The birthday girl
The beautiful painting by Rachel Robbins, all of Presley's favorite snacks, handmade paper butterflies, and party favors.
I use the Presley circle banner at every birthday party made by sweet Caitlin for Presley's baby shower.
I of course had to make my favorite fringed streamers seen on Oh Happy Day!
We also had tons of balloons and streamers around the gazebo.
We had four different bubble stations set up.
Bubble machines with butterfly catching nets to catch all the bubbles.
A bubble bucket with kitchen gadgets that make bubbles too.
A bubble bucket with all different size wands, bubbles blowers, and bubble frames.
Last, and the favorite, was the pool filled with bubble solution and a hula hoop to make giant bubbles over the kids. I saw this idea on one charming party.
We had a watercolor and crayon station when the kids showed up to paint butterflies.
Took a break from bubble making for snacks.
Then had a short lived water balloon toss!
And the presents before we spent the rest of the party eating a sweet treat and playing with the bubbles.
Luckily we had plenty of water and juice boxes - it was maybe the hottest day of summer we've had yet!
We served home made ice cream sandwiches. I saw a friend of mine did something like this for a family party and I knew I had to do this for Presley's party. It was nice to mix things up a bit and the kids loved making their own!
We sandwiched a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two home made chocolate cookies,
the kids then rolled their sandwiches in the topping of their choice.
Rainbow sprinkles were definitely the favorite, some kids did a little of each.
Crushed oreos, graham crackers, and mini chocolate chips
The ice cream sandwiches were a hit and helped cool us all down in the summer heat.
Simple party favors: I bought bubbles, put on our own label based off the invite, and made star and heart wands out of gold pipe cleaners.
Even after an entire party full of bubbles, the kids still couldn't wait to open their party favors and play with more bubbles.
And I was worried that bubbles wouldn't entertain them the whole time ...
Can you tell someone had a good time at her party?
My happy little three year old.
photos taken by Candice Brooke Photography