Saturday, July 18, 2009


Today my sister, Maureen, and I got together. We started talking about doing some fun things for Trinity this summer.

We thought it would be nice if we had several small parties for her and she could invite different friends over. Just keep it small but still fun.

Our 1st party is going to be a "Backyard beach party"!

We thought it could be fun to send invitations something like this. Put the info on a fan so they know we are going to do some fun things to cool off in the heat of the summer days.

Fun things like Slip and Slide. I used to love this when I was a kid.

Or, perhaps run through the sprinklers. Kids seem to love play in the sprinklers. Plus you get your grass watered at the same time.

All the kids will get a fun pair of flip flops. We need to find some fun summer time flip flops that the kids will love.

Since the kids will be in their bathing suits and playing in water, some squirt guns may be fun to play with.

Beach balls are always fun and what says beach more then beach balls?

Oh, it could be fun to write the invitation on these and they have to blow them up to read the information... maybe?

Everyone will get a bright fun color pair of sun glasses! After all, we don't want any one's eyes getting damaged in the sun.

This little beach ball/pool cooler could be a fun thing to use to keep all the drinks cold.

Maybe we could make beach tote bags as a fun little craft and then everyone can take all the fun give aways in here to take them home.

Lots of shells will be used. Fun little pails with candy would be cute at each place setting. Maybe I could put each child's name on them and they could double as place card settings too.

I love planning parties. So getting to work on this one is going to be fun. So many cute summer items are out there.

What kind of food should be served? When you think of eating at the beach what kind of food do you think of?

We thought of several different ideas for these small little parties and I'll share them with you as I plan them and then show you how they turned out.

If you have any great ideas let me know. I'm open to all ideas.


Irma's Rose Cottage said...

How fun! Seems like she will be having a great summer with all of these party ideas.

Hugs :)


Unknown said...

Those are absolutely darling ideas! WOW! You are such the party planner! I LOVE the beach ball/pool cooler! That is so cute! :)

Cottage Way of Life said...

For a craft, how about getting inexpensive plain flip flops and having the kiddies decorate them? They could maybe wrap the straps with fuzzy yarn to make them all glitzy, and then hot glue (with adult supervision) a silk flower or some kind of sparkly something on for embellishment.

Whatever you do for the party I'm sure the kiddies will have a ton of fun, your ideas are great!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sounds like a fun party!!! Lots of great ideas. Love & blessings from NC!

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Connie said...

I could use a beach party about now with our temperatures being in the 100s now in this desert, sweetpea! Good for you for having one - even if it is a virtual one....... :-)

Lindsay-ann said...

Sounds like you and Trinity are going to have an amazing summer. I love all the ideas you shared for summer parties.