I'm throwing out another idea for a quick party theme to use in the summaTime. Finding unique touches that don't take a lot of preparation are the BEST ideas to tuck away into your pockets. This party takes a few supplies and a tiny bit of time, then you're ready to host some summer fun.
My Dad just blew out another year this July. We celebrated by visiting a classic auto museum during the day and by a bright color in the night sky party that evening.
Showing the boys how to really work those stilts....
For simple celebrations, a good idea is to bring out the celebrated one's favorite snacks! My Dad is a Pringle Chip lover. So a row of Pringles were ready to down while everyone waited for dinner.
He is also a Dr. Pepper lover. I bought the mini cans to bump up the visual appeal (because everything is cuter tiny-sized).
After the party, I bagged up the rest for him to take home. The mini cans worked perfectly as a fun extra gift to him.
I told you I was going to be layering drinks all.the.time. from now on. I wasn't kidding. Neon layered colors in yellow, blue, and green scream party.
I will be sharing the dinner in an upcoming blog post.
If you ever have an uncontrollable craving for chocolate, grab a slice of chocolate cake. I can't think of anything else that satisfies better. I made a super, really, very, extra, extremely rich chocolate cake with a whipped mousse center and ganache spread over the top for my Dad's birthday.
I used chalk ink to write his name on the cake stand for something different.
Topped with ganache and m&ms...
Filled with whipped chocolate mousse...
I used a lot of bright colors for this party against the black night. The PopChips were the perfect colors to add.
I bought a mini collection of fun brightly colored party stuff:
-birthday candles with the FLAMES that light up the SAME color as the candle (waaay cool!)
-colored sky lanterns.
Glowsticks are so inexpensive and lots of fun. Everyone wore them in dimmed lights while we partied like rOcKstARs.
I learned a cool trick recently: Glowstick lanterns! These have been all over Pinterest! Cut open a glowstick and shake it into an empty bottle. Whirl and swirl it around for fun glow in the dark colors. You can also add some water or oil to the jar to give it bigger and a more even color.
All serious eyes on the glow bottles...
BRIGHT ON BLACK!
These candles were AWESOME! You can find them at Michael's Craft store. In the box is an assortment of bold colored candles. The flames light up the exact same color as the candle! Very fascinating and of course, super cool.
To finish the party, we let colored sky lanterns off into the night sky. It was windy out. Ummm, don't let balls of fire float into the air on a windy night. We let one go, freaked out, and waited until a still night to let the others go. They are memorizing to watch on a calm summer night! We love, loved it!
Pick your color sky lantern....
Make a secret wish....
Shhh, don't whisper it to anyone....
Watch your lantern move high into the dark as it takes your secret wish along...
When the lantern is a bright dot, the size of a star and suddenly disappears....
....your wish has been delivered.
Titus told me that he made a really big wish,
that he thought should be counted as two.
But I couldn't ask him what it was...that's the mystique of it all.
Summer birthdays are exciting! Happy Birthday to a man who has lived his days with adrenaline and excitement, and who taught me to live life fully. Cheers to YOU Dad.
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