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Beach party table
I can’t believe my baby boy is already two.  It seems like only a blink of the eye that I was announcing him to the world!  To celebrate his birthday this past weekend, we threw him a little family party.  I didnt’ want to go over the top since he doesn’t really understand the concept of birthdays, plus  I know he won’t remember it anyhow.. but the girls wanted to do SOMETHING and so a party was in order.
In order to keep the cost under control, I headed to Dollar General and picked up 100% of the supplies that I needed.  The decorations, the plates, the utensils, even the CAKE!   When planning a party, it is easy to save on summer essentials with Dollar General!
Dollar store birthday party suppliesSince this is the first ‘boy birthday’ we settled on a blue and white beach theme.
The decor included paper streamers, balloons and crepe paper decorations.. all in blue and white.
Blue ocean birthday party
I used a cake mix and pre-made frosting with fish sprinkles for the cake.   We added a crab pool toy (I ran it through the dishwasher before adding it to the top of the cake!) and TWO birthday candles.   Crab blue ocean cakeThe cake mix and frosting was less than $3 and the crab was only $1.50.  If I had purchased a grocery store cake it would have been 3-4 times that price!
Birthday party oceanOn the table we added a few beach balls, some shells and a sand pail.  We also got all the paper products at Dollar General.   It was seriously one-stop shopping.

And the baby was pretty excited.  The balloons were definitely his favorite, but the candles on the cake were a close second:
Baby blowing out birthday candles
And once we cut into the cake he was on cloud nine!  CAAAKE!!! Crab birthday cakeMost of it even made it into his mouth.. although he was wearing quite a bit of blue frosting by the end of the day: Birthday boy eating cake Next up: Gifts!  Tractors from grandma were fascinating. Opening tractor giftAnd his big sisters were so happy to be part of the party planning and we thrilled he liked his beauty blue party!  Siblings

And mom was happy she didn’t break the bank!  For all your summer parties, you can find everything you need at your nearest Dollar General.   And it doesn't even have to be party related.   I created this garden flower tower for less than $10 and exclusively with supplies from Dollar General! 

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