Dana’s Play Kitchen Themed Party – 1st Birthday

The kitchen is the heart of our homes. We brew coffee in here. We plan what to cook and eat here. We make meals in here. Although the kitchen may seem like an area to get various chores done, it can actually be a great learning place for kids. Here, they can build mathematical skills, see chemistry in action, learn to value time, and have a healthy attitude toward eating. By letting them help out in small tasks or cooking up an event that will tempt their taste buds, they grow and discover what they can do in the kitchen.

Libay Jamir of Mommyluv’s Kitchen – who doubles as mom for Dana – did not have to look far for a party theme and used the gourmet play kitchen as an inspiration for her little one’s first birthday celebration. As someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen, it seems natural to center her theme around timers that tick and knobs that turn. Dianne Khu Designs took what could have been a simple idea and hit the ground running – creating a flavorful event which gave the kids an awesome excuse to get messy in the kitchen. With a muted color palette, retro pink design, kitchen gadgets, and homemade goodies, this bash got the recipe for FUN. Come whip up a batch of excitement and spice up your own celebration as we pull together all the absolutely delicious details captured by Raelyn Art Films. You can bake it, Momma!

It was a delight for the guests to see this cute entryway – with DANA 3-D letters wrapped in adorable printable patterns, paper rosettes, and paper lanterns.


The play kitchen scene came complete with every appliance, gadget, and cutlery you could ever need. But eep! Almost everything was DIY! And if you look closely at the backdrop, you can see a beautiful garden view out the window in this cozy kitchen. I am totally smitten! Kids could also take silly photos in here with some sweet photo props.

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Sitting through a long meal can be a challenge for the kids so their tables had the freshest and playful decorations which included cupcake Mylar balloons and kitchen toys like rolling pin, mixer, and scale. The tables also got them ready for a pretty tasty cupcake decorating activity with cupcakes, piping bags, and a cute selection of sprinkles set out on the station.

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The dessert treats – created by no other than Mommy Libay – were so moreish you don’t want to miss even a bite! Callebaut white chocolate macaron towers, decorated sugar cookies, revel bars, rice krispies, cupcakes, vanilla cake push pops, and chocolate-coated Oreos satisfied the little sweet teeth without the guilt. The pink candies and chocolates in the candy station were also an indulgent treat for everyone. The Cupcake cake looked amazing and was the centerpiece of the sweet table.

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The cupcake decorating activity charmed the kids and adults alike. The little master chefs got creative with the frosting and sprinkles. Donning their aprons and toques, they definitely enjoyed the squidgy messiness of designing (and gobbling up) their own culinary creations!

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The balloon twisting and puppet show guaranteed heaps of fun! The little attendees also had a blast playing a game where they tried to identify their daddies by touching facial features.

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These toys were great prizes to award the kids who participated in the party games.


Guests were sent home with retro oven favor boxes – filled with candies and chocolates – that will surely remind them of the bash long after it’s over.

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Vendors who made it all happen:
Caterer: Casa de Celo // Cake and dessert spread, giveaways and souvenirs: Mommyluv’s Kitchen // Event stylist (ceiling/table centerpiece/entrance): DianneKhu Designs // Party host: Amor of OJParty Crackernut // Loot bags: Tutu Girls // Photo and video coverage: Raelyn Art Films

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