Your short-stuff might be all about the smash cake, but you know decorations matter, too. Getting your birthday party looking picture-perfect is a big job. Still, it can be worry free! We’ve discovered amazingly simple ways to color your bash beyond streamers and balloons. Click through our album to see how to perk things up with cupcake garlands, light-up signs, baby pics and more.

Reach for the Sky Decor

No helium for floating decorations? No problem! Hang your baubles from your chandelier or fan for ceiling-to-floor flair. Leah of Love & Lion spray painted these plastic animals with bright colors and hung them from her lights for an extra-psychedelic feel.

Photo courtesy of Love & Lion


Got any effortless tips on taking your party to the next level? Share them in the Comments below!

— Christal Yuen