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WOW!  Gwynn Wasson , of Gwynn Wasson Designs, planned the most spectacular party for her son's first birthday!  With bright, vivid colors to represent the joy the birthday boy exudes, this party is full of energy and excitement!  Starting with the moment the invitation arrived, the guests couldn't wait to see a winter wonderland in sunny California!  This "Onederland" is definitely a party full of great ideas, happy children, and a gorgeous birthday boy!

As guests arrived, they had a glimpse of what was to come...


The precious Birthday Boy with his smash cake...

The playhouse was turned into "Chalet Becks" for the day~ I adore those little penguins in the snow!

The children each adopted a polar bear~

And each child was sent home with a snowmaking kit so that they could make their own!

Adorable in EVERY way!

Thank you, Gwynn, for sharing this magical party with us!  It is a delight to see all of the fun and all of the inspiration!  Gwynn designed all of the party stationery herself and has it available in her Etsy Shop, Gwynn Wasson Designs.


- Event Styling, Graphic Design and Party Printables - Gwynn Wasson Designs
- Tissue Snowflakes - Oriental Trading Company and Bake It Pretty
- Cardboard Snowflakes - Bake It Pretty
- Aqua Glass Vessels - Joann Fabrics
- Snowflake Fabric and Fleece - Joann Fabrics
- Ribbon - Michaels 
- Glass Cake Stands - Crate and Barrel
- Penguin Beach Balls - Oriental Trading Company
- Milk Bottles - Polka Dot Market
- Striped Straws - Polka Dot Market
- Polka Dot Balloons - Polka Dot Market
- Snowflake Trays - Target
- Wreath - Polka Dot Skies
- Snowflake Gossamer - Shindigz
- Miniature Sleds - Ebay
- Snow - Sno-Wonder
- Fondant Polar Bears, Penguins and Igloo - Edible Details
- Polar Bear and Penguin Cookies - JP Creatibles
- Snowflake Cookies - Katie's Something Sweet
- Snowflake Lollipops - Sweetniks
- Old Fashioned Lollipops, Malt Balls, Gum Balls and Sixlets - Candy Warehouse
- Polar Bears - Stuffed Safari
- Tea Tins - Specialty Bottle
- Hanna Andersson Snowflake Sweater - Ebay
- Bib - Pocket Baby



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    Parties are the next name of the fun, excitement and the lots of people. The birthday parties are even more good in this regards. The birthday is the best day from the remaining 360 days of the year. My lucky day at which I am considered to be the king.
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    Birthday Party Ideas - Blog - WINTER ONEDERLAND

Reader Comments (7)

Wow! This is amazing!!
It's all fabulous!
December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Needham
WOW...What an amazing Winter Onderland!!!
December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie @ Ashlee Rae
You did a GREAT job on this theme! I am going to be ordering some sno-wonder for my little gils 1st birthday in 4 weeks. By looking at your pictures, how much sno-wonder did you have to order?? The pictures look great:)
Kim J
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim J
A message from Gwynn...
Our "snow box" was quite large (18'x16') so I bought the large 480 gallon bag. But we only ended up using about 2/3 of it (originally I was going to build a larger pit with a small sledding hill) so we probably could have gotten away with the 300 gallon bag. I would recommend making the snow deeper than the 1" that the company uses as a method for measuring how many feet each bag will cover. (Ours was about 3-4" deep) If your interested party contacts Sno Wonder they will reach Richard who owns the company and is quite open to answering any questions that they might have.
January 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterLydia Menzies
where did you get the penguins that you put along the sidewalk (the ones holding balloons)? This is the most darling party idea I have ever seen. I love it! Thanks, Cally
November 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercally
Wow Lovely. Kids really enjoyed it.
June 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulli Smith

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