August 3, 2012

Retro Swim Party!

Remember several weeks ago I shared a free set of Swim Party Printables? I told you they were designed especially for my friend, who was throwing a Retro Swim Party for her 11 year old. Well, the party happened and the details are incredibly cute! I thought you'd like to see them too!

No pool party is complete without an Ice Cream Bar and delicious snacks. How cute are those convertible fruit cups? Retro, indeed!

We sent the Splish Splash sign to Costco and had them make a 16x20 poster board. Easy and inexpensive. You can get the printable here. The Dive In banner was printed on white cardstock and hung with twine. Also available here.

The cupcake toppers are part of the free printable set. They were printed on cardstock, cut into squares and attached to paper straws. They're mixed in with edible fondant toppers.

My friend made the cupcake stand and I SO wish she'd taken pictures of her process! I shopped with her for the parts, so I know she used 2 cardboard cake rounds (top two tiers) and a discounted metal tray from Hobby Lobby (bottom tier). She then painted the cardboard with spray paint and added ric-rac. The dividers are canned goods covered in paper. Clever, eh??

Of course, what pre-teen party would be complete without bags of swag?! My friend set up a Fill Your Bag with Swag station. Girl heaven (can I fill a bag??)!

I love when my friends let me party plan with them! We made the swag tags at my kitchen table one Saturday and I shared the picture on Instagram. They look so cute attached to the Swag Bags!

Didn't my friend do an awesome job with her Retro Swim Party?? I'm so glad she let me design party printables for the occasion!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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  1. That party is awesome! Every detail is so cute!

  2. So many cute details! Love the cupcake tier and the metal baskets holding the cones. Fill your own swag bag--adorable!

  3. Great party! Love all the colors! Thanks for sharing such great inspiring pics!

  4. This is so adorable. I especially love the Swag Bag Station -- such a fabulous idea! I'm going to have to remember this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Darling!! I want to do a party like this sometime... the printables you designed are perfect! Just pinned :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. This is an amazing party Emily!! Love all your details and those sweet bags!! ;) Bonnie

  7. So stinkin cute! I love anything retro and you did a fab job with this one:) If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

  8. This is too cute, Emily!! Y'all thought of everything -- love!!
    xo Heidi

  9. Love it. It is so cute and I think the bags are a a great touch. I wish you could come plan my kids parties. My little girl is 2 this week and the party is Sunday. I'll come share the details when it is up.

    Thanks for sharing this party!
    Rose @

  10. Awesome fun! I'm putting on my bikini and coming to the party because I want to eat something with those spoons and have my snacks in that car. Way cool.


  11. In case you are worried...... I won't really wear my bikini.


  12. I wish I could have been there, that was perfect.

  13. Fantastic! I love the cute utensils. I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on

  14. This is so well thought out and so cute!! Come linkup to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog!


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