ISSUE 34  |  Children's Summer

Instant Birthday Party: Just Add Bunting

August 23, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Justine Hand

When Sabien Engelenburg wanted to create some lasting decor for her daughter's birthday, she whipped out her sewing machine and a trunk full of colorful scraps from her grandmother. Hours later, one colorful party banner—as well as the idea for a company—were born.

Though you may not be as enterprising as Sabien, you can still be as smart about your party decor, using festive flags, pom poms, and bunting from ENGEL. Her effortless banners make you look like a design genius, transforming any room into a party venue in an instant.

Photography and styling by Style Cookie.

Above: ENGEL's recipe for an effortless birthday party: take one or two confetti garlands and just add cake; €11.95.Though many vendors on Etsy and similar sites also sell individual bunting, we like ENGEL's one-stop shopping and styling.

Above: Tissue pom poms come in sets of three; €17.95.

Above: Engel's sweet Rise and Shine Banner, featuring 14 crocheted cotton circles, is ideal for party or nursery decor; €19.95.

Above: Fashioned in the Netherlands, a simple bamboo and paper honeycomb mobile makes a lively accent for the play room; €31.95.

Above: Paper and cloth Party Flags are available in "mini" or large sizes, as well as a number of styles, including muted, brights, florals, and planes; €5.95 to €29.95.

Above: All this and easy storage too: five meters of neon confetti fits snugly in its own little box.