Friday, July 20, 2012

Getting it together {a LUAU}

gathering the goods and the ideas for this birthday has been fun.
my biggest concern when having a party in the back yard is the space. it's large and brown and my flowers are still in the baby stages.
i need a big impact with little expense {HA!}

but you gotta LOVE dollar tree! i got all the grass skirts that i used as a "fence" and the grass skirts, drinking straws, super cute cookies that i didn't take a picture of {sigh}, leis, coconut drink cups and candy
i found the umbrella cover at party city, they were the least expensive and looked pretty good.


the grass skirts and leis dressed up the otherwise blah lounge chairs
{each girl had their own}

hula hoops are a must at a {hula} party...

chip bags are so yucky looking so i stole this idea for tammy mitchell designs
and made burlap sacks to stuff the chip bags in.

my table became the gathering place, much to shawn's dismay :(
{and looking at this picture, i JUST NOW realized i spelled sandwichs wrong. UGH!}

and there in the corner is that stinkin' cute sand castle 

my sister in law loves starbucks drinks and i totally benefit.
remove the stickers and wha-la milk glasses
i used cupcake sugar crystals and water to decorate the rim.
it stayed on the entire day and the girls LOVED it!

balloons, lots of balloons!

beach balls of course!

and 49 {cents} leis, cut in half made great hanging thingy's
{yes that's a word} and again, inspired by tammy mitchell designs.

i'll be back for more details and the party...

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3 comments:

Darlene said...

OMG, so many fabulous ideas! I'll bet the girls had a wonderful time.

My birthday is next week so will you please throw a party for me. I'd be beyond happy. LOL

Marie said...

What a brill looking party! Well done with all the decorations and ideas! Fabulous! Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl! xxoo

mom said...

When are you going to make this talent of yours a business? You are amazing!