Mommy Monday: Nostalgic Bubblegum Party

Since my daughter Rhey was of an age to talk and ask for gum, I would always respond, "when you are four years old."  I'm not sure why I decided that was the appropriate age and answer but I had to be a mom of my word!  So as her fourth birthday drew near, we decided together on her birthday theme.  A Bubblegum Birthday Party!

As a practical Mom, I chose birthday colors we were decorating her room in so the decorations did not go to waste.

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I also wanted to give the kids table a whimsical "Alice In Wonderland" tea party feel. 

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This was the outdoor table just for the kids.  The tablecloth was a piece of material from Hobby Lobby.  All the linen, plates and vases were from a local thrift store.  The yoyos, bubbles and playdoh are party favor packs from Wal-Mart.  As for the "Bubblegum To Go Boxes", the boxes and labels came from Michaels {I created the label design from a provided template} and the bubblegum from Wal-Mart. 

The food table was a big hit.  The table cloth, linen, stacked tea cups and silver tea pot came from a local thrift store.  The letters of her name will be a DIY blog coming soon to Style Me Sugar.  The bubblegum machines came from

Kara's Party Ideas Blog

 and I made them practical by filling them with gumballs, grapes and fruit salsa.  The PomPoms came from

Traditionally Modern Designs Blog

.  I also took mason jars and filled them with different types of gum (Bubblegum, Razzles and Chiclets) to add to the Bubblegum flair.

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The cake came from

Sweet Designs Blog

 and my mom made this cake.  She is a wonderful cake designer so I left that up to her!

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And last but not least, we needed to thank our friends and family.  We got chalk as a gift (awesome!)  Chalk is always great to have around at a party to create pictures with words! 

Photos courtesy of Marcus Edwards of Sugar Mill Productions