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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Water Wars-Jacksonville Family Photographer

So my husband thinks that I go a little too far when it comes to throwing a party, lol. I promised him for my son's birthday it would be a simple backyard party...and of course it was the most fun party ever!!! My kids (probably all kids) could care less about the decorations, if the invitation matches the table cloth or even if the house is cleaned for our guests. My son's only request was that we get a dunk tank...and so the idea for a Water Wars party started. As hard as I tried to get some decent pictures of the food/gift table set up, the day of the party we had 15-20 mph winds...the food was literally blowing off of the tables. So I snapped a few then we moved anything that wasn't tied down inside. Being the uber-organized person that I am, I set up stations and had a schedule (stop laughing) of things to do at the party. First was the dunk tank. Then we had slip 'n slide races. Finally we finished up with a huge water war including water balloons & water guns (hardly in pictures of this cause they started squirting me and I figured I better get my camera out of there!!!). The cake was red-velvet on the inside and covered in rock-candy on the outside. The blueberry jello cups and chocolate covered apples were both a big hit with the kids. Finally, with everyone sporting a custom made tattoo, they had a chance to stop in the photo booth. ***And for those who follow along the story of my son's first crush...yes, that is her...and they are adorable :)

























12 comments:

Chris said...

Your photography is so fun and I love this this theme! Do you mind me asking how you did the temporary tattoos?

Wendy Updegraff said...

thanks Chris! I created the logo and sent it to Buttonhead on etsy to have them printed :)

LeighAnn said...

What a great party! Did you rent the dunk tank? What did you do to create the logo? I'm following you now.

Deborah said...

Love the theme, love the decorations, LOVE the cake and your pictures are beautiful.

Flores Family said...

where did you find those bubble gum tubes? please???

Karen said...

Great great party!! Love the theme :) And very nice photos! Do you mind letting us know where you got those clear tubes for the gumballs? Thank you!

Wendy Updegraff said...

thanks everyone! I got the tubes from Garnish, their website is:
http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/shop/

Faith, Family & Friends! said...

AWESOME PARTY!!!!

W Photography said...

Would you be willing to share your template. My 11 did not want a party until he saw this.
Thanks
woodlief@me.com

Cassie said...

Will you share your template for the invite and tattoos? If I use the same company to print will they have template?

Love the idea and decorations. Adorable

Haley said...

Awesome Party! Also would love to buy your templates for the tattoos & invitation. Let us know if that is a possibility. Thanks!
haleycjames@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Fantastic "Good 'Ole Days" type of kids party! Love the colors, treats and activities! Beautiful pictures and happy children! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!