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.
We went with the last picture for the back of the card, and used this invite. The final product came super fast and was high-quality as usual, we just love Minted so much!
Hope this gives you some inspiration for a party of your own! Can’t wait to share details & images from the party afterwards, happiest birthday to our summer girls! XO
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!
Our friends Desiree & Julia sent over the perfect gift for a girly-girl like Waverly, she absolutely loved it! She got a Frozen makeup package and the sweetest dolls from an Etsy shop, and they have already been used non-stop. By both girls. Avalon even got very first manicure, with Elsa polish. 🙂
For a complete list of all the bloggers that participated, see below! We had the best time sending over something special for Lily, you can see that here.
Elizabeth and Mason – Chasin’ Mason
Laureen and Tyson – Chateau Deveau
Brittany, Charlie and Maddie – Just Another Day in Paradise
Desiree and Julia – Macke Monologues
Natasha and Ethan – Schue Love
Sarah and Brantley – Seeing All Sides
Vanessa and Arden – Sunflower State of Mind
Julia and Myles – The Everyday Mama
Traci and Charli – The Hallway Life
Amanda and Lily – Tickled Pink
Laura and Liam – Tiny Toes, Little Nose
Whitney and Brielana – Work It Mommy
And wishing you all a very happy Tuesday!!!
You all know how much I love an invite, I worked with Audriana from Invited by Audriana on this one & absolutely love how it turned out! She has this design as a pre-made template but customized the colors for me, and it is exactly what I envisioned. We have it hanging in our kitchen and Waverly loves to look at it every time she walks by, I think we may just have to leave it there forever & ever.
Lastly, I wanted to share one of Waverly’s gifts, purple Hunter boots!!! I am so excited to give these to her, she loves wearing rain boots all the time and the fact that they are purple glitter is just going to blow her mind. It was so hard not to buy her a million gifts this year because she comes up with something new she wants every single day, but I know these will definitely be a favorite. If you have a little girl in your life, these are currently on sale! 🙂
And hope you all had the most amazing fourth, can’t wait to share some pictures tomorrow!
PS – I shared a story on Ways to Document Your Babe’s First Year here today, a great read if you are expecting or plan to have any more babies. 🙂