Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Aloha! 5th birthday

Could September be any busier? After sending Alex off to kindergarten it was time to concentrate on his 5th birthday which happened the same week. Mr. Bliss has a giant family and Alex has a giant list of friends making a venue tricky. This year we opted to do 2 parties at home. Yes, we are crazy and Alex is super lucky.

We decided to go with a tropical theme for his "friends" party and I wish I had taken more pictures especially some of the little details. Here is what I found on my camera.. hope this inspires you for your next party

Picked up this cardboard cutout from the dollar store and used the photo as the invitation. The text above was added using PicMonkey 

Using a homemade stencil and a bit of flour we created an assortment of "fives" on the front lawn

The flour numbers looked alright but it needed some color.. I couldn't resist and brought out the spray paint.

Using 2 large u-haul boxes as the base and an old door covered in a plastic table cloth we created the perfect table for our little guests. Alex decorated the table top himself with a variety of seashells, leis, funky glasses and foil flowers.

Chips in a plastic sand bucket! I bought a few of these on clearance from Michael's craft store for just 39 cents each

Using leftover scrapbook paper, I rolled up these cute cones and filled with flavored popcorn. I also used the scrapbook paper to create a happy birthday banner which hung above (shown a few photos below)

What kid doesn't love an umbrella drink? I think we went through at least 60 of them

We purchased this bouncy house a few years ago on clearance and its been a great investment. The kids always enjoy the slide and climbing wall. We also had the limbo game, pass the coconut and a few classics like Simon says.

The fishing game was a hit! the magnetic rods and fish were bought for $2 a pack from Dollorama

The show stopper cake! Made by my sister in law

The volcano actually erupted a strawberry glaze and dried ice made a cool smoky effect

I think its safe to say the kiddos had a great time, Alex sure did!

1 comment:

  1. That's one Lucky Boy! What an awesome cake.


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