This is the layout I made for the "Celebrate in Style" challenge on National Scrapbook Day. The only guideline was to scrap a party. I used the photos from Trevor's 9th birthday party at the ice rink to make this page:
It's hard to tell unless you enlarge it, but the background paper has teensy colorful polka dots in bright colors that coordinate with the balloons. I didn't want to go a winter route with the colors or decor on this page. True, there's ice and the kids are in jackets, hats and gloves, but it was 100° outside on this June day and using snowflake paper would have felt really weird. I like how clean and simple the page is. I may have to repeat the design soon, because Trevor is having his 10th birthday party at the ice rink next month!