Just recently, I had celebrated my girl’s first birthday. I wanted the party to be special for her because, well, she is my first born and it was a big deal for me to celebrate her first birthday. After making it through the first year of her life, I wanted nothing more than to celebrate it big for that reason.
Birthday Theme Inspiration Search
My favorite part about planning this whole birthday party was picking out the decorations. But I somehow needed to find some birthday theme inspiration. I wanted to to do something kind of different yet, still appropriate for a toddler. But I wasn’t quite sure where to start looking for a birthday theme inspiration. My first instinct was to look on Pinterest. Pinterest has some pretty birthday pictures to look at, but I found myself to be disappointed at the limited search of ideas.
As I was searching through Pinterest, shopping online, and trying to come up with some theme ideas, I eventually came across a tropical end of summer theme. You know, the whole flamingos and pineapples theme? I was in love with the color scheme, but I made sure to shop around first to ensure that the decorations were easy to find. Come to think of it, the theme was a bit more popular than I thought. So, I had no trouble finding what I needed when it came to party supplies.
Best Places to Shop
The best places to shop for birthday decorations at a cost savings were Oriental Trading and Amazon. They had the best decorations by far because of the options available. I had searched for many stores in person, but most of them had only carried Disney character decor and that was just not the kind of theme that I was searching for. Plus, you can buy many things in bulk through Amazon. And the best part about the site is the free two day shipping if you have Prime.
For cake decorations, I had gone to my local grocery store for the smash cake. My cousin (talented at baking and only 16) decorated the most delicious cupcakes. I was so happy with the way they turned out. Honestly, if you know someone who bakes on the side, you should definitely look for someone who does that instead of someone who does it professionally. Unless you are looking to be perfect, then by all means, spend a little extra dollars! The idea I had in mind with this party was to keep it as simple as possible, but still kind of go out with a bang!
So take a look at the birthday decor below. I think that you will love them too! We ordered a ton of balloons and placed them all over the house. The greatest part was that they were so entertaining for the kids to play with. I think they turned out to be amazing. Let me know what you think about this birthday theme inspiration, and tell me what kind of theme you had for your little one’s last birthday party in the comments below!