Girl's 1st Birthday Party. A twist on a ladybug, Finley's Lovebug theme featured custom made graphics designed by her mom and a vibrant hot pink, lime green and black color scheme.
The inspiration was her favorite ladybug blanket. The blanket is pink and brown. We decided to change the ladybug and do a "lovebug" theme featuring a few different types of bugs: ladybugs, butterflies and dragonflies.
By using fun and bright colors coupled with a strong accent color like black, I was able to showcase the custom designed bugs in a bold way. The modern type also adds an element of crispness that allows the graphics to be the focus of the theme.
I started by creating the bug illustrations. From there, I created the invitation, maps to the park, birthday banner, cupcake toppers, centerpieces, drink signs, etc. I ordered paper punches from Amazon.com and printed out all of the graphics at home on my HP Photosmart printer. I saved a ton of money by starting early and doing all of it myself.
The pail with the grass and butterfly lollipop centerpieces were my favorite. I was also able to incorporate the custom graphics to the picnic table centerpieces to really add a personal touch in the pavilion set up at the park.
Use bright, bold colors. The contrast will help to create a fun look. Choose 1 or 2 main colors and an accent color. Use these colors for everything. Decor, plates, napkins, table cloths, etc. The unity of the colors will help pull your theme together and create a cohesive look.