the sparkly life: My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Little Sunshine Birthday Party

yellow cupcake
my little sunshine decor
dessert table
cupcakes party
my little sunshine party drinks
my little sunshine party

kids party favors
you are my sunshine sign

As I mentioned a few days ago, my daughter just turned six. Her party is this weekend, but since it will likely be awhile until I show you those pictures, I thought it might be the perfect time to take a look way back at the first party I ever threw for her. 

Five years ago, when she turned one, I didn't have a blog. I didn't have Instagram. I wasn't worried about creating Pinterest-worthy content. I just wanted to throw a fun party. And I ended up throwing a pretty darn cute one if I do say so myself!

The theme was My Little Sunshine, because it used to be one of my favorite songs to sing to her. (BTW, am I the only person who finds that song kind of depressing? It totally makes me cry!) 

At the party, we had yellow desserts (macarons homemade by my mom!), sunshine-themed drinks (Sol beer!), and lots of sunny decor (loved this easy-to-clean checked tablecloth! Plus, it was pretty convenient that our dining room--we lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn back then--was already painted yellow.)

The favors for the adults were sun-shaped cookies (made by my mom!); the kids got little sand pails with a stuffed duckie, a finger puppet, and the cookies.

My daughter had her first taste of cupcake that day. And I had my first taste of planning a birthday party. 

And now we're both hooked. :)

What do you guys think? And can anyone guess the theme for my daughter's sixth birthday party this weekend? (Here's a hint: It's a mash-up of two themes...)

Want more? Click here to check out my daughter's fourth birthday party (Frozen!) and her fifth birthday party (mermaids!). Plus, here's my son's first birthday party (a nautical theme!).


Shann said...

I love this! It's such a unique theme, and so warm and happy. That song also makes me cry. I can't wait to see what the 6th birthday looks like. I always love seeing your party pics.

JLynnCorter said...

How beautiful! I loved the tablescape!

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