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Backyard Birthday Beach Bash

We celebrated our son's 7th birthday this weekend with a Backyard Birthday Beach Bash. (his true birthday is the 30th)  We are in a heat wave here in NY and it was HOT!  I did the party myself and had a blast (and exhausting) doing it! 

 I hope you like it!  

The Boardwalk at the Beach, when the guests 1st arrived
this is what they saw...Tattoo Booth, Games and Crabby Crafts
We used a helium tank& balloons from Balloon Time

Every beach has to have the plane flying over with the banner...

Sand castle building area

every table had these on them


salad area

my friend, Deb, she makes all my kids cakes...

The Souvenirs & Sweets filled bags with goodies..

The Snack Shack...scoop your own snacks

At the photo booth...Da Boyz

Cake time...

More photo booth time...

The after party!

Goodie boxes...for the SHARKS (ages 4 and up) and then there
were bags for the Minnows (ages 3 and below)


Personalized Beach Printables - Shindig Parties to Go (etsy shop)
FREE Beach Printables - Shindig Parties to Go (blog)
Shindig Parties to Go - Facebook Page
Sunglass & Flip Flop Cookies - Desserts by Dawn Facebook Page
Happy Birthday Banner - I will have to get back to you on this, I can't remember...
Beach Party Circles - Smitten Blog Designs (Tons of Free Printables)
Paper Straws  - Hey Yo Yo - Etsy shop
Small Beach Themed Buttons in the kids goodie bags - LOVE this Etsy Shop- Barefoot With Buttons
The Ouch Pouch - prizes for games - great Etsy Shop - The Ouch Pouch
Birthday Subway Art - Eighteen 25

All other signs and banners and printables were made by  ME 8)   Using my Silhouette Machine for a lot of them!

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Beloved's Bride said…
Wow! Now that is a fabulous 7th Birthday Party.
LeighAnn said…
Looks like such a fun party! How long did it take you to plan this?
melismama said…
Thank you Beloved...

LeighAnn - 4 months
Jamie said…
I will be hiring you for my Zachary's birthday,lol.I am so glad that your Zachary was feeling better for his bid day.Looks like you all had a great time.
Lindsay said…
Love this!! What a great party!
Lisa said…
You should be a party planner! I'm wondering what on earth you will do for Sweet 16 or graduation parties!
Natalie said…
That is fantastic! I LOVE the plane with the banner!! What a neat idea to incorporate! And the buckets filled with treats that were spilling onto frisbees was great! I found you at CraftOManiac and am so impressed!
aggieam01 said…
Fabulous. This looks like the most fun party ever!
Melanie said…
What a great party! I know how much work it is to throw a themed party, so I really admire you. I am busy planning a Minnie Mouse party for my daughter, and I'm chronicling it all on a party blog,
Karima said…
WOW! I made a small Hello Kitty Party I made for my daughter and that was a lot of work, it seems nothing compared to your party. I know this must have taken a while to plan and set up! Well Done! Now following you, Karima x
What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

Happy Monday!
Q @ JAQS said…
That is one awesome party. Both my boys have winter birthdays so we don't get to have outdoor birthdays like that. Love all the colors!

BTW I'm hosting a 12 FAT quarter Fabric Giveaway. Come by and check it out when you get a chance :)

Q @
Tracy said…
Once again Melissa you amaze me with your party planning talents and gifts! What a great and fun party! It looks like you really did bring the beach to your backyard! Your children are blessed with a mom who works so hard to make all these special and fun memories for them :) Your creativity rocks for sure!
Will you adopt me? Please? I would be thrilled if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional linky party going on now:
See you soon!
This is so cute, I can tell all the detail and hard work that was put into this party. Even the littlest details make a difference. Love It!!
Jess said…
Soooo many great ideas, thanks for sharing!!!
Donna said…
Awesome party, so many details!
Do you want to throw my 30-something bday party in the fall to make me feel like a kid again? What a great party! Thanks for linking up on The Sunday Showcase!
Just Jaime said…
Great party! Love the details !
Beth Adams said…
Wow....I am floored! So much awesome detail. I can only imagine the time that was put into this party. Kudos to you! Following your blog now.I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!
Melissa, seriously, you are amazing! I can't believe all you do for these parties... and they are just AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! You're definitely a Super Mom!!
Jen@eighteen25 said…
wowza!! oh my goodness.. you put a lot of time and love into that party!! i loved every last detail... great job!
thanks so much for sharing with us!
jen :)
Where did you get the boxes for the kiddos? Would love to do something similar for my boys party.
Nermeen Tardie said…
Super cute and creative!
Rachel Munz said…
How did you do the sand castles?
Rachel Munz said…
How did you do the sand castles?

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