Stripes Party!

Declan Eating Cake
Braedon Flynn
Photographer Braedon Flynn and his wife, Lindsay, threw a 1st birthday party for their son, Declan, based on his extensive wardrobe of stripes.
Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

All Smiles

Declan and his parents posed for the camera. Guests wore stripes to match the theme.

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Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Party Lines

Strips of paper hot-glued to strings hung from the helium-filled balloons for a bold decoration.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Love Notes

Guests each received a homemade pin to wear at the party.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Sharp Chapeau

These cute party hats were made by gluing two 6" circular pieces of paper together, topped with a pom-pom.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Front-Door D?cor

A foam wreath covered with stripes of colored yarn was mounted outside the front door and held a jar of the party-favor pins.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Hang Loose!

Pretty striped jars dangled from the trees outside.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Photo Collage

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.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Gorgeous Garland

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.

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Sweet Treats

A cute candy buffet took the stripe theme to another level. Look at those layers of colored gumballs!

Braedon Flynn
Braedon Flynn

Nose Dive

Declan discovers cake and goes for it!

Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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