With my girls being 5 days (and four years, but that is irrelevant when it comes to birthday celebrations) apart, Goldie has never gotten a proper birthday celebration. Because I know better than to think she actually would remember eating leftover cake while holding a 4 day old balloon from her big sister's Pinterest-worthy party (you may remember THIS crazy undertaking from a couple years back).
But this year, Alexa requested a gymnastics party at her gym- which is plug & play and couldn't be easier. So, I felt like it was time to roll up my sleeves, procure the email addresses of Goldie's friends' parents, and throw a party in our playroom like I had done for Lex many times before.
Goldie's favorite thing in the world is ballet- but I wanted a more gender-neutral theme. The only thing that Goldie loves equally as much as ballet? A donut. Or, more accurately, many donuts.
Donut Grow Up became the theme- partly because I can't resist a pun, and partly because I couldn't think of an easier way to decorate our basement than blowing up a ton of giant donut floats and calling it a day.
We covered up the toy storage cubbies with donut-covered plastic tablecloths (a trick learned from parties of the past- way less distractions and wayyyy less mess), rented 2 rectangular toddler-height tables and 18 chairs, and otherwise, everything came from Amazon and Etsy (shoppable links in captions in case you ever have a hankering to throw a similar celebration).
A few favorite details are below...
Photo Credit: Samantha Rose Photography