Watercolor Birthday

Hello all! I am back! I took a little time off for the summer for some family travels and a move! We are now semi settled in our new house and I think it’s time to resume to regular posting. I sure do miss my sweet blogging friends! That includes you, yes, you reading this post! Glad you are here!

Yesterday celebrated our daughter’s 10th birthday! Double digits, you guys! To celebrate, we had a watercolor theme birthday bash in our front lawn. We invited 12 of hers and our closest friends. The weather was a perfect 75 degrees, sunny, and breezy. This was pretty much a DIY all the way. We wanted a peach and sea foam green color scheme, but had so much trouble finding those colors, that I had to make pretty much everything myself. I started early on last week so I would not be going crazy at the last minute. One trick to keeping your sanity, is to push to your party to a later part of the day. By having an early afternoon party, I was able to prep and set up (with the help of my D.H. and some  friends) all before guests arrived. Here are some pics of the celebration. Enjoy!

We had a popcorn bar with different kinds of toppings. Who doesn’t love popcorn?

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Pretzel “paint brushes”

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Rice crispy treats “paint brushes”. How clever is this?

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The cake was so fun to make. It was a mud cake with dulce de leche cream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. I used different shades of buttercream to achieve the “watercolor” look. I also made meringue kisses for the top decorations. How adorable is this?

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Fresh flowers are always a favorite!

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Watercolor marshmallows were another party favorite.

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I made this bunting with paint swatches and the background was a painted sheet. So fun and so pretty!

All in all, we had a great time. Fun was had, yummy goods were eaten, hearts were filled, and memories made. I call that success! 🙂

Hugs,

~Ana

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