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.

Before They Grow Out 

Now that they’ve reached the first year towards big boy or girl growth, those adorable onesies aren’t going to fit much longer. Take a cue from Valerie Gimre of Charming Touch Parties and celebrate those memories with a washing line of wearable cuteness — create ones to fit your theme or air out all your snuggle buddy’s favorite one pieces.

 Photo courtesy of We Heart Parties

 

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

— Christal Yuen