Ashton won't be one for 6 more days but we had his party this past weekend. It was small- just family and a couple close friends- but it was hot so we got out the pools and set up ghetto waterpark in our backyard. The kids had a blast and stayed cool and when the adults couldn't take it anymore, we all came in to play a little longer.
For Ashton's party, I decided to plan it using his favorite snack as a theme- goldfish! It was really cute and easy to work with. I found adorable invites on etsy that were blue and orange and just ran with it.
Here is the super ghetto set up. We had 3 large pools, a baby pool and a splash pad thing. Oh, and did I mention that we only had 7 kids there? Ha!
Here is the goodie table. The adorable banner was made by my friend Beth at Love, September. She also made Emerson's.
The snacks were easy! Did you know they make a ton of different flavor goldfish? I only bought about half of the flavors.
Close up of the cake. Turned out so cute...especially since it was $3.99 from Kroger!
My little tradition for my kids is to have all the guests sign it and then I put a picture from the party on the sheet. I put it in a frame and hang in their room. Although, Emerson is getting quite a collection of these...thinking I need to rotate some out and put the others into a scrapbook.
Family picture before the party.
Despite the 106 degree heat, Ashton was more interested in playing out of the water than in it.
He just wanted to crawl around everywhere with the occasional few steps thrown in.
This is what he ended up looking like most of the time. Such a boy.
We found one way to keep him cool in the water. Feed him snacks.
Emerson had fun playing with her friends.
A little unsure.
Emerson keeping a close eye on things.
Ahhh. Now he has it figured out.
Nice and messy.
Ashton thoroughly enjoyed cake and his party. It was a success!