Skip to Content

Summer Entertaining: Pottery Barn Kids Style

I, along with my partner in crime, recently had the opportunity to partner with our local Pottery Barn Kids and share some fun and creative summer entertaining ideas. It gets pretty hot here is Phoenix, so while the weather was still tolerable, we focused on throwing a fabulous pool/beach-themed party.

The party goods were designed around two of PBK’s summer bedding collections: The North Shore Quilted Bedding for boys and The North Shore Quilted Bedding for girls.

We used the Chesapeake outdoor furniture to set  the “pool deck,” and tables were set with various items from their Tabletop Collection. We hung personalized cabana signs, one for the girls and one for the boys.

We created a budget-friendly snack bar—goldfish crackers labeled as “fish food,” mixed popcorn labeled as “coral reef” and iced animal crackers labled as “shark bait” for your little surfers to nosh on. Carry your theme into your beverage station and pour up some blue Gatorade or as we called it “ocean water.” Your little fishies will LOVE this!

We had Casey’s Confections make darling decorated sugar cookies to match—almost too cute to eat! Party Tip: spread crushed graham crackers in your serving trays to look like sand!

Add a favor tag and to make these the perfect take home treat!

Need another favor idea? Hand out things like travel tubes of sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towels or bubbles!

The talented Bonnie, of Inspired Occasions, provided the cupcakes that we decorated with crushed graham crackers to look like sand and blue icing with sugar crystals to mimic water, all topped with a fish printable.

We thought cakepops would also be a fun treat, and the shape reminded us of a beach ball. These oh-so-yummy and cute cakepops were made for us by Mind Over Batter.

Do you have a great kids party recipe or summer entertaining idea you want to share? Leave a comment!

Vendors: Styling & Party Printables: Fresh Chick Designs/Petite Party Studio, Decorated Sugar Cookies: Casey’s Confections, Cupcakes: Inspired Occasions, Cakepops: Mind Over Batter, Burlap Runner: A to Zebra Celebrations, Location: Pottery Barn Kids, Chandler, AZ

Party Theme- Mermaids! – Battywampus

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

[…] Source: (link) […]


Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

How was the Blue water Made


Monday 20th of June 2016

How was the blue water made?

Party sulla spiaggia | Feste e compleanni

Monday 7th of July 2014

[…] vetro e colorato con coloranti alimentari che ricordino il mare. Una bella scoperta fatta grazie a Project Nursery. Da gustare con salatini vari serviti in secchielli da spiaggia come proposto da The Frugal […]


Saturday 7th of July 2012

Yes, that's correct. And aside from Mama Mia, there's also Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Santorini Blue and Summer Lovers.