In the midst of his recovery, I was knee deep in pineapples, watermelons & flamingos, oh my! Our little lady just turned six (insert Mom tear here) and we celebrated with a little fun in the sun. And after finding these adorable gold pineapple plates, we had a jumping off point for the rest of the decor.
A goal this Summer has been to use our backyard more… I mean we worked hard enough on it!! So we decked out the entire space for C and her friends. I pulled our old Ikea dining table out of storage, as well as these wrought iron chairs a friend had given us years ago. I reupholstered the dated seat covers using some extra cabana stripe fabric I had lying around. There are benefits to being a hoarder… I mean collector.
When it came to the menu, we served Watermelon Pizza topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit, Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Lime Juice and Basil & Hawaiian Pizza. Along with tons of other bowls of fresh fruit everywhere.
Of course we had some Birthday cupcakes, but the main attraction was having a Shaved Ice Food Truck pull up in our yard in the middle of the party. The kids (and grown ups) loved this!! They each got their own cup of shaved ice and were able to pick their own flavors off of taps on the side of the truck. I have a feeling we will be seeing the Kona Ice truck at a few more birthdays this year!! Super impressed!
For the activities, I tried to keep them busy! I turned our Bocce Court area into the fun zone decked out with a fun balloon wall with neon balloons & giant flamingo inflatables. They aren’t just for the pool ya know!
They played pineapple bowling, with pineapples and a real coconut. The girls were fascinated with the real coconut!