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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!
I am completely stealing the rainbow veggie platter for my daughter’s birthday next month! All of it looks amazing!
I met you at the Renegade Craft Fair a couple of weeks ago to buy one of your precious headbands/ crowns (it had a sweet little horse trinket and pink feather on it) for my niece, Katie. Word from the Midwest is that she is in love with it – so I’m hoping her mom sends a photo soon -I’ll share it with you, of course. 🙂
Your blog is quite fantastic! You are a maestro of ideas and queen of ambition! I’m not that crafty myself, but I appreciate all of the (major!) attention to detail. I can tell you love doing this and love your daughters very much. What a rich environment they’re growing up in. I’m inspired! I’m sending ideas from this blog to my sisters with little ones, and I’ll just be looking for myself – this blog is pretty pretty pretty.:)
Happy 1st Clementine! What a beautiful party!
Thank you so much! You sound like a great aunt and your niece is a lucky girl!
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