Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birthday Pool Party!

Summer went out with a splash at the girls' 11th birthday party this weekend!  They enjoyed the afternoon with their friends.  Of course, I use any excuse for a party to try my hand at some fun creations.  Since I had some Lilly Pulitzer lanterns in the Any Way You Slice It print, I decided to incorporate fruit and pool fun in the party details!

Here's the Lilly inspired cake!  I can't decorate a cake to save my life, so a pretty pennant made with my Cricut makes this cake pop!  Add some decorated cookies, and it's easy and pretty.

lilly pulitzer inspired cake banner

Nautical twine and Lifesavers candy wrap the silverware for the party.

lifesaver napkin ring

The tablescape for the children's pool party is simple and colorful, with a fruit cookie and a starfish lollipop.  All of the girls filled their green craft bags with sweet treats from the candy buffet set up on the main table.

lilly pulitzer pool party idea

I included some retro treats like candy buttons, one of my favorites!

candy buttons lilly pulitzer pool party

Whoopie pies are easy to prepare in the whoopie pie maker I mentioned to you in this post.  Even the adults liked these!

whoopie pies

Everyone thought that it was hilarious to drink the pool water punch!

pool water punch pool party

After swimming, the children loved finding their own name in the word search I made for them!

Another big hit at the party was the photo booth!  I'm going to do a separate post on the photo booth including some ideas for props and a tutorial for making your own photo strip pictures.

lilly pulitzer diy photo booth

Each party guest took a Lilly cup filled with treats at the end of the party.

lilly pulitzer party favor birthday party

Here are the birthday girls!  It was a fun time for everyone.

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  1. What an adorable party!!! I love the lifesavers on the napkins. Great job mom!

  2. So many fun & lovely touches--happy birthday to your girls.

  3. It's all adorable. I especially love the cakes and the napkins with twine/lifesavers. Can't wait to see the photo booth pictures!

  4. You added such thoughtful and unique touches to this party! Love them all!

  5. oh my gosh, how adorable are you to come up with all of that?! LOVE it! Happy Birthday to your girls!

  6. What a great party-- you're such a creative mom! Loved all the details. So much fun!

  7. Oh how cute! Love it all! As always it is all in the details!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  8. How did you make the pool water? Such a cute idea!



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