First Birthday Smash Cakes!

First Birthday Smash Cakes!

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Jennifer’s son Gioivanni is enjoying getting away with making a mess of his 1st birthday smash cake!

Your child’s first birthday is an important and special milestone in their life and yours. It is a celebration filled with many traditions for your child, guests and you as parents to enjoy. One tradition that has become increasingly popular and trendy is the idea of a smash cake for the birthday boy or girl. A smash cake party has two cakes, a larger version for the adult guests to enjoy and a smaller, single serve version just for the guest of honor! Many bakeries will design smash cakes for you that replicate the larger cake but you can easily make a homemade version if that works better for you. Although having the smash cake done by a professional will add to the presentation of your party, remember this cake has one purpose and that is to be grabbed, bitten and smashed to pieces by your child’s fists, fingers or face! No fork required!

Smash Cake Tips:

  • Obviously this is going to be messy business so you’ll want to be prepared. If the weather is warm enough and you can plan an outdoor party this will make your cleanup much easier. If you are going to have your party indoors, secure something under the highchair or use one of our high chair decorating kits to catch the crumbs and chunks of cake that will no doubt find their way to the floor.
  • Think carefully when picking a frosting color. Pink frosting smeared all over a little girl is adorable, and there are some colors that simply work. But avoid red frosting because it has the potential to make your smash cake moment look more like something  out of a horror movie, and chocolate frosting…well that might not look appetizing smeared all over your child’s face.
  • Also make sure the frosting is buttercream. Fondant just doesn’t smash very well. It will also help to let your cake get to room temperature so it’s soft and easy for your birthday boy or girl to demolish.
Smash Cake girl

Evelyn made sure he daughter Eva was pretty in pink on her 1st birthday!

  • Remove any candles, cookie sticks or decorative picks before serving the smash cake.
  • This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so make it the best Kodak moment you can. If possible, create a solid color backdrop behind the birthday boy or girl so they stand out among their surroundings. To capture a great shot, take the photo from the same height as the highchair (or wherever the 1-year-old eats the cake).
  • Save the smash cake for toward the end of the party so you give your child a much needed birthday bath soon after the guests leave. If that timing doesn’t work for you at least have a second outfit on hand.

Smash cakes create a fun moment for everyone to enjoy, not to mention some great photos for the family album. Let’s face it-everyone really looks forward to seeing the birthday child covered in cake. With a little planning you can be prepared for this messy and memorable rite of passage!

Did you have a smash cake for your child’s first birthday? We’d love to hear about it!

 

Some other photos our customers sent us of their little ones enjoying their first taste of cake!

A Sweet Treats Birthday for Your Little Cupcake!

sweet treats tablescapeSweet Treats is a popular theme featuring fun and youthful elements that will help you celebrate your little cupcake’s birthday in style! Delicious cupcakes take center stage and are topped with colorful frosting, sprinkles and cupcake toppers of gumdrops, hearts and butterflies. Softer pastel accents coordinate with vibrant, bold colors creating a wonderful color palette that can be used as inspiration for party décor. Sweet Treats birthday party supplies have everything you need for your darling daughter’s special day with a full line of tableware as well as foil balloons, loot bags, party hats, stickers, and more!

Sweet Treats Party Planning Tips:

  • Hang colored streamers from the ceiling of the party area and accent them with solid color paper lanterns that complement the Sweet Treats themed decorations.
  • Create a gorgeous centerpiece with a cupcake tower showcasing cupcakes frosted in a variety of colors and topped with sprinkles, candy or a Sweet Treats cupcake toppers.
  • For a playful use of the polka dots in this theme, use rolls of colored candy dots as napkin holders/rings.
  • Take several different size boxes and wrap them up like presents in solid color wrapping paper. Choose a bold, bright color from the theme like green or pink and embellish them with satin ribbon. These will make great staging pieces for food, drinks and snacks and with keep the presentation interesting.Napkins - Sweet Treats Birthday
  • Use solid color party bags filled with white or colored tissue paper to weigh down balloon bouquets. (don’t forget to put something heavy in the bottom of the bags)
  • To really make the bright colors in the Sweet Treats theme “pop,” choose solid color party supplies in softer pastels like blue, pink or even yellow.
  • Take several different size clear glass jars and fill with colorful candy. With the great variety of color in this theme it really opens it up to your creativity. Gumdrops, lollipops, jelly beans, Starburst, licorice, gumballs, rock candy, and taffy are all great choices for a candy buffet.
  • If the kids are a little bit older, you can setup a cupcake decorating station as a fun activity for them to enjoy.
  • You can even tie the Sweet Treats theme together with the party favors you choose for the guests. Think girlie! Choose items like pink cupcake notepads and pens or pencils, cupcake lip gloss, stickers and don’t forget the candy!

Tell us what you think of the Sweet Treats Birthday theme! Would you use it for your daughter’s birthday bash?

 

Go Wild At Your Party with Zebra Decor

Zebra black and white tablewareIf you’re looking for a great selection of zebra animal print inspired party decorations, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy the fun black and white design of zebra print party supplies, including some zebra party themes with a pop of color, like our brand new hot pink zebra party supplies. These themes are ideal for any age and a variety of occasions making them a great choice for baby showers, Sweet Sixteen celebrations, adult milestone birthdays and more!

Zebra Animal Print Decorations and Tableware:

Trendy, fashionable and easy to accessorize, this theme features all of the tableware you need to make your zebra event a success. The classic black and white zebra stripes cover the cups, plates, napkins, invitations and more! This theme also features fun decorating accents including a zebra paper lantern, favor box, novelty tissue and streamers. Supplement the zebra stripes with solid black or white party supplies or choose your favorite accent color to add the perfect finishing touches.

Zebra Party Hot Pink Decorations & Tableware:

Featuring a bold and vibrant pink, this design really makes the zebra stripes “pop’! This theme also has a complete collection of tableware including plates, napkins, cups, and more! The Zebra Party theme will really allow you to wow your guests with all of the unique accessories and decorations that make this a great addition to our Zebra Print Party Supplies family. Imprintable invitations, three customizable banner options, and a customizable balloon bouquet make the Zebra Party stand out in a crowd. Pair this theme with solid color party supplies in black, white or bright pink.

Zebra Themes for Any Occasion:

In addition to the themes featured above, check out our sweet 16 zebra print decorations, our two women’s birthday party themes – Oh So Fabulous and Another Year of Fabulous – and our four baby shower patterns featuring zebra and other animal prints – Wild Safari Pink, Wild Safari Blue, Sweet Safari Pink, and Sweet Safari Blue.

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Tips on Throwing A Zebra Themed Party:

  • Make zebra hoof tracks that lead from the street to the party area.
  • Cover party tables with your solid accent color and then use zebra print tableware.
  • Fill a zebra print vase with bright pink roses and tie a hot pink ribbon around the center of the vase.
  • Tie a pink ribbon around the neck of a zebra pinata for a cute and easy centerpiece.
  • Wrap small white or pink lights around the party table.
  • Serve strawberry lemonade, strawberry milk or strawberry smoothies.
  • Provide snacks like Good & Plenty candy (pink and white), oreos, strawberries and pretzels dipped in white and milk chocolate, black licorice, black and white jelly beans and more!
  • Make marble cupcakes by layering chocolate and vanilla cake batter in zebra cupcake liners.

The fun doesn’t stop here! Visit our zebra print party supplies page to view our complete collection of zebra themes including Sweet Sixteen and Baby Shower designs.

Have you thrown or are you planning a zebra themed party? We’d love to hear your tips and great ideas!

The Importance of Celebrating a Birthday

Zodiac - WesternHave you ever wondered why we celebrate birthdays? A birthday commemorates the day of the year when you were born and in most cultures around the world it is celebrated with birthday cakes, parties, and feasts with friends and family. It is a happy occasion to celebrate the joy of life itself and to reflect on personal goals and accomplishments. The social custom of birthday celebrations is something that we partake in without a second thought. Interestingly, this little piece of conventional wisdom is actually an astrological event. In fact, from an astrological point of view it is unwise to not take this day seriously. Every year on your birthday (sometimes a day earlier or later) the Sun is in the same position it was in the day you were born. This is significant because it represents your astrological New Year, and the position of the planets are said to play a key role in your life events of the coming year. Over the course of the year, the Sun’s path across the celestial sphere passes through twelve divisions of celestial longitude that we call the Zodiac. However, other cultures have a different interpretation of the cosmos. Let’s take a look at the Eastern vs. Western approach to the astrological birthday calendar.

Chinese vs. Western Astrology:

Period of Time: Western astrology is broken down on a month-by-month scale. It is believed that people within the same month, or zodiac sign, will have the same traits. Chinese astrology on the other hand depicts signs by years and indicates that people born in the same year will share the same traits.

Calendars of the Moon and Sun: Chinese astrology bases beliefs arranged by the phases of the moon, or a lunar calendar. Each month begins with a new moon and lasts for an approximate time.  However, the western calendar is derived from the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and therefore each month begins on a a set date and can last between 28 to 31 days.

Zodiac Signs: Western astrology ascribes to a season-based zodiac that is represented by constellations. On the contrary, Chinese astrology signs were derived from myth. The story goes Zodiac - Chinesethat during the creation of the calendar, God had all of his creatures run a race. The first twelve species to finish the race became the signs of the Chinese zodiac.

Phases vs. Modes of the Moon: The phase of the Moon at the time of birth is what Chinese astrology believes impacts a person’s demeanor. New moon, Waxing Moon, Full Moon and Waning Moon are the four lunar phases. New Moon types are adventure seekers, Waxing Moon types are hard-working, Full Moon people appreciate protocol and are very diplomatic while Waning Moon personalities value a peaceful environment. Three modes, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable make up western astrology. Each mode is linked to four signs and is said to determine an individual’s temperament. Cardinal signs are born leaders, Fixed types are hard-working, and Mutable signs value deep interpersonal connections.

The Elements: Five elements make up the world for Chinese astrology: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. In their lunar calendar, each element has a 2-year period to influence life events based on their key characteristics. Fire means excitement, Earth creates a secure foundation, Metal creates order, Water forms emotional bonds and Wood inspires exploration. Only four elements are identified in western astrology: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each element in this case is associated with threes signs and influences the psychological characteristics of individuals. Those associated with Fire are impulsive, Earth signs are practical, Air signs value intellect and Water signs are ruled by their emotions.

From China to North America, birthdays are celebrated everyday and everywhere. Birthdays symbolize milestones that are important celebrations in everyone’s life. The traditions, beliefs, and festivities may be different but the events and reasons to celebrate them are the same. We only have a limited number of birthdays so it is important to celebrate each one to the fullest!

What is something you hope to accomplish before your next birthday?

Capture the Magic of Birthday Moments

Your child’s birthday celebration is a special moment you undoubtedly want to preserve for years to come. There is something to be said about capturing those occasions in a photograph and being able to gaze at an image and having it evoke memories and emotions in you, feelings that may fade over time. With a picture, you will never forget something that you want to remember, and you will always be able to remind yourself of that memory. These moments only happen once, so capture the magic of your child’s birthday by taking the best photographs possible.

Birthday Girl and Cake

Evelyn captured this sweet moment of her daughter Eva enjoying her birthday cake!

Tips on Taking Great Birthday Photos:

  • Keep it close – Stand close enough to the birthday child so they fill the frame of your camera. This will help to eliminate many visual distractions created by party guests and will truly capture the joy on their face.
  • Adopt a child’s perspective – It is important to get low when taking photos of children and to not take them from a standing position looking down. Take photos from the eye level of your subject.
  • Add variety – Take shots from a variety of focal lengths and angles to create interesting photographs. These small adjustments will ensure you have a more playful and dynamic group of party photos.
  • Capture the little things – Take photos of the cake, party decorations, table decor, etc. Again, be sure to fill the frame with them on some shots and they will look great in the birthday album dispersed among images of people. Also, you might find this easier to do before the chaos of the party begins.
  • Shoot candidly to capture moments of children interacting and laughing.
  • During the gift opening have the birthday boy or girl take a picture with each of their friends and the gift they received. This is a great way to keep track of who gave what gifts for the thank you cards, so nobody has to be in charge of keeping a list. Also, send out the thank you notes with the photo of your child and his/her friend included as a memento of a wonderful birthday celebration!
  • Most importantly, keep your camera handy at all times and snap away freely! You want to be able to capture special moments with seconds notice. Also, you can’t have too many photos of the event, but it’s easy to end up with too few!
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Jaclyn made sure to get pictures of the cake she had made for her son Max's first birthday before the guests arrived.

We’d love to see your favorite birthday photos or hear about your favorite birthday moments!

Discover an Even Sweeter Way to Celebrate!

Cupcake Blowout Birthday Supplies

Cupcake Blowout Invitation

Classic and contemporary at the same time, our new Cupcake Blowout Birthday decorations offer a fun versatility for any birthday party. Whether you’re 1 or 101, this theme has something sweet to bring to your celebration! The bold white and red dots and black accents in addition to a delightful candle-topped cupcake image are present throughout the entire selection of party supplies. This theme truly has everything you need to host a fabulous birthday party! Here are a couple of different ways to use this theme:

Ideas for a Children’s Cupcake Blowout Birthday 
The yummy cupcake graphic makes this theme perfect for a child’s birthday celebration. Featuring polka dots of various sizes in classic colors of red, white and black it can be paired with solid color party supplies or even mix and matched with another themed favorite.

  • Mix and Match this theme with our Red Wagon Birthday Decorations for a fun combination of colors, textures and patterns. The color scheme and polka dot designs work really well together!
  • Supplement the Cupcake Blowout banners and foil balloons by including red, black and white solid color balloons and streamers.
  • Create a candy station featuring red and black licorice, Mike & Ike Red Rageous candy mix, red and black M&M’s (you can have them personalized and made in custom colors), red and white jelly beans, red lollipops and more!
  • Have a cupcake decorating station as an activity so each child gets to create their very own delicious dessert.
  • Pinatas are always a “hit” so find the perfect cupcake-shaped pinata and fill it with red, black and white candy
  • Forget Pin the Tail on the Donkey, have the kids play Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake instead!

    9" Round Cupcake Blowout Dinner Plate

    Cupcake Blowout 9" Dots Round Dinner Plate

Tips for a Cupcake Blowout Sweet Sixteen or Adult Milestone Birthday

  •  Tie red, white and black ribbon around the chairs and attach coordinating balloons
  • Create elegant centerpieces by filling black vases with red carnations and white dahlias
  • Serve food on red, black and white serving trays
  • Coordinate the menu to go with the color scheme. Pepperoni pizza with black olives, red punch or black cherry colas, chocolate mouse or vanilla pudding cups paired with fresh cherries or apples are all great choices.
  • Offer chocolate, coconut and red velvet cupcakes with optional toppings of marshmallows, chocolate chips and strawberries.
  • For an added element of fun ask that your guests arrive dressed in red, black or white. Have male and female accessories bins and when each guest arrives, blindfold them and have them choose something to accentuate their outfit. Examples might be white caps, red sunglasses or black beaded necklaces
  • Don’t forget the music! Play music that matches this red, white and black theme.  Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. You could also play songs with “red”, “black”, or “white” in the title.

Join the Club! Creative Mickey Mouse Birthday Party Ideas

We just got a bunch of new Mickey Mouse Fun & Friends products in stock for kids’ birthday parties!

An icon for generations, Mickey Mouse is still the leader of the club that’s made for you and me! These creative Mickey Mouse party ideas include not only the party know-how but also the DIY (do it yourself) decorating, game and activity, cupcake and other refreshment ideas you need to create your own Mickey Mouse birthday blowout!

Surprise your child by inviting Mickey Mouse to be a Special Guest at his/her birthday party!

Mickey's Clubhouse Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday Party Supplies and Decorations

Mickey's Clubhouse 1st Birthday Party Decorations

 

Mickey Mouse Inspired Mickey’s Clubhouse Birthday Party Decorating Ideas

  • Use solid color M&Ms, gumballs or other candies to create eye-popping garnishments or treat favors inspired by Mickey Mouse and the Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st birthday party decorations in bright, bold red, blue and yellow.
  • Solid color party supplies in Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st birthday inspired primary colors (red, blue and yellow) can be used to stretch your decorating budget. You can use streamers and table coverings to create your own outdoor clubhouse area for a spring or summer Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st birthday party and create large balloon bouquets and arches to use indoors or out.

Mickey Mouse Games and Activities for a Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st Birthday Party

  • Decorate red bean bags with simple white buttons (reminiscent of Mickey Mouse’s pants with the white buttons) for a bean bag toss.
  • Play Mickey Mouse Club or other children’s music for a game of Mickey Mouse musical chairs
  • All of your guests will feel like part of Mickey’s Clubhouse when you let them break open the Mickey Mouse piñata. We suggest that you fill the piñata with your child’s favorite red, blue and yellow solid color wrapped candies, plastic toys and crazy straws.
  • Entertain your one year old by playing Mickey Mouse videos to keep them entertained during the party
  • Courtesy of the wonderful folks at Disney, you can even print your own Mickey Mouse coloring pages like this one featuring Mickey Mouse himself. Fill Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st Birthday Party cups with crayons that your young guests can use to color the sheet at the party or to take home as a party favor.
  • Or go big! Set up easel stations using easel pads found at your local office supply store. Let your young guests create their own masterpieces using red, blue and yellow washable watercolors. Or fill Mickey keepsake cups with washable markers which guests can use at their art station and then take home as a Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st birthday party favor.

Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Refreshment Ideas for a Mickey’s Clubhouse 1st Birthday Party

  • Fill cupcake holders with your child’s favorite flavor of cake batter and bake as directed. To make easy, DIY Mickey Mouse cupcakes, frost with chocolate frosting and top with chocolate sprinkles, crushed chocolate cookie wafers or Oreos. Stick chocolate cookie wafers, Oreo cookies or chocolate covered mint patties on top to create instant Mickey Mouse ears and set them all atop the Mickey’s Clubhouse tiered cupcake display stand.
  • Cake pops and marshmallow pops are seen at all of the most fun parties these days! Decorate cake pops using the instructions above or dip marshmallows into milk chocolate and then add Mickey Mouse ears as noted above. Stick them atop regular cake pop sticks or make them even more fun and appropriate for your party by sticking them on red, blue and yellow crazy straws, instead!

Happy Birthday Oreo Cookie!

Going by the slogan of “milk’s favorite cookie,” Oreo cookies are an American classic. They’ve had plenty of time to secure that spot for themselves; Oreo cookies are officially 100 years old today!

Oreo was founded on this day 100 years ago in Chelsea, New York and have been a staple cookie for Americans ever since. While there have been some changes in the design and a few variations in flavors, the original Oreo is, for the most part, very much the same Oreo cookie that was introduced in 1912.

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

In honor of Oreos’ 100th birthday, we thought we’d share some fun ideas of different things you can do with Oreos for your next birthday party:

  1. Mickey Mouse cupcakes! These are a super easy and super adorable way to decorate your frosted cupcakes for a kids’ birthday party, especially if you’re having a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party.  Or you can add a pink frosting bow to the top of the large Oreo and this treat matches perfectly with a Minnie Mouse kids’ birthday party theme! You can jazz them up a bit by using red or pink frosting also.
  2. Using the same basic idea as the Mickey Mouse cupcakes, you can play with the placement of the ears a little bit to create monkey cupcakes for a monkey birthday party.
  3. If the party is Oreo themed, go all out and make an Oreo shaped cookie cake.
  4. Make Oreo pops. These are so easy to make, and make a serious impression! Just twist apart the Oreos, melt some white chocolate and dip one end of a lollipop stick in it, place that end of the stick between the two halves of the Oreo, and press the Oreo cookie closed. In a few minutes the white chocolate will harden and you’ll have an Oreo pop that’s ready for decorating! Once all of the Oreo pops are assembled, dip each one into the melted white chocolate and then place flat on some wax paper. Now’s the fun part: use your favorite edible confetti, sprinkles, or even dragees if you like. You can also try drizzling some melted milk or dark chocolate in fun patterns.

However you decide to use Oreos at your next event, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, as it has for 100 years now! Let us know, what’s your favorite way to eat an Oreo?

New Budget-Friendly Themes for Baby Showers, First Birthdays, and Bridal Showers

Our New Budget-Friendly Baby Shower, 1st Birthday, and Bridal Shower Themes

Here at PartyPail we’re constantly looking for ways to increase our product line so that our customers find exactly what they want. We expanded from selling baby shower decorations to also include products for people’s other important life celebrations: from Christenings to first birthdays, and on into adulthood with bridal showers, adult birthday parties, and more! We’ve always provided all of our products at the absolute lowest costs we possibly can afford to, but lately we’ve been focusing a bit more on stocking items in a variety of prices to make sure we have something that fits all of our customers’ budgets.

We’ve added higher end luxury items from Melissa & Doug, C.R. Gibson, and Mud Pie in recent months, but our latest new additions are specifically for people who want to throw great looking celebrations without spending a fortune. This week, we introduced our Plaid Baby Girl and Plaid Baby Boy baby shower themes (pictured above), plus 1st Blue Dots boy’s first birthday and 1st Pink Dots girl’s first birthday theme and the Celebrate Diamonds bridal shower theme.

All five of these new themes have dinner and dessert plate 8-packs for only $1.29, as well as beverage and lunch napkin 16-packs for $1.29. To tie the whole thing together, these themes also have matching tablecovers available for only–you guessed it–$1.29.

These themes are perfect for when you’re throwing a party with a lot of guests, since you can set a lot of places at the table at an affordable overall cost. You can set a table for eight with plates, napkins, and a tablecover to protect your table for less than $4.00, so just imagine how much the savings pile up if you’re throwing an event for 80 people… or 180!

Another great thing about our new themes is how versatile they are, and how many of our other products match perfectly and can be used to fill out these themes. Whether you choose to use solid colored supplies to complete your décor or want to mix and match with our other themes, there are plenty of options. Here are some of our recommended decorating ideas for these themes:

  1. Plaid Baby Girl matches pretty much anything pink, but our Tiny Toes Pink theme also has a number of great products to mix and match with. It also features cute, pink little baby feet, so it ties right in, but also introduces a few other colors, like brown and lavender. This opens the door to even more matching solids and a much larger number of other pieces that can be incorporated into your shower, but doesn’t deviate too far from your primary theme since the focus is still on the feet!
  2. Plaid Baby Boy works beautifully with the Tiny Toes Blue theme, and much like the Plaid Baby Girl/Tiny Toes Pink combination, this combo allows you to introduce a few more colors to the Plaid Baby Boy theme, but still keeps the focus on the adorable baby feet. Try mixing in the Tiny Toes Blue invitations, cups, and balloons with the plates, napkins, and tablecover from Plaid Baby Boy theme to create a beautiful, complete baby shower.
  3. 1st Blue Dots boy’s first birthday theme is a bright theme that’s perfect for a little boy’s first birthday, and the bold colors and fun design make it easy to mix and match with a number of solid colors or other themes. Try choosing bright red, Bermuda Blue, and Lime Green balloons, cutlery, and streamers to brighten up the entire room. You can also match items from our Sweet Little Cupcake boy theme, which also features blues and greens and dots all over!
  4. Our 1st Pink Dots girl’s first birthday party theme and our Sweet Little Cupcake girl’s 1st birthday theme are a match made in heaven! Both theme feature bright (and we mean bright!) pink, purple, and green prominently, and polka dots tie the whole thing together. Use the budget-conscious plates, napkins, and tablecover from the 1st Pink Dots theme and mix in decorations and other supplies from the Sweet Little Cupcake theme for a fun and adorable first birthday party for your little one! One more tip: mix in some solid-colored items from the accent colors for a really fun effect!
  5. Our newest bridal shower theme, Celebrate Diamonds, has so many options that we can’t list them all here! For starters, the teal blue of the diamonds lends the theme very well to mixing and matching with a number of other popular bridal shower themes. Our Mr. and Mrs. To Be theme, Bride To Be Blue and Brown theme, Two Love Birds theme, and The (Almost) Newlywed Game theme all draw on similar blues, so the Celebrate Diamonds theme could be taken in a number of different directions depending on which other theme(s) you want to incorporate items from. Or, if you’d like to play up the silver instead, try mixing in our Silhouette bridal shower decorations, Bridal Dots & Paisley decorations, or I Do Cake Bridal Shower decorations (coming in mid-March). All of these themes can be seen here.Don’t forget to play up the diamond design, too, by having the bride-to-be wear a diamond head band during the shower!Another great thing about the Celebrate Diamonds bridal shower theme is that it has endless possibilities when it comes to the favors. Sticking to the diamond theme, make a great impression by sending your guests home with crystal diamond paperweights, key chains, or bottle stoppers. Silver Buttermints or Jordan Almonds in a Tiffany Blue favor box are a great way to send your guests home happy as well, as are our Amorini chocolate hearts in silver, blue, and white.

All of these new themes are fun and easy to accessorize with, plus you save a bit of money! Let us know in the comments how you’d use our new budget-conscious baby shower, first birthday, and bridal shower themes!

 

It’s Fun to Turn One at a Cute and Curious George 1st Birthday Party!

Everything about your baby’s 1st birthday should be fun!

Our new Cute and Curious George 1st birthday party decorations will make the planning easy, so that your baby’s 1st birthday party will be fun for you, too!

If you are a classic Curious George fan, you’re going to adore this new Cute and Curious George 1st birthday party collection with its sunny soft yellow, gorgeous green, and beautiful brown color palette that also features accent colors in blues, purples and even pinks. It would be a great choice when it comes to 1st birthday party decorations for any Curious George or monkey-lovin’ 1 year old!

 

It's fun to turn one when you use our Cute an Curious George 1st birthday party decorations and supplies.

NEW Cute and Curious George 1st Birthday Party Decorations

Ideas to make your baby’s Cute and Curious George First Birthday Party even more fun:

  • Curious George loves bright balloon bouquets! Create balloon bouquets like the ones you see on the Cute and Curious George 1st birthday party centerpiece shown above and set them atop tall PVC pipes or other stakes in your yard for instant balloon topiaries.
  • Curious George also loves the Man in the Yellow Hat, so we think that yellow party hats would be perfect for all your guests.
  • This theme contains inspiring elements to help you decorate, such as other classic stuffed toys, building blocks, striped beach balls, monkeys and balloons.
  • Already have a great collection of classic Curious George toys and story books? They will make great decorative accessories at the party.
  • Use coordinating solid color crepe paper or construction paper to make your own Cute and Curious George 1st birthday party confetti or shredded favor box filler. Or use our palm tree confetti to add fun to your tables.
  • Use solid color party streamers, curling ribbon and cutlery alongside Cute and Curious George 1st birthday party decorations to set the stage for fun.
  • Serve all of Curious George’s 1st birthday party favorite foods:
    • Melon, pineapple, grape and banana chunk kabobs
    • Palm tree green punch or lemon-lime carbonated soda
    • Make your own Curious George Monkey Chow by combining chocolate chips, nuts, dried banana chips and raisins
    • Serve banana smoothies or make your own chocolate sprinkle or coconut covered banana pops.
    • Having a party in the summertime? Substitute banana splits in place of cupcakes!
  • Play Pin the Yellow Hat on Curious George or design your own “monkey see, monkey do” version of Simon Says.
  • In lieu of gifts, ask your guests to bring a classic Curious George storybook or another of their favorite story books to build your child’s young reading library.
  • One activity that seems almost too obvious to point out; have story-time with the focus on Curious George books. If there are older kids in attendance who are already reading, as them if they want to read to the group!

The color palette and design elements with this theme, along with the focus on the beloved Curious George, make this theme incredible versatile, with endless possibilities when it comes to decorations, food, games, activities, and more. If you have other tips to make a Curious George first birthday party a success, let us know in the comments!

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