First Birthday Party
With Spring here and summer around the corner, garden parties become all the rage. We seem to have waited for a LONG time for this spring weather to finally kick in. When I received an inquiry for a first birthday party with an enchanted garden as the inspiration for their birthday decoration, I was pretty excited. It’s the perfect theme for spring and summer, when the birds are chirping, butterflies are free to fly, and all the greenery are making way. You can not only bring the outdoors in, but you can also turn your backyard into a party place for celebration.
When it comes to incorporating themes - sometimes, less is more
A one-year-old birthday party is usually a milestone for major celebration for the parents and families, and some parents want to go all out with party planning. Where you are trying to incorporate a garden theme, or any party theme ideas for that matter, you don't have to go overboard in order to make it picture-perfect or Pinterest-worthy. Planning and details are important.
Be mindful of your visual story: sometimes less-is-more. A subtle presence can do just the trick, and it doesn’t have to be perfect to be pretty. Balance is more important than symmetry, and details are key in bringing everything together into a unified design. Bring on board a design-savvy event planner, who'll ensure that a kids party can be both chic and fun.
Details Details Details
- The natural elements with organic floral designs, butterflies, tree stomps, fairies, and outdoorsy props and moss details create a pretty enchanting garden vibe in its simplistic form
- Bring in a decorative wheel barrow to your dessert table and fill it to the brim with individually wrapped chocolate goodies
- Use wood stump platters to serve your desserts while giving your tabletop a rustic and garden feel
- Use acrylic riser to elevate items and create horizontal dimension all the while keeping the look clean and clear
- With all the organic and natural elements in a space, a dash of gold will go a long way to bring in a little sparkle
Open-concept party location
If you aren't open to splurging on a rental space or on kids birthday party places, consider your access to a large backyard in the summer or spring. You can bring the party to your backyard and host it in the open field of your own home. You can then make the investment towards adding string lights and outdoor decor to your outdoor space, while also using the sunlight to your advantage. Or, choose a room or a party venue with lots of window to bring in natural light.
Themed Cake for a special and sweet touch
This enchanted garden cake sat atop a wooden charger, which sat atop a clear cake stand. The hand-painted filigree charger with an elaborate scroll design added more detail and depth to the cake stand and a natural, wooden element to the enchanted garden cake. Styling the base of the stand with moss and flower details helped dress it up a tad bit further, for a more theme appropriate appeal - details, anyone?
Favors are not mandatory, but if you must, use favors that can serve double duty
When you have fairies at your party, you can surely expect magical dust. But turn the dust into bubbles and the kids will have a blast (and clean-up afterwards won't be a mess). Birthday party favor ideas that serve double duty as photography props and party favors for kids and adults alike are a smart way to go.
Looking for a party planner, event designer, or a stylist for a birthday party, baby shower, or family events in Maryland, Washington DC, or Virginia, have them get in touch. Full planning with event Design and Styling: Nusfolio
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