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Design Board: A Colorful Birthday

If your little girl is getting to that age where a princess party, or a “theme party” is just too babyish…try throwing a birthday party focused around a particular color palette.  Bright colors, fresh patterns… the combination has the makings for an adorable, yet “grown-up” birthday party!


Today, let’s talk about an orange and hot pink color palette. Bright, festive and what little girl doesn’t love those colors? Invite your daughter’s guests with this darling invitation from Tiny Prints. The colors work perfectly for our party inspiration, and I love how it pulls pattern into the mix.  To add an unexpected element to the party, ask all of the guests to dress in the pop colors.


Create a festive party space with hot pink and orange round lanterns, striped lanterns, balloons, and colorful centerpieces.  I love the use of Gerber daisies, adorable used in a full bunch, but also try adding a little flair to a basic candlestick. Slide your taper candle through the center of the daisy, and voila! To add a touch of pattern to this table setting, use a variety of patterned melamine plates. Unbreakable, re-usable, and totally cute! Play into the “color” part of this concept and tie a small pack of crayons to each napkin, and place a tiny coloring book at each girls place at the table.


To add a “grown-up” detail to dessert, dress up your daughter’s birthday cake wit a pink candelabra candle. Instead of sending the guests home with a traditional goodie bag filled with party favors, present your favors in small boxes. Wrap them with bright orange paper, tie with hot pink bow and attach a personalized sticker that says “thanks for coming to my party” (the sticker matches the invitation, of course!)

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Monday 5th of December 2011

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Monday 14th of September 2009

I think this is absolutely adorable! I've been showing it to all my friends, and some think it would be a great color scheme for a baby shower too.