Friday, July 28, 2017

A Colorful and Whimsical Birthday...

*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.

 My ten year old frosted these cupcakes herself!  Good job, honey!

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
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!)
Napkins: Zurchers
Wooden Tray Centerpiece: CF Home (local furniture store)

And that about covers it.  Thanks for stopping by, friends!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Cherie! You have such a talent for color, and placement, and, well, all of it! You are such a creative inspiration!! I'm sure your daughter and her friends had a blast!!

    1. This is one of the sweetest compliments I have ever received. Thank you so much!