Every year, my sister and I throw a birthday party for our cousin Lily. We celebrated the big 10 this year, so I had to make sure to come up with some pretty great Milestone Birthday Party Ideas for the birthday girl to choose from. We tossed around a bunch of great Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Ocean Theme Party, Bubbles Galore, and even Knights of the Round Table. But in the end, Lily picked the theme, and she chose blue. Just blue.
At first, I was a little stumped with this party theme! How could I take it beyond just blue paper goods and crepe paper? It didn’t seem like I’d be able to come up with any ideas that would top last year’s party.
Our Milestone Theme Party Invitations and Favors helped to jump start our planning process (lots of color options, including blue!), and then we got down to planning the all-blue decorations and menu. In the end, the party table we put together was a huge hit with the birthday girl! Who said a color theme party wouldn’t work? Not me! :)
Of course, the WOW factor of our table was the ombre link chain backdrop! See my instructions on how to make your own party table backdrop here.
All of the delicious desserts needed to be blue, too! Blue Jello cups were easy to make and perfect for our young guests. A blue ice cream cake made an eye-popping centerpiece, and rice krispie treats along with Oreo favors were party favorites.
These ombre rice krispie treats were not only tasty but they also fit the theme perfectly and looked absolutely beautiful! See how to make them here. I served most of the menu on white or clear platters and serving trays. It helped give the table a bright look while breaking up some of the blue.
It was easy to pick up blue bottled drinks that the kids would love. Just rip off the labels and add a fun paper straw that you can find at any party store. Pile extra straws in a themed cup or bucket! (See my blue one in the background?)
Don't forget party essentials to match your theme, too. Blue cups, napkins, and plates are a must! And a few extras make a party fun and memorable. We bought a blue inflatable crown for the party girl, and scattered homemade card stock confetti to finish off the decorations.
Even the birthday girl wore blue to go with the party theme! Happy Birthday to Lily from the Party Girl, and good luck planning your milestone birthday. Check out these links for more ideas: