In this part I’m gonna show you some examples of how to decorate your house for the birthday party in a simple way. Remember that you also have to clean up everything again, so don’t be too enthusiastic with the guirlandes, confetti and balloons 😀 . In this post I’ll show you some photo’s to get inspired. Enjoy!
Two weeks before the party
Now that you’re almost done preparing the party, you must have a clear view of how to decorate the room. If you like to use a piñata, be aware of the fact that you’ll find the confetti even a year after the party! It crawls to funny places…I can assure you that. Choosing something else to fill the piñata with may be a safer choice 😉 ….
Examples of cakes
Aiden’s 1st cake!
When you expect a lot of guests….there will still be some cake left though 🙂 . We chose to make exactly the same cake as on our wedding day to make the first birthday of our firstborn extra special!
It may be a good idea to create some kind of buffet for the parents as well. We chose to keep the hot drinks out of reach of the children and created some kind of buffet in our kitchen. For the children we had a mini-buffet in the corner of the room where the party was held. The little guests could snack whenever they felt like (only healthy things ofcourse) and snacks like mini pizza and cake I served myself.
Treats at school or kindergarten
Ophelia treated her classmates on ‘kruidnootjes’ and ‘taai-taai poppetjes’. This is a typical Dutch treat which is sold in the supermarket in december. It is part of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition.
This pinterest idea I created myself out of Baby-Bel cheese and something sweet ( which supposed to look like grass).
Goodie bag idea
I can imagine that you may feel overwhelmed by all the kids who are suddenly everywhere in your house. To keep track of your schedule during the day, it may be useful to write some things down or even draw it in icons. You will be surprised how much peace this will create for the guests and yourself and you’ll prefend 1000 questions such as ‘what are we going to do next?’ Especially for the birthday boy/girl!
Activities during the party
Guests decorated first letter of their name.
This will be definitely a hit on the party! I warned you for the confetti… 😆
To make things a bit exciting for the children we hid a treasure in our backyard. When it became a bit darker they went for a treasure hunt in our backyard. Ofcourse with flashlight to make it even more exciting…This activity was planned at the end of the day. The children got their surprises (goodie bags) and went home afterwards.
Birthday crown out of paper
When your house is too small to host a party
When we used to live in our former apartment we hosted Ophelia’s 4th birthday party at one of her favourite museums (Museum fur Kommunikation) here in Frankfurt. You can choose a whole ‘package’ which includes the cake, activities and tableware. We chose this convenient option back then.
Decorate the house
There are thousands of things to choose from but when it comes to decorate for a party we like it to be bright and colourful. Children like that and especially our daughter. It has this positive happy vibe and that’s exactly what we want it to be on such day!
This banner is handmade by a friend of mine and we use this since when she was born. Each year when I use it again it reminds me of the special time when she was still so tiny. It also reminds me of how time flies by and how I should try to enjoy even more this precious time with her. No party without this one! 🙂
Now you have a bit of an idea of what the possibilities are to choose from. If you have further questions or like to leave a comment, please feel free! Gotta get going to continue planning her Unicorn & Glitter party. See you! 😉