Inessa loves a party and does not wait for a special occasion to throw one. Even though there were no birthdays on the horizon she boldly set sail for Partyland to celebrate the beginning of summer: I started by creating little sailboat invitations. After that, the ideas quickly accumulated and I had a full-blown party on my hands. I challenged myself to do it as economically as possible and ended up spending only $20.
A huge paper-mache marlin served as a focal point and was a fun project to tackle with Nick. Garlands of paper sailing pennants, cut-outs of anchors and ship wheels, and Swedish Fish are just a few of the thrifty decorations I employed throughout the room. Of course newspaper sailor hats were a must and proved to be an essential prop for the photo booth. Sailboat cupcakes served as a preview to the big finale, a model sailboat outside made from cardboard boxes which the two kids and the dog could all get inside of. All in all the party was a blast and it was particularly rewarding to work closely with Nick creating the decorations.
(Images: Inessa at Diaper Style Memoirs)