I had almost no time to prepare for my daughter's first birthday and I did not want to spend a lot of money. I organized a cake and sweets party and invited a few friends and neighbors. I took a couple of super easy DIY projects and I did almost everything with a pack of colored paper and tissue paper.
I wanted lots of color for a dreamy look and I wanted to be able to use all the materials I had, without having to stick to a color pallet.
Modern, bright and simple. I love reusing and re-purposing old stuff.
I created a Pinterest party board where I kept all the party ideas and tutorials. http://pinterest.com/marbuch/
My favourite and most inpiring blogs for were:
the cake top and the rainbow zig zag courtain!
You do not need to do too much and spend a lot of money to have a beautiful birthday party. I thought of letting it go, after all my daughter was only turning 1 and she will not remmenber, but the feeling of her party, the pictures, the love she received will definitely have an impact on who she is becoming. Enjoy the process!