A first birthday party for my son Noa designed around blue, orange and pennants.
I saw photos of a child's birthday party in a Martha Stewart book in which she made flags using ribbons and put them on a cake. I took the flag/pennant idea and came up with a color scheme of blue and orange.
Simple, classic and traditional.
The pennant banners I made with scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby, hemp twine from Wal-Mart and a hole-puncher. The ribbon flags I made with ribbon from Hobby Lobby, skewers from the grocery store and double-sided tape. The small paper flags on the cupcakes and brownies I made with the same scrapbooking paper, toothpicks and double-sided tape. The party hats I made with card stock paper, scrapbooking paper, ribbon, and tissue paper (all from Hobby Lobby). The goodie bags I made with blue gift bags (Target), orange ribbon and "N" initial stickers (Hobby Lobby). I got a cardboard "1" from Hobby Lobby and spray-paited it white to put on the dessert table. The tablecloths, "1" cookie-cutter, and straws I got online on Ebay. Paper plates, napkins and plastic ware from Wal-Mart.
The pennant banners, party hats and ribbon flags on the cake.
Start planning early and do the crafts yourself well before the party date. Bake cookies and cupcakes the day before and frost them the day of the party.