Hi friends! Over the past couple weeks on Instagram you might have caught glimpses of the party decor that I was working on for my daughter’s 15th birthday. Well yesterday her big day finally arrived and I was able to surprise her when she got home from school, with a room decorated with sweet things inspired by everything she’s into these days (namely: “Doge,” anything cute (aka kawaii), animals, and unique sweets (she wants to own a candy shop company some day) .
Since our finances have been stretched to the max lately, I knew that I’d have to come up with a creative way to make the day feel special without spending an arm and a leg. The large animal paintings (glued to recycled cardboard for stability) were the solution that I came up with (cost $0). The only thing that I did ended up spending money on decoration-wise, was for the purchase of a few sheets of colorful cardstock ($4) that I used to make the confetti garlands with.
My daughter is really into trying out unique candies and sodas, so I also set up a soda tasting station for her (with tasting note cards for added fun). All the sodas were purchased at Rocket Fizz and World Market.
Affordable blooms from Trader Joe’s are the best, and a great way to add an extra fresh burst of color to the room!
My daughter loved everything (including the hand-me-down Instax Mini Camera that was her “big” gift). Hooray!
I feel so incredibly lucky to be the mom of such a wonderfully kind, fun-spirited, and beautiful (inside and out) daughter. Fifteen years have flashed by in the blink of an eye! I can’t wait for all the adventures to come over the next fifteen! xo Ez