Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Fun Birthday Party


Saturday might have been the hottest day this summer!! It was also my daughter's fifth birthday party. When we can, we have our parties at home because it's easier to incorporate a theme. Last year was a fairy party and this year was a good old fashioned summer fun party. We based the party around the cutest plaid kiddie pool we found at Target. All the colors were bright - pink, orange, green, yellow and turquoise. We found room in the yard for the pool, a slip and slide, and a bounce house. The kids kept cool and had a blast- we think they especially enjoyed the water balloons.

Katherine and I always help each other out in business and in our personal life. We both love throwing parties and often joke that we have enough party supplies to start our own rental place. She and her husband brought over their bounce house, extra tables, chairs and market umbrellas. My family was there too, helping in every way they could.

Every year I try to get the perfect theme cake made but it never comes out quite right. So this year we just made cupcakes. I'm great at sewing, but I can't bake (my husband's the baker in our family). For this party, we had two sets of cupcakes ours were simple with pink icing. Katherine made the fabulous cupcakes shown in the photo, inspired by some she had seen on marthastewart.com. THANKS Katherine!!



We've been having fun with our business and watching that take off. We're planning our first event - the Packanack Lake Craft Show - November 1st. It should be a great venue - inside the clubhouse right nearby the lake. We already have lots of super cute ideas for how we'll stage our display. For us, an event to showcase our work will be a little like planning a theme party!! It should be lots fun and hope that those of you in northern New Jersey will stop by. Please stay tuned for more on that.

1 comment:

PumpkinGirl said...

Those cupcakes look great!