As I started thinking about this, I was looking through some pictures from last year. I realized that that was pre-blog, so I decided to share some of the pictures with you. The theme was somewhat difficult - she wanted a My Little Pony Picnic and Pool Party. I'm not a big fan of cartoon character parties - but I know the kids love them, so I had to come up with a creative spin. The Picnic part was actually my idea. Our neighborhood pool is down by the lake, in which there is a lakeside pavilion. I decided to have the party there - I thought it would be a beautiful backdrop for a picnic theme.
These were the invitations I designed, incorporating the MLP logo.
What's a summer party without pinwheels? I made these out of paper, and inserted them into floral centerpieces on each of the tables.
The pavilion has a fireplace, so I made some paper bunting to drape across the mantle.
The favors I we gave were water bottles with lemonade packets tied to them. I designed labels to coordinate with the theme, and displayed them in a picnic basket lined with red and white gingham fabric. The kids loved them!!
Addison begged me to let her eat a cupcake before the party - I couldn't resist the birthday girl!!
Since I cannot bake, I ordered cupcakes from Publix. I did, however, design cupcake toppers for the display.
The kids LOVED the pinwheels, and had an absolutely field day playing with them.
Since the pinwheels were such a huge hit, I decided to design the thank you cards to match, and lined the envelopes with coordinating paper.
It was a great party - everyone had a blast! Now I have to figure out what to do this year!!
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