Caroline’s Yellow 3rd Birthday Party

When I asked Caroline what kind of birthday party she wanted this year without hesitation she exclaimed “a YELLOW party!” I wasn’t really sure how I was going to pull off a birthday party in our new house just a few weeks after moving in but I promised Matt (and myself) that I would keep things as simple as possible, which as you know is totally against my party planning style. But I did it! I did it! And despite getting rained out of our backyard as guests were arriving and moving everything inside last minute I am happy to report that this was my first party ever where I did not suffer a case of hostess neurosis on party day!

The birthday girl!

I grabbed a few dozen yellow cupcakes from the Harris Teeter and had pizza delivered just before guests arrived. Easy. Easy. Easy.

We had everything set up outside and ready to go for an outdoor party — food, booze, decorations, yard sprayed for mosquitoes, bounce house and more…and then a storm rolled in about 20 minutes after the guests arrived. Womp. Womp.

I picked up two bouquets of flowers from the farmers market for the table decor. Everything else we already had in my party bins that Matt thankfully agreed to dig through the garage to find!

 Oh and someone got a little sidewalk chalk happy with all his extra free time he had while the kids napped.


Caroline’s best, best, best friend — Austin. He was her first friend at daycare at 3 months old and they have been inseparable since.


Facetiming with Grandma + Grandpa!

When the rain stops and you run outside for a Supper Club group photo!

Mimi + Grandad + Auntie Ann


Another fun party (and our FIRST in our new house) for the books!

See Caroline’s Previous Birthday Parties

Caroline’s Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday Party

Caroline’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party





  1. Alicia Rowland
    May 25, 2017 / 11:54 am

    So cute! This is the first year my daughter (who is a month younger) hasn't had the same theme as Caroline! Haha We are doing Frozen theme this year since she is OBSESSED. I'm hoping to just grab some basic Frozen themed items from Walmart and Dollar Tree and call it a day.. we'll see if I can keep it reeled in! 🙂

  2. Faith
    May 25, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    What a great birthday party. I love that she asked for a yellow party!

  3. Jordan {FORMER KENNEDY}
    May 25, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    How adorable!!! Yellow is my favorite color so I love this! Question for you…I currently planning my daughter's first birthday party and we've decided to take a note from your book and hire a photographer so we can just enjoy the party. Do you book the photographer for the entire party or just a couple hours? I'm trying to decide how long to book her for because for events she does an hourly rate.

  4. Meredith
    May 25, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Christina, you throw so pretty awesome parties. I love your new house. Hey, if you can email me and let me know how you like your patio furniture still, is it holding up? I don't want a table, I'd rather have a lounge area on the deck, but don't want to break the bank. thanks girl.

  5. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
    May 25, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    I love the yellow theme! It's my favorite color–your gal has good taste!

  6. Kelly
    May 25, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Love love love this! The sidewalk chalk particularly cracked me up — I feel like our husbands are kindred spirits. Beautiful house, beautiful party! Looks like she had SUCH a blast, too!

  7. Kiki Nakita
    May 25, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Too cute. Happy 3rd birthday, Caroline!

  8. LHWinstead
    May 25, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Awe I love this – looks like such a fun & special time! You're a great Mom AND hostess!!

  9. Colleen Sullivan
    May 25, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    What a fun and simple party — the best kind in my opinion!

  10. Crisp Snaps
    May 25, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Looks like quite the lovely party! Wouldn't have even known you just moved from the looks of it!

  11. Natasha
    May 26, 2017 / 2:14 am

    mellow yellow… absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  12. Laura Darling
    May 26, 2017 / 3:28 am

    Love the yellow theme! Everything looks amazing, as usual! 🙂 Happy birthday Caroline!

  13. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    May 26, 2017 / 6:30 am

    What a gorgeous party friend, and you made it work so well inside too!! I love that little yellow birthday girl x

  14. Rachel Emily
    May 29, 2017 / 12:56 am

    You are the hostess with the mostest!! Even when you aren't trying you throw an adorable party!!

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