July 5, 2011

A Tiki Pool Party

We just recently had my daughters 6th birthday party and it was a Tiki Tiki Pool Party :) I spent weeks looking for ideas and I think it turned out pretty well!

We were going to have a pool party so I went into dollar tree hoping they would have something I could use for a theme there. I was PLEASANTLY surprised! Most of the stuff came from there. And beyond that, I just went with hot pink and blue :)

I used this tutorial for the super cute poms hanging from the chandelier. I made them a little bigger though.

Because we're trying to work with a TIGHT budget and have no oven at the moment, I got the cupcakes at the Savemart. I TOTALLY lucked out and they had blue and pink ones the day before the party.

The pink ones had Hannah Montana rings on them.

But I decided I could work with it. I took off the rings, stuck in a drink umbrella and BAM! Cute tiki-ish cupcakes ;)

The banner. I made this out of a dollar tree door hanger. I just took the pieces apart, used my cricut for the letters, and hung them on some twine with clothes pins :) I LOVE how this came out :)

Beary Lil Swimmers :) I saw this idea and decided to tweak it a bit. I filled cups filled with blue jello and stuck in some little teddy grams! So CUTE!

OH and I found these cute free printables and used them to make tented cards with cute little names for the food!

My personal FAV. Crackers with sliced turkey and a little circle of mozzerella for the "pearl" ;)

The drink table. Blue gatorade and bottled waters with blue koolaid drink mixes.

The bigger (less cutely named) foods

The party favors. I used a pail and filled it with goodies! They kids each got a lei, package of chalk, bubbles, pool balls, and flip flop sucker! The kids LOVED them! I used another set of free printables on the front. I printed them on cardstock, cut them out and wrote "Thanks for coming, we DIG you!" then stuck it on with Zots :)

It was a great party and I'm VERY happy with how it all turned out :)

But let me tell you ... I'm REALLY glad it's over! I get so stressed out over these parties and everything that goes along with it. I forget how that feeling every year until it comes time to start planning again ;) I'm glad Teen is foregoing the party for taking her a couple of friends to Six Flags for HER birthday! LOL!

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15 comments:

Mel said...

The party looks great! I'm sure your little girl will always remember the work and love you put into the party.

You've given me some ideas as I gear up to help my friend plan a birthday for her little boy.

OAK House 5. said...

So much fun!!!

Shannon Olson said...

I love the cake and candy table! I plan to do something similar at my wedding =)

shopannies said...

what a fun idea to have a party come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a great party! I love the jello teddy swimmers! Thanks for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

btanders said...

I love all the food. Very cute!

Coley said...

I think it turned out great and looks fun! :)

the cape on the corner said...

that party looks great! love that banner! we do a luau every year at my in laws, and i may need to snag some of these ideas!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I just love all the cute names you came up with for the theme food! The kids must have loved it!

AmyLynn said...

I love everything! So creative! Looks like it was a fantastic party!!

Ashley said...

this is so cute and looks like it was a lot of fun!!!!
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Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

Thanks so much ladies!! It WAS fun! It was a lot of planning and set up and I was EXHAUSTED but it sure looked cute! My daughter LOVED it and so did our guests so it was worth it! :D

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute party! Love the "Oysters." How fun to be able to do warm weather parties--my girls' bdays are in Dec. and Jan., so not many options. Thanks for link up (and linking back!) with Weekend Bloggy Reading! :)

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Hey Christine, I just wanted to let you know how awesome your TIKI TIKI POOL PARTY is, in fact I loved it so much I featured you over at TRULY LOVELY today. While Kassi is off enjoying getting married I came in to help her out, and pick out the FEATURES. So stop on by and grab yourself a button, and share it proudly!!
FANCY THIS FEATURES #32
Hugs, Bella :)
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Emily said...

Love this! I just used a ton of these ideas for my son's first birthday party! Pictures of my spin (plus a link to your awesomeness) coming in a three part blog post this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Thanks!