A Blue Birthday Party

Hey friends!  I’ve got some fun projects to share this week, but I haven’t had much time to write!  The first week of August is always busy around here – but FUN busy!  My son and I have birthdays about a week apart, and we just threw him a little party over the weekend.  I’m not one to have a big Pinterest party I’m more about keeping things simple and enjoying the day – but I still want to share a couple of photos of a really beautiful day.

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

I picked up some balloons from our local party supply store, assembled some paper rosettes, printed my own invitations and silverware pouches.

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

My favorite touch of the party was the last-minute decision to order customized lollipop party favors (from Lollipics.com).  Those were as much a hit with the adults as they were with the kids!

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

We set up our pop-up awning and a couple tables, ordered a cake, grilled some burgers, and enjoyed a perfect summer day… gosh, I can’t believe my son is already TWO!

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

I didn’t even make the cake. :) We just ordered from Costco and called it good!

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

The kids loved it, and I loved not baking, and not stressing.  I enjoyed the day so much!  So if you ever get intimidated by the fancy party photos – forget it!  You can still throw a great-looking party that you can actually enjoy.  Just find a couple details that are important to you, and focus your effort there.  Set a budget and a time limit that you’re willing to spend, and then find a way to make the details of the day fit into your plan, instead of letting your plan dictate your day.  I spent an hour earlier in the week assembling the decor pieces, and then 30 minutes that morning setting up.

A Blue Birthday Party at www.happyhourprojects.com | Keeping it simple and enjoying my son's 2nd birthday party!

It was a beautiful day… and I’m just not motivated to get back in the swing of things, haha.  But I do have a couple of very cool projects coming up in the next couple days, so I promise to make time to sit down and write.  Thanks for joining me for today’s recap – I love sharing the fun moments with you guys, and this summer has been full of them.  It’s been awesome!

Adrianne Surian

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