Whelp, the time has finally come!
I’ve finally gotten around to finishing up the photo edits from the party and now I’m ready to share them with you!
It was a lot of work, but we were pleased with how the party turned out, and everyone had a great time. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty and memorable, and a great creative outlet! I hope you enjoy these pictures and are inspired to DIY your own party.
This is the cake/dessert table. The tablecloth is a drop cloth; we cut a strip off and created a ruffle and sewed it to the bottom. Then we layered coordinating fabric and a burlap ruffled runner on top. LOVE!
My mom cut triangles out of fabric and glued them to baker’s twine. In between each triangle, she tied three strips of fabric together. I think it created a great shabby looking banner.
I LOVE the ferris wheel cupcake holder she ordered online too. We spray painted it white to match the theme.
My mom bought this chalkboard at a craft store, but let’s just say, it’s not a real chalkboard, and was therefore very hard to write on. I think she did a great job under the circumstances.
We painted the mason jar lids with chalk paint and punched holes for the straws with a phillips screwdriver.
I designed the cupcake wrappers and toppers in photoshop and then printed them on white card stock. I used a 1.5″ and 2 ” craft punch to cut out the circles, then I hot-glued them to lollipop sticks, which you can get at any craft store. The wrappers I just printed on card stock, cut out, and glued together with a glue stick.
On the dessert table, we had saltwater taffy, punch, “coastal cupcakes,” lollipops, and the cake.
These are the most amazing cupcakes I have ever eaten! They were lemon and we used lemon essential oils to flavor the frosting. My mom got the recipe here – the only difference is we used 4 drops of lemon essential oil per frosting recipe (we tripled it).
The frosting is lemon buttercream and my mom used a pastry bag to pipe it on. We added candy pearls for some color – simple but cute!
This cake was amazing! It was truly a work of art! And it was delicious – I was amazed. The girl that made it is located in the DFW metroplex, so if you live there, I would definitely recommend her!
She added a roller coaster, banner flags, ferris wheel, and carousel. I seriously think this is the cutest cake I’ve ever seen. And its probably cuter than all the cakes I haven’t seen as well!
She topped it with a “sandcastle” made from sugar sand and stuck in a large fondant “4” and two little signs with the kids’ names on them.
And the little sailboat is just too cute.
We covered the kids table with simple coordinating party tablecloths. We printed out ferris wheel and beach pictures and put them at each place; we had crayons and fun beach themed foam stickers so the kids could decorate and color their pictures.
I made the party hats in photoshop, printed them on card stock, and cut them out. We found double sided tape was the best way to put them together. Then I hot-glued pom poms -purchased at the craft store – to the tops. We also bought thin elastic at the craft store and then I stapled it to the inside, after tying a knot in each end so it wouldn’t slip through the staples.
We filled clear treat bags with some goodies. I designed the treat bag toppers and then printed, cut, and stapled them – easy!
I built a cotton candy and popcorn boardwalk stand out of old fencing my parents had in their garage. I will be doing a tutorial on this soon – I promise!
I also designed and printed the popcorn boxes – aren’t they adorable?? I am going to share some of the printables for this party with my email subscribers soon, so if you haven’t subscribed yet, you can add your email address in the sidebar
Last but certainly not least are the adorable kiddos, who were celebrating their 4th birthday! If you missed my other posts about the party, Emma and Evan are my little brother and sister.
My mom ordered their shirts on etsy.com.
I hope you liked seeing the party and thank you so much for following along! We will be back to our regular programming next week with some more crafty DIY projects for the home.