and Thrift Store Thursday over at Holly's place.
Victoria had a great time getting her carport ready for her Sweet Girls 4th birthday bash. She has a second post that I am linking at the bottom of this one where she shows another makeover that she did to get ready for the party. Hope you enjoy and make sure you head on over to Tales from Bloggeritaville and Homebody for some more great thrifty finds.
A party and a yard sale/thrift store makeover
(photo by Christina)
This past weekend we celebrated my Sweet Girl's 4th birthday! I have been working hard to clean up and decorate my carport for an outdoor party. I browsed through my yard sale and thrift store finds to find decorations and put together her party. I was really pleased at the "new look" for very little money!!!
The butterfly I bought a couple of years ago at Lakewood (boo hoo it is not there anymore), the seeds sign was a Kirkland's clearance find and the purse shaped birdhouse a Belk's clearance find.
My potting bench was $10 at a yard sale and the chalkboard a $1 at a yard sale last weekend. The glass drink dispenser for $2 at a yard sale and 25 cent candle holder spray painted with Glacier Blue paint.
Tray was a dollar at a yard sale and found the napkin holder recently at Goodwill for a little over a dollar. Both were coated with my new fav color spray paint which is Krylon's Celery Green. White milkglass vase was a GW find as well and the flower pot a yard sale find.
For the tables I used pink tablecloths of various sorts and zinnia's from our "garden" in a clear glass bottle.
We have a little room off of our carport which is where I stash yard sale finds, flower pots and various other outdoor items. It has been extremely unsightly as of late so I hung a yard sale sheet up to block the view and make things more pleasant on the eyes!
I used the fitted sheet from the set over a plastic tablecloth on the food table.
People, even my streamers came from Goodwill! I always buy crepe paper streamers whenever they have them because I figure we have many more birthday's in the future (Lord willing) and usually I can find several together for cheap!
For entertainment we had water balloons (100 of them go fast!)...This pool I bought at a yard sale last weekend. It was a good deal and great for the birthday party. Unfortunately, our yard is sloped and we had trouble with the pool. My husband built a platform from plywood and 2x somethings at 10pm Friday night and was able to make it work! YAY! The kiddo's LOVED it!
Here's where the pictures get good, due to them being taken by my fabulously talented sister, Christina!
I'll show you more as the week goes on. I still have a few more finds on the other side of my carport (click here to see more of her carport makeover) and her cake to show you. :)
Head over to Rhoda's to see more great yardsale and thrift finds.