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Brody’s First Birthday Party // The Goodie Bags

I know it’s now March {ahhh} and I am stilllll talking about Brody’s first birthday party that took place in the beginning of January {why does time fly so quickly???} but better late then never, right? This is the very last installment of bday party posts and it’s a fun one: all about his goodie bag!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brodys First Birthday Party THE GOODIE BAG // Goodie Bags Area // #iadorewhatilove

IF MISSED: Read about the PLANNING of Brody’s first birthday party, the DETAILS, and the SMASH CAKE.

Obviously I had to make goodie bags to go along with Brody’s CAR theme so where did I turn to? Pinterest, of course! I found that someone pinned stop light goodie bags and while I think mine are even cuter than the pin I took inspiration from, I immediately loved the idea! To jazz them up a bit, I added the red, yellow, and green tissue paper thinking it would make a statement when all the goodie bags were shown together… and it definitely did! Then, I bought the personalized thank you stickers that I put onto the red “light” from the Etsy shop Chevron Smiles. Check out a closer view below {and then read on for an exclusive coupon code to the shop!}

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Etsy Thank you sticker // #iadorewhatilove

Chevron Smiles has an abundance of PERSONALIZED stickers for any occasion! Holidays, birthdays, monthly baby stickers, address labels, baby showers, bridal showers, etc! You name it, Chevron Smiles can make it! And get this! The owner is offering 15% off anything in the shop exclusive to I Adore What I Love readers with the code IADORE {all caps!} SO AMAZING… but get to it because this offer is only valid for a short time!

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brodys First Birthday Party THE DETAILS // Goodybag Sign // #iadorewhatilove

Moving on: I know you’ve been anticipating the reveal of what was inside these UHdorable stop light goodie bags so I will waste no time and get right to it…

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Car stickers // #iadorewhatilove

Make-a-Race Car Sticker Sheets. Shop them HERE.

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Doodle Pad and Markers // #iadorewhatilove

Melissa and Doug Doodle Pad {shop HERE} and Non-Roll Markers {shop HERE

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Star bubbles // #iadorewhatilove

A Star Bubbles Necklace! Some kids got red ones and others got blue! Shop HERE.

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Mini Race Cars // #iadorewhatilove

Pull Back and Let Go Cars. They were a hit! Shop HERE.

I Adore What I Love Blog // Brody's First Birthday The Goodie Bags // Water Wow // #iadorewhatilove

My personal favorite: Melissa and Doug WATER WOW: On the Go!
Brody.Is.Obsessed! Shop it HERE.

I have to say, so many people who attended the party called or texted me afterwards raving to me how much they loved their goodie bag!  Which is so nice because I had the best time putting them together… might be a little corny to say, but it’s true! Since this is the last of Brody’s first birthday party posts, I just want to express again how much I adored planning for it and then sharing every aspect of the party with my fave readers!! THE BEST!

Also, don’t forget to check out the Chevron Smiles shop on Etsy and get 15% off with the exclusive discount code IADORE =)

[bctt tweet=”Brody’s 1st Bday Party: The #GOODIEBAGS. They were epic! #iadorewhatilove #iadoremomlife”] 
Obviously I LOVE me a good goodie bag but I know not everyone feels the same.
So, my question is… what are your thoughts on providing goodie bags at birthday parties? Let me know in the comments section of this post!


  • Jen Dang @ Skirt The Rules March 10, 2016 at 7:29 am

    So stinkin’ cute! Sounds like an amazing first birthday!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Awww thanks, Jen!! It was pretty fun, if I do say so myself!! Thanks for stopping by the blog!! Xox

  • Lily Ayala March 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    These are adorable, super cute!! I always like seeing first birthday party ideas…even though I don’t have kids. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Lily!!! And I’ve always loved kids everything too! Even before having Brody! How can you not?!?

  • Ashley White March 10, 2016 at 10:59 am

    So cute- love the gift bag idea!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Ashley! It’s all because of the first grade teacher in me :)

  • nikki March 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    That is an adorable idea!!

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Well thank you, Nikki!! So sweet!!! Xox

  • FALL IN LOVE March 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm
    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Glad you like!! Appreciate you stopping by the blog! Xo

  • Trang Do March 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Love these first birthday party ideas! Nice post!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Trang!! I’m a sucker for a good goodie bag!! Xox

  • Kathryn March 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    They turned out so well! As a kid I always loved getting little goodie bags :)

    • Dana Ivy March 10, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks Kathryn!! Goodie bags were the best part of any party for me! Well, the cake too! LOL

  • Wynne Prasetyo March 11, 2016 at 12:09 am

    no wonder why, i’d love one of those adorable goodie bags as well!

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Super sweet, Wynne!! I have a few extra! ;)

  • Jessica Lee Hart March 11, 2016 at 7:01 am

    The party looked amazing! Happy Birthday Brody :)


    the way to my Hart

    • Dana Ivy March 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      He says thanks for the birthday wishes Jessica!!! Xox

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