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.

Center of Attention 

Your superstar deserves all the attention he or she can get on the big day. Show off their candid photos and mug shots by framing them as centerpieces at your guests’ table. A Little Savvy Event propped up their photos with a colorful clothespin for this birthday social. Click here to catch the uber sweet gathering!

Photography by Allyson Wiley


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

— Christal Yuen