Birthday parties in our family are kind of a big deal. I’m not one of those Pinterest Moms that loathes getting crafty and I don’t do it to keep up with the Jones’. I just genuinely in my heart love birthday parties and DIY are my favorite. Not to mention, my girls birthdays are a day apart so I kinda got robbed since we just throw one party (for now).
If I teach my girls anything in life, I want their takeaway to be, birthdays are fun and always a good excuse for a party regardless of how old you get. So I recently turned 35 and naturally my girls wanted to know when the party was. We all went out to dinner to a nice restaurant of my choosing but to a 3 and 5 year old that is no party to them. They wanted decorations, party favors, and of course dessert. So I did what any Pinterest Mom would do and I helped them plan one for me.
So we got to work. First was a theme and they quickly agreed it had to be food-focused. Those are my girls! We headed over to Basic Invite my go-to invitation store and found the most adorable Ice Cream themed Invitation and both of them were instantly sold.
Basic Invite is most known for their gorgeous and unique wedding invitations, but you all need to check them out for all things paper. Their personalized party invitations are totally customizable from basically unlimited colors to the types of papers and instant previews. Not to mention, rose gold. Enough said. They have something for everything from weddings, to kids invitations, to holidays and don’t forget the thank you notes and notepads. They are my go-to for all things paper. And I already have my Christmas card picked out. Too early? Never! Need a birthday invitations, well today is your day. From now until Sunday, Sept 30th they have a coupon for 40% off. Sounds like you need to throw yourself a party.
The girls and I then headed to my party closet. Every time I am at target and see something in the dollar spot that could be used for a party at some point I grab it. It is always used at some point even if we have to just make up an excuse to have a party. I try to stick to neutral colors and metallics because then they match everything. These white ice cream cups were found there as well as my celebrate banner and party hats. Then we went to the garage and found some plastic baseballs and tissue paper and voila, we have a centerpiece. The table paper is actually Christmas paper but it matched and did the job.
Next up party favors! We went to the Dollar Store and grabbed the cutest little bath sponge and transformed that into an ice-cream cone as well. At least I know tonite I will have an hour of uninterrupted quiet time as they play with their new bath toys. Clearly, the dog thought party favor meant treat for her.
September has been an amazing month full of celebrations and I’m sad to see it coming to an end. But I have faith that we will find an excuse every month to throw some kind of party. And if not, we will just have ice cream for breakfast.