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My daughter turned 5 this past weekend so I threw her a beach themed birthday party at our neighborhood’s beach on the lake. It was a blast…and she said it was the best party ever! Score!
Here are a few of the highlights – when uploading the photos I noticed I didn’t get pictures of everything 🙁 oh well!
Cupcake tower made out of thrift store plates, candle sticks and cups. Spray painted and glued together with E-6000 glue.
Party favors. I purchased several towels in different colors and monogrammed each kid’s initial on them. I tied on a thank you note with curling ribbon.
Sand art – we actually never ended up getting to this because all of the kids were having so much fun swimming in the lake I hated to make them stop 🙂 But…this was supposed to be the sand art station. I spray painted lids to baby food jars. I could not find colored sand at the store so I put sand from the beach in zip lock baggies and I had food coloring that I was going to mix with it. The kids would have then used the funnels to add in whatever colors they wanted to the baby food jars.
Table decor – various sized glass jars (Mason, Ball, etc). I tied cotton twine around it and then hung seashells we have collected over the years at the ocean. I then filled them with sand and stuck pinwheels in them that I also made and decorated the centers with buttons.
I made these cornhole boards and then painted them with chevron stripes (so.much.fun to paint those, not! I actually made a template so I’m good to go to make a 100 more chevron sets! lol). I also made coordinating bean bags to go with each board.
These were the cupcake liners that I used above as well as these were the tins th
We had also ordered pizzas which helped cut out me having to cook! Whoop whoop! Overall the party was a ton of fun and I was really happy with how everything turned out!!
Preschool Birthday Celebration:
I made this vanilla pudding fairy doll cake for Little Finch’s classroom celebration. Obviously, it was a huge hit!
…and because i’m a little bit of an over achiever (ok, a big time over achiever) I made this chocolate chip cookie cake as well! The kids and teachers loved everything!
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