Party Planning

jumbo balloons. #balloons

Miss P is turning 8 in April. That just baffles my mind that she has grown so fast. I remember holding her for the first time in my arms and now I am planning her 8th birthday party. C-R-A-Z-Y.

I love where we live. I love it more in the summer because we live 5 minutes from the beach and go there every day. But, our area is limited to fun innovative things for kids to do, especially birthday parties. I can count on both hands places where kids can celebrate their special day, other than their home.

So, this year for P’s kid party, it will be on a college campus that is on the water that has a program where kids can create and learn at the same time. The kids will be making t-shirts, interact with sea-life and have some treats and cake. Love it. Active, learning and not in my home. Sign me up.

Carrying that theme to her family shin-dig, we are celebrating at a sushi restaurant!

Here are some ideas for her party.

starfish cupcakes

Cupcakes instead of a cake for the party for the kids.

Starfish Cupcakes

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brighton's 4th, under the sea, birthday party!

Decorations that are cute and easy.

Sea-themed cookies

I am a big fan of cookies for favors. We will be doing these.

Surfboard and Sea Cakes, all very cute

The top right cake and bottom left will be the family party cake. Instead of the fish, I will do the same patterns as the cookie favors.

Are you planning any birthday parties? What has been a hit that you will be sure to use again?

image 1 via  pinterest image 2 via Sailboats and Seersucker. image 3 via Wedding and All Occasion Cakes Gold Coast. image 4 Vicki Lynn Photography: Chandler, Gilbert Family Photographer. image 5 via SPOTLIGHT on Catch My Party « The Catch My Party Blog. image 6 via pinterest via etsy.com image 7 via  Parties! | The Party Dress.

Miss F’s Birthday Hat

I am a theme girl when it comes to parties. When I started to ponder about Miss F turning one, I had some ideas in mind. Specific ideas, but I am not handy when it comes to making those ideas into reality with my own hands. The crafty in me is in the thought process only.

Miss F’s hat had to go with the theme…vintage owls with shades of pink and gold. I searched and searched and searched etsy for weeks. Finally, I found the perfect birthday hat, but it was not the owl theme. I messaged the store owner and she got back to me within minutes. Our communication via email, was so cordial. I felt like after the numerous emails, at the end of the day, we were friends.

Check out her site. She is amazingly talented.

Handmade Celebrations by LollieBlossom on Etsy.

Where’s the Party?

I cannot believe my sweet little F will be one in just a few weeks. I truly cannot wrap my brain around it. We will be celebrating in style with friends and family. Here is a little peek of what we are working on.

F's cake

F's Little Cake

Polka dot straws

Wouldn't be a party at our home without these

Pink Polka Dot Balloon

owls

Vintage Inspired Owls

#pink

The Color Scheme

farmstand milk bottles

Strawberry Milk in Vintage Farm Milk Bottles

All these sweet goodness for a sweet little one year old! So fun!