christmas ONEderland {gluten free}

December is a big month in our family, we have four birthdays to celebrate along with the magic and merriment of Christmas-it's an exciting month! This year is extra special because we celebrated my new nephews 1st birthday! This little guy is such a sweet addition to the family and I was so excited to be a part of his milestone celebration!

My sister-in-law LOVES Christmas and determined that this was her chance to throw a Christmas themed birthday party for her little man before the lure of sailboats and superheros took over. So we designed a Christmas ONEderland for Grant in classic red and green with a touch of grey. We used yarn and sweaters and little bow ties to complete the look! 

Does the elephant look familiar? We thought it would be fun to bring the sweet elephant we used for her baby shower back for another shindig. Who knows, maybe he'll make a yearly appearance! It'll be fun to see what kind of birthday adventures he will be a part. 

And just like the baby shower this dessert table menu is gluten free! Up top we have gluten free vanilla cupcakes with fondant snowmen showcasing Grant's new age-ONE! For the birthday boy, a GF stack of chocolate cake presents wrapped to match those on the invitation; plus, cake truffle Santa hats, classic sugar cookies, vanilla bean French macarons and cake pops packaged sweetly as favors. White chocolate milk mustaches in bottles adorned with scarves and bow ties were perfect for milk to wash the goodies down!

After soup and salad for lunch, guests were invited to make an ornament and munch on popcorn and make themselves a tasty drink at Grant's Hot Chocolate Bar. We provided delicious hot chocolate with white chocolate, peppermint, marshmallow and whipped cream, in matching hot cups. 

Of course, the best part of any first birthday is baby's first taste of cake. Grant dug in and grew a sweet tooth! It was a fun celebration with a theme that can be used for a December birthday of any age or made into a super fun Christmas party. 

This Christmas themed party suite is available in our Etsy shop

Do you celebrate a December birthday? Leave a comment with your birthday and an email to contact you; the two first readers with a birthday the same day as my husband and mom, will get a FREE Christmas Themed Party Suite! I will reveal the dates as soon as we have a match!!

Gluten free marshmallows were used to make the fondant and Wiltons candy melts, which are gluten free,  were used to cover the cake pops and to dip the sugar cookies. 


  1. LOVE the snowman cupcakes! Those are just adorable!


  2. so cute! The mustaches on the straws are so fun with the bow ties and scarves! And your cake is so beautiful!

  3. Such a great party with lots of fun details! That would be so cute if the elephant made a yearly appearance.

  4. That little elephant and all the graphics are too cute!

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous! The hot chocolate bar looks yummy! Such great details throughout the whole party set up.

  6. such a beautiful party! i absolutely love the onederland theme and some of my favorite pieces are the yarn trees and how cleverly you put the wreath inside the round mirror. it looks so purposeful that way

  7. Oh I just love this party! It put a smile on my face!

  8. That cake is out of this world! Love this party.

  9. A holiday-season birthday seems extra special somehow. Such a cute party, with that adorable cake!

  10. What a nice creative design on the cake, I really like those design. I think this cake will be yummy too. I wanna test the cake. Thanks for sharing.