I am finally getting around to posting pictures from SJ’s birthday party- well look at me! Only how many months later?
This party is something I through together fairly last minute. June was a busy month with our first big family vacation to Hawaii, work, etc. I was so embarrassed I didn’t even send out formal invites or an evite. I literally just emailed people 2 weeks before-eek! At any rate, we pulled it off and it was a very special day. My mom and grandma even came up from San Diego!
It was a fish theme and I decorated the inside of my house with this nautical banner from Amazon. It was huge so I cut it up to put it in different places. I also bought a party pack from an Etsy shop, Dream Party Paperie, that had a birthday banner, door sign, and cupcake toppers. Super cute!
For the favors I got water bottle labels from the Etsy shop, jjinspirationstudio and put them on bubble bottles with a custom gift stickers from Tiny Prints. We also set up a table outside where the kids could decorate their own treat bag to use for the pinata. You know what is hilarious? Watching a bunch of toddlers experience a pinata for the first time.
We rented a bounce house for the backyard and I don’t think I will ever have a party without one again. Kids go crazy for those things! It made me so happy to see SJ so happy jumping in that thing.
I forgot to take pictures of the food but my husband BBQ’ed hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages. We also made brushetta, caprese skewers, fruit skewers, pasta salad, ceasar salad, and meatballs.
I made the cake myself (with my mama’s help). I got the idea from Pinterest, here. We made cupcakes as well for the dessert table. SJ didn’t quite get the whole “blowing out the candles” thing, maybe next year!
I also made a “sushi bar” with all sorts of different kids of goldfish. I got the idea from the fabulous Erin of Erin loves Earl and Candy Kirby Designs. She is amazing, seriously I have never in my life seen someone so creative and talented.
Enjoy the pictures below!