Happy Birthday Abby! No, not this Abby, my cousin’s adorable baby girl who just so happens to have a super rad name. You know I HAD to offer to help out, and I swear I tried really really hard not to take over. In talking to Abby’s mom about what theme or look she might like to have for the party, I found out that she had purchased a cute banner and a ton of tissue paper poms to decorate. So what’s a printable designer to do but come up with a cute coordinating set to round out the look?
Baby Abby’s first birthday was held at a local park, which we all know can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to logistics. However, I’m all about the challenges of party planning and figuring out the best ways to make parties easy, accessible, and age appropriate.
Tissue paper poms and paper circle garlands are a great addition to the beautiful green park for this tablescape backdrop. We served up some adorable snacks, that would withstand the wind, for this party as it was more of an open house than an event with a specific start and end time. Goldfish, popcorn, fruit skewers and chips and salsa.
The multi-colored polka dot theme fit perfectly for a first birthday, as well as an outdoor party. The designs are clean and simple, yet bright enough to stand out in the middle of a park! We styled a second table with fun, easy (cheap!) outdoor activities for every age – bubbles, frisbees, wiffle balls, sidewalk chalk – you get the idea.
We also came up with this “party games in a jar” idea, adding pre-determined party games to keep our party guests occupied and having fun. The birthday mom also purchased a colorful parachute that everyone enjoyed! After all, we were at a park.