Monday, March 7, 2011

"Our Little Sunshine" Themed Birthday Party

Since I know you have all been on the edge of your seats
dying to see pictures of the decorations from our little Claire's
"Our Little Sunshine" party we had yesterday,
I will keep you in suspense no longer :).

But first, play this little song to help set the mood!

Like I mentioned before, I am a sucker for party themes,
{You should probably check it out if, like me, 
little details like name tags for food items
cause your heart to beat a little bit faster because of 
how cute they look.}
It was at this blog where I found this party, 
which was the inspiration for Claire's little shindig.

So, without further ado, here are the pics from 
Claire's party:

{The spread with a "Happy Birthday Claire" banner}

{I got the tissue paper pom poms from a friend, but you can learn how to make them here

{Claire's smash cake + my first attempt at fondant... let's just say I'm no cake boss}

{Goldfish crackers in the bowl- gotta stick with the theme you know!}

{LemonHeads and Orange slices candy}

{Part of the spread}

{The ol' cover the water bottle labels with scrapbook paper trick}

{Banner with a picture from every month of Claire's life so far}

{Lemonade stand}

{Another view of the table}

During the party, I played songs that went along with the theme.
Here was the playlist I used:

Ain't No Sunshine by Al Jarreau
Walking on Sunshine by Jump5
Sunrise by Brandon Heath
Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow
Sittin' in the Sun by Louis Armstrong
You Are My Sunshine by Norman Blake
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles

The only real supplies I used (aside from the food, plates, napkins)
were scrapbook paper and ribbon for the banners I made, 
some glitter-covered die cut letters I found at Michaels (also for the banners),
a white, yellow, and orange artificial daisy,
a yellow plastic tablecloth,
and a few paper doilies.
As I mentioned, I got the tissue pom poms from a friend,
but had I made them myself I also would have needed tissue paper for those.

That's it people... not too bad!
I had a lot of fun planning this party...
and now I get to start thinking about what to do next year!
Because, as I discovered this past year,
the years are going to FLY by!

Thanks for reading, and happy nesting!


Happy Wife said...

This is SO special! You're a talented party decorator. {After Zumba, those cupcakes are tempting me!}

andi said...

really cute! great job, chels!

heather said...

Adorable decorations and what a sweet little one your old!!! ;)

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a cute party! I love the lemonaid stand and the banner with her pictures. So much fun. It's great to celebrate every month of the first year. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

I would love it if you would enter your link at our Shindig Saturday linky party here:

Brandy and Fam said...

FABULOUS party spread. I found your blog on Sugar Bee and love this post!!! Your party matches your green walls perfectly. I hope your little one had a sunshine-y day. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle ( said...

Such a happy, fun theme! Looks beautiful!

LambAround said...

That was your 1st fondant attempt?? It looks so professional! I'm a bit intimidated.

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up for my Not "Baaad" blog hop, which is up right now. It's unlike other linkies in that you actually compete with the other linked posts for my Best in Show award :)

{ L } said...

Beautiful fresh and fun theme! Everything turned out lovely. How cool to play that music too. ;)

Delightful Order said...

How adorable! Thanks for linking to my inspiring Thursday Party - come back and show more next week :)

Ryan Carr said...


curtis03 Lewis said...

Thanks for sharing this information on birthday party. I am looking for grand Chicago venues for arranging my daughter’s birthday. Want to arrange a themed birthday and planning to invite all her friends for this party. Hope to have a lovely party.

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