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Gold Party

It gets to that point when your children are old enough to know to ask for cartoon parties (ie: Ninja Turtles or Spiderman.)  So this year when my son uncharacteristically asked for a “Golden Party” I took the theme and ran with it before he could change his mind.

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My favorite party ideas are ones that make a big impact but don’t take forever. Anyone can spend a lot of time and money and make an awesome party. For me, the best ideas are the simple and easy ones. This golden party decor fits squarely in that category. It is inexpensive and took less than 10 minutes to hang but it transformed the room it to a shiny paradise that would impress 5-year-old critics and adults alike. I bought several packages of the gold curtains to hang all over the room. I also bought a few gold tablecloths to make the room shiny and over-the-top. We had a treasure hunt around the neighborhood and filled the chest with gold coins and boxes that look like gold bars filled with toys then blew out sparklers while wearing gold crowns. Our golden boy was super happy.

Sources: Gold Curtains | Gold Tablecloths | Gold Crowns | Gold Chocolate Coins | Gold Bars

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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Val

    February 25, 2015

    What a great idea! So creative! I love the gold – makes for a fun and festive birthday :)

  2. Kari

    February 25, 2015

    So precious that he came up with the idea!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  3. Shauna

    February 25, 2015

    Love this!!! He looks so excited!

  4. Kelly

    February 25, 2015

    Wow this is fantastic! I love that the activities were gold themed too

  5. Giovanna

    February 25, 2015

    I know I keep on saying this, but it suits every time!
    …. what? Oh yes: oh happy day!

  6. Manu

    February 25, 2015

    Wow, that’s a very golden party, love it! Great idea for all ages and any kind of celebration.

  7. brittney

    February 25, 2015

    Thanks for posting this – you always have the best ideas. And my favorite posts on your blog are always the ones about the parties you’ve really thrown.

  8. Veronica

    February 25, 2015

    I love the streamers on the wall. Such an original theme!

  9. She's Poised

    February 25, 2015

    This is awesome.

  10. Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake

    February 25, 2015

    This is such a cool theme!
    I love the idea of a scavenger hunt with gold coins.

  11. Nicoletta

    February 25, 2015

    Oh boy! My son would love this too! He is so into gold and jewels and treasure! How fun!

  12. Jessa

    February 26, 2015

    Coolest. Birthday. Evar. What a lucky birthday boy!

  13. Laressa

    February 26, 2015

    I love the “curtains”! My daughter’s Golden Birthday was for her 18th I wish I had these then.

  14. Eliza

    February 28, 2015

    This is awesome. I want a gold party now!

  15. Nicole

    March 2, 2015

    We also just did a Golden Birthday for my daughter Ella (she was 10 on the 10th). If I had known how fantastic the golden curtains would be, I would have ordered twice as many, they make such a great impact! The best thing that I found for our party, I think, was gold food spray paint from Wilton. It was really really pretty on the cake, super sparkly. I also was really impressed with the sparkly gold heat transfer paper that I found. We were going to a water park so I packed all the treats in tote bags (to give as a favor) and cut out the words ‘She’s Golden’ and lots of stars and ironed them on the bags. It turned out so well.

  16. Jade

    March 2, 2015

    Such a unique party idea. Makes me want to have a solid colour as my 21st birthday party theme!

    Thank your son for inspiring me :)

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