of the most memorable birthdays in a child's life, so I am going to do everything I can to make it as wonderful as possible for Lisa and Brian. The party will take its theme from the blue and pink stripes that grace the walls of Katie's bedroom and the food will be inspired by all things little. So stay tuned all week for more on KatieSugar's birthday. To see the invitation I'll be sending to her grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and special friends, read more


To make KatieSugar's 1st birthday invitation you will need:

  • pink cardstock (or if you have a baby boy who is turning 1, substitute blue)
  • decorative paper
  • pinking shears or other decorative edge scissors
  • satin ribbon
  • glue
  • scissors
  • computer and printer


To assemble the invite:

  1. Start by creating a new word document on your computer. In the font of your choice (I used Helvetica Neue in size 14 bold) write out the information concerning your party:
    Katie Sugar Is Turning 1!

    Lisa & Brian invite you to join
    them for a little celebration
    in honor of Katie’s birthday

    Saturday June 2
    1:00 pm
    The Sugar House
    San Francisco, CA

    Please rsvp to PartySugar 415.555.5555


    Print a test copy of the detail sheet to check for correct size, layout, and grammar. Make the necessary changes and when you are happy with the final product, print out on the pink cardstock. Set aside.


  2. Cut the decorative paper down to size with the pinking shears. This is going to be the backing of the front of the invite to which you will mount the pink text page.

  3. If desired, glue a decorative backing to the invite - so if flipped over it won't be a plain white sheet. (I did this.)

  4. Cut the pink text sheet down to size making it about 1 inch smaller than the decorative backing.

  5. Glue the text info to the backing.

  6. Carefully cut 2 small slits or holes at the top. Slide a small piece of ribbon through and tie a pretty bow. Voila! Your invite is complete!

  7. Send in lovely little envelopes with the names of your guests written in your best handwriting.

What sort of invite did you send when planning your child's first birthday celebration? There is lots more to come on this party, so check back throughout the week for more KatieSugar!