Coverlets are a simple way to add a splash of color to a bed in any season. You can make one to reinforce a child's favorite baby blanket (just stitch a backing to the blanket and insert cotton batting between the layers of fabric). Matelasse coverlets like this one are made from cotton woven on a Jacquard loom, resulting in a raised pattern, similar to that of quilts.
For invites, make a chain of paper dolls dressed up in scraps of patterned paper. Use a tablecloth, serving dishes, and table settings of the same shade. Our garland is made from fabric remnants in coordinating prints, attached to bias tape with fusible webbing. A pink menu features a two-hued cake, turkey sandwiches with cream cheese and cranberry jam, and homemade strawberry marshmallows, plus a number of pink sweets. Kids take home paper parasols; each one's tag has a hairpin with a silk bloom glued on.
Prepare table decorations that are simple, durable enough to withstand a group of young children, and so pretty they will not soon be forgotten. Everything used on the table, from the tablecloth to the party favors, are in shades of pink. Made of crepe paper and inexpensive plastic flame-retardant fabric (about $9 for a 40-yard roll), the decorations are practical and disposable -- which will help ease the after-party cleanup.
Wrap shirts or dresses are ideal for babies, who dislike having clothing pulled on or off over their heads. Kimonos tie or button securely closed, and the fasteners are out of the way, so curious babies aren't tempted to toy with or nibble on them. And the double layer of material across the chest will add extra warmth where a toddler will need it most.