I grew up in a family full of summer birthdays. Summer always meant ice cream cake and swimming and parties and I assumed it did for everyone else as well. My mom was great at whipping up a party for very little money. We would make pinatas from paper grocery bags, use dress-up clothes for relay competitions and hand-crank homemade ice cream. We are thrilled to have two summer birthdays (and a third on the way!) amongst the sisters and cousins in the family now. I love a summer party! This is Clementine’s first birthday, with orange and yellows as color inspiration of course:
*Tissue Pom-Poms, Martha Stewart has great directions here.
*Kid Snacks in fancy cups. These paper snack cups from Shop Sweet Lulu make even healthy snacks seem like party food.
*Giant Balloon from Bargain Balloons.
*Rainbow Veggies and Hummus.
*Paper Flags. We made these by folding tissue from Nashville Wraps in half and cutting a triangle shape with point away from fold. Unfold into a diamond, put a bit of glue stick along the fold, reposition and fold over some twine. Easy!
*Rubber Frog Pool Toy employed to hold down the napkins.
*Under the umbrellas.
*Homemade Lemonade with Mint.
*Guest in Orange.
*Flags on the Fence.
*Ice Cream Cake from Cliff’s. Ice Cream Cake = Party Essential!
Happy Birthday Clementine!