Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birthday Party for Two

We had a combination birthday party for my son and daughter since their birthdays are about a week apart. It can be hard thinking of a party theme to incorporate boys and girls, along with an age gap. After discussing with my daughter, we decided on an "under the sea" adventure with crabs and mermaids.

Oh what fun we had!

Invitations and goodie bag stickers by whoosinvited. She was so wonderful and combined some of her designs to fit my crab/mermaid theme. I loved them. The cake had a faux-fondant buttercream, with rock candy and fondant decorations. I'll have to practice some more with that buttercream base. Very delicious though.

Bouquets of wild daisies in vintage Ball jars. Fish fruit snacks, little squirt guns and a couple sidewalk chalks for thank you treats.

Paper and ribbon banner with some 'under the sea' animals and free aqua and melon polka dot paper courtesy of Creature Comforts.

Lemonade and slip-n-slide, perfect combination for a hot day.

Sunshine pinata and water play. We had a water balloon toss scheduled, along with crabwalk races but we never even got to them, everyone was having too much other fun.

Striped paper straws, mermaid and crab cupcakes, and fishbowl jello. This is my favorite buttercream recipe to use.

I bought a few yard of a soft, shimmery tulle at the thrift shop for one dollar, and used it to decorate the buffet table.

My little sweetpea dappled in frosting, and the poms strung from the porch. Enough to make anyone smile.

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