Last Saturday we celebrated Journeys birthday. She had a cake on her actualy birthday, days earlier... so for her party I made up a few different batches of frozen yogurt (with my new frozen yogurt maker) and my parents made homemade ice cream:
We had bunches of fruit toppings:
I found these plastic white food baskets at Target, and I have been loving them. :) The pink gradient platter was also purchased from Target, and I'm using it in my kitchen now! :)
The Strawberry Juice poppers was a splurge, but was really the inspiration for the party. I had to order them online in a 7lb container! I gave some away... but they were definitely a conversation piece at the party.
I enjoy labeling things... I feel like it is a cheap detail which really helps set the theme/design for a party. I just typed the names in photoshop, and after printing, I cut out various shapes and stuck them with tape to the back of a popsicle stick.
I also utilized a roll of hot pink duct tape. The same stuff I used on my road trip journal (which I just now realized I never shared on the blog!) it ended up being a very cheap way of pulling several different items together to appear more consistent... if that makes sense! :)
For example the white spoon above was 88 cents for a pack of 4. I added varying widths of the pink duct tape, and also used various glass jars I've been saving as vases. I used the same duct tape on the vases, with some hot pink yarn that I bought.
The smaller glass jar with the gray stripes is actually a card from my printable project life journaling cards. The flowers were Shasta Daisies the girls help me cut from my garden, (as well as a couple other cut flowers) and my mom brought over a bunch of lavendar from her house. :) I'm not picky with my arrangements... obviously. My main goal is to make sure the flower stem is in water. ;)
I wanted the kids to have their own table, with something they could open. I ended up buying animal cookies, and making little bags out of wax paper. I printed and cut out their initials and slipped it inside the bag. I was considerate and made sure to print the boys initial in gray instead of pink. ;)
My mom and I bought these pitchers at Costco a couple of weeks ago... and I really love them. They seem pretty well insulated because my ice stayed cold for quite awhile! Although, I apparently didnt learn my lesson the last time I used one of these things (for Journeys lemon themed first birthday party) because the frozen raspberries kept clogging the spout. Whoops! Also, I had a bag of what I thought was frozen limes in the freezer, and because we were waiting on my grandma to show up with ice... I added it to the water. Well turns out it was sliced cucumber and limes... and not very many ppl like cucumbers in their water (the kids definitely didnt!) so we had some beverage difficulties going on. Fortunately I had bought a pack of sparkling Izze's at costco, and they were nice and cold.
When my parents homemad ice cream was finished we stole this container to stick the can in! :)
The birthday girl gave her royal approval.
and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. :)