Nicholas loves the water. So much so that for the second year straight, he asked for a sprinkler/water party for his birthday. Given this, I went with a party design with lots of shades of blue, his favorite color, orange, and fish.
I created a water effect back backdrop with a swimming "N" for a personal, yet theme cohesive styling element. I carried the blue water effect over to the framed signs on the table and at the front door by using the streamers as the background to mount the signs.
The fun fish and bubble printable paper I found made for great pops amidst the sea (wink, wink) of orange and blue.
For entertainment, there was a pool to splash in, sprinklers going, and everyone's favorite...a slip n slide. However, for some additional fun, Nick's mom came up with a couple fun target games for the kids. First, she made a huge "Happy Birthday Nicholas" sign and added some bullseyes. She got some bright squishy urchin balls that the kids dunked in paint and then threw at the targets. The kids had a great time trying to hit the targets, as well being able to play in paint! She also came up with another target game by using pop cans and plastic water bottles. She set them on a ladder and gave the kids water blasters to attempt to knock them down.
With it brights colors and fun prints combined with creative games and a hot day....this party definitely made a big SPLASH!
Party Styling/Photography: Party Pretty Design
Paper: Dad's Day Paper Pack by Cupcake Cutiees via MyGrafico