Darwin's party decor was simple and colorful. I didn't have too many ideas about what exactly I would be doing but I grabbed some supplies and just let the creativity flow on party morning. I really like how it turned out and I feel like it was just enough with out being too "theme-y" or going over the top. Next year if Darwin chooses his own party theme I'm sure I'll go all out but this year was more family and food focused. I also took some color inspiration from Darwin's Nursery
For Darwin's party, I decorated the inside using the curtain rods as my anchors, draping white streamers and tying small bunches of balloons to the ends and middle. On the porch I used regular string to tie a line of balloons across our posts and small bunches again to the lamps.
I picked up three table cloths at Walmart which I used to set my color scheme. One wrapped around our sideboard, one on the dining table, and one on our outside table. I also had three vases of wildflowers set out on the tables which we gathered the day before. We're lucky to have such beautiful flowers growing abundantly around here. I added some of the same white streamers to Darwin's high chair as well.
We displayed Darwin's weekly and monthly photo projects.
I made and hung a name bunting for Darwin on our empty wall above the sofa (which I'll probably move to his room as nursery decor).
I also made Darwin's birthday shirt that I designed for him which is available for custom orders in my Etsy shop.
And finally, for our "guest book" we used a notebook and instructions for everyone to write a message to 10 year old Darwin. This is a new tradition I'd love to continue every year. Everyone really seemed to enjoy writing to Darwin and wrote lovely thoughtful sentiments. I plan to add a couple of pictures of him from the party and I also taped his birthday candle inside the book.