|How amazing are these decorations (image)|
While decorating for an child events from birthday parties to christenings, you need to consider the atmosphere of the party, wether you want it to be fun, colourful or a more classic and elegant and affair. To achieve the ideal combination, plan the following aspects:
|Love this pastel colour theme (image)|
Pastel colors will be more than appropriate for a baby’s christening or birthday party. You could choose decorations of pastel yellow and light browns or soft pink, blue and lilac. Keep in mind what you would like your main colours to be and work around those. It is possible to accent them with metallic or bold colors. For example, to emphasize light blue party decorations hang some baskets with bright yellow flowers. Use your intuition when combining colors for a child's party – the palette must be mostly of light colours not too gloomy.
|Fun and bright colours are great for a kids party (image)|
Wildflower or rose bouquets can add feeling of celebration to any party, but you may choose non-conventional bouquets or hand made paper decorations. For instance, instead of flowers, you can order a balloon bouquet and place it in the middle of every guest table. Or you can bake the so-called cookie bouquets for every guest table instead.
Bake cookies looking like little crosses or in different fun shapes, such as animals, you could also put your child’s name on the cookies with the date of the event for a personal touch. In this case, the frosting should match the chosen color scheme if you want to stay in keeping with the decorations. Guests could take home such cookies so do not forget to have something small to put them in, I usually order a bunch of small recycled brown bags and customise them.
|Food can also be laid out in a visual interesting way (image)|
The food is as important as any of the decorations, so I always try and provide healthy snacks that are also visually appealing. For each of Mr A's birthdays we have never bought a cake but have always made one at home, as well as savoury targets, mini veggie burgers, muffins and other little delights. I always try and lay it out in a way that can include a few decorations without being too busy or over the top. You can also purchase cute accessories such as traditional straws for drinks, colourful muffin cases or traditional popcorn or biscuit boxes.
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