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.
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.
Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day