Monday, September 22, 2014

The Candy, Cupcake, and Ice Cream Birthday Party

How SWEET it was!
 
 
We had Bebe's birthday party over the weekend.
 
There was a change in plans about where to have it,
but it all ended up working out really well.
 
 
Instead of having it in our remodeled basement
(it was almost done, but not quite) I decided to
set it up in our "den" or main living area.
 
We have these wonderful tall glass windows
and the light on the decorations gave everything
a lovely pastel pop of color.
 
 
I found many of my jars and glass containers
at our local Salvation Army.

And saved myself some time by getting
the sticker labels at Party City.
They were only 99 cents!


We played several games,
like "guess how many gumballs"...
 
 
 
... and a "decorate your own cupcake" project
 which I put together myself instead of looking
online for a kit. I was trying to stick to a budget
 and this worked out better than I had anticipated!
 
 
I also made the circle garland out
of scrapbook paper and string.

The tissue paper pom poms looked
 so pretty above the table but
 I found them to be a bit
tedious to pull apart and puff out.
The results were awesome though!
(Got them for 1/2 price at our
local craft store using a coupon
...due to the above mentioned budget.)
 
Bebe and her sweet friends
had a lot of fun, and I had a
great time setting it all up.

Pinterest was a great place for inspiration!
(Feel free to follow along with me as I pin my favorites.)

Enjoy the day!
~Jillian

Linking with:
Coastal Charm: Show and Share
Hope in Every Season: The Homemaking Party
Ivy and Elephants: What's It Wednesday
Share Your Cup with Mrs. Olsen
How Sweet the Sound: Pink Saturday

5 comments:

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

What a delightful little candy shop! Looks awesome in your big windows.

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh! Happy Birthday, Bebe!! Mama, you did a smashing job! I love the DIY craft and the circle garland is great. The candy jars have such an old world feel to them and all the colors - memorable! Of course, I love that window of yours - I'd rather be there, too. How old now? Blessings! Have you seen my campaign to finance my publishing yet - get Bebe her Christmas present signed by Miss Kathy!! On the blog today . . .
Joy!
Kathy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great, special party! Looks great. The best part is that all the girls had fun!

Victoria said...

Wow, you did an amazing job with her party!!! Everything looks so lovely, I'm sure she had a wonderful time:) I had my oldest son here for a week but he's headed back home today so I'm struggling:( Enjoy every second of your little one, it goes by so quickly!

Jann Olson said...

Such a fun theme for a birthday. Everything is just pastel perfect! My little grand, Saydee just had her 5th birthday and my daughter did lots of cute stuff similar to this. It was a Princess Party so there was plenty of pink. thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann