You don't need to wait until the end of the party to give favors to guests. "The guests were greeted with custom water bottles and koozies to take home," says Haley of Little E and Company. For a practical and peach-themed party favor, Haley used her embroidery machine to embroider peaches onto chocolate-brown koozies, and she printed personalized water bottle labels honoring the birthday girl. The koozies came in handy for guests during the party and are useful afterwards.
Make your little one’s birthday truly magical with an enchanted unicorn cake! This single digit cream tart cake is made with layers of sponge cake and buttercream, and decorated with all kinds of sweet embellishments.
Colorful and bright are the first words that come to mind when you think of a child's birthday party. Kara Allen of Kara's Party Ideas chose red and aqua for the two main accent colors and combined them with all the colors of the rainbow. She printed patterned paper and sewed crepe paper as fringe for the party hats, and she embellished the miniature gumball machines by tying polka-dot ribbons around them. The vanilla-frosted cupcakes are topped with red gumballs that resemble cherries, and many of the sweets, including the gumball machine cookies by batches and the polka-dot Oreo cookies by Sweeties by Kim, were online purchases. Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund Imagery
For each child’s first birthday, Lynielle made pennant flags that spell out their names and “Happy Birthday” along the panels. The reverse side is blank, featuring only the pattern of the fabrics. For each birthday, she turns them around, but during the remainder of the year they decorate the bedrooms.
For each child’s first birthday, homeowner Lynielle Long made pennant flags that spell out their names and “Happy Birthday” along the panels. The reverse side is blank, featuring only the pattern of the fabrics. For each birthday, she turns them around, but during the remainder of the year they decorate the bedrooms.
There comes a time in many homeowners’ lives when they realize a reno is in their future. For Cristina Poscablo-Stein and James Stein, the momentum started during their daughter’s first birthday party in their Atlanta, GA, home. “I’d set up a spread in the dining room, but everyone congregated in our kitchen—the last place I wanted people to see,” says Cristina. The area was closed off and, like the rest of the house, not as efficiently laid out as it could be. As they considered what to do, she says, “the list of things we wanted to make us love our house kept growing!” Pictured here: Cristina and James with Max, 21 months, and Fiona, 6.