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Baker’s Boho Fiesta 3rd Birthday

July 16, 2018

still recovering from the excitement of the weekend, you guys last week was SO full! baby appointments, celebrating sweet Baker Bree turning three, my mom and brother came in town and we all found out the gender of this little one! my head is spinning!

Saturday friends and family came together for Baker’s third birthday celebration.. I thought it was going to be impossible to top last year’s flamingle fun, oh but I think we did! back in March, Teresa (she’s my MIL best friend and like my second mom) asked if she could host Baker’s birthday party. Teresa has an amazing pool and lots of space in the backyard so I hopped on the opportunity in no time! after seeing a few similar “boho” set ups on Pinterest I sent the hubby on a hunt for the perfect wood pallets for our main table and decor. Facebook marketplace for the win at just $5 a pallet!! we ended up finding these longer pallets at 6 foot (I think a standard pallet is about 3×3) so the length was perfect for our patio ‘table’!!

I’ve decided that balloon garlands just take your party decor to the next level. we set up everything the night before the party and it wasn’t until Jordan and my mom hung the garland and I stuffed a bit of greenery and flowers into the slats in the wood that this set up came to life! the garlands are a lot easier than they seem.. we watched a tutorial on youtube 🙂 

  

 last minute I decided to reuse the drink stand Jordan built from Brady’s fire station ONE party, hence the “fueling station” sign. we added the floral garland I saved from the twins’ unicorn party and I think it gave it the perfect girly touch.   the only request Teresa had the entire day was to get a picture of Miss Baker on the cactus float she bought her. ABSOLUTELY. we had gnome cones bring out there pop cart full of gnomesicles to set up by the pool and it was a HUGE hit for both the kids and the adults! the best pops I’ve ever had, hands down.    bless this guy for keeping up with his full gnome attire through the 101 degree Texas summer heat. he was so polite and really awesome! if you’re local, I highly recommend!     these girls swam their little hearts out with all their friends and just had the best time. happy birthday, Baker!!

*about 11 adults were screaming “chug chug chug” at Parker, Jolie, and Baker to get them to drink punch out of these cactus sippers for a photo. it was hilarious! never a dull moment. 

CREDITS
photography by:: alyssa askew photography
popcart vendor:: gnome cones
invitations:: party invites & more
flower crowns+ floral garland :: reused from past birthday parties
3 birthday crown :: little blue olive
giant balloons + balloon tail :: genwoo handmade
glitter cactus + woolie ball banner :: pearl + jane
long fabric scrap banner :: pearl + jane
14″ peach floral dream catchers  :: savvy’s dream catchers
gold petal backdrop:: shop sweet lulu 
THREE banner cake topper :: fancy free finery
cake + cupcakes :: the jenny layne bakery
custom sugar cookies :: mrs. V’s cookie company
cactus  macarons ::  gemello cakes + nibbles
chalkboard cactus designs:: chalk designs by me
macrame table runner::  target
candy ferris wheel:: etsy
custom rice krispie treat pops :: cupcake novelties 
BAKER block name :: DIY/reused from Baker’s baby shower
drink dispensers:: target
chalkboard drink tags:: chalk designs by me
balloon garland kit:: shop sweet lulu
balloon tassels garland:: gewoon handmade
food plates: shop sweet lulu
dessert plates: shop sweet lulu 
dessert napkins: shop sweet lulu
paper straws: shop sweet lulu
paper cups: shop sweet lulu
disco cactus sippers:: urban outfitters 
Baker’s bathing suit:: masala baby 
cactus float:: sunnylife
6ft unicorn sprinkler:: target
  • kathie
    July 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    My birthday is July 30th. I’ll be 56. I am putting you in charge of the party….GO!!! What amazing memories you are creating for your children.

  • Jill
    July 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    What a fun party! You do such an amazing job!!

  • Rachael
    July 16, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    This is so adorable!! Can you link to the YouTube videos you used for the balloon garland? Would love to do this for a bridal shower I’m hosting Sunday!! Would you say it took under 2 hours to do?

    • amber
      July 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      it takes about an hour with two people.. I strongly suggest an electric balloon pump (I got mine at party city).
      heres the tutorial! there are tons on youtube!!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMXEHlAwsVI

  • Jessie
    July 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Every little detail is PERFECTION!! Happy birthday to Baker!!
    Also – we have a balloon garland tutorial we put together – maybe it will help a bit next time! https://youtu.be/G6lOBMDnHLo
    xx

  • Joy
    July 16, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    All so gorgeous!!! Do you think I can do the balloon garland the night before or will it look deflated? How long did it last?? Thank you!

    • amber
      July 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      I made it the night before and it was just fine. its just air, no helium so it doesn’t deflate the same.

  • Ashley
    July 17, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I love everything about this!!! You did such a great job, as always. You should seriously start your own party planning business 😉

  • Ashlee
    July 19, 2018 at 7:08 am

    The aesthetic of this is just… WOW. HBD, Baker.