I wanted to create unique, modern and simple decorations for my daughter's birthday party. It was a small party with only 3 of her friends and few of our close friends and family. I did not want to invest much on the decoration and I did not want to do a character themed party, but still keep it fun and girly.
My inspiration was the set of papers and elements from Paislee Press (this one is called Daydreamer). The first thing I did was the invitations (one for her actual party and another one for a little celebration we did at her pre-school).
Clear, modern, simple and on a budget.
The set of digital papers and elements from Pailee Press was only about $6 http://paisleepress.com/2012/03/daydreamer/
I did the invitations, flags, cupcake and cake toppers, double sided papers and tags on my computer and then printed them on thicker paper at a local digital printer shop. All the prints were about $12.
To do the star I followed a tutorial I had on my Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/258464466084042801/
For the cake, I wanted something that would mainly be delicious, so I ordered from a local baker and gave her this design as an inspiration. She made a chocolate and strawberries cake with strawberries and cheese frosting (no artificial colors added). pinterest.com/pin/258464466084042801/
Instead of trying to match everything and focused on getting really good deserts. The hit of the party were the cookie-caramel-chocolate bars with a hit of salt crystals from another small local bakery!
To see the rest of the party you can check my blog http://mountainflare.blogspot.mx/2012/05/birthday-party-for-adiel.html
My favorite item was the flag banner on the celling. I love the colors and it was so easy to make.
The party is about your child feeling loved. Take a few small projects and plan them with some time. There are so many tutorials and inspiration to do things yourself, you do not have to spend a lot of money and go crazy on party activities to treat you little one and your guests, just choose carefully.