Party Recap

My niece, Gracie, was deciding on her 4th birthday party theme almost immediately after her 3rd birthday party. Of course, while I was proudly rooting to myself “that’s my girl!,” she changed her party theme a handful of times over the next several months before finally settling on what she called a “splash party.” Perfect for a late July birthday. Thanks to the gorgeous photography of Jennifer Schattle Photography, Gracie’s party has been featured on the fabulous Amy Atlas Event’s blog Sweet Designs!

I kept the sweet table simple with the “splash” cake made by my husband, the adorable splash cookies from Icings by Ang, the “cabana candy,” and the “jello pools” made by the birthday girl herself with the help of her mom. I chose a color palette of pool blues, yellow, and pink to reflect water, the Texas summer sun, and the birthday girl’s favorite color. Party inspirations were collected on an inspiration board (and Pinterest too!). I even scored the red heart bathing suit like the one on the invite! I designed the invitation and coordinating printables just for Gracie’s special day (the printable party package is now available on Etsy). It was so much fun seeing her splash party come to life.

My husband loves to bake. He has loved baking since “back in the day” with his grandmother, and he is on a journey rediscovering his love for baking. Gracie’s mom asked him to bake her birthday cake.

Icings by Ang is my go-to cookie vendor. Ang is AMAZING! Not only are her talents out of this world, she “gets” me. I don’t know how she does it, but she creates spot-on cookies every party. So much so, you would think we were working side by side on the styling (even though we live states away from each other). She is such a sweetheart and a joy to work with.

Although the party appears small and intimate, 50+ party guests enjoyed outdoor activities on a giant water slide and kiddie splash pools! Gracie’s splash party was exactly that — a huge splash!


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