When we began coming up with First Birthday Party Ideas for my niece Lizzie, we knew we wanted to decorate the entrance of our venue with a photo wall, chronicling her first year one month at a time! It was a lot of fun putting up the twelve months’ worth of pictures. And because the party was UNO themed, we had to make sure to incorporate that into the decorations as well. Check out how we set up our UNO themed photo wall below, and take a look at our Kids Birthday Party Invitations and Favors for more party inspiration!
We used A LOT of pictures for this amazing photo wall - we printed at least 175! In order to put all of those photos up, we strung twine between two tall metal display stands. (Don't forget to put some weights on the bottom of the stands - all those pictures get heavy!) We then hung the photos with clothespins onto the line - one month of pictures went onto each line of twine. We made sure to pull the twine tight so the lines wouldn't sag, and we secured the ends with lots of clear packing tape. With a little help, it took about 45 minutes to display all the pictures, but the final effect was definitely worth it!
So the pictures were all of the birthday girl, ranging from newborn to twelve months. We put the newborn pictures at the top and then moved through her first year with twelve months down at the bottom of the display. Because the party was UNO themed, we thought it would be fun to mark which photos were which month with giant UNO cards! This worked out great because the giant cards not only covered up the packing tape and twine that we had twisted around the stands, but it also made it easy for guests to see how old the birthday girl was for each picture. So cute!
Anyone who's played UNO knows about the WILD card! We added a fun themed touch to the photo wall by putting giant WILD cards near the birthday girl's silliest photos. Of course, once the party ended the photo wall doubled as favors! The hosts told guests to take any photos they liked as they headed out the door.
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