Penguins & Polar Bears Winter ONEderland {Birthday Party}

I am so excited to share this Winter ONEderland party I planned for my ADORABLE nephew’s 1st birthday.

Winter wonderland party

My sister asked me back in July to help her plan the party and one day while we were at my parent’s house inspiration struck.  Inspired by penguin plates from Target my sister thought it would be the perfect theme for her son’s winter birthday.  I worked with Carli at Dimpleprints to create the perfect Winter ONEderland party package. We decided to use crisp bright whites and blues for the perfect wintery color pallet.

I pulled out some old Christmas decorations and transformed my sister’s house into a Winter ONEderland with lots of fun details!  So grab a warm cup of coca and enjoy this frosty, fun and oh so sweet party!


I couldn’t have done this party without the help of my mom & sister and some incredible vendors!  My sister made the large cutouts for the yard, aren’t they darling?!  And with the help of Pinterest she also made the penguin bean bag toss game, which was a big hit with the kids.

My mom made the penguin bowling game from recycled drink bottles.

The beautiful cake was yet another masterpiece by my mom.  We had to gently coax her into making it since she went on a cake strike and swears they never look good when she makes them…I would have to disagree!  And of course the cake wouldn’t have been complete without the SUPER fab fondant penguins and polar bears made by Maria from Love and Sugar Kisses.  Maria also made the incredibly cute fondant cupcake toppers.  I love thee little guys, they may even still be sitting on my counter (I couldn’t stand to throw them out!)


The sweet cookies were ordered from The Cookie Jar and they did an excellent job matching the party package.

And the “happy trees” from Piggy Bank Partiescoordinated perfectly with the party package.  They really do make me oh, so happy.

Another fun party for one of my favorite little guys.  Happy Birthday John – Auntie M loves you! 

Vendor Credits:

Party printables – Dimpleprints
Fondant penguins and polar bears, cupcake toppers – Love and Sugar Kisses
“Happy Trees” printables – Piggy Bank Parties
Sugar Cookies – The Cookie Jar
Glass Crafting Blocks for Igloo – Inspiration from Creative Juice
Penguins fishing – Inspiration from Two Prince Bakery Theater

I am sharing this party at these parties and at Bird’s Party Blog

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. What a great party!

  2. Wow! This party looks AMAZING! Congrats on such a great job!

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  3. Gorgeous!!! Love it all, you did another amazing job!

  4. Everything looks amazing! You did a fabulous job! And your mom did an AWESOME job on the cake!

    Maria 🙂

  5. Well done and what a cutie! I think this was one of my favorites you have done…I think i say that for each one hahaha.

  6. What a cute party for a cute little one year old. I even like the little trees.

  7. Cutest birthday party ever!!!! Love it!!!

  8. Absolutely love all the cute details…the games and the entrance! What a fantastic work you did for your nephew and his cake is adorable!!

  9. Loving the snow globe cake!

  10. SNOW many great things about this party! LoVe the snow globe on top of the cake but I think the fishin' pole with the Swedish fish in Jello is my FaV!

  11. Wow that is just AMAZING!!

  12. This party is so darn cute. I love all the colors and your creativity is amazing. So many great ideas.
    Debbie–Party Patisserie

  13. Like I said this party is amazing.
    I would like it if you want to read my blog.
    It doesn't really have 2.

  14. Love it! Beyond adorable! Great job and thanks for sharing!

  15. WOW~~!! LOVE this!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!

  16. Hi! I'm totally in love with your blog and am your newest follower. This is so Cute!!! I love penguins, they're the best. Very beautiful job!!!

  17. Wowee!! That looks incredible, you can tell how much effort went into it 🙂

  18. LOVE this party! can i just say you are pretty awesome for including your inspirations?! that means a lot! thank you so much!
    mindy from creative juice

  19. Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link Thanks for sharing!!!

  20. LOVE this!!! Can you please tell me where you got the penguins for the drinks???

  21. This party is sooooooooo pretty!! I LOVE everything!! Is that possible? 🙂

    The clever penguin bottles are being pinned for next year!! ;D

    Thank you so much for linking up to the party!


  22. Outstanding!!! I am in love with all the goodies in the pictures, can't get enough of it 🙂

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  23. You are very creative!! Love your work!!

  24. love the fishing penguins! I did a winter ONEderland party for my daughter too!

  25. WOW what a great job you did!! My son turns 1 in Jan and I'm planing a winter ONEderland party and will defiantly use some of your ideas thank you!

  26. Lydia Palafox says:

    Que hermoso trabajo. Me encantó. Usaré la idea para el cumple de mi niña. 🙂

  27. Thank you so much for providing all your details. Would you mind sharing the printable for the penguin, igloo and polar bear cutout?

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