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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Sage

The NOTORIOUS B.I.G. One Birthday theme

We celebrated our son's 1st Birthday with a HIP HOP themed / Notorious BIG themed party.

We themed it as both: the B.I.G. One and the Notorious one

The BIGgest elements that we implemented with this theme were:

  1. BIG L.E.D. lights

  2. A Champagne wall

  3. A BIG 4 foot brunch board

  4. A super fun themed dessert bar

  5. We hosted the party at a cute coffee shop, so we had a Zane signature latte

  6. A BIG colored outdoor bounce house and soft play


we had BIG L.E.D. Lights that spelled out our son's name, Zane, and a number "1". The ZANE letters created a fun and creative backdrop to our family and friends photos.

It was also perfect for the cake smash photo op!

The Orlando rental company:



We rented a champagne wall from an Orlando business, The Mimosa Club, to toast to all of us that survived the FIRST YEAR!

We used another L.E.D. Number 1 to pop next to the wall, and Notorious B.I.G. lyrics balloon decor. It was a hit!


The birthday party started at 10 am since Zane's nap time is just around noon, it was better to start earlier so he could crash after the party.

We hired an Orlando company, Crave Grazing, to create a fun elaborated but kid-friendly 4-foot board. It was the main food option for everyone.

Other fun elements were Juice pouches labelled party drinks for the kids and printed dollars with Zane's face on them.

Link to the Juice Pouches we used:

Link to "it was all a dream" confetti:

Link to "its all good baby baby" toothpicks:


With my Brazilian culture, the dessert table is the main event at any party. So, I will always try and dress it up as much as possible.

We needed two cakes, one was for the guests and was a fun Brigadeiro cake filled with dulce de leche. (cake by: the Modern Cake Orlando)

the second cake on the right was just a naked cake from Publix. I styled it with a cake topper from Etsy:

We also had brazilian brigadeiros featuring the fun Etsy custom face we had made, and AMAZING detailed custom sugar cookies from a local maker.


We held Zane's birthday at a local coffee shop, it was the perfect indoor set up with a opportunity to provide coffee to our "sleep deprived" guests.

We even had a signature latte named after Zane, and coordinted by me and the shop.


we rented a fun and bright play and bounce for the kids!

We had such a GREAT time celebrating Zane's B.I.G. One!

It was a unique and really fun theme.

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