Surf's Up! Summer is nearly over, but there is always time for a surfer themed birthday party!! We loved pulling together this fun party and hope you find inspiration for your upcoming event!
When working on the design, we wanted to incorporate new twists on this classic party theme. Our dessert's backdrop is none other than a 3D surfboard rack.
We chose a simple burlap table cloth as our base and then added this custom printed wave printed fabric from Minted as an overlay. for a bit of whimsy, and some pops of color, we layered a felt ball garland and our beach shorts banner across the table's front.
One of the highlights of putting this party together was the ability to showcase our newest tabletop collection, including this vintage van dessert plate, modern wave dinner plate and fun Surf's Up paper cups. These surf board napkins from Oriental Trading completed our tabletop design.
We dressed up store bought cupcakes with these fun waves wrappers and toppers from our printable collection. The cake featured simple, modern navy circles along the base of a buttercream cake. We added surf board cookies and brown sugar to resemble sand to dress up the cake's top.
Each party guest took home these fun sand buckets filled with goodies and tied with these fun tags reading, "Thanks Dude".
Party Styling, Printables & Tableware: Crowning Details
Surf Board Backdrop & Wooden Risers: Created by Jackie
Felt Ball Garland: Glam Fete (etsy)
Waves Fabric: Minted
Cake: Frost Bake Shoppe
Surfer Buckets, Cupcake Wrappers, Napkins, Beach Balls: Oriental Trading
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Summer, sunshine, carnival games….YES! This vintage boardwalk theme is so much fun and perfect for just about any celebration! We thought it was just about perfect for this sweet girl’s 7th birthday party!!
When designing the main table, we wanted to focus on the bright pops of color; red, turquoise, and yellow as our main color palette. To bring color into the table, we added these yellow paper fans, red paper fans and mini turquoise paper fans to the front of the table linen. To pull in the black coloring of the standees and other coordinating items, we used a black and white table cloth as a runner across the table.
The centerpiece of our sweets table was this simple white buttercream cake decorated with red and teal blue ribbon and a simple “7” topper. To either side of the cake, we served cupcakes dressed up in “Happy Birthday” cupcake wrappers and sitting on top of DIY cupcake stands we made from plastic popcorn boxes.
For a fun bulk snack, we couldn’t resist serving popcorn in these red and white striped boxes which we added these fun 2” square stickers to. For a bit of nostalgia, we placed a gumball machine and glass container full of button candy on top of ticket rolls. And finally, both for fun and to enjoy during the party, we displayed these 18” twist lollipops in vases filled with white sixlets candies to either end of the table.
Beyond the fun main dessert table details, you couldn’t miss the giant standees acting as the table’s backdrop. The oversized ferris wheel standee and roller coaster standees set the perfect stage for this big birthday bash. And finally for added color in the background, we displayed this fun, “FUN” standee.
Guests enjoyed our games table throughout the party, full of nostalgic carnival type games made with a little DIY. Guests pulled plastic ducks out of water in a blue tub to see if they were marked for a prize, tossed rings onto colorful cones, threw ping pong balls into clear plastic fish bowls, dropped discs down a pegged board and took home fun balloons by our resident artist Bugga Bugga Balloons.
Guests could select a variety of fun surprises from our fun “Prizes” board; mini game cubes, magic 8 balls, kazoos and mini Uno games were packaged in “Happy Birthday” favor bags.
Setting the stage for these fun games were these fun souvenirs standee and boardwalk games building standees. And, to keep the décor consistent, we used simple black paper tablecloths and the same black& white striped tablecloth as an overlay for these tables.
Everyone had a blast celebrating our birthday girl’s big 7th!
Party Styling:Crowning Details
Party Supplies: Shindigz
Venue: The Parador
Balloon Artist: Bugga Bugga Balloons
Elmer the Elephant is a sweet children's book with an amazing message of self-acceptance. I was thrilled to collaborate with Caroline & Weston's mommy on this joint 4th and 1st birthday party!
The backdrop for our dessert table highlighted Elmer himself on a 3D, custom wooden backdrop. For added color and height, we added 2, 36" balloons with custom colorful tissue tassels.
Doubling as decor and a party activity was this amazing, over-sized Elmer pinata! I mean....isn't he just amazing!?!
To bring the Elmer patchwork coloring to the front of our dessert table, we draped a simple "Happy Birthday" banner with the patchwork design around the edges.
Seated guest tables were draped in a burlap linen with a colorful, custom made pom pom runner across the center. Colorful 5 foot, 36" balloons with colorful tissue tassels served as centerpieces.
Party guests were entertained by this colorful photo booth backdrop, complete with Elmer hat props! For the littles, a table full of DIY plush elephants and an assortment of colorful fabric markers awaited them. These little elephants were not only fun to color, but a great take-home item.
How adorable are the birthday boy and girls wearing their custom Elmer clothing!!?
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Linens: Aztec Rentals
Pom Pom Table Runners: Etsy (Made in Burlap)
Photo Backdrop: Shindigz
Balloons: Big Ass Balloons
Elmer Backdrop & Wooden Cupcake Risers: Created by Jackie
Cakes: Dessert Happiness
Plush Elephants: Oriental Trading