We decided this year to host a pool party at our pool for Madilyn's fifth birthday. Madilyn chose green and blue for the color palette and we agreed on ordering watercolor invitations (that I am still in love with) by Art Types on Etsy. I consulted with Madi on most of the party decisions. She sees all the time I put into events and loves being included in the process. She also has no problem expressing her opinion. The party wasn't as detailed as I normal make it but I knew everyone would be swimming most of the. All in all I love how it came out and Madilyn had a great time with her friends.
For the food we made turkey and cheese subs and wrapped them in parchment paper and turquoise baker's twine. We made pasta and fruit salads in individual cups. We also offered "pool water" (blue gatorade), lemonade and sweet tea to drink. Dessert tables are probably my favorite to incorporate in an event. The treats that are hung on the favor holder my husband made are vanilla fish. There was water taffy and blue rock candy and of course cupcakes and cake. I made the cupcake and cake toppers along with the cake garland. After I made them I painted them with watercolor. In the sand bucket treats we included goggles, a water gun and individually packaged water balloons. I made the names and placed them on the buckets. My husband built the farmhouse table, favor table and favor holder.
As always, a big thanks to my husband and his parents for all of their help. It takes a village.