Inspired by the cuteness of lady bugs, Sierra celebrates her first birthday as a "baby bug."
lady bugs and a red/lime green/black color palette
fun, simple, and bright
The simple paper works of Paper Patterns on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/paperpatterns) was the starting point. From there lady bug inspired food (lady bugs on a log, lady bug crackers, etc.), balloons, ribbon accents, lady bug ornaments, and more were added.
The lady bug crackers, which were discovered online, really helped drive the theme home and were very tasty. Since the birthday party was near Christmas, the redecorated Christmas tree into a Lady Bug tree was also a huge hit.
To keep costs down, lots of ribbon was used as decor accents: tied to serving dishes/glasses, as ornament accents on the tree, etc. Layering the ribbons also added dimension and fun. A combination of satin, grosgrain, polka dot patterned, and solid was used.