A golden birthday is the birthday when you turn the same age as your birthdate.
This year is my daughter’s. She will be 7 on July 7th. However, summer birthdays are often hard with friends on vacation and summer schedules. We decided to celebrate at the beginning of the summer this year with a gold themed party at the pool.
First stop was Dollar Tree. I found the gold and silver pinwheels, gold ribbon, and wreath form. Next stop was Party City for the gold table-cloth, gold utensils, napkins, cups and beaded necklaces. For decoration I spray painted a soup can with gold glitter spray paint, put some rocks in the bottom and added the pinwheels and tissue paper. I took the straw wreath form and wrapped it black yarn. I tied a bow and hot glued a number 7 in the middle. I also took a cardboard beer container (a 6-pack carrying case) and also spray painted it gold. I used it to hold the napkins, utensils and sparkly table weights (like they might use to hold balloons down).
For food, I made a HUGE pitcher of fresh lemonade (in the future I would recommend buying it, very time-consuming!), hot dogs, fritos and Doritos chips, goldfish, freeze pops, and sunrise fruit cups. I made the fruit cups ahead with crushed pineapple, sliced peaches, mandarin oranges, and grapes. I froze the cups and let them thaw out when we got to the pool. I forgot to take a picture of the dessert. I took 2 vanilla Oreo cookies and dipped them in white candy melt. After they dried, I brushed on edible gold sparkle dust.
I spray painted 100 pennies gold and we had a gold coin dive in the pool. Our goody bags were cellphane bags filled with gold wrapped candy like rolos, reeses peanut butter cups, and hershey’s nuggets.