Carter’s 1st Birthday Party – The Basketball Bash

Lakers Birthday Party Outfits Mom And Son

Lakers Family Birthday Party Outfit

A little more than a week ago, my little nugget turned one! We celebrated his birthday at home on the day of with a small celebration and a mini smash cake so that we could have a more intimate moment with him and celebrate his first year of life. Then, when the weekend came, we celebrated his birthday with family and close friends with a basketball-themed first birthday party – Carter’s Basketball Bash. As with many moms planning their child’s first birthday party, I was super overly excited and super obsessive about how I wanted this party to turn out. And with COVID-19 and tropical storms threatening the happening of his birthday party, we were able to have clear weather and have a socially distanced birthday party celebration.



For this basketball-themed birthday party, we wanted to make sure that everyone felt they could have fun. To be honest, first birthday parties often don’t feel too welcoming for adults who don’t have. young children themselves. At the party, we made sure there was fun for everyone including a moon bounce where the younger children and the adult children could enjoy themselves as well.

For the snacks and drinks, we DIYed a lot of things including the basketball court taco dip (see ingredients below), his dessert table scoreboard, and the orange fizz drink that was the specialty drink for the party.

The dessert table was plentiful since we had two cakes – one for him to smash and the other for everyone to eat – along with cupcakes, gourmet cookies, and the basketball Oreo pops which were also DIYed.

We had a great day and there were so many special elements for Carter’s 1st Birthday Basketball Bash. I’ve included as much detail regarding the party along with the vendors that we used and the ingredients that were used to create some of our DIY delectables. Just keep heading through the rest of the post and you’ll soon be able to have your own basketball themed birthday party!


Cakes & Cupcakes – Lysa’s Caketique

Custom Cookies – Mo Sweets Please

MVP Backdrop – Slay Displays


Basketball Birthday Bash Dessert

Basketball Smash Cake For First Birthday
Lakers First Birthday Party Cake
Lakers Birthday Cake
Smash Cake And Custom Lakers Cake For Birthday Party
Basketball Birthday Cake 
Basketball Birthday Party Cakes
 Basketball Birthday Party Cookies And Cupcakes
Basketball Birthday Party Cupcakes And Cookies
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Basketball Gourmet Cookies
Basketball Oreo Cookies
Basketball Party Dessert

Oreo cookie pops were made at home with orange and black candy melts, popsicle sticks and Oreos. Head to the LivingLesh Instagram profile LivingLesh Instagram profile to check out a Reel on how they were made. 

Basketball Smash Cake For Birthday

Birthday Party Basketball Cookies
Cookies For Basketball Birthday Party
Custom Cookies For First Birthday Party
First Birthday Party Gourmet Cookies Basketball
Lakers Basketball Birthday Party Cookies
Lakers Jersey Cookies For Basketball Party

Dessert Table For Basketball Party

Dessert Table For Basketball Birthday Party
Basketball Birthday Party Diy Scoreboard
Basketball Birthday Party Dip
Basketball Birthday Party Snacks

The basketball court taco dip was made at home using guacamole on the bottom as the base, then layered over with refried beans. Sour cream was then layered on to make the paint and then outlined by black olives. Salsa and shredded mexican blend cheese was used for the edge of the court and the top of the key. 

Basketball Birthday Party Snack Table Basketball Birthday Party High Chair Basketball Birthday Party High Chair Banner Baby Lakers Outfit

Carter’s Laker’s outfit was found on Amazon, but it’s currently sold out. But I found some similar items linked below. 


There’s also baby/toddler and kid’s gear on the NBA store  where my husband got the shirt that he wore  and I also got my dress. 

Lakers Outfit Toddler
Lakers Outfit Baby
Mvp Standing Letters
Mvp Letters Basketball Birthday Party
Toddler Lakers Outfit
Slaydisplays Basketball Birthday Party
 Lakers Mommy And Me
Lakers Birthday Party Outfits Mom And Son
Lakers Birthday Party Outfit Mommy Abd Me
Mommy And Me Lakers Lakers Family Birthday Party Outfit
Lakers Birthday Party
Father And Son Lakers 
First Birthday Mom And Son
 Birthday Party Basketball Mvp Display
Basketbally Party Display For First Birthday Party 
Basketball Birthday Party Letters
Basketball First Birthday Party
Backdrop For Basketball Birthday Bash
Birthday Basketball Bash
First Birthday Party Basketball Theme
First Birthday Basketball Bash
Basketball Bash First Birthday Party
Smash Cake In High Chair Basketball Birthday Party
Basketball Smash Cake For Toddler
Basketball Smash Cake For Baby
Basketball Birthday Smash Cake In High Chair
Basketball Birthday Party Smash Cake In High Chair
Basketball Birthday Party Family Outfits


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