Milk and Cookies Birthday Party For Miss P

My sweet baby girl turned one this weekend. I still can’t believe a year has gone by since she made us parents. Her birthday was an absolute blast. I’m so grateful that my husband came home just in time for us to celebrate as a family. I had my eye on a milk and cookies birthday party for months, so when it was finally time to party, I was ready to go!

We took her to a baseball game on Saturday for her actual birthday, such a typical family event for us! On Sunday we celebrated with friends with a milk and cookies birthday party.  It was so fun to load up on tons of yummy sugary treats and just celebrate our girl turning ONE.

beauty milk and cookies party

I went with a milk and cookies birthday party theme because I wanted something that wouldn’t require a lot of work the day of. Since my husband was just returning from deployment I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time to prepare right before the party so I wanted to be able to make most things ahead. With the cookies, I was able to do that. My mom was in town about a week prior to the party so she and I whipped up tons of cookie dough and froze it.

For a color scheme, I decided on pink and aqua. How fun is a pink and aqua party for a little girl? The colors were so fun to decorate with. They were so vibrant, making the party decorations really stand out.

milk and cookies

The details were so fun. I made MILK label tags for the milk bottles and attached pretty striped straws to the bottles with washi tape. I made glitter dipped mason jar vases and filled some mason jars with circus animal cookies. I also filled a cookie jar with birthday cake Oreos (my personal favorite). For favors, I made Oreo pops, with tags that said “It was so SWEET of you to celebrate with us!” And of course, no party is complete without cake or cupcakes. And no milk and cookies birthday party is complete with cookies and cream cupcakes, so I made chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream icing. They were DELISH!

Pink and Aqua birthday

The smash cake was probably my favorite part and it was certainly the centerpiece of the entire table.

I DIYed the cake plate for her smash cake by spray painting a thrifted candle stick holder, and gluing a plastic dollar store plate to the top.

For the cake topper, I simply took two paper straws and made a washi tape bunting.

milk station making home base

For the milk part of the milk and cookies birthday party, I set up a little milk station with milk bottles and a tub full of ice to keep the milk ice cold. Of course, we had chocolate and strawberry syrup on hand for the option of chocolate or strawberry milk. Mmm….

making home base milk and cookies

To match the chalkboard invitation I made a chalkboard full of information about the birthday girl including all of her favorite things.

Oh and the most important part about a milk and cookies birthday party has to be the cookie spread, which was amazing! We had snicker doodles, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and m & m cookies. For fun, we had some treat bags for our guests to take some sugary goodness home with them!

pink and aqua first birthday

Although, we did a smash cake a few weeks ago, she still went at her cake like it was the first time! This time, I was too busy enjoying watching her to get photos, so I’m so glad we did that smash cake photo shoot.

We had a wonderful time and I’m certain the birthday girl loved it.  If I can have a party like this one every year, I suppose I won’t mind my little one growing so fast.

Be sure to check back throughout the week for some party detail sources, tutorials, and recipes.

Linking up to these great parties and Savvy Southern StyleLiz Marie Blog , The Shabby Nest, My Repurposed Life, Serenity Now

Supplies: milk bottles, striped straws, treat bags

Party details: Cookies and Cream Frosting


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. Claire @ A Little Claireification says:

    Chelsea – This turned out sooooo cute! I love every single thing. What a sweet party for your baby gal! Great job!!
    xo, Claire

  2. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says:

    So adorable chelsea! I love the chalkboard sign with her stats and the cupcakes are so cute.. what a fun party for miss P!

  3. Aww how precious, I love the colors! Good Job Momma :)

  4. GORGEOUS! Love the cake plate! can’t wait to find out about that back drop too! :)

  5. Everything is beautiful, chelsea! Such a lucky little girl and so sweet that you were all together on this milestone day!

  6. What a cute little party! I love the colors and the cake banner is too cute! nice work! found you over at time to shine! following you on facebook and blog lovin, would love a follow back!

  7. What a cute and fun idea! You are so creative Chelsea!

  8. How fun! What a sweet & pretty cake & perfect backdrop, perfect way to start the birthdays! :) Michelle

  9. What a great idea! I love the backdrop! Congratulations on your little one being one! So much fun ahead!

  10. Happy 1st birthday to your daughter!! What a fabulous party!! Nicely done! ;)

  11. I love how you made all the elements fit together. This was really well planned out.

  12. Chelsea this party is so adorable! I’d love to feature it on my party planning website – go to and click on the submissions tab for information. You have such cute and great ideas that I know my readers would love to see!

  13. Hi Chelsea! Love this sweet birthday party idea. It is all so pretty :)
    Lovely blog you have here. Looking forward to perusing your posts and getting to know you.

    Kindly, Lorraine

  14. What a sweet and cute party! Love all the details and the thought you put in , if you get a chance, please link this to my linky party:

  15. What a great party! Absolutely lovely! Hugs Cristina

  16. The Style Sisters says:
  17. I bet she had an amazing birthday! You are one awesome mom to give her such a beautiful and special party! Love all of your ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Project INspired! Pinned it! heather

  18. Precious!! Love the details and the little bunting cake. Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

  19. Now I really, really want one of those oreo cupcakes. I love this theme :-)

  20. I love this party! I’ve finally done a party round-up, so I included this party in it!


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