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Lainey’s So EXTRA – Beach Bash (4th bday)

I have always wanted to throw a beach party for Lainey since she has an August birthday and most of our friends live at the beach! This year worked out perfectly to do that on Labor day weekend!ย  I thought it would be fun to treat it like a mini “bachelorette” and get matching suits for all the girls!ย  We also told everyone to BYOF (bring your own float) and we floated outside by the dock the entire day.ย  Lainey’s favorite thing about the party was the Pelican Sno Balls we had unlimited, as was mine (it turned out genius to make alcohol drinks with the shaved ice too ๐Ÿ™‚ )
Below are the vendors we used, and several images from the party.

*If you’re in Wrightsville/Wilmington area and are throwing any type of party, make sure to contact these vendors below!ย  Everyone was phenomenal, on time and very responsive.

  1. Photographer:ย  Visuals By Helen
    Helen came for about an hour and got all the photos I needed easily!ย  She even sent me 3 sneak peak ones that evening, super fast and loved all the images she got!
  2. Moana 2-layered Cake- One Belle Bakery
    I told them my vision, sent a few sample inspiration photos, and boom, they delivered an awesome cake that tasted just as good as it looked!
  3. Mermaid- FairyTales and Dreams by the Sea
    We booked for one hour, and felt like it was the perfect amount of time for her to interact with our small crowd of 8 kids!ย  They loved her reading to them during “Story time” and she danced and stayed right by the birthday girl!ย  It was the perfect something “Extra special” birthday treat I am glad I booked for all the kids.
  4. Pelican Sno Balls station:ย  We booked the starter package and I felt like we had more than enough extra shaved ice left, we invited all the neighbors over to even have some!
  5. Personalized Swim Suits & Tumblers:ย  Etsy: Parkerryandesigns
    One of our good friends Andrea has been running this etsy shop for awhile and I casually mentioned I was looking for personalized swim suits, and what do you know, she said she could easily make them!ย  She is one talented girl, if you need something personalized (from clothes to cups) shoot her a message on etsy!ย ย 
  6. Water trampoline/Slide O-zone Water bouncer:ย  Rave Sports
    We have been loving this all summer, but I got this Water Bouncer specifically for lainey’s birthday bash!ย  The kids and toddlers loved it!ย  You can see why we love it on this post I did awhile back here.
  7. Letter Board: Felt Like Sharing
    I love the pop of color their letter boards add to any event and photo!
  8. Hair:ย  I had my hair styled in braids by Set Blow Out Bar
    I always go by here when I am in wilmington to get a blowout, so figured I’d get a braid style for the party too.ย  Lainey was supposed to come, but she was already enjoying the festivities when it was time for our appointment so I went solo :).ย  They do Mommy and Me styles too!
  9. Balloons- I ordered all from amazon













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