Monday, November 1, 2010
DOLPHIN, DONUT, DISCO Party!
Well.... here at the COOP we pride ourselves on the fact that we can make ANYTHING a theme party! And we think this party is pretty good evidence of that!! Gracie was turning 5.... and she had VERY specific ideas of what kind of party she wanted. So much so, in fact, that when I was at her house one day (she's the daughter of one of my good friends) she and I were talking about her upcoming BDay -- and she was telling me that she wanted a "Dolphin, Donut, Disco" party. Ever the party planner, I immediately started throwing out ideas... "we can do this.... or this -- wouldn't it be cool if we did this?" I kid you not -- she looked me dead in the eye and said "When we are on a playdate at YOUR house -- we can talk about YOUR ideas.... right now, we are going to talk about MY ideas" I adore her. Thus began the planning for the fabulous Dolphin Donut Disco party you see above! Gracie's mom had these super cute invites made with the dolphin wearing a rainbow afro wig sitting atop a heap of donuts -- and off we went! I grabbed the image of the dolphin off the invite and had stickers made for all the goody bags, We did a really cool opalescent crinklie tablecloth all bunched up down the middle of the main table -- which looked like water (very cool)... on which we placed the AMAZING cake created by the insanely talented Julie from Blue Cupcake (she is seriously a goddess when it comes to cakes and cupcakes.... all sweet treats, actually!) and some vases filled with all kinds of candies in shades of white and blue. The goody bags were filled with a plush dolphin, a rainbow disco wig (we tried to make it look like the Dolphin was wearing the wig as he peeked out of the bags), a disco ball necklace and a cool dolphin mobile. We had a Bubble guy come and do a show in the lobby -- and then the kids had a free for all bubble fest out in the courtyard area. Super fun! We also filled the bouncer with clear and different shades of blue balloons -- as well as some mylar dolphins too! It was great. My absolute favorite element was the milk and donut cups -- clear cups with a theme sticker on them, filled with a shot of refreshing milk with a mini Krispy Kreme Donut looped on the straw! So cute ... so delicious! Hope you enjoy the pics!