OK, so I decided that since I feel like I have so much to share about this party, I needed to break up my posts. Yesterday, I did a post on a Summer Birthday Party Sneak Peek; today I want to share Summer Birthday Party Decorations including favors and games. Next week, I’ll share Summer Birthday Party Food and Drink.
First, the flowers!! My amazing friend Maily (who loves this stuff as much as I do… maybe more), brought over some fresh cut flowers from her Mother’s and Sister’s gardens the day before the party. Between the two of us, we gathered several glass jars, vases, and even old pickle, jelly, and sauce jars to arrange the flowers in. We kept the flowers inside in the cool over night to keep them as fresh as possible. We scattered the arrangements on the guest and food tables.
I made Burlap Butterfly Wall Art and a Repurposed Plant Hanger Chandelier for the party. I also hung several butterflies, garden umbrellas, and lanterns on fishing line. I designed a party banner online and I also made framed signs like, “decorate your own cupcake” and “happy birthday Mia” for the tables.
Because we had a bounce house, shaved ice station, and a cupcake decorating station, I decided to only do one game. It was essentially hot potato played with a large gift. I wrapped three prizes, the best prize in the smallest package, the 2nd place prize in the next package, and the third place prize in the largest package all inside one another. For example, the third place winner got the smallest prize in the largest package.
Towards the end of spring, I started shopping for favors for this party because I knew all the spring items would be marked down drastically. I was able to find these great $8 butterfly nets for $2!! I made small packages with candy, and bugs for the boys and butterflies for the girls.
Come back next week to see Summer Birthday Party Food and Drink!
A special thank you to Bannersonthecheap.com for sponsoring the party banner!
Update: Here’s a short video of the party! Enjoy!