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 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.