This blog started when I discovered my love for party planning as I was planning my daughter's second birthday party. I feel as if I have come full circle now that I am planning a party for Kira again, this time for her third birthday!
I was waiting for that feeling of inspiration to hit me. Hoping a great party theme and color scheme would come to me at some time before August 2011. And, of course it happened, at the most unexpected time. I was in Target perusing the dollar section items. I saw a bin of pinwheels, and I began looking through them. I was thinking a few of them would look cute near the walkway to our home. Then, I found a pinwheel with a red with white polka dots print and a cheery yellow sun in the middle, and that is when INSPIRATION struck me. My mind began whirling: Red and white polka dots, accents of yellow, a summer-time sun theme...
The reason this is perfect: Kira loves the sun. She talks about the sun coming out when she wakes up in the morning and the sun going away when she goes to bed at night. She and I sing, "The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow" all the time (she has the Annie movie). "The sun will come out..." is my phrase to represent this party theme.
I would have never thought of this idea if it had not been for these pinwheels in Target.
Since that moment, I have taken flight with my ideas for the party. Besides the darling pinwheels, I have purchased yellow watering cans, buckets, and vases (all from Target dollar section) to serve as serving items and decor on the main food/dessert table. I have big, round yellow plates (to represent the sun) and red and white polka dot napkins to bring this print into the children's table. I am imagining bunches of perfectly round yellow balloons, a sun-themed pinata, a sun-themed craft activity. Background music will incorporate sun-themed songs: The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow, Here Comes the Sun, You are my Sunshine, Don't Let the Sun go Down on Me, Good Day Sunshine, Island in the Sun, Pocket Full of Sunshine, Soak up the Sun, You are the Sunshine of my Life, Let the Sun Shine in, etc. Who knew there were so many sun songs?!
Here is my inspiration collage for this party: