Ever since I was pregnant, we called the baby our little sunshine baby. The pregnancy was a surprise and it took me a while to be okay with it, and once I was, I began to see the joy of welcoming a new baby to our family. And once Ellie was born, I saw just how much she was our little sunshine. She is so full of life, joy and smiles. She loves snuggles and playing with her siblings. And I just can’t help but think about how much brighter our lives are with her in it.
So of course when I was planning her party, I knew it needed to be a sunshine birthday party for our sunshine baby. And I absolutely love how it turned out!
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The budget for the party was around $150 and even though I haven’t really totaled things up officially, based on the running count in my head, I was able to stick around that. Between the decorations and lots of food, I tried to make the budget stretch as much as I could!
The sunshine banner is from Carriage House Printery. I actually designed it using Procreate and had them print it on the banner! It been hanging in Ellie’s room, and I knew it would be perfect for her party too.
I got some sunflowers, baby’s breath and random yellow flowers (that were on clearance) from Kroger. I cut up some lemons and put it in the water to add another touch of yellow, and it really helped pull everything together!
The adorable sunshine plates are from Party Bar Co on Etsy. I fell in love with the design, and HAD to get a few for the party. I just wish I could have ordered 50 more!
Since it was a morning party, I decided to do a breakfast charcuterie board and it was absolutely delicious! On the board we had:
– Fruit: strawberries, blueberries and bananas
– Savory: bacon, sausage and quiche
– Cheese: sharp cheddar, cranberry cheddar and brie
– Sweet: mini pancakes and mini cupcakes
– Toppings: syrup, peanut butter, butter and sprinkles
– Drinks: lemonade, strawberry lemonade, sweet tea, cold brew and creamer
(All the food was purchased at either Aldi or Walmart)
My dear friend Emily from Martinez Made made the cake and cupcakes, and goodness they were absolutely delicious! She created a custom flavor for me – Lavender Lemonade – and I was in love. Ellie was a huge fan as well, if you can’t tell.
The cake topper is from HipHipSoiree on Etsy. I ordered mine in the Magic font, and it turned out so cute! I also love that I can continue to use it for years to come.
The balloon arch is from Party Bar Co on Etsy. I got the 8ft length and was so impressed with how big it ended up! The colors were perfect, and it was fairly easy to assemble, although it took quite a while to blow up all those balloons.
As the party favor, all the kids got to decorate their own pair of sunglasses. It was so much fun, and I loved watching them put their own personal spin on their sunnies. Don’t worry – this was fully adult supervised! I got the kit on Amazon, and it was perfect.
We also had bubbles on the deck, and they were a hit! I love this bubble wand set my sister got Junie for her birthday. They seriously make the BEST bubbles!
We had such a fun time at Ellie Sue’s sunshine birthday party! It was the perfect way to celebrate our little sunshine. I had no idea how much we needed her in our lives.
Happiest of birthdays, Ellie Sue!