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The Ultimate Birthday Party

Airing Thu, 2011-09-29

Throw a festive birthday bash for someone you love with imaginative ideas from Martha's own birthday party, hosted by Weddings editorial director and ultimate party planner Darcy Miller. Get Darcy's how-tos for creative party favors and decorations, including unique handmade invitations. Then, Matt Lewis of Brooklyn's Baked bakery shares his take on the classic birthday cake, and event planner David Stark gives five tips for creating a celebratory party atmosphere.

Media Ultimate Birthday Party Show

Darcy Miller threw Martha's birthday party this summer, with every detail reflecting Martha's personal interests, like a Scrabble-inspired birthday banner.


A pretty menu card covering the three-course meal. For dessert, Baked's famous salty caramel birthday cake.


A crossword puzzle customized with questions about Martha was distributed to party guests.

Featured in Teaser Everyone's Favorite Birthday Cake

GUEST: Matt Lewis, Brooklyn's Baked bakery

Featured in Teaser Custom Party Horns
Featured in Teaser Photo Coasters

GUEST: Darcy Miller, ultimate party planner and Weddings editorial director

No Napkin Folding
Featured in Teaser Luminaries

GUEST: David Stark, founder of David Stark Design and Production

Featured Resources

QUICK LINK: Baked pumpkin whoopie pie mix

Cheree Berry invitation horn, crossword puzzle, and "Martha" page for poem gold scrapbook gold "I heart Martha" pencils photo coasters black and white French bulldog lollies
Manhattan Fruittier Fetch Chocolate French bulldogs
Martine's white and dark chocolate French bull dogs double-faced satin in Almond Blossom glittered letters and birds

Sabre charm tart slicer party hats Tassled Tooters horns
Shutterfly gift card
tote bag of "Martha’s Manhattan" one-year membership
Scrabble Flash game
Pinhole Press
notepad and coupon gift card and stamp kit jewelry gift card
5”"Creative Station

SHOP: Martha's gold 'M' cake topper from The Green Vase

Balloons from Balloon Bouquets of New York.
Vintage maps by Blue Monocle.
Gourds and pumpkins from Jones Family Farm.
Candy from M&M/Mars, Jelly Belly, Necco, Hammonds, and Oriental Trading.
Halloween decorations from Martha Stewart for Grandin Road and Funkins Artificial Carvable Pumpkins.

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