Celebrating One Year of Love: Repurposing Your Child's Nursery Name Sign for Their First Birthday Party

Celebrating One Year of Love: Repurposing Your Child's Nursery Name Sign for Their First Birthday Party

If you've got a little one who's about to celebrate their first birthday, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement, pride, and a bit of nostalgia. One way to make the day extra special is by incorporating your child's nursery name sign into the celebration. And what better way to do that than by using it as a backdrop for their first birthday cake smash?
           
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Before you get started, make sure you've got a few supplies on hand:

  • Your child's nursery name sign or script
  • A plain white or light-coloured backdrop (a sheet or roll of paper works great)
  • A few fun props (streamers, balloons, confetti, etc.)
  • A cake (homemade or store-bought, it's up to you!)
  • A cake topper 


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Now, let's get started!

Step 1: Set up the backdrop.

Lay your white or light-coloured backdrop on the floor or on a table (whatever works best for you). Place your child's nursery name sign in the center using command strips to hang it for the brief time needed. 



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Step 2: Add some props.

Now it's time to get creative! Use streamers, balloons, confetti, or some of our other fun wooden toys as props to add some colour and excitement to the scene. Just make sure everything is securely in place so it doesn't end up in your child's mouth during the cake smash!

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Step 3: Get the cake ready.

If you're making your own cake, now is the time to bake and frost it. If you're using a store-bought cake, you can skip this step. Just be sure to have it on hand and ready to go when it's time to start the smash. Don't forget to add the cake toppper!

Step 4: Start the smash!

It's finally time for the main event! Gather your camera (or have a friend or family member snap some pics), and get ready to capture all the fun. Place your child in front of the nursery name sign, and let them go to town on the cake. They might be hesitant at first, but with a little encouragement (and a few smooshed fingers), they'll catch on quickly.

Step 5: Clean up and enjoy!

Once the cake smash is over, it's time to clean up the mess. Don't worry, it's all part of the fun! Have a damp cloth or baby wipes on hand to clean your child's face, hands, and any other cake-covered body parts. Then, sit back and enjoy the memories and maybe even a slice of cake!

Using your child's nursery name sign as a backdrop for their first birthday cake smash is a fun and creative way to celebrate this milestone. It's a great way to repurpose a sentimental item, and it's sure to make for some truly memorable photos. So get your camera ready, and get ready to have some messy, sweet fun!

 

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