At the end of every summer break we get together with our college friends and their children to Splish Splash at our pool party. I adore watching the children grow and catching up with our friends. The party was designed around this Splish Splash pool party invite from my Etsy shop.
This year we battled the rain the entire day, but here are a few pics we were able to capture before everything was soaked. I must say it was sad to see all the ink run, icing melt, and sprinkles bleed, but the kids LOVED playing in the rain. Even the rain could not stop the laughter and joy of spending time with our sweet friends and family.
Of course it is not a party without cupcakes!! I whipped up these refreshing lemonade cupcakes with lemon cream cheese icing from the recipe Jess over at Pen and Paper Flowers shared. They looked perfect in my favorite cupcake stand from Target. I made the cupcake toppers to coordinate with the invitations and party decorations.
Find the Splish Splash party circles here in my Etsy shop!
The kids love everything on a stick, so I decided I was going to make Cupcake Kabobs. They were a big hit and I promise to post a tutorial.
These cookies were to die for! I was amazed at how perfect the flip flops coordinated with the invitations. Lisa, from The Cookie Jar, always amazes me with her talent. The cookies not only looked fabulous, but they tasted great too. You must check out her Etsy shop and Facebook page.
Since it has been really hot the past couple of years, I was planning several treats that were cool and refreshing. I found the recipe for this fun layered jello and I LOVED the white layers. Jello wiggles are always a favorite. I will post directions soon.
The bright color Twizzlers were perfect and the whimsical sweet lollipops added lots of fun to the table. After eating these lollipops, the kids were a sticky happy mess. :)
I found these perfect beach ball drink bottles from Oriental Trading! The kids could help themselves to water and lemonade.
The favors included bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and a few other goodies in cute little buckets from Party City. I added the coordinating Splish Splash favor tag with a cute ribbon.
The Splish Splash party circles served as our napkin rings. We served hamburgers and hotdogs buffet style, so it was easy for guests to pick up their silverware and napkin in these cute little bundles.
This pool party is always one of my favorite parties because I get to go home and visit with all our loved ones. Despite the rain, we all had a blast!