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For my daughter's second birthday, we celebrated all things summer with lots of messy water play, bubbles and, of course, POPSICLES! We created a life-size popsicle truck where guests could order their flavor of choice. To round out the food, we had a "chip bar" with a variety of chips for guests to create their own mix, and further highlighted the popsicle theme with the most adorable popsicle cookies and a beautiful popsicle drip cake. In addition to a traditional inflatable pool for swimming, we set up three sensory stations: rainbow bubbles, water beads, and a create-your-own bubbles station. For an added element of fun, I DIY-ed a huge popsicle piñata filled with all sorts of summery goodies. Guests went home with homemade popsicle-shaped sidewalk chalk as a thank you for celebrating with us. This party was truly "two cool," just perfect for our fun-loving 2-year-old!

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Popsicles, chips and sugar cookies

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade

  • Desserts

    Birthday cake

  • Party Favors

    Homemade popsicle-shaped sidewalk chalk

  • Activities / Games

    Pool, water beads, rainbow bubbles, create-your-own bubbles, piñata

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Party Helpers

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7 comments

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    Taylor Q wrote:

    I'm curious how did you make the Popsicle truck

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer wrote:

    We bought two sheets of plywood, and my husband cut them into the truck shape. He built some supports behind it then nailed the two pieces onto the supports. I wanted it to have a watercolor appearance (similar to the invitation), so I used exterior paint and sprayed it with a waterbottle as I went. For the canopy, I used an IKEA canopy and recovered it with fabric to match our party colors.

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    Shannon S wrote:

    Hi Jennifer! I LOVE this theme! I was hoping to do a lot of similar things for my daughter’s birthday, and was curious where you found the pink pools and bubble wands. I’ve searched all over for the pools, and cannot find any plain pink! :(

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer wrote:

    Hi Shannon! I got the pink pools from Overstock.com. I've also seen solid pink plastic pools at my local Target this summer. The bubble wands were an Amazon purchase. I hope that helps!

  • Rica H

    Rica H wrote:

    Hi! Love this party theme! What bubbles did you use to fill up the pool and how much did you fill it up to? I'm wondering if I should get a baby size so I dot have to buy that much bubbles...

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer wrote:

    Hi Rica! For the bubble wand pool we used this mix: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GJNKC6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (I ended up ordering a second 2.7 gallon size too, so it was probably about 8 gallons total in the pool). A baby pool would be a great idea for this activity!

  • Jennifer

    Jennifer wrote:

    The product name is "Bubble Thing BIG Bubble Mix - MAKES 5.4 GALLONS!" In case that link isn't working for you.