It’s cool to be three! Last month, we celebrated our girl Carmendy’s third birthday with a colorful popsicle party. Her “chill” extravaganza was perfect for a summer evening, with lots of yummy frozen treats.
Carmendy loves food, particularly sweets. And since her birthday is in August, I couldn’t think of a more fitting theme than popsicles!
Her popsicle party was one of my all-time favorite celebrations that I’ve planned. I loved the party colors, I loved the simple and modern look, and I loved the frozen treats too. But, most especially, I loved Carmendy’s face when we sang Happy Birthday. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything more adorable than her radiant smile. For an introverted girl who beats to her own drum and shies away from large groups, her beaming face while everyone was singing to her was extra special.
Anyway, back to the popsicle party!! It’s a popular theme, but I wanted to make my little girlfriend’s party different. So I picked fresh colors – watermelon pink, aqua, neon green and yellow, and light orchid. I also used a windowpane pattern in the decorations to make the party look even more unique.
Some highlights from the party included:
- A wall backdrop with balloon popsicles! Richard and I stayed up late learning how to make these from twist balloons and wood craft sticks, with a little help from YouTube and an air pump.
- I created “giant” confetti from scraps of pretty-colored paper that I curled with scissors, which I made into garland, scattered on the table, and taped to the wall to make a 3-D effect.
- A wall covered with windowpane gift wrap was the perfect way to display a giant lime green script balloon that said “fun.”
- I made a bunch of popsicle decorations from paper and wood craft sticks, which I hung as banners and garland.
- Is any birthday party today complete without a giant number balloon? Of course, we had to have one and the giant fuchsia number three was perfect.
- White chocolate-covered Oreos decorated with mini popsicles that I made out of fruit-flavored tootsie rolls and toothpicks were the most adorable treats ever.
- During the party, we made necklaces for the kids out of t-shirt yarn, popsicle feltie charms, and large pastel beads.
- Painted with an ombre effect on the bottom in the shades of the party colors, the white treat bags were perfect for the popsicle party favors. I also added tags that said “You’re the Coolest!” and decorated the bags with a paper popsicle and ombre tassel charm.
- The party favors include handmade “popsicle” chalk (made with this silicone mold), icee pops, mini chalkboards, and erasers shaped like frozen treats.
- I decorated the table with party hats that I made myself, each one trimmed with the cutest pompom trim. I found the most perfect plates – pink, aqua, and grid! A bunch of colorful crazy straws in glass milk jars completed the tabletop.
Check out all the details from her party in the gazillion photos that I took. Isn’t Carmendy the cutest birthday girl? I can’t believe she’s three, and I can’t believe popsicle season is over and fall is almost officially here.
It’s Cool To Be Three: Carmendy’s Popsicle Party!