21 Nov

Joyful Bubbles & Brunch 2nd Birthday Party

pink and yellow balloons and a dessert brunch table at a backyard bubble parrty

These pictures have me bubbling over with joy, feeling all warm and bubbly inside… you get the picture. ;) In a nutshell, this party is seriously cute. AND approachable! Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events is at it again for baby Scarlett; she brought a simple theme to life in such a fun way for this Bubbles & Brunch 2nd Birthday Party. I absolutely adore the balloon topped cupcakes and the backyard setting… and look at how happy the sweet birthday girl looks! Is there really anything better?

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fabulous “Pop On In” Balloon Door “wreath”
– Round (bubble inspired) Snacks: grapes, donut holes, Danish Pancakes, Bagels & more
– Darling DIY Balloon Cupcake Toppers &  Felt Hat for the Birthday Girl
– Every little one’s dream:  a Homemade Bubble Pit!

backyard birthday brunch venue with pink and white balloons

funfetti cupcakes with small white balloon toppers

children playing in a bubble pit and customized water bottles with paper straws

pop on over birthday brunch cupcakes

powdered sugar covered danish pancakes for brunch

brunch ideas for a bubble birthday party

sparkling drinks in a bucket of ice at a brunch birthday party

blowing bubbles at a little girl's birthday party

kids playing in a pit of bubbles and other fun birthday activities

girl's birthday party felt hat and party favors

singing happy birthday at a bubble themed birthday brunch

a bubbles and brunch themed little girl's birthday party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Janice

Some of you may remember Scarlett’s first birthday party that was featured on HWTM last year! We are back with a just-as-fun party this year for her second birthday! Since Scarlett and her dad Brett are both super into bubbles, mom Terra and I thought a brunch and bubbles birthday party would be the way to go! The tag line was Pop On Over for Bubbles and Brunch — Scarlett is Turning Two!

Parents Terra and Brett love to host their friends and family at their home. Luckily the weather was mild this year and we were able to spread out all over the yard. The backyard was filled with anything and everything related to bubbles. We had a bubble machine, 3 different bubble stations with varying sized wands, a “bubble pit” — aka a pool filled with bubbles (OK they were really clear beach balls, you got me) and a bubble wrap popping station for the kids to jump on. We also had a coloring station with sheets of bubble designs to color.

In addition to brunch appropriate finger food, we included a wide assortment of bubble shaped foods, like grapes, blueberries, donut holes, and Danish pancakes — which look like pancake holes (check your local Trader Joe’s). We DIYed the balloon cupcake toppers for an extra “pop” on the table. For the adults we offered some bubbly drinks to accompany a variety of juices, including peach, pear, and orange. We used paper lanterns and balloons to continue with the bubble theme in the decor.

Guests left the party with their own bottle of bubbles, a wand, a rubber ducky for bubble bath fun at home, and a few pieces of double bubble gum.



– Photography: Stephen Gosling Photography
– Planning and Design: mom Terra, aunt Tess and Janice from Bellwether Events
– Paper Products: Lemonade Design Studio
– Cupcakes: BakeShop
– Birthday Hat: Mosey

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Janice Carnevale SAYS:

Thank you so much for featuring Scarlett’s party!

November 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

Brittany W. SAYS:

Janice, what a lovely party! And love the theme! I was thinking about doing something similar for my daughters second bday, and particularly LOVE your “bubble pit” with the clear beach balls! I thankfully found a site that carries them in varied sizes, but was curious…do you happen to remember how many you bought to fill up that kiddie pool? I know it’s a random question, but as I’m getting ready to order, I honestly can’t quite figure out how many to purchase, without purchasing TOO many/spending too much but also making sure I get enough! Thanks so much!

September 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Jessica SAYS:


September 2, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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September 2, 2014 at 8:55 pm

@bellwetherevent SAYS:

check out @GoslingPhoto’s great work on @HWTM_Jenn http://t.co/mEzU36yBYo for Scarlett’s birthday!

November 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

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November 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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November 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Lemonade Design Studio SAYS:

The coordinating invitation that I designed for this party can be seen here in my Etsy shop, and all the printable items shown above are available by request. Thanks for featuring my designs and this fabulous party! https://www.etsy.com/listing/170169769/bubbles-and-brunch-invitation-bubble?ref=listing-shop-header-1

November 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

@bellwetherevent SAYS:

Did you see the Bubbles & Brunch party I helped with? http://t.co/hBrx11m3Jg with @GoslingPhoto

November 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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November 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

yo SAYS:

where did you get the beach balls. Any one can answer

December 11, 2013 at 10:39 am


I am wondering the same thing, about the beach balls! Please!

January 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Diana Castro SAYS:

I’m planning same theme for my dayghters second birthday. Where do you get the
Beach balls? Thanks!

January 19, 2014 at 6:01 am

Katy Lennox SAYS:

Where did you get the Beach Balls? Thanks!

January 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Su-Anne Ward Estes SAYS:

Where did you buy your clear balls?

March 2, 2014 at 2:29 am

Jessica B SAYS:

I’d also really love to know where the beach balls were purchased as I’m planning a similar party…

March 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Heather SAYS:

Any answer yet on where to find the balls? Such a cute idea!

March 29, 2014 at 12:37 pm

April Ashlock SAYS:

Where did you find clear beach balls?

March 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Joyce Motley Ashlock SAYS:

At Beachballs.com Such a cute idea!

April 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

Joyce Motley Ashlock SAYS:

April 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

April Ashlock SAYS:

Weird that this posted here…but anyway…I am going to need the the cheap version of this!

April 1, 2014 at 12:41 am

tiara johnson SAYS:

I’m not sure if you’ve answered this, as it won’t let me view the other comments, but where did you get the clear beach balls? thanks!!

July 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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