Coming up with a birthday party theme for a 1-year-old baby can be hard! At such a young age, little ones have very few favorite things, aside from maybe a truck or teddy bear. Sure, those things could work as jumping-off points for party decorations, but why not keep it simple and just go with the number one as your motif?
Melanie created a bright-yellow, oversized "1" marquee for her food table and inflated a bunch of matching cheery balloons with helium, so they'd float above the table, each dangling a paper number, which she hot-glued to the string.
What's nice about yellow (and the number one, actually) is that it's gender-neutral and plays well with all the primary colors. So you could take your accent colors in a bunch of different directions. Melanie went with a turquoise striped tablecloth, green striped plates, and poppy yellow napkins. If there are leftover paper goods, graphic motifs like these can be used again for an adult party.
Instead of splurging on a bunch of pricey decorations, Melanie kept it low-key. For example, she added a party hat to a framed zebra print and hung a simple "Happy Birthday" banner below it. She also personalized party hats with little numbers and added a candle to a muffin. Why a muffin? The party was in the morning, so she opted for a plain-but-filling menu: muffins, OJ, smoothies, and more.
Wasn't this just a one-derful idea?
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