I wanted to keep things pretty simple with this party, a few homemade decorations, some snacks and cupcakes and that was it. To my mother, however, a party is not a party unless food is served. She volunteered to help me cook the food, which ended up being a lot more work than I wanted, but it turned out delicious.
I don’t like character (cartoon) themed parties, so I will stay away from them as long as I can…. or at least until the girls start choosing their own themes. The theme for this party was simple, just colors! Coral and mint with accents of gold.
The party was at the same park as the Ninja Birthday for The Bundle’s third. I love that little park because there is never anyone there. Except this time, there was a group of moms with their toddlers when we arrived to set up….
The goodie bags were closed with tiny clothes pins with gold glitter on them. Aren’t they the cutest?!
I think I spent the most time making the toppers for the cupcakes. I spray painted them gold first, but I wanted them be a little more sparkly, so I added gold glitter glue. It didn’t occur to me, until they were done, that they might actually sell gold glittery paper at a craft store!
The cupcakes were delicious, oh my. They were from Smitten Kitchen, Roasted Apple Spice Sheet Cake, this recipe is definitely one to keep!
The paper flowers were so fun to make! So unlike myself, I had them finished like a week or two before the party, yay! I hung them above the cupcake table, but I didn’t get a good picture of them them.
Only this one:
The party turned out great. Small and intimate and fun. The sprinklers came on right where were had set up, though, but the men came to the rescue and moved the tables and somehow managed to keep the sprinklers from us while they were going.
Sister Lou, though, wasn’t so lucky. She jumped on a puddle, slipped and landed on her head. Poor birthday girl! She got her dress soaked! She enjoyed her cupcake nonetheless 😉 Tata came to rescue with his perfect gift: a bumble bee costume. Perfect, she enjoyed the rest of the party dressed as a bee.
Sister Lou’s first birthday party.
Oh! I realize I never shared The Bundle’s 4th from this past June! Hopefully before this baby comes, I can get around to sharing it!