DIY Age Board for First Birthday Party

I’ve seen so many different ideas of ways to display the monthly photos at the birthday party but none of them really stuck out to me. There’s displaying them on clothesline from clothespins, in picture frames or on a banner. I was going to do the whole clothespin thing when I found this huge board at hobby lobby and I thought “hhmmm I think I can make something with or out of that”!! So I purchased it and my “diy-er” thoughts just went crazy in my head and I came up with this..


I made a big 1 from my silhouette and did it in cow print to go with the theme of the party. It took a while to print out all of their monthly pictures but it was worth it because I love the way it turned out and guests loved to look at it at the party!

This would also be cute with photos throughout the year of your little one if they are turning older than 1!

You’ll need:

  1. Mod Podge
  2. Big board of some kind (I used a white plain one from hobby lobby for 5 dollars)
  3. Monthly Photos (I used my “descriptive” ones I made each month!)
  4. The number your child is turning
  5. Things to dress it up. I just put a big bow on the top right.

xmas 006

xmas 007

I positioned all of the pictures onto the board where I wanted them and then covered each one with mod podge.

xmas 008xmas 014xmas 015

I then let it dry for a whole day to make sure nothing would mess up! I left a blank at the bottom right of mine because the twins weren’t actually one year on their party day. I thought it was kind of cute leaving it blank.

After it dried I wanted to dress it up a little bit so I added a bow at the top. I wanted to do more to it but it was hard to do anything else without taking away from the pictures.