Party Panache, 1-2-3 Party

Sometimes you just don’t have days or weeks to plan a party or special event

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Like when you’ve been lollygagging around at the beach  🌴  for as long as you could and at the last minute hop in your car  🚗  to get home the night  🌙  before you invited the family  👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  over at 11 am for a birthday lunch  🍔  to celebrate your 2 grandsons   🎂  May birthdays… 🎈


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So…take a deep breath, and grab your birthday party box

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You do have a birthday party box right?

birthday box

I have plastic boxes to store things for all occasions

storage boxes for all occasions

It’s so handy, even though my birthday box is currently missing the birthday plate from the last party


I grabbed the silver  “Charlie Brown look-a-like” tree


A little too girly…

birthday tree

So I eliminated the fru-fru and added football ornaments, cupcakes, and ice cream cones


birthday buffet centerpiece

The wooden cake puzzle is a family tradition, it comes out for everyone’s birthday

centerpiece birthday table

The blingy birthday vignette on the kitchen island was ready to greet the boys

birthday buffet centerpiece

At 8 am I raced to Target for fresh fruit, snacks, and pigs in a blanket stuff



And found star wars plates!

star wars room

These boys are all about Star Wars  ⭐️  You can see how I made the play table here


Next I drove thru Chick Fila and picked up chicken nuggets and sandwiches



I made a quick batch of strawberry lemonade*


strawberry lemonade

I threw a bright cloth on the patio table and piled on some hastily  brightly wrapped gifts…it’s not easy to wrap Star Wars Clone Wars Trooper Blasters…


birthday table

Another find at my whirlwind trip to Target, the table round [$15] even has a zipper for easy on and off


I threw the pigs in a blanket in the oven


Put out some popcorn and cheese puffs


birthday buffet

City life is so exhausting!   😴

Juicy Details

I ordered the gifts from, they have everything

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from Star Wars costumes,  a part for HH’s sailboat,  root beer extract for Root Beer Float Cake, white chalk ink pens, an iPhone case, quality art supplies, beauty products, kitchen appliances…everything…!

Amazon now will donate to the charity of your choice every time you order something through their smile program, check it out here

You can see all my birthday party ideas on my Birthday Parties from the Painted Apron  Pinterest board here

and Birthday Party Ideas here

*Strawberry Lemonade


I made a quick version using equal portions of  Hubert’s Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade, a pitcher of ice and  sliced fresh strawberries

This was inspired by Cafe Sucré Farine’s homemade Strawberry Lemonade here

What is your favorite party short cut?  I am always looking for new ideas…


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10 Responses to “Party Panache, 1-2-3 Party”
  1. Jenna, Chick Fil A and blasters and lemonade~~your grandsons must have been thrilled! I don’t have a birthday box but I can see that it would be quite handy when the beach calls for too long. Happy Birthday to your little ones. Linda

  2. Emily says:

    I wish I was as organized as you are Jenna. I have a few storage boxes, problem is all my things are not in the boxes! I don’t think if you had been planning for a month this could be any better. Star Wars theme for a boy and all those goodies, my Connor would love it. Now my only question is when will you return to the beach? Soon I suspect…………

  3. Jodi says:

    You are my Grandma IDOL Jenna! I’m taking it all in and saving it up for my turn!!! 🙂

  4. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    My family would prefer Chic-fil-A to just about anything! Great party because you were organized ahead of time with that box full of magic!

  5. Lynn says:

    Very cool! I’m sure the kids had a “blast”:@)

  6. Jenna, I believe you are “Wonder Woman”! I know the grands enjoyed their party…how can you miss with Star Wars and Chick-fil-A???

  7. Mary says:

    Whew…I’m exhausted with your awesome whirlwind party planning Jenna! Amazon,Target and Chick-fil-A to the rescue! Thank goodness for Amazon Prime too 🙂

  8. Laurie says:

    Jenna, it sure doesn’t look like it was quick and easy. It looks like you planned for days. Everything is so festive. Love the idea of the football ornaments on the tree. The tablecloth and the brightly wrapped packages look so cute. And how cute are those Star Wars costumes. I know the grands were thrilled and will have a lifetime of wonderful memories of your b’day celebrations.

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