At last! This week I'm finally sharing my daughter Caitlin's 3rd birthday confetti party and I'm super excited to unveil all the fun... it's "3 Cheers for Caitlin" you guys! If you've been following CAKE. for a while, you may be sensing a pattern. Caitlin's first birthday was a
"ONE to Grow On" garden party and her second was "TWO at the Zoo". So honestly, I had the idea for her third long before confetti was back in style... I simply had a vision of a classic party with lots of bright colorful decorations, gold sparkle and handmade details. Pure fun for toddlers and parents alike. Today we're taking a peek at the invite and decorations, but be sure to stay tuned throughout the week for all the details...
We held the party in our backyard for about 40 people, and scheduled it at 3pm for 'cake + confetti' to save the hassle of planning out a big lunch. I designed these invites myself and kept the the look cheerful and kid friendly. We filled the yard with balloons, tissue balls, streamers and a ridiculous amount of paper confetti.
We had a few giant balloons to play with and the kids had a blast bopping them around. I loaded the large clear ones with paper confetti before filling them, and tied them off with glittery baking twine and a rainbow of streamers. They looked pretty great when the wind picked up... like some sort of otherworldly jellyfish.
In a last minute decorating crisis, I made a garland out of the paper confetti to hang behind the dessert table. I'm so glad I did. It was a great little DiY- done by stringing groups of confetti with a needle and thread and then spreading it out randomly. I made 3 of them in about an hour and they were such a pretty little touch that I'm saving them for future party emergencies. (Tip: to keep them untangled I wrapped each one around a piece of cardstock as I took them down)
Yes, somehow I even found a confetti skirt for the birthday girl (from Land's End if you're curious, but sadly no longer available). Paired with her sparkly gold jellies she was a perfect match to the party!
A special thank you goes out to Sherry Heck for spending the day on her pregnant feet so she could capture the details on camera. All images of Caitlin and her party guests are my own.
But wait, there's more... have you seen the rest of this party yet? Click here: Food + Drinks \\ Activities \\ Favors
Photography: Sherry Heck