Ribbon and Lantern Backdrop

Although it doesn’t feel like spring to most people today this would be a great spring backdrop.  Simply use ribbon and lanterns to create this wonderful backdrop.

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Spray painted wine bottles centerpiece

The weather keeps teasing us here with glimpses of spring and I can’t wait for the spring weather to stay!  It is fun to entertain outdoors and this would be an easy centerpiece to make for an outdoor or indoor celebration.

Simply spray paint wine bottles to match your decor and place flowers inside like a vase.  I especially like the gold and silver tones that were used on these bottles.

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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!

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