It was polka dotted in bright colors like lime and fuschia and instantly I thought my daughter should have a sprinkler party at our house with her girlfriends.
Adorable invitations were purchased and mailed, and I contacted Jeneen to borrow these fabulous large, plastic ice cream cones she scored from The Limited when they were changing out window displays.
That is a total perk of working in a mall and befriending management of other stores...you can score props before they hit the trash!
Well, today was the big event!
I had the party from 1-4 so as to not have to provide lunch, I wrote on the invite, "we will be serving ice cream and treats" so that parents got the hint.
Cupcakes were baked and iced with my homemade butter cream icing, and I scooped ice cream and let the girls fix with the toppings of their choice.
My hubby, (who I adore more than I can say) gave the yard a fresh mow, set up an outdoor bowling set, spliced hoses so we could have 2 swirling daisies shooting water and spent a full hour sitting on the ground outside filling a tub of water balloons.
Now that's a good daddy!
I purchased little glavanized pails (at Target,of course!) and filled them with Wonka candies and silly bands. If you don't have kids, don't ask! If you do, then you understand the silly band phenomenon!
I unfortunately did not take photos prior to the guests arrival, people actually arrived exactly on time!
Who does that?
I know I am always fashionably late!
For my own outfit, casual chic was the name of the game and comfort needed to be key.
A simple polo shirt and cotton skirt did the trick.