I recently got the chance to attend an incredible first birthday party in Atlanta. In all honesty, this is a continuation post of this incredible first birthday party. I’m always in awe of what a little hard work and creativity can get you. One day when I have more space I will definitely be implementing some of these suggestions. Here are some party ideas and tips to make your event a little bit more special.
Hang a Photo for Everyone to Sign
When your guests arrive have a photo of the guest of honor or a guest book for everyone to sign, this way you will always be able to browse through the memories of the day of the event and remember who was there to share it with you.
Design a Really Snazzy Cake
Need I say more?
Stick to the Theme
The theme of the party was royalty, hence the royal blue and gold. The immediate family members had royal names, there was a ceremony that the guest of honor was brought in during, and there were royal decrees on all the tables to tell the guests what activites they could be participating in throughout the evening.
Have a Smore’s Bar
The smore’s bar was a huge hit with everyone (not just the kids). We unwrapped bunches of mini hershey bars in preparation for the big day and then laid the other ingredients out. The container with the sternos in it is made of wood, painted gold, and then filled with marbles to keep the sternos from falling. (And in case you were worried about safety Sterno, The Kitchn seems to have found some evidence that it’s okay.)
Create a Selfie Booth
This one I’d never seen before. I’d heard of photobooths, but selfie booths were a new item for me. Not only that, but the party hostess found an awesome tutorial on how to create the booth, chevron style. All you need is three different colors of tinsel fringe and some patience. My suggestion? Don’t overcut the first time because you won’t be able to get it back. Oh! And don’t forget the selfie stick!
Wear a Really Pretty Dress
And when all else fails. (Or succeeds.) The answer to everything is to wear a super pretty dress. (I’m still pretty jealous of this one.)
I hope you got some great ideas for your next party today. I seriously learn so much every time I go down to visit my friends in Atlanta about what it takes to throw an epic party. I have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve now. Do you have any fun party suggestions you’ve seen recently?
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