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Pinwheel Party! {First Birthday Celebration for Twins}

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It’s no small feat, but Jennifer created a super fun First Birthday Pinwheel Party for her adorable twins: Cason & Avery. As if having twins isn’t enough of a challenge, take a whirl at planning a boy/girl twins first birthday party! I love how Jennifer was able to incorporate gender neutral pinwheel elements throughout her party, but still convey a very personal feel.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Color coordinating and matching outfits for the birthday girl and boy
  • Detailed pinwheel cookies on a stick
  • DIY Bubbles courtesy of HWTM
  • Simple, yet sweet Pinwheel Girl and Boy Cake Smash Cakes
  • Stylish Pinwheel Party Printables in gender neutral colors perfect for anyone

Twins Pinwheel Party Stripey Straws Drink Flags

Twins Pinwheel Party Cake Smash Cake and Pom Poms

pinwheel birthday party invitation

Twin Pinwheel Party Boy Girl Twins

Twins Pinwheel Party Cookies

Twins Pinwheel Party Pink Gumballs

Twins Pinwheel Party Straw Flags and Pinwheel Cupcakes

Twins Pinwheel Party Cake Smash

Twins Pinwheel Party DIY Bubbles and Outside Decorations

pinwheel birthday party thank you tags


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jennifer…

I initially had trouble finding inspiration for a boy/girl twins party.  Outside of the typical Dr. Seuss “Thing 1 and Thing 2” theme, there really wasn’t much out there that featured unique ideas for boy/girl twins’ first birthdays.  I decided I would aim at trying to find something that was gender neutral that I could incorporate both a boy and girl color scheme. For some reason a pinwheel theme stood out, maybe because their birthday is in May and it creates a summer feel or maybe just because there is SO much you can do with it!

Jessica, from Modern Moments Designs, was helping me with my four year old’s Rockstar Party at the time; when I emailed her my idea she loved it and I was sold!  I struggled at first with the color palette because I wanted something different from the basic pastel and primary colors.  When searching for ideas most invitations and party packages favor one gender which makes it so tough!  Jessica and I decided to use the outfit that my daughter Avery would be wearing to the party as inspiration.  We pulled the coral, the dark blue, lime green and added a touch of light blue and light pink to make up our Pinwheel Party Palette!!  This is what I LOVED about this party; it brought in a touch of girl but completely worked for a boy too!!

At this point in time I left the designing up to her and I started coordinating with other vendors to help make Cason and Avery’s first birthday so special. Everyone I worked with did an incredible job at taking our color palette and creating such amazing details that made this party stand out!

Here’s a BIG thanks to all the vendors that helped make our twins first birthday so memorable!  Thank y’all!!

Vendor Credit

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


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  2. Emma July 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Great party! Love the dress-where did you find it?

  3. Jennifer August 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you; It is Matilda Jane!

  4. Amy September 2, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Super cute outfits? Where are the shortalls from?

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  6. Nancy November 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Lovely theme ..! may I know where did you find the candy jars and the pink tin?

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  8. Dana Considine June 3, 2014 at 4:01 am

    I am wondering the same thing – where'd you find the shortalls?

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  10. Cammy Houston February 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Where did you find those invitations at? I have twins turning 1 this May :) and i LOVE this theme!

    • jenn s. February 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Cammy –
      The invitations are from Jessica of Modern Moments Designs. You can find her shop here: http://modernmomentsdesigns.com Good luck with the party! :)

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