Being a parent is hard enough, and coming up with creative and fun ideas for your kids birthday party can be nerve wracking - especially when you'd much rather be relaxing by the pool. Luckily, living in Florida has it's advantages - there's tons to do outside! Whether you're featuring a late night Disney movie projected onto a white bed sheet in the backyard or hosting a poolside party, this summer will surely be one for the books!
HAZEL'S TEA PARTY
You simply cannot go wrong with a wonderland tea party, and this event idea definitely hit the to-do list of a lot of parents this year! With ours and the other caterers/designers help, Hazel's mom didn't have to wear all of the hats to make this party a success. These wildflowers gathered in an elevated picnic style tea party and visited Wonderland!
Florida is two things every single summer - and that is one, humid and two, HOT. Cooling off in a chilly pool on a hot summer day is nothing short of necessary. Especially when you've gathered a group of kids together and let's face it, they aren't always the best at dealing with heat. Throw on the flip flops and put on the shades, because a pool party is perfect for summer! Mermaid, surfing, shark, or even tropical fruit themed, the possibilities are endless. Skip the kitchen prep, and order our Cookie and Brownie platter or fruit and cheese platter for an easy-going party.
Although everyone in Florida wishes they had a pool, that's simply not the case. And if you aren't keen on renting out the public pool this summer, celebrate in your own backyard and add some crafts, games, and maybe even a slip n' slide! Throw together a home made obstacle course, a water balloon bucket and fully loaded squirt guns, and your kids birthday party will be one to remember! Serve up some simple sandwiches with our platters for a grab-and-go snack!
TEEPEE MOVIE NIGHT
A movie under the stars is a perfect way to spend a warm summer night. While looking into some creative ways to celebrate a moonlit cinema, I fell in love with this adorable teepee idea. These are a great way to cozy up with some blankets and pillows on the lawn, and enjoy some buttery popcorn and delicious snacks. These creative food displays are sure to make a scene, and double as a cute photo backdrop for your birthday prince or princess. Make things easier on yourself, and order a kids grazing box for each little guest to enjoy in their teepee!
One of the best kids party hacks is putting together a craft that kids can spend time on. This not only frees up your time so you can actually enjoy some of the yummy snacks you ordered, but also provides kids with a cool take-home party favor that they crafted themselves. So basically, you don't have to do the heavy lifting AND they have a great time. This simple craft requires soil, terra-cotta pots (these can be bought in bulk on Amazon, or you can visit your local Lowes), and flowers, herbs, or shrubs. Hang some green streamers and some plant-themed birthday props, and you're all set!
We've all heard of coachella, and there's a reason it's so renowned! Style your childs birthday party as a boho elevated picnic under colorful streamers. Tie it all together with some sweet tunes that the kids can dance to and a unique craft that they can get their hands dirty with. Even though your kids party is happening in the summertime, news of this will definitely make it to the PTO meetings.