My niece Lizzie just turned one, and of course, we needed to have a cake smash at her first birthday party! Because her party was UNO themed, we knew we needed some amazing Fiesta Party Ideas to add to the cake table that also matched the party’s color scheme: red, blue, green, and yellow!
In the end, we came up with a few First Birthday Party Ideas that we absolutely loved! We DIYed some cupcake stands, made a fringed crepe paper backdrop, hired a local baker to design a smash cake and cupcakes, and even decorated the birthday girl herself. Because we focused so much on presentation and decoration, the cake smash ended up being the hit of the party, and it actually was one of our Easy Fiesta Party Ideas.
We started off with a crepe paper backdrop in the party's fiesta colors: red, blue, yellow, and green. The backdrop was simple to make! We just took a large piece of cardboard (a flattened box works just fine!) and layered strands of crepe paper in each color. (Use packing tape to secure.) Then, we just used scissors to fringe the crepe paper to finish off the look. It was simple to display as well! We just placed it on the back edge of the table and leaned it up against the wall.
I LOVED our super easy cupcake stand! The circular trays were white foamcore (which we traced, cut, and then glued thin ribbon around the edges), and the "pillars" holding the stands were just mailing tubes wrapped in fringed crepe paper. Super simple decoration with big impact that cost almost nothing to make! YUM!
For the smash cake, which a local caterer made to fit the fiesta theme, we even bedazzled a first birthday candle. All we had to do was buy sticky jewels at the craft store and get our bling on!
Of course, we had to dress the birthday girl for her first birthday pictures! The felt UNO hat was handmade by her mom in the theme's colors. And check out that cake! It has four layers, red, blue, green, and yellow ones.
Enjoy planning your little one's first birthday cake smash. Spend time on the decorations and dessert presentation and you're sure to end up with some pretty amazing photos! Want to see more of this fiesta theme first birthday party? Check out more of my posts: