For the past 9 years I have always celebrated my Isa's birthday before the end of school year since her birthday falls in the beginning of the summer and I had always feared for low rsvp's. This year I decided to celebrate it the weekend right after her actual birthday, and to my surprise, most of the girls who were invited were able to make it, so I ended up with more girls than initially planned.
Isa has always loved water since she was a baby and is fascinated with all aquatic sports, and her favorite color is pool blue so it was natural to do a blue pool party to celebrate her 9th birthday.
This year I did not have the time to make nice invites, so I just sent out an email (I'm a bit embarrassed to admit ;))
All the decorations were made by me. I printed out a birthday banner to hang up on the fence:
Some nice balloons were hung from the fence to direct the guests straight to the backyard. BTW, It is my first time setting up a party outside and I loved it that my house stayed organized and clean and the party really looked amazing outdoors.
Here's some nice fabric bunting that I was able to secure to nearby trees:
I found the plates at Walmart and the cups were a steal at Wegman's at 50%off. I liked not using disposables. The party looks much nicer and I helped a bit with nature :)
I was lucky to have my garden full with flowers which I used throughout the decor.
Everyone loved the "goody bags". I found these cute purses at Target for $2.50, and blue striped towels at Walmart for like $5.00 and I whipped out my baby-lock machine and went crazy monogramming everything. It's amazing how the little purses were transformed and they really looked like a million bucks! ;)
My beautiful Birthday girl with her cover-up we both made out of a white T-Shirt her dad had in his closet.
My two girls were anxiously awaiting for the guests to arrive:
I tried keeping the menu simple:
We decorated plain white flip-flops with strips of fabric as an activity with some leftover fabric I had from the party:
A lot of fun was had by all!! Thanks for stopping by :)