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!