I wanted to share a few details from the little birthday party that I threw for my son's 5th birthday. I had 2 ideas for it...simple & swim party. I came up with the idea to do a "favorite things" party, but mostly just adapted that to the favor bags.
Since the party was small & would be mostly in the pool, I kept myself from doing anything else extravagant or not worth the effort for 5 year olds! For our invitations, I wrote on some french fry containers from Hobby Lobby, to share the details of the party.
I threw in some favorite color blue paper & stuffed it full of french fries...another favorite!
So we swam, ate ice cream sandwiches, opened presents & swam some more! Easy, the kids loved it & I was stress free! The favor bag items were handpicked by the birthday boy himself.
The blue paper bags had a tag attached that read, "Blue paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of Clayton's favorite things". I threw on some tickets & bakers twine for cute decor purposes!
Picking out the items was a fun event in itself, and made my son even more excited for his party. A whoopee cushion, a coloring book pack (each one was different), slinky, Lego packs (from Target), M&M's, Z-bar, and of course blue bubbles.
This may have been the simplest party I've ever thrown and I did have to control myself a LOT, but I think it turned out awesome!