I love planning birthday parties for my boys. In fact I wish I could plan more parties throughout the year so I could execute all the ideas floating around in my head. The boys' birthdays are five weeks apart so once we celebrate J's birthday in late April it always seems like j's birthday sneaks up on us so quickly. [Side note: I still need to finish editing photographs from j's 4th birthday party in Korea but hopefully I will be able to share them before his 5th birthday party photographs are posted.] This year j is celebrating his birthday with Miss E who is his classmate + family friend. We are inviting all their friends from their class and are crossing our fingers the weather clears up since the party is at a local park.
This will be the THIRD time I am using a red + white + blue color palette for j's birthday party. What can I say, those colors are perfect for a summer birthday party. Since he is sharing the celebration with Miss E we decided to avoid having a specific theme. The overall party concept is "Hello, Summer!" Ironic, since it has been really un-summer-like here in Portland [read: 19 days of rain!].
I have been working on new decoration ideas. I love how different ideas evolve once you sit down and actually manipulate the materials. I came up with this simple paper flower while working on a mobile for the party. The flowers would be cute hanging from twine or glued onto a dowel and placed in a mason jar or even tacked on to the wall. The party is in a week so once J's school carnival is over [I'm in charge of decorations] I'll be in complete party planning mode. Speaking of kids birthday parties, Suann of SIMPLESONG DESIGN is launching Hip Hip Hooray! this summer, a blog geared towards "little kids, big celebrations". I can't wait to see what fun ideas + inspiration she has in store for us.