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Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

So……I blogged the first part of my daughter’s first birthday party a few weeks ago and had every intention of posting the rest a few days later, and then life {and work} just kept getting in the way! I’ve come to realize that I’m going to have to blog this in pieces in order to get the rest of the party up since there are a gazillion+1  photos to go through and I still have yet to find that elusive time-freezing mechanism. =)

So without further delay, here’s Part 2 of Macy’s Colorful Birthday Parade: The KIDS TABLE and FAVOR TABLE. I went a little nuts with the labels and signage in general at her party (because that’s the part I love working on the most!).

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

Macy's First Birthday Parade - Birthday Party

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KIDS TABLE
For the it was all about keeping things casual and colorful!
I rented an aqua blue linen for our 6-ft table and added a “table runner” which was really just folded yellow & white striped fabric from IKEA.

Place settings consisted of square aqua & red paper plates topped with yellow and pink napkins (all from Party City). I designed 4 different paper napkin rings that matched the theme, wrapped one around each napkin, and slipped a colorful plastic forks underneath. (The napkin rings are customizeable and will be available for purchase in the HWTM section at Polka Dot Design on May 31st.)

At the top of each place setting sat a juice box and a bottle of bubbles. I designed labels for Mixed Berry and Fruit Punch flavors. (Scroll down for download links.) All you need to do is remove the straw from the juice box, wrap the label around the box and secure with tape or glue, then stick the straw back onto the wrapped box. We used glue dots to secure the straws to the side of each box.

6-ft tables are pretty narrow, so for the “centerpiece” of the table I just added a garland of yarn poms to the top of the table runner. We made tons of yarn poms for the party and used a 2.5″ Clover Pom Maker to churn them out quick! More Yarn garlands hung overhead, in 2 directions above the kids table.

FAVOR TABLE
The “favor bags” actually started out empty… because the “favors” were actually sprinkled all around the party! The kids filled the bags with sweets from the treat tables (lollipops, pixie stix, animal cookies, meringue cookies & flavored popcorn), the bubbles from their place settings, and sparkly star-shaped sunglasses and fuzzy mustache stickers that were set out on our coffee table for everyone to grab for pictures! I purchased the paper bags at Michaels and designed some favor tags (also coming soon to Polka Dot Design) to stick on the front.

…Stay tuned for more details, including the photo props, dessert table & RAINBOW smash cake in Part 3! Which will be posted as soon as humanly possible =)

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