This party was actually one of the easier ones I have planned, as I knew all anyone would want to do is swim and have fun in the pool (which was definitely the case!). We went with a blue and green theme, with a few pops of pink, both inspired by the girls suits and the cutest cake idea we found on Pinterest. We set out bubbles, water guns and water balloons in the colors of the party, and did two games (found here & here if you are planning a pool party, these were so much fun and perfect for this age group!). For food, we did a chicken nugget tray we got at Chick-Fil-A and some kid friendly snacks, along with a blue margarita for the adults that ended up being a huge hit (we actually ended up going on an ABC store run doing the party for a second round, not sure what that says about us …). The setup was super cute, a special thank you to my mom for helping with everything per usual and surprising me with cupcakes that spelled out each of the girls names.
I really wanted to find a fun way to display the donuts, & the cutest shop Freestyle Mom pulled through with the most adorable stand, I am obsessed with it! I also used a wine stand from our wedding to put donut holes in, and alternated with confetti, the girls loved getting to pick out their own cone. In addition to donuts, we did an egg & cheese casserole, blueberry muffins, yogurt parfaits, fruit kabobs, and little cups of different cereal for the kids.
I have vowed to plan only one party next year for both girls (I think it was sometime that morning, while four little hands were taking donuts off the stand as I put them on, I actually laugh now thinking back on what a circus our house had to have looked like pre-party).
But regardless of how exhausting stuff like this can be, it’s all worth it. Before long they will be in high school and wanting to spend their birthdays anywhere but home, so I’m going to soak this in while I can. And give them all the donuts they want. 😉
And lastly, thank you for your sweet birthday wishes for our big girl, it means so much!
I decided on a food table inside, with a few fun decorations and some pictures of Avalon hung into a garland, and then a dessert table outside. The board was a labor of love, the biggest thanks to Michelle from Design with Elegance for the beautiful flowers & Hooray Everyday for the felt garland. I am definitely keeping them to possibly use in the girls playroom or Avalon’s room as a fun memory.
An extra special shout-out to my little sister, who rocked it as the bride for this shoot, I had so much fun playing her maid of honor this time.
And of course, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any event planning or styling needs, this of course was more focused on bridal but I am very open to ALL kinds of planning & styling! Happy week ahead, friends! XO