Sunday, July 17, 2011

birthday beach bash


We had the best time celebrating the kids birthday's yesterday.



I love the way the cupcakes turned out, and they tasted great too!





I had so much fun planning and decorating for the party... I love parties!








We had a million beach balls and all the kids got to take one or two or three home with them!







Of course we had sweet tea, and Gary smoked a brisket and a pork shoulder.





We put the meat between potato rolls and had little sliders.




It was so hot and I was glad we had several ways to cool off.




The water slide is always fun and the kids and adults both have a super fun time playing on it!





Since we had beach balls we all threw them at the kids as they were sliding down.







Some kids may not like brisket and pork so we made little hot dogs.  It was so simple, but perfect.  Most kids were too busy to eat, so there was no wasted hot dogs.  Whenever the kiddos got hungry they just grabbed one and ran!




It was so hot one of the bears slipped off the cupcake....




Hayden helped me clean up the mess!






Every time I saw Hayden yesterday he had another cupcake in his hand.






Speaking of cupcakes, I made mac n cheese cupcakes too.




And instead of taking the time during the party to scoop ice cream, I scooped it the day before.  I put the scoops into hula skirt cupcake liners and then put them back into the freezer in muffin tins wrapped in press n seal wrap.  When the time for ice cream came, we just ate it right out of the liner.


The adult "boys" had a super fun time acting like kids.  They had a serious game of catch going on.  It was so funny to watch.  It is safe to say we all had a blast!!!


If you look closely in the picture below you can see the football flying through the sky...


I am so thankful for our friends!  Thanks to everyone who came and made the kids Beach Bash a spectacular event!  It is something we will remember forever!!!

16 comments:

LeAnna said...

That looked like a fun party! I need one of those little swimmin' bear cupcakes, yum!

Amber said...

What a cute party! Looks like fun :) I'd love a cupcake, and those flip flop nutter butters are adorable? Pinterest? I love the wreath too!

Carrie said...

What a great idea! I love the cupcakes...and ice cream, what a perfect idea! it looks like everyone had so much fun! And the cookies are so cute! Please come plan our next party! ;-) Glad it was a super success!!! Happy {belated} Birthdays to both Layla and Hayden!

Elaine said...

Love all the cute ideas and that the party was not overdone. Several cute ideas make it awesome. It looks like a party I would've enjoyed...and LK would've too! Happy birthday Hayden!

Melissa said...

Loved all of it!! So cute!!

The Branches said...

So glad they had a good party! You did so good on all the food and those cupcakes are SO cute!

Mrs. C said...

You have such neat ideas! I love all the pictures!
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Ashley E. said...

That party looks amazing!!! Great job!!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a fun party! I love the cupcakes! And I've always wanted to try the pre-scooped ice cream but I always forget to do it before the party! I love that you had beach balls for party favors too...so fun!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ohhhh that was the cutest party ever! you are such a good mommy and soooo creative on just about everything thing too! loved the bear falling off cupcake and the BOUNCE HOUSE WAS ROCKING!

Lauren said...

How fun!!!!!!!! :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That looks like a GREAT time!!! The water slide looks like fun ... I hope you went down it a time or two! :)

Kelli said...

You guys really know how to throw a party. The thought of Gary's food makes me drool...I want a mini sandwich.

Jennifer said...

How fun! Love the cupcakes!

Jillian said...

What an awesome party!! And I love the wreath!!!

Traci said...

It looks like everyone had a great time!