I used bright tissue paper to make tissue paper poufs and hung them with fishing line from tiny, clear 3M command hooks on the ceiling. I kept the monthly picture banner from her 1st birthday and added the monthly pictures I took from 13 - 23 months, so every month of her first 2 years was represented above the dessert table.
Yellow boxed cake cupcakes with Easy Vanilla Buttercream and round candy sprinkles:
Pretzel rods dipped in melted orange candy melts (actually found these in the fall- pumpkin spice flavor!) with melted bittersweet chocolate drizzled on top for tiger stripes:
Tiny version of my grandma's butter cookies:
I was really nervous about the cake, but I think it turned out really cute. Just a round, single-layer 9-inch boxed yellow cake covered with tinted Easy Vanilla Buttercream:
The trolley and penner banners on top were projects on the PBS Kids website. They provided instructions and free printables to complete:
Ava loved playing with her tiger balloons the day after the party!