What does one do when you have a brand spankin' new baby, a toddler, a farmer husband who has hit his busy season at work, and an eight year old who really wants (and deserves) a birthday party? (To be more specific, and dolphin themed party). You call on little sister and in this case that would be ME. My older sister is more than capable of throwing a party that would make her a regular guest on Martha Stewart, but as I mentioned she was a tad busy. So here are the pictures of what I came up with.
CAKE: Raley's is my go to for last minuet cakes... or any cake when I am too lazy to bake. They were able to take the picture from her invitation and apply to the cake... technology in the baking world has come a long way.
TABLE BACK DROP: If you want to make your own birthday banners time and time again you must have a Big Shot from Stampin Up! The paper is a combination of scraps from my craft room, and sparkling paper I found a Michael's. Ribbon was used to look like some sort of underwater plant (at least that was what I was going for).
BALLOONS: Grabbed this idea from Pinterest. Using fishing string and a needle I threaded the balloons together. If you decorate parties of any kind and you do not have fishing string I don't know how you get anything done. Fishing string was used for the banner, the balloons, and the bubble circles behind the banner.
TABLES: I took a few mason jars from my hoard (I never throw away jelly or pasta sauce jars) and filled them with seashells (from Aptos, CA to be exact).
Glad to share some ideas with you all.