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.

Showstopping Lights 

All you need is one showstopper to wow the crowd, and everything else will fall into place. Mom-crafter from You Are My Fave lit up the room with a glowing marquee sign that elevated even the most simple decorations without going over the top. The tutorial from Oh Happy Day requires a bit of work and wiring, so opt for making the number 1 or the just first letter of your child's name.

Photo credit: You Are My Fave


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

— Christal Yuen