My dearest Noe turned 1 year old in September. My prayer for her is that everyday is a celebration of life! We had simple party for her and we hope that everyone who came had been blessed.
I don't really invest in much decor because at the end of the day, it goes into the rubbish bin or into cold storage for a long time. From the same cloth leftover from making the DIY BRIDE-TO-BE SASH, I made a party garland for Noe's 1-year old party. My only gripe is that I made it too small because the wall was too bare and big.
The flowers that I made were recycled out of all those bouquet tissue that WX gave me over the years. Seriously those flower bouquet tissue are super long lasting and hardy and stiff and difficult to use for anything! That's why I had so much collected over the years and finally I could 'get rid' of them for something useful.
And what can entertain a 1 year old toddler? I didn't want to plan games because she wouldn't be able to play any of them and she's the star of the party. WX bought an outdoor sun tent recently on Qoo10 for a really budget price and we decided to set it up at the party. We then filled it with many of this mini water balloons (without filling them with water of course). It was the best self running game ever! Every kid of every age enjoyed the tent filled mini balloon. From challenging them to stick the balloons on their body with static electricity to just plain fooling around with them. Noe just loved sitting among the balloons :)
Here are the pins to the party garland and flower decor, enjoy!
PS. If anyone wants the birthday party garland, just let me know. I'll be very happy to know that it can be reused :)