Decorations this year were kept simple and easy. If you haven’t already discovered this yet, Etsy is an excellent site to help you plan your party. And if you find yourself like me – in need a party fast – look for shops that have “print your own” party packages.
I found several really cute airplane theme ones, but decided on this one from Ven’s Paperie. For $35, I received custom PDF’s of everything I’d need for his party! From cupcake toppers and food signs to banners and thank you cards. There were over 25 pieces! All I had to do was print off the items I thought I’d use, as many as I needed, and cut them out.
I through in my own little flare like the blow-up airplanes and decorative pom-poms from Amazon and Hobby Lobby, and my decor was complete.
We planned the party during lunchtime and served up hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, water, tea, and juice (for the kids). A little something for everyone. What party can go wrong when you’ve been fed and your stomach is full?
So, the next time you find yourself unable to spend a lot of time planning a party and feel the need to compare yourself to Pinterest, remember that it doesn’t take a lot of money or a lot of time to create Fun.
In my case, I wanted my son to have an amazing and special day with his family and friends; a day that I could feel proud of for giving him. Success!