Birthday Party Theme: Stripes
Simple and surprising ideas for pulling off a cheery celebration. By Krissy Tiglias
No sugarcoating here: When you mix two essential cake recipes with 27 easy frosting, filling, and decorating ideas, you end up with 256,620 (really—do the math) delectable options. Sweet!
Let the kids decorate their own treasure boxes, which they can fill with a grab bag's worth of surprises on the way home. Start with a plain white box (available at craft stores) and let them run loose with rolls of colorful tape.
Washi tape, happytape.com.