Celebrating our first birthday banner Posted on: April 21, 2016 by Kelly Edwards Firsts are always important, momentous occasions worthy of celebrating. So for my daughter’s first birthday, we decided to have a party – and to have a party we needed a birthday party banner. I wanted something that was big enough to act as a centre piece for our entire party theme of fairy tale /princesses. Luckily enough, we’d just created a few banner designs using our online artwork creator tool so I was eager to try one out. With a mixture of designs, I could have chosen pirates, bunting, dinosaurs and more… but my heart and party theme was set on pink princesses. So, I gave the tool a test drive to design my very own birthday banner. Creating a pink princess birthday banner I chose a 1m x 1m banner, which is the perfect size for a living room feature wall, but a larger 2mx1m banner is also available. I chose Pacifico font (quite swirly) to type ‘Happy 1st Birthday’ in white for the title and ‘Georgia’ in the bottom ribbon in light pink. I had the option to change the size, colour and style of font to fully customise the banner. After I’d added my text, I then uploaded my own image and cropped it around her head so that only her head would be seen through the circle. Once I’d finished the design (and gone through the checkout), I was contacted to ask how many eyelets I’d like. This is helpful if you’re going to use your banner outside as you can amend the number of eyelets depending on how you’re planning on attaching it. Putting up the birthday banner Displaying the banner was really simple. We attached with two small nails in the wall and decorated around using confetti balloons. I was really happy with the finished design and it’s helped us to make some great memories for my daughter’s first birthday. Everybody who came into our house was really impressed with the quality and size of the banner – it was definitely the centre piece we were looking for! Not just for birthdays… Just for fun, I’ve also had a play with some of our other birthday banner designs using a shot of Andrew, our Sales and Marketing Director. They can be used to celebrate pretty much anything, or even as motivational banners if you’re creative enough!