Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Celebrating part 2....Pool Party

After planning a Mad Science party for months it came down to the last few weeks, and we switched to a relaxing swimming party instead. Cameron was thrilled, but still wants a Mad Science party in the future. I love planning parties, but with a lot of things going on in our life I decided to forgo a lot of the ideas I had planned. This was a simple, fun, relaxing birthday! Everyone had a good time.


One of my favorite projects I did for Cameron's party was this sea turtle! He was so fun to make! Everyone loved it!




I made three kinds of cupcakes: carrot cake with cream cheese icing, chocolate with butter cream icing, and white with butter cream icing. They turned out pretty cute, however the heat did affect the icing. (They looked a lot better at home). The white cake was half water and half sand. Well the 'sand' had melted and looked awful by the time I took them out. Luckily I brought extra 'sand' I was going to use around the cupcake stand and had to cover them up quick. They all were made from scratch and tasted really good!!

I also made simple flip flop invitations. The bucket I bought at The Dollar Store and added a chalkboard label on it that said "drinks".



Let the party begin!


Caden coming off the slide! He did so good swimming from the slide to the side in the deep end. Of course daddy was there to help when needed.



A game of water volleyball....



Cameron seeing how it felt to shove cake in his own face! Guess he liked it. The kiddos while eating were listening to the Beach Boys. Oh and I barely missed his friend Tyler singing his heart out. The camera also didn't capture the dance routine Cam and Tyler were doing. Shucks!



Time to open presents!




More fun!

My boy is growing up!

12 comments:

jenjen said...

Hello! You are so creative. I love that fruit bowl - so cute! What a fun party! And I love your photo collage. You are such a grat mom Rhonda!

XOOX
Jen

MiMi said...

Oh man, looks like a great party! I love that fruit bowl and the picture of your little guy coming off the water slide is just perfect! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

WHat a great party. You totally out did yourself. That was awesome! Love all the decorations too. I am sure everyone left that party with a smile!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh my goodness, Rhonda! Look at you, Miss Creativity!!! I love your turtle!!! Sierra wants to have a Strawberry Shortcake party next month, but I was thinking a beach-themed one sounded like much more fun . . . maybe I can change her mind ;)

Kim said...

How fun. I love the turtle watermelon! I bet the boys had a really goo time!

shortmama said...

Are you kidding me with that watermelon!? That is talent girl!

MiMi said...

I have an award for you! :)

Beth in NC said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love the turtle!!! You are so creative!

Pam said...

Hi I love what you did with the watermelon. You are so talented! Looks like he had a great birthday and sometimes the simple parties are the best, but I like planning Coco's parties too.
Pam

Cindy said...

Wow, Awesome party. You gave me some great ideas. Thanks so much.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Looks like such a great party! I know you put a lot of time & energy into these parties- your boys will grow up with the best memories!!

~Becca

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Fabulous party, Rhonda! Love all of the creative ideas, and those flip flop invitations are ca-ute!!!

Great fun, MOM!! I know he loved it all!! The Mad Scientist can wait. ;)