My daughter and my nephew were born 10 days apart last year. For their first birthday, we had a joint birthday and of course the theme was a garden party! We quickly decided on a menu and a color scheme for the party. We decided to do red and white checkered pattern with burlap for our decorations. We bought yards of this fabric to make tablecloths, decorate candy jars and flower vases. A friend made red and white pom poms which we hung from the ceiling and around the photo montage wall.