come fly with me: rainbows & clouds for birdie’s birthday

by mari

3 year old rainbow and clouds birthday party theme with creative balloons

Wow what a wonderful day we had yesterday! Birdie’s birthday spanned 2 weekends this year. I wanted to push her party out past her birthday to gain us a little extra time after Christmas. Between schedules and the influx of gifts, it seemed like a good idea at the time. It had some pros (more time for us to get ready!) and some cons (Birdie wanted to see her friends on her birthday, not wait a whole week!). But I can say this, we got to have two crazy fun-filled birthday weekends. And lots and lots of cleaning, organizing, and decorating.

The results? A “Come Fly with Me!” clouds and rainbows party for a girl nicknamed Birdie. A girl who loves balloons so much, that I was determined to find a creative way to use them. There were several revisions to my plans. It turns out balloons and popcorn ceilings (I hate them!) are not a good match – POP! Instead we found a way to include a huge crepe paper rainbow and lots of floating balloon clouds. My favorite bit? Several white  bath mats cut in the shape of clouds to cover the floor. They were so easy, relatively cheap, and a great take-home for her friends. We also added some way-over-the-top (slight cringe on my part?!) hot air balloons with a couple of small party favors for each guest. We rounded it off with make-your-own tacos (her favorite food) and a very specifically and repeatedly requested Pink. Strawberry. Cake. Her daddy-o even splurged on a little fluffy cotton candy machine. Sorry dear party friends, I know you missed the cotton candy, there was just too much to do during the party. But we had some afterwards, and will share with you all soon!

In the end, it was a beautiful, sunny, laughter and screamed filled afternoon. Thanks to all of our friends for joining us on Birdie’s special day – she was so excited to have you here!


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lori (aka: marzi) January 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

how adorable!!! what a lucky little girl! (and i think the hot air balloons are adorable!)


2 Miz Big January 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Thank you Lori! Sometimes Birdie gets a little spoiled, but Anything goes on a birthday!


3 Meg T January 16, 2012 at 9:07 am

I agree, the hot air balloons are awesome! How fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity.


4 Miz Big January 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thanks Meg! I really enjoyed doing it!


5 Dottie January 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

So rad! Seriously wonderful! I can’t believe how big Birdie is getting. Sigh. What a lovely three year old you have!


6 Miz Big January 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thank you thank you! I cant believe it either. She’s so big and smart and wordy. It’s going too fast.


7 Cassie January 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

So awesome and colorful! What a lucky girl :) And Birdie is so big now, seems like only yesterday I was commenting about her 2nd birthday?


8 Miz Big January 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Thanks Cassie! Don’t I know it, these birthdays just keep coming!


9 jane maynard February 23, 2012 at 1:30 am

what a FABULOUS party. love all the details. especially love those streamers on the ceiling. I could stare that those photos all day. :) thanks for such a fun and inspiring post! :)


10 tricia February 23, 2012 at 7:11 am

Great idea with the streamers and I love those cloud rugs! Where did you find them? Congrats on the 9×9!


11 tricia February 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

Ooops- nevermind- I see they are bath mats! I can figure it out! Great idea!!!


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