As you may know, we recently celebrated our sweet boy, Tommy’s 7th birthday party! It has become tradition for us to throw a big pool party each year for his birthday since we live in Arizona and it’s usually over 100 degrees by mid June. We were excited that our pool and backyard were finished just in the nick of time! The party colors and style were inspired by the fabulous navy and green cabana stripe pillows and umbrellas that I recently ordered from Pottery Barn to add some color to the backyard decor. Vicki from Vicki Lynn Photography captured all of the details of the party!
Our paper lanterns in dark blue and kelly green were a must for this outdoor party. I used them both inside the house and in the backyard!
The day before the party, I spotted the navy/white striped cabana on a postcard from our local pool supply store! Though it ended up being quite hot in there, the kids loved it.
I created a simple dessert table in our dining room which leads right out to the patio. Giant, round balloons were a perfect and easy backdrop!
What’s a party without cupcakes? I baked chocolate cupcakes (Tommy’s fave) in our green and blue striped baking cups and topped our new Printable Pool Party Designs! I ordered decorated sugar cookies from Mandy of Sugar on Top and she did an incredible job. Everyone was so impressed with the designs! I have no idea how she can recreate the exact font from the invitation in frosting. So amazing.
Stripes, beach balls and monogram cookies….perfection!
My mom made chocolate cake pops in green and white and we filled the white vessels with our blue gumballs. My BFF, Kristi always makes fruit pizza and when I spotted this beach ball idea on Pinterest, I asked her to make it in blue and green (blueberries and kiwi). Didn’t it turn out fabulous?
We just got fabulous blue and white striped popcorn boxes in stock (coming soon to the shop!) and I designed green monogrammed party circles to add to the boxes.
Tommy requested an ice cream cake (yum!) so I ordered a simple one from Baskin Robbins and topped with printable flag bunting and one of the amazing cookies! I ordered custom rugby striped wooden forks to serve with the cake and they were adorable! (coming soon to the shop!)
Our sweet boy….and yummy cake! Don’t you love the “fudge crunch” in between the layers of ice cream cake?
Fun with friends….
:: sources ::
party styling :: kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
party supplies/printable designs :: shop tomkat
photography :: vicki lynn photography
striped towels, lanterns, adironack chairs :: pottery barn kids
umbrellas, outdoor pillows :: pottery barn
cookies :: sugar on top
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