Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Birthday Stairs

For Grace's birthday parties, we used to decorate the front of our house with balloons.  Since weather rarely cooperates for our parties, alternating between extremely hot weather to torrential downpours, balloons typically do not fare well.

With a big front porch, instead of decorating with balloons, I now decorate the front of the steps with a birthday message typically working in the theme of the party.

This year, we threw Grace a flower/garden party.  After weeks of brainstorming, I decided on: 6 and sweet as can bee.  I thought it fit our garden theme and it also is so true of this little lady.


To decorate the stairs, I use my silhouette and some black vinyl.  The vinyl is easy to peel and stick and just as easy to remove.


The first time we decorated our stairs was for Grace's 3rd birthday, an art themed birthday party.  Definitely not original but the simple 'Happy Birthday Grace' message proved to be a good backdrop for pictures.


The next year, for Grace's 4th birthday, a big top circus themed party, I decided to get more creative with the stairs. 

Of course, not everyone read the stairs as 'step right up'...but you can read more about that in real life confessions of a wanna be party planner here


Last year, we threw Grace a bunny themed birthday party.  The themed stairs read:  Some bunny is 5.


The stairs have proven to be one of my favorite things to decorate.  Not only do they set the tone for the party but they also provide a great place to take pictures that conger up memories from each celebration. 

19 comments:

  1. I love this yearly tradition! Those will be fun to look back on in the future!

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  2. This is so cute! What a fun book you could make fill with these pictures from each year!

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  3. Really great idea, so great to look back on in years to come! xx

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  4. Amazing and fabulous idea. Your photos will be such a great collage one day...and neat to show at her wedding! I think I said that last year- but I can't get over the coolness.

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    1. You are far too kind. Thanks Amy! One of these years, though, I'm sure she'll boycott the stairs picture.

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  5. What a perfect saying to go with her party! Goodness she looks so grown up. The Step Right Up stairs is probably my all time favorite post of yours. :)

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  6. love the writing on the stairs idea! It makes it so fun and special

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  7. I love the traditional on the stairs!!! And I have a silhouette too. I don't put it to full use but the vinyl sounds like a great starter because it's so versatile. I'm glad you said it's removable.

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  8. So cute! Happy birthday to your sweet girl :)

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  9. You came up with the best slogan! What a lucky little girl :)

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    1. Thanks so much Elena. This one nearly had me stumped :)

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  10. I love it that you decorate the steps! So sweet is right! :)

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  11. I love your stairs! It's such a great tradition... Makes me wish I had a front porch of my own!

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  12. Gorgeous and it's going make a gorgeous album of stair pictures when she's older.

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  13. I have loved this idea from the first moment I saw it with the Step Right Up. I thought it was so clever as are all the phrases you come up with! If I ever live somewhere with stairs leading up like that, I'm definitely borrowing this idea!

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  14. I've always thought your stairs were so cute, but I always thought they were just photo-shopped pictures you had taken. I am super impressed with you.

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