Has your little one's first year flown by?
A bird-themed birthday party ('cheep' and
cheap!) might be just the way to celebrate your little one's big day. With so much emotion packed into one celebration, it's easy for Mom to get carried away with baby's first birthday. But you can keep your decorations 'cheep' by using some of these inexpensive ideas. Put a bird on it!
1. House Plants
Plants can be easily transformed into center-stage party decor with the addition of a craft store-bought bird. Simply nest the bird inside your desired 'tree,' add an attractive pot, and voilà
! You have a festive centerpiece that won't wither away in a week.
A garland brings a festive touch to any party. Easily handcraft a bird-inspired garland with some simple materials. Using an X-acto knife and ruler, create the pennants from leftover paint swatches, hole punch and thread with colorful twine, tape up in your desired location, and add a clip-art bird (easily found for free online) on either end. Hang the string from the bird's beaks to make it appear as though they are holding the garland in the air.
Store-bought nests are common elements in many bird-themed parties. They're typically filled with candy eggs, but try to think 'outside the nest' and include some sugar-free treats instead. A balloon, a bird whistle, bubbles and a ball all purchased at a dollar store make for good nesting materials.
Your little one will be flying the nest before you know it, so enjoy these festivities while you can!
Check out these bird-themed party recipes to go with your decorations!