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Come Party With Me: KatieSugar's First Birthday Party - The Look

Come Party With Me: KatieSugar's First Birthday Party - The Look

KatieSugar sure is growing up fast. Just this morning she was using her walker to toddle around the room and nobody could work because she was being way too adorable to ignore. A girl as special as lil'sugar deserves the most fabulous 1st birthday celebration. Naturally her parents turned to me to deal with all of the party planning details. So I got busy earlier this week (her birthday is June 1 and we want the invites to be sent at least three weeks in advance) making the invitation, creating a delicious menu of miniature party food, and coming up with a couple of all-pink drinks. Today I'm designing the look, inspired by the pink stripes that grace the walls of Katie's bedroom, so for the details

Since this is for a child's birthday keep the decorations fun, young, and fabulous.

  • Cover the ceiling of the party with pink balloons and long pink ribbons. These balloons will filter and reflect the natural daylight (the party is at 1pm) creating a beautiful rosy glow.
  • Fill vases with fresh pink tulips with long stems. Steer clear from using pink roses this isn't a wedding and you want the feel to remain casual.
  • Dress the tables in pink and white striped tablecloths.
  • Arrange the food on large pink platters garnished with pink berries and have pink striped cocktail napkins and white plates for the finger foods.
  • Fill bowls with tiny pink candies and more berries.
  • Arrange clear glass pitchers of the
    Pink Lemonade

    Watermelon Martini

    on the bar. Fill a large silver tin with ice for beer and pink champagne.

  • To take the party outdoors line the pillars of your deck (or fence if you don't have a deck) with alternating pink and white streamers.
  • With thick pink ribbon tie bows to the back of chairs, around vases and on doorknobs.
  • For a fun game ask guests to send you a picture of themselves on their first birthday. Pin to a large cork bulletin board or arrange on your bulletin board and have everyone try and guess whose 1st birthday baby picture is who.
  • Give guests an old fashioned pink and white lollipop as a party favor.
  • Got a perfectly pink party decoration idea for KatieSugar's 1st birthday bash?? Share your ideas with us below!

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SU3 SU3 10 years
Those are some great ideas! Love the whole pink candies idea :P Very cute!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Pink is so Katie :)
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
How exciting! All of these are great ideas.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
CS- Like bfly said you can get a helium tank but I normally get my balloons filled at the same party supply store where I purchase the balloons. Go in before the event and place an order (ex. I need 40 hot pink balloons with pale pink ribbons for Saturday June 1) and pay in advance. Than the day of the event all you have to do is pick them up (or have them delivered if possible).
bfly1133 bfly1133 10 years
You could put the vanilla cupcakes on a cupcake stand and place either pink colored daisy heads or pink gerber daisy heads around the stand as a decoration. celebrity, you can rent helium tanks from a lot of places now or you could get pre-filled balloons. :)
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
love the balloon idea! thing is... where would i get the gas to fill them up?
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