My little Jeanne turned one this past week. The last year went by so quick, too quick. I felt really emotional the week before her actual birthday. In order to hold back the tears and stop myself from constantly looking back at her newborn pictures, I started making paper tassel garlands and thinking about what to serve the guests.I kept it all pretty simple. Black, gold and silver garlands and some huge balloons. I bought some small stickers and decorated old baby food pots. I found numerous tutorials on how make the garland. Although I am not the most patient crafter, I found one that was doable. Black and white polka dotted cups and striped paper straws added just the right touch. For a little whimsy, I used small napkins with cute pink flamingos.