To honor the big day, we hosted a spring-inspired party and celebrated with family and friends. Bright pinks, blues and greens were peppered throughout, with flowers, butterflies and pinwheels making appearances too.
Here's a quick sampling from the big day, beginning with a shot of the birthday girl in her coordinating outfit (a tradition my sister started).
Switching to decor, a stop in the "dollar" section at Michael's yielded these coordinating vases that were each given a bright purple tulip (the birthday girl's favorite color).
That brightly colored table cloth is actually fabric, scored for $1.50 per yard and making it just as economical as its plastic counterpart.
Below, Michael's also produced some large and small butterflies that were added to each of our chairs.
Across the way, the ribbon used on the candy jars was also incorporated on an assortment of fruity drinks that filled plastic "milk bottles" with colorful straws.
Per usual, matching plates, napkins and forks were used. Likewise, some serving platters (A.K.A. chargers) and bowls that I picked up around Easter-time for only $1 each.
And these caprese cups with bright blue forks! A few grape tomatoes, basil, mozzarella balls and balsamic vinegar--good to go.
Those little blue forks also made an appearance in my fruit cups. Simple plastic cups filled with fruit and topped with an umbrella skewered with cheese ... again, healthy but easy! And the kiddos liked the umbrellas!
Finally the little party-goers were given a parting gift. Namely wind-up pinwheel pens, note pads and swirly suckers (with a little extra space for goodies from the candy bar).
Overall we had a wonderful day and our little girl loved her very girly party. Special thanks to all those who helped us celebrate!