How to throw a Star of a Party!

how to throw a star party

At the end of December our Baby L turned one, and as December was approaching we were thinking should we throw a party, should we not? Then we decided to throw a small party! The problem is that when you ask a designer to throw a party, no matter how small, you can't expect not to have a party theme, DIY decorations and lots of lists to organise it all! 

Off I was to plan it, and after a lot of fun on Pinterest I decided to go for the 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' theme. And the colour gold. Because that was the colour of the cake stands I wanted to use, and that's where it all started! 

The first thing I did was to design the invitations. Once they were printed and sent that was it, there was excitement - we're having a party, and there was panic - quick, I better get started! So I started sourcing all I needed to make it happen. Have a look at the result!

twinkle twinkle little star birthday party

 Here's how I did it:  

how to throw a twinkle twinkle star party
  1. As I mentioned the cake stands were my starting point. I spray painted the toppers with black chalk paint and hand wrote on them.
  2. I baked and decorated the cupcakes on the cake stands (proud moment!) The chocolate cake was from M&S and it was yummy! I ordered the handmade cake topper from Etsy and I couldn't have been happier with the quality.
  3. I got two glass jars from Ikea, and I added gold wire fairy lights which I ordered from Amazon. I love the effect they added to the table!
  4. For the backdrop, I ordered double sided gold tissue paper from Amazon. I cut strips on each sheet, you can group them to save some time here. Leaving about 10cm un-cut at the top, I then rolled them, used a hole punch to make a hole at the top. I used twine to string them, and then I hang them on the wall using command hooks, also from Amazon.
  5. The balloons and gold glitter stars were from my local Hobbycraft, and the table cover and skirt also from Amazon.
  6. We served lemonade which we mixed with mint leaves and sliced lemon, and plenty of ice. There were sandwiches and snacks, and also a table with food for the little ones!

We were pleased with the results, and the soft play we hired was a hit amongst Baby L's little guests, it seemed they all had a great time! We had a lot of help from friends and family to set all this up in just under an hour (really we only had an hour!). Overall it was a success! Here's the little princess sitting all pretty.

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Leave a comment below to tell me what you think :)

And... see'ya in a year Party Prep!

 

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