Rainbow Pool Party

At the end of the summer, we celebrated my daughter’s eighth birthday party.  She wanted a pool party and then she decided on a rainbow pool party.  She loves to help plan and create things in the party.  She also had a definite vision of what she wanted her cake to look like and she LOVED the outcome!

In Texas, if you have an outdoor party in August, then a pool party is a must.  Well, this was one of those crazy days that you don’t expect because that one day, it ended up cloudy, windy and rainy.  This made me change the set up of the party from outside to inside then back to outside.  Therefore, my decorations didn’t go quite as planned but the most important thing was that it was nice during the party and the kids were able to swim which is exactly what my daughter wanted!

I designed the invitation with a beach ball and rainbow to fit the theme.  The invitation opened in a similar way to my Candy Land invitation.  I was fortunate to come across free rainbow printables from Printabelle that were featured on Catch My Party.  I used the printables for the food labels and party favors.  I had rainbow food that coordinated with a pool theme.  The kids favorite treat were the rainbow slushies that was served with the cake.  Of course the kids also always love the pinata filled with fun treats!  The balloon arch was a vision that I had one afternoon before the party and I was so glad that my husband and dad helped create this!


The best thing by far about this party is the excitement that I see in my daughter’s eyes and smile!

I Hope You Dance Celebration

Have you seen the fall issue of Bird’s Party Magazine?  If you haven’t be sure to check out the great articles including my favorite one from Lynlee’s Petite Cakes, I Hope You Dance!

I thought this celebration was so wonderful for so many reasons! Dance is my other passion and the song I Hope You Dance has such a wonderful message.  Lynlee also describe’s how she relates this song to her daughter going to kindergarten.  Well, that struck a cord with me too because my twin girls will be starting kindergarten next week.  There are so many meaningful and creative ideas in this beautiful setting.  Be sure to read the full article here at Bird’s Party Magazine and read more of Lynlee’s thoughts on this here!

Pencil Back to School Treats

It’s time to think about school and I can’t believe that some kids are already back to school.  Pencils definitely represent school time so here are some great pencil treats to give to your star student.

These are a great pencil candy treat from The Blackberry Vine that would be fun to find in your lunch box or to give to your friends.

Sweetology shares this cute pencil made from colored Tootsie Rolls and fondant.

These cute pencils from Just Call Me Martha are made from sponge rolls and mini ice cream cones.

This Pencil Cake recipe from The Food Network would be great for a back to school bash.

I have made pretzel crayons before but now I need to make these pretzel pencils like these from Parents Magazine.

Angie from Bakerella never ceases to amaze me with her creativity!!! How adorable are these Pencil Push Pops?!?  I love these and who wouldn’t enjoy a tasty treat like this!

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