Sunday was my son’s 1st birthday and what a fabulous time was had by all. I especially had a great time planning and decorating it. A few ideas to carry through to your own child’s birthday fun.
The centerpiece was so easy and elegant. I filled a huge glass vase with gum balls (use any cereal or candy), spray painted standard branches baby blue spray paint, threaded fruit loops on ribbons, and macarons on a needle and thread, and hung the edible decorations off the branches. It was adorable (if I do say so myself)! I also used the macarons as a party gift, placing 3 of them in a bag and tying the bag off with raffia.
I filled votive vases with ball-like cereals (kix, trix, & fruit loops) and then topped them off with a brightly-colored Europom. I also filled some festive, brightly colored Evian glass bottles that we carted back from a resort in Mexico with the same for a different look.
Of course, I made the homemade banners and signs with scrapbooking paper, lots of ribbon that I buy discounted from the ribbon-factory in Hagerstown, and decorative scissors. One element that I’ve added to my signs this last year is tying ribbon on ribbon for a unique look. I got this idea from a blogging workshop I took in NYC with Holly from Decor8 & the clever Leslie Shrewing in January 2012.
The ball pit was a hit and got lots of action from all the babies and toddlers at the party. It also allowed the adults to mingle and enjoy my bellini bar!