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Birthday Party Goodness

My little S is turning one very soon (sniff, sniff).  Along with wondering where in the world the time has gone, my brain has also been consumed with all things birthday.  I’ve found some great inspiration around the web for S’s party that I’ll be sharing with you soon.

 

Until then, check out today’s birthday goodies.  While most aren’t really suited for a first birthday, these finds are all super creative and original.  From yarn invitations to cupcake fondue, these are some of the coolest b-day ideas out there.  Click through for the goods.

 

First up are the invites.  You all know I love Danyelle over at dandee and this project shows why.  These yarn ball invites have a “pull me” tag on one end and an “admit one” ball inside.  Who wouldn’t smile upon opening this little treat?

 

 

Next comes the decor.  These DIY streamers have been all over the web but I still had to include them just in case you missed out.  The visual impact and super simple steps make this project a must see!

 

 

Of course the best part of any party is the food.  This cupcake fondue idea is part yummy treat, part party game, and I guarantee they’ll be a hit with everyone.

 

 

Second in the food category are these stamping cookies.  This is another super simple project with a big wow factor.  There are so many interesting stamps out there that the possibilities are endless.

 

 

Next is this great idea for a birthday party toddler activity station, because it’s hard to chow down if the kids are restless.

 

 

Now it’s time for the good stuff – the presents!  But before we get to that, let’s look at the coolest birthday card I’ve ever seen.  These birthday counting cards from Chez Beeper Bebe are personal and creative and they’re kinda like getting a bunch of presents in a card.  Who wouldn’t love that?

 

 

Speaking of creative, Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day is the queen of creative party ideas (see the above DIY streamers as exhibit A).  One of her latest projects, this postcard birthday poster, is uber sweet.  I love the idea of getting a bunch of postcards from loved ones that combine to spell out a special birthday message.  Be sure to stop by Oh Happy Day for the free template.

 

 

Here’s one more fantastic gift idea.  This “little book of books” contains a one-page description of each of the gift-giver’s favorite books.  Such a charming gift idea for a child or an adult.

 

 

Finally, once the party’s over and the guests have gone home, all that’s left are the thank you notes.  These letterpress notes that your children design are sure to impress.  Plus, they’d be a nice keepsake for you too!

 
Similar Stuff:
Best Kid Gift Ever… Plus a Pretty Package
7 Tips for Birthday Party Success
Kits for Kids

 

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Delhibound July 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

THIS was a great roundup! Thank you!

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Melanie Louise July 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

I really like those counting birthday cards – never seen anything like those before! Unique.

Mel

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