Darcy Miller planned Martha's birthday party, 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.
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 tips for creating a celebratory party atmosphere.
DARCY'S PARTY SOURCES:
Cheree Berry invitation horn, crossword puzzle, and "Martha" page for poem
Graphic Image gold scrapbook
PencilsR-Us gold "I Heart Martha" pencils
MyOwnLabels.com photo coasters
Candy Art Hawaii black-and-white French bulldog lollies
Manhattan Fruitier French bulldogs by Fetch Chocolates
Martine's Chocolates white and dark chocolate French bulldogs
Midori double-faced satin in Almond Blossom
Tinsel Trading Company glittered letters and birds
Sabre Charm Tart Slicer
Celebrate Express party hats
Party Partners Tasseled Tooters party horns
Shutterfly gift card
Maptote tote bag of "Martha’s Manhattan"
Super Crossword Creator one-year membership
Scrabble Flash game
Pinhole Press notepad and coupon
Expressionary.com gift card and stamp kit
Gemvara jewelry gift card
Xyron 5" Creative Station
ITEMS ON SET:
Balloons from Balloon Bouquets of New York
Vintage maps by Blue Monocle
Gourds and pumpkins from Jones Family Farms
Candy from M&M/Mars, Jelly Belly, Necco, Hammond's Candies, and Oriental Trading
Decorations from Grandin Road and Funkins Artificial Carvable Pumpkins
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: September 29, 2011