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Sunshine Party Ideas

Our first take on the sunshine party had plenty of pink – check out what inspired us below:

Our second take on the Sunshine Party really just eliminated the pink (and maybe a little less orange) and what a difference that makes:

Where to Find it:
Food: sunshine cake popscookieschocolate covered oreosCakecake popsyellow cookiescookie cutter
Drink: lemonade stand and or lemonade jars
Decor:  yellow and pink  pomsfree sunshine printable, convo us on Etsy to order the pink decor, yellow and grey sunshine party decorcupcake liner age
Activities: craftbubblesgiant bubblebubble craftbubble wand
Favors: lemonheads, bubbles, yellow candy treats
Attire: dress1pillow case dress patternyellow rompermommy and me shirt setgrey dress

favors sun

*** Please note this is a re-post from Sept 2012

One word kept coming back to us when thinking up the perfect activity for the Sunshine Party and that word was BUBBLES.  While some may say that’s a lame party activity, we’re gonna go ahead and take this bubble making to the next level:

human bubblebubble wandsgiant bubble makers, you name it!

with plenty of other fun bubble friendly tools to keep the kiddos busy all afternoon:

Turn your backyard into a regular bubble hub and watch as the kids dive in, seldom coming up for air.

For favors you can do something small and sweet like the mini flower pot lemon head favors we featured in our customer party on Tuesday:

Or get more elaborate with some more bubble blowing fun:

Lastly, and we had to touch on this, we stumbled upon SO MANY cute and sunny attire options for the Sunshine Party theme that we wanted to spread some linky love and direct you guys to some of our faves:

(see below for links)

Tomorrow we’ll draw the winner of our giveaway for a free printable invitation good for any party in our shop so stay tuned for that and if you haven’t entered to win yet, simply leave a comment and you’re in!

Where to Find It:
flower wrapped bubblesdiy bubblesyellow bubblesyellow and grey dresspillow case dress patternyellow rompermommy and me shirt set

new sun tents

We featured a bunch of Sunshine Party Food and Drink Ideas nearly a year ago when we first featured our Pink and Yellow Sunshine Party (see below), but we have since found a couple more ideas we wanted to include since introducing our Grey and Yellow Sunshine Party yesterday!

Sweets are a simple way to incorporate your theme because there’s just so many options!  In addition, our new pop party supplies will brighten up your table settings:

and food tents make life easy as you can both get creative with the food names and or just let guests know what they’re digging into:

and now onto our previously posted Sunshine Party Week: Food and Drink ideas:

We’re always looking for ways to make the food production of a party as easy as possible.  These pulled pork sandwiches are no exception and PartyOnPurpose co-founders Julie and Amy have both had them at separate parties just this year for this very reason.  Easy Peasy Mac n Cheesey folks.  Cook the meat in the crock pot over night and set it out in a “serve yourself” sort of way so it can stay warm throughout the whole party.

On the side we like how these fruity salads bring in the yellows and oranges from the party decor but also compliment the salty/sweet sandwiches perfectly.

Throw together a sweets table complete with sunshine cookies, our adorable cupcake toppers, lemon heads, lemon cookies and anything else yellow you can get your hands on and your menu will be sunny, sweet, and satisfying!

As featured in our customer party yesterday lemonade makes for an easy, yellow drink that guests young and old can enjoy or you can spike things up a notch with this white sangria.  Just be sure to clearly mark which one is which, we wouldn’t want any of your guests (especially the young ones) to get confused!:

Tomorrow we’ll be chatting about favors and activities for the sunshine party and you better believe we’re keeping things light, bright and airy… I can just FEEEEEEL your curiosity rising!  Stay tuned!!  Oh and be sure to get entered to win a free digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by commenting on this post or any post this week.  We’ll draw the winner Friday.

Where to find it:
fresh orange saladfruit saladcake popslemon cookiessangriasunshine cookiesCakecake popsyellow cookiescookie cutter

wsun1

Our new line of “You are my Sunshine” Decor is one of our favorites (can we say that about everything in our shop?!) and once you have a look we think you’ll agree:

Food Tents are an easy way to get creative with your spread and jazz up the food table:

All of the bright fun yellows are just so precious!  In addition, we have a free printable that matches this theme which you can download here:

Bright, sunny, fun!  Reminder that this is actually the second time we’ve featured our Sunshine Party on this here blog and if you’d like something similar to above with a touch of pink, this Sunshine Party (#6) might be more up your alley and that’s ok too!

Let us know what you think!  Leave a comment on any post this week and you’re automatically entered to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop. 

wsun invite copy

It was nearly a year ago at this time that we were designing our first Sunshine Party for this little lady:

She happens to be the daughter of one of our dearest friends and we’re super excited to be currently designing her 2nd birthday party which we can’t wait to share with you very soon!!

What came of our first Sunshine Party was a second Sunshine Party that we thought was equally darling:

So now we’re “forced” to re-visit Sunshine Party Week all over again and remind ya’ll of your adorable options!  The sun is out… why not celebrate it!  We’ll be taking another look at some of the ideas we came up with last year as well as introducing our new Sunshine Party so come back here for that and enter to win a digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on any post this week!

Sunshine Party Ideas

***Please note this is a re-post from Sept 2012

Please don’t take my sunshine away!!!!  We hate to bring Sunshine Party Week to a close mostly because it’s so darn sunny and cute but also because something about the sun going down on Sunshine Party Week has us feeling like the sun is setting on summer too.  Kids are going back to school, September is here, and all of our customers have stopped ordering beach balls and started ordering penguins!

Let’s bask in the sunshine for a little longer and enjoy Sunshine Party Week for one more day…  And for anyone interested in ordering this party keep in mind that bringing the sunshine to October and November (or any month for that matter) never hurt nobody!

Congrats to Laura (who mentioned that the pulled pork sandwich from Wednesday’s post looks scrumptious!), you’re our winner of the printable invite!  You can convo us any time in our Etsy shop to claim your prize!!  And we hope ya’ll will come on back here next week when we’ll be talking about our Dump Truck Party Ideas.

Where to Find it:
Food: sunshine cake popscookies
Drink: lemonade stand and or lemonade jars
Decor:  yellow and pink  pomsfree sunshine printable, convo us on Etsy to order our decor
Activities: craftbubblesgiant bubblebubble craftbubble wand
Favors: lemonheads, bubbles, yellow candy treats
Attire: dress1pillow case dress patternyellow rompermommy and me shirt set

 

sunshine attire collage

One word kept coming back to us when thinking up the perfect activity for the Sunshine Party and that word was BUBBLES.  While some may say that’s a lame party activity, we’re gonna go ahead and take this bubble making to the next level:

human bubble, bubble wandsgiant bubble makers, you name it!

with plenty of other fun bubble friendly tools to keep the kiddos busy all afternoon:

Turn your backyard into a regular bubble hub and watch as the kids dive in, seldom coming up for air.

For favors you can do something small and sweet like the mini flower pot lemon head favors we featured in our customer party on Tuesday: 

Or get more elaborate with some more bubble blowing fun:

Lastly, and we had to touch on this, we stumbled upon SO MANY cute and sunny attire options for the Sunshine Party theme that we wanted to spread some linky love and direct you guys to some of our faves:

(see below for links)

Tomorrow we’ll draw the winner of our giveaway for a free printable inviation good for any party in our shop so stay tuned for that and if you haven’t entered to win yet, simply leave a comment and you’re in!

Where to Find It:
flower wrapped bubbles, diy bubbles, yellow bubbles, yellow and grey dresspillow case dress patternyellow rompermommy and me shirt set

sun sweets collage

We’re always looking for ways to make the food production of a party as easy as possible.  These pulled pork sandwiches are no exception and PartyOnPurpose co-founders Julie and Amy have both had them at separate parties just this year for this very reason.  Easy Peasy Mac n Cheesey folks.  Cook the meat in the crock pot over night and set it out in a “serve yourself” sort of way so it can stay warm throughout the whole party.

On the side we like how these fruity salads bring in the yellows and oranges from the party decor but also compliment the salty/sweet sandwiches perfectly.

Throw together a sweets table complete with sunshine cookies, our adorable cupcake toppers, lemon heads, lemon cookies and anything else yellow you can get your hands on and your menu will be sunny, sweet, and satisfying!

As featured in our customer party yesterday lemonade makes for an easy, yellow drink that guests young and old can enjoy or you can spike things up a notch with this white sangria.  Just be sure to clearly mark which one is which, we wouldn’t want any of your guests (especially the young ones) to get confused!:

Tomorrow we’ll be chatting about favors and activities for the sunshine party and you better believe we’re keeping things light, bright and airy… I can just FEEEEEEL your curiosity rising!  Stay tuned!!  Oh and be sure to get entered to win a free digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop by commenting on this post or any post this week.  We’ll draw the winner Friday.

Where to find it:

fresh orange saladfruit saladcake popslemon cookiessangriasunshine cookies

charley cake

We admit it…  we’re partial to the sunshine party.

  • Maybe it’s because we all have seasonal affective disorder thanks to the Seattle rain.
  • Maybe it’s because little Charley’s blue eyes are to die for and could make a dog poop party look cute.
  • Or maybe it’s because Charley’s mom (also know as Mrs. Newly of the ever-so-witty Not So Newly) happens to be one of our very best friends, so getting the opportunity to help decorate this little sweetheart’s birthday was especially special.

Either way, we’re partial.  Keep reading and we think you’ll agree.

Of course we had to kick things off with a super sunny invitation:

And once you pair our decor with tiny Charley’s sweet face you get pure birthday magic:

Loving the fresh flowers and the mini flower pots filled with lemon heads for party favors…

Gonna have to sneak in one more shot of the birthday girl for good measure… did we mention her killer blue eyes?


Having one of the most crazy beautiful families on the planet (inside and out) doesn’t make our decor look too shabby either.

Thanks for sharing Charley and Family, we love you!!

If you haven’t yet, leave a comment on any post this week in order to be entered to win a free printable invite good for any party in our shop!  Tomorrow we’re taking the sun and shedding it upon your food and drink choices for Sunshine Party Week, stay tuned!

 

hat sun

As much as we hate to admit it, Seattle is a particularly dreary city.  While it seems like the rest of the world is feeling like this:

and this:

for much of the year.  In Seattle we often feel like this:

And then comes something like the sunshine party:

that has us feeling like this:

Maybe if the sun isn’t physically “out” it can be emotionally out each time we get to craft this party for another customer.  We hope you enjoy our Sunshine Party Week as much as we will and although Labor Day Weekend is upon us marking the unofficial end of summer, let’s enjoy the sunshine for at least a week longer.  We’ve got a beautiful customer party to feature tomorrow and lots of food, drink, activity and favor ideas on the way to make your sunshine party a hit.

Enter to win a printable invitation good for any party in our shop by leaving a comment on this post or any post this week.  We’ll draw the winner on Friday.

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