While pregnant with my first child, I ran across an image of a pool party birthday cake in a parenting magazine and told myself I would do that someday. After viewing a few more images for inspiration, I created this cake - complete with a blue Jell-O pool, and of course a used #6 candle. He is the 2nd child, he gets a lot of hand-me-downs. He didn't care that the piping wasn't perfect and the white frosting didn't entirely cover the red velvet cake - he LOVED it!
He also asked for chicken nuggets and PB&J - we agreed on chicken nuggets, fruit, and veggies. We love Chick-fil-A for nugget trays and purchased our fruit tray from them as well. I also served "beach balls" (aka cheese balls) and "pool noodles" (aka Twizzlers Rainbow Candy Twists).
For the kiddos, we served "pool water" (aka blue Kool-Aid) - this was a complete copy/paste from my friend Gretchen who served this last year at her daughter's birthday party. Yes, that is her awesome dispenser that we use at our Easter parties. I told her I was going to fill with Powerade - she convinced me that Kool-Aid was the better choice - she was right. This entire dispenser was consumed by 8 kids.....OK, over the course of about 7 hours...when you have a small party, overstayers are a guarantee...
I purchased those adorable gift tags from Lauren Haddox Design on Etsy. Easy.
A huge thanks to my mom for assembling the party favors!!!
We had a wonderful time celebrating the little guy's 6th birthday! I hope you are inspired by some of these ideas!