*This post contains affiliated links* A colorful and whimsical birthday party for under $50, using "recycled" items, coupons, and a serendipitous sale! This whole party came to life when I first stumbled upon the most ADORABLE candles I found while out shopping with my sisters one day. The store was having a buy 3 get 2 free from ANY item in their store! So I snagged me up a couple jars of them candles, along with a gift for the birthday girl, and a little something for me too. (A hat, if you're curious)
I later found a kit at a local craft store (Bennion Crafts) for the tassel banner and paper fan decorations. I used a coupon for each of those. Everything else, I had on hand from previous parties. ...even the clear balloons, confetti, and helium to fill them up. I made the cake and cupcakes, with yes, ingredients I happened to already have on hand. I will still provide a source list at the end for you, if you're interested in finding anything else. But I'm gonna quit the talking, and let you just enjoy the plethora of photos I took. I could NOT stop with the camera. LOL.
Please keep in mind that these are not necessarily where I purchased my items, as I didn't order anything online. (except the plates, which I didn't actually purchase FOR the party, they just happened to arrive that very day, and so on a whim, decided to use them) These are also not the prices I paid, I simply wanted to find the same items for you, if you were wanting to recreate this look for yourself. :)
Candles: made by SKEEM
Party Fans: My Mind Eye
Tassel Banner: My Minds Eye
Confetti: Alexis Mattox Design
Cake Plates: collected over the years at various places such as, Target, Joss and Main, Seagull Book, Tai Pan Trading, and Macey's
Clear Balloons: Zurchers
Mint Plates: Anthrolpologie (currently on sale for a limited time!)
Wooden Tray Centerpiece: CF Home (local furniture store)
And that about covers it. Thanks for stopping by, friends!