My new favorite theme for January and February is the Love Bug theme. A love bug birthday party is so easy to do and there’s loads of discounted love items this time of year.
This first birthday party and photoshoot was so much fun. I’m sharing three set-ups I did for the photoshoot and 5 different designs. You can find all the designs in our shop here. I’ve also included links to the supplies to do your own Love Bug party or photoshoot.
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3 Love Themed Photoshoot Set-ups
This first idea is super easy to do and requires minimal supplies. It’s also great because the one-year-old and just play and you have cute-ness behind them. Make these hanging hearts out of fabric, ribbon, and glue and drape them on your backdrop. Easy-peasy, and look how cute!
I’ve seen this kissing booth idea all over the place, but it’s always a bit more than everyone can do. I did it in a much simpler fashion and it was still adorable. You can build a full on kissing booth with wood and crates and then find a place to store it, or you can simply make this cute banner and use one crate for baby. One day, I will build an adorable kissing booth for valentine’s shoots, but for now, this worked well.
Love Balloon Basket
This last one is actually pretty simple as well but it can be tricky if the baby doesn’t care for balloons. If that’s the case, you might want to skip it. It took Lily here a little time to warm up to the balloons but once she did, she was happy to hang out in the basket. You can find the “LOVE” prop in my shop as well here.
5 Love Bug Birthday Products
First up for the birthday party products is always the invite. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: start with the invite. Once you get that, you can make or get matching items.
This “I Am One” banner is a definite must-have for the first birthday. It’s perfect for the cake smash photo-op.
Another must have for the 1st birthday is this mostly banner. Show off those photos so everyone can see how much the little one has grown. If you remembered to take the photos each month, then definitely get a banner to display the photos.
You can’t have a birthday without a birthday banner, right?
Finally, this last design is just a little something extra. These can be stickers for favors, cupcake toppers, or just more decor. The possibilities are endless and they each come with 5 different designs.
That’s a wrap on the love bug photoshoot and designs. If you want to design your own love bug creations, then head over to the Journey Junkies page to download the graphics. If you missed the link to sign up, you can find that here.
What do you think? Did you fall in love with the love bug theme too? Yes, I went there. Let me know in the comments.
Hi, I’m Jamie, and I have two great loves: creating and traveling. I’m a blogger, designer, photographer who would love to help you enjoy life’s special moments or, what I like to call life’s “journeys”. From parties to vacations, I’m here to make them beautiful and easy. I provide the tools you need to plan, celebrate, and remember, without all the hassle. Contact me for custom orders and collaborations. When I’m not creating or traveling, you’ll find me at a yoga studio or with my nose in a book and cat on my lap. Read more about me!