Birthday party preparations are no easy feat. It will take all of your time, test your creativity and imagination and it will challenge you to no end until THE day arrives. All these I learned while I was preparing for scout’s first birthday.
I wasn’t really looking for a big celebration but that doesn’t entirely mean those simple celebrations call for less preparation. Actually, it is the opposite. Because here in our hometown, if you wanted a big birthday bash then all you need to do is to throw all that dough to pay your way out of THIS mess (LOL) and let someone else do the whole organizing and preparing for you. Just sit tight and don’t move a muscle.
Although Ollie received a generous amount from her grandparents (Ma’am Beth and Sir Dante), and a few from my friends, I tried to stick to my budget and prepared a simple party instead. Enough to keep the attendees full and satisfied.
What’s on my checklist:
Table set-up for desserts is sort of a thing nowadays. So that’s what I did. I focused most of my efforts in making the table set-up look elegant despite its simplicity. For this set-up, these are the things that I prepared:
-3D letters for the name stand
-a decent/good-looking table that doesn’t need to be covered
-balloons/cloud balloons (white)
-flowers (baby’s breath)
Be sure to plan ahead!
For the colors, I decided to go for mint/pastel colors and white. Visually, these colors are very easy on the eyes and cool, too. Nothing too vibrant, or too shocking. It just makes the whole set-up look cohesive.
For the theme, my sister and I managed to find some really cute designs from The Pretty Paper Studio. on Etsy. You have to buy their themes though but they’re really worth all the trouble (important note: you have to print the designs yourself!).
To get into the nitty gritty of preparing this whole DIY thing (that’s the idea!) I will post another entry. I don’t know if it will encourage you or discourage you from going DIY the whole way when preparing a party but at least you’ll have an idea!