I think Betty Crocker would be proud. My daughter's sixth birthday party. Finally, a birthday held in my very own backyard.
A balloon wreath:
Her Happy Birthday banner:
Her cupcakes, complete with melting icing. Not one of my proudest baking moments:
The backyard setup. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
The theme was "rainbow," which made it really easy to decorate. Mutli-colored plates and silverware. Different colored streamers (several found at a resale shop!) plus rainbow balloons.
Kids had a scavenger hunt, did "sand art" drawings on sandpaper and decorated t-shirts. Okay, most of the girls decorated shirts. The boys just reinacted Lord of the Flies with swords and anything else they could use as a weapon.
Overall, a great party. Low-key...and didn't involve Chuck E Cheese or a bouncy castle.