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A Boy’s Sandcastle Building Birthday Party

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Get ready to dig right into the gorgeous details of this boy’s sandcastle building birthday party, designed and styled by Brandi, of Painted and Sprinkled, for the summer issue of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party!  The party photos by Marta Rhine Photography capture the delightful fun of a bunch boys frolicking on the beach.  After all, what boy doesn’t love playing on the beach and digging in the sand? Party anticipation was heightened by the stunning cake and cupcakes, perfect favors and colorful, printable decorations. Check out fun-in-the-sun at this sandcastle building birthday party for one lucky boy!

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Ideas


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“Buckets, shovels and sand oh my! Beach, ocean and blue sky.”  Those words are an adorable caption on a darling invitation by Twinkle Twinkle Little Party for Owen’s birthday!  Throw in a few treats and refreshing drinks and you’ve got one amazing summer party!

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Dessert Table Ideas

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Dessert Table Decor Ideas

A beautiful beach inspired dessert table was made even more breathtaking with the setting sun, waves and sand providing a natural backdrop. I’m in love with the gathered light blue tablecloth—a perfect choice to mimic the sea breeze and ocean waves.  Happy summer colors of aqua, orange and red were combined in cute printable décor and were reflected throughout the styling.  A lovely confetti balloon with colorful tassel garland blew gently in the breeze (One Stylish Party). Brandi used wonderful pieces of nautical inspired wood décor on the treat table.  The rustic feel paired with the rope detailing added the perfect beach-y feel for displaying sweet treats.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Cake Ideas

It’s hard enough building a sandcastle out of sand–creating a sandcastle cake takes sandcastle building to a whole new level!  The Sweet Tooth Cakery was up for the challenge and produced this beautiful cake, perfect for the theme.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Cookie and Cupcake Ideas

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Invitation Ideas

I love how Brandi displayed colorful beach themed cookies and cupcakes (by Sweet Bites by Karen) with printable toppers in a wooden display case.  The use of small art easels for displaying the cookies was brilliant, as each was truly an edible masterpiece. They coordinate well with the invitation and décor. A close examination of the cupcakes reveals awesome frosting “surf “and twine wrapped cupcake wrappers.  Small details like these make such a difference!

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Candy Kebab Ideas

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Candy Ideas

Eye-catching candy kabobs by Four Monkeys Candy Connection provide a fun pop of color on a bed of sugar sand.  I love the twine wrapped sticks!  Another sweet dessert idea from Four Monkeys was the Twizzler flags displayed in glasses filled with aqua jelly beans–what a clever way to tie in the look of sandcastle flags.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Cake Pop Ideas

Brandi made the creative sandcastle cake pops!  Aren’t those mini flags the cutest cake pop embellishment?  They look as yummy as they are cute!

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Name Decor Ideas

Coated in sand to bring in more of that sandcastle feel, the letters which spelled out “Owen” were the perfect dessert table accessories.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Drink and Beverage Ideas.

An afternoon in the sun can work up a great thirst.  A galvanized bucket held refreshing beverages with more sweet personalized printables.  Beverage wraps are a great way to dress up a drink.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Activity Ideas

Displayed on a bright orange blanket, sand pails and shovels served as favor buckets and were filled with everything the boys would need for a fun day building sandcastles:  beach towels, spray bottles, sunblock and castle flags.  Each pail was outfitted with a waterproof favor tag.

Boy's Sandcastle Building Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Building a sandcastle…doesn’t that sound almost magical? Food, friends, sun, surf…and sandcastles; what a way to celebrate a birthday! What a fun party!


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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.