Declan and his parents posed for the camera. Guests wore stripes to match the theme.
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Strips of paper hot-glued to strings hung from the helium-filled balloons for a bold decoration.
Guests each received a homemade pin to wear at the party.
These cute party hats were made by gluing two 6" circular pieces of paper together, topped with a pom-pom.
A foam wreath covered with stripes of colored yarn was mounted outside the front door and held a jar of the party-favor pins.
Pretty striped jars dangled from the trees outside.
Declan's parents recapped his first year by covering a patch of wall with photos. His dad is a photographer, so his first 12 months were all well documented.
These striped flags were the perfect backdrop in the photo booth. Just punch holes in the corners of paper triangles and string them on yarn.
A cute candy buffet took the stripe theme to another level. Look at those layers of colored gumballs!
Declan discovers cake and goes for it!
Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Parents magazine.