Our oldest and our youngest are six years and 364 days apart, exactly! Calia's birthday is May 7th and when we were expecting our third baby his due date was actually her birthday, but he came at midnight ONE day before, May 6th.
When they were younger it was easy to find cute birthday party themes for a boy and a girl, but as they have gotten older it has gotten a little more difficult. Aside from this year, they each get to pick a theme for their party. We are blessed to have both mine and Zach's families in CO, so their "parties" are usually just family coming for dinner and dessert. We host one the weekend before and one the weekend after. Which gives us a nice solid seven days to tear down and set up the new decor. This year is a bit different because we are still under our 'shelter in place' here in CO, I was not going to spend a ton of time decorating two days in a row, so I was on a mission to find a neutral theme for a 14 year old girl and a seven year old boy.
After scrolling the internet and coming up empty handed I decided to go with a 'Colorful Confetti' theme, with lots of bright colors, fun streamers, pom pom garlands and of course 'Happy Birthday' balloons.
It was a HUGE success with two VERY happy birthday babes. The majority of the items I found at Target and Amazon, and had them all shipped!
The Pom Pom Garland, Happy Birthday Burlap Banner and Table Runner I thought would be great to keep around for years to come. That way when they are too old for parties we can still have some fun color in the house for their special days.
I'm sure you all have seen the super fun Happy Birthday Balloon garland and Number Balloons all over social media. These made the decor really pop and BONUS they are SUPER cheap! I just purchased this Helium Tank to blow up the number balloons and Voila, perfect and decor and we were able to use them for some fun yearly birthday photos.
Both kids wanted their own cakes, and with not being able to go anywhere I figured I would have the time and energy to make two cakes from scratch! Dominic wanted a Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake, so I found a great recipe from Kraft Recipes. Calia is my traditional girl and wanted a Chocolate Cake with Chocolate frosting. I found a recipe for a Gluten-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Cake from Delightful Food Mom. Before you judge, trust me this cake tasted every bit like the real thing. She says the secret is the yogurt that holds in the moisture!
We wanted to make their birthdays feel just as special as they are so I found these Door Streamers that I hung on their doors the night before. In the morning when they woke up they were surprised right out of the gate! I think this is going to be a tradition we continue to do from here on out. It was super cheap and made them feel special!
We had fun activities throughout the day also. We turned on the sprinklers under the trampoline, put out their American Ninja Warrior course and filled the trampoline with balloons! On Wednesday we also put together Dominic's present which was a Basketball Hoop, and on Thursday all of our friends and family drove by for a Birthday Parade! I created this fun Balloon Arch to add some fun to the front yard!
I found these sweet Happy Birthday Dinner Plates, Happy Birthday Snack Plates, Happy Birthday Napkins at Target and I believe what always ties the decor together is a perfectly colored Tablecloth. It was the icing on the cake (pun intended) 😂.
If you find yourself in a similar situation I hope this helps or at least gives you some ideas for your next birthday celebration!