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.

Welcoming ONE 

Take a cue from Ruby May Designs and greet your guests at the door with this delightfully simple and inviting sign. Kids will love to grab photos next to the balloons and O-N-E letters. If you're not a woodworker, purchase the letters from a craft store. Visit Ruby May Designs' album here to see more of this breezy party!

Photo credit: Ruby May Designs


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

— Christal Yuen