colors as themes, rather than characters, because you can always mix colors for a fun combination and let's face it, there's always a few leftover everything. Usually not enough for an entire new party, but for years, my party drawer has been full of half a dozen small plates and groupings of various colored napkins, assorted birthday candles, cupcake liners and straws. (I have thrown many an impromptu special night with those mixtures too!) As we approach birthday season, I begin buying napkins and candles, tissue paper for pom poms, and I always stock up on white paper plates and clear utensils. (The white and clear go with everything.)
blue and green are great together.. why not?" And there you go... party started.
turquoise and white polka dotted ribbon that I didn't even know I had. Fortuitous.
gluten free carrot cake cupcakes, (as he always has for the last ten years) and I didn't know what colors I'd be doing for his party a few days ago when I baked them, so I used white liners. (Always keep white cupcake liners on hand. You can use them for so many things!)
cream cheese icing because it's my boys most favorite, but I tinted it blue. I found a baggie of blue gumballs in my party drawer that I was planning to use for a 4th of July treat when I changed my mind and topped each cupcake with them on a whim.
eleven balloons in blue, green and white per my request, and voila, "Par-tay!" (We were going to fill his room with them so when he woke up eleven balloons were floating all over his ceiling, but then we thought that might freak him out so we put them by his cupcakes instead.)
I just finished repeating his birth story, which of course I do every year as I cuddle the stuffing out of that boy, early in the morning. It's so cute how he still curls up, all arms and legs, and wants to hear it... every bit of it. And now we are off to bowl and pack the day full of fun and memories. I can't believe my boy is eleven!!
milk bottles and straws can be found here.