While cake and ice cream paired with a game of pin the tail on the donkey used to be the norm, it's clear from a quick search of the internet that kids' birthday parties are becoming more and more elaborate. We've rounded up some of the best around. But don't get too overwhelmed that you could never achieve such birthday party excellence. Even if you don't have a party planning bone in your body, you too can can access the items used in many of these parties through wonderful sites like Etsy. Click through to the web site of each party's planner for a list of vendors.
Party planner Holly Moeller of Paisley Petal Events planned this splashy affair for her eight year old son. She created the surfboard backdrop for the dessert table from plywood and paint to set the scene. The shark fin cupcakes by Sprinklebelle Cakes turn the tables on sharks, and the Nutter Butter Flip flops couldn't be cuter. Even without any real sand, Moeller's use of a beige rug, aqua netting on the table and paper lanterns as beach balls creates the feeling that this party is a day at the beach. Check out more details from this event at PaisleyPetalEvents.com.