April 20, 2016

A Party City Party

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I'm so excited to finally share photos of my girls birthday party!
It took me a while to post only because I wanted to share as information as possible.
On April 9th, I celebrated Leanne's and Zareena's birthday at our house.
I wanted to do something special this year round, since I've never celebrated their birthdays this way. We annually cut a small cake (just the 4 of us) and sing happy birthday to each of them since their birthday is only ten days apart. 

The theme of the party was initially cupcakes. Unfortunately, a few things didn't arrive on time and I had to get creative with what we had. Continue reading to see more photos and find out how all this was possible.
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I will warn you; when I plug in a glue gun, it's difficult to unplug it. I simply get glue-gun happy!
For the party favors I wanted to do something extra cute since it was going to be sitting on the main table where the cake was. 

I used White Tulle Spool to make small bows for the favors. Then glued them on top of the ribbon.

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In each Pink Cube Treat Box I added Mini Playdoh and Topps Ring Pops. I didn't want to add any candy since we had a piñata and we had sweet around the house. 

This Pastel Curling Ribbons are perfect for birthday parties or any arts and crafts activity. I used the colorful ribbon for the pink boxes and the pink ribbons to add a pretty touch to the Mini Lavender Paper Treat Bags.

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I found the straws a little long for the bright pink plastic cups I chose. Therefore I cut these striped paper straws in half and they fit just right for the kids.

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A kids birthday party isn't a birthday party without Sprinkles Cupcakes!
I ordered two dozen cupcakes online and customized them myself. I chose the flavors and decorations on each one. I also ordered the tower to place them on. My favorite one was definitely the red velvet! It was so hard to keep them looking this pretty until I took this photo. Kids couldn't keep their hands off them.

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I ordered two Dominican cakes (my favorite!) one pineapple flavor and the other guava. I asked the baker to only add white frosting because I wanted to decorate it myself. I added pink, purple and white roses to add a girly yet elegant feel. Zareena was turning 8 so she didn't want anything too babyish. She loved the outcome.

To go with the pink theme, I added Light Pink Jelly Beans in a Clear Plastic Pedestal Bowl and stuck Pink Rock Candy Sticks into it.

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I've hosted parties before and always find myself repeating myself when it comes to informing people what they are eating. To make my life easier I got these Chalkboard Place Card Holders to write the name of the items. They worked like a charm and they're reusable!

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I served a black bean and shrimp salad in the most adorable mini white plastic cubed bowls. In each bowl I added a mini silver plastic fork to make it easy for each person to grab and eat. I placed the bowls on this beautiful silver metal rectangular tray which made everything look super fancy.

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I served grilled Mexican street corn in this white plastic rectangular platter. I loved how everything stood in space even after each person took their portion.

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I didn't want to be super boring and use white table cloths all around so instead I continued the sweet theme with this pastel birthday sweets table cover. It added the right amount of fun to the table.

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I wanted to provide a variety of treats to my guest not all being super sweet. I added yogurt dipped pretzels, mini powdered donuts and white cheddar popcorn in a silver trimmed white plastic sectional platter next to a beautiful bouquet of Lilies. To decorate the table I used another white table cloth and a White Feather Boa.

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I cut Light Pink fluffy Garland to decorate the shelfs where I framed photos of Leanne and Zareena. 

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I wanted to have clear plastic champaign flutes for adults to enjoy their beverages in. Since it is a kids party and everything was themed for kids, I still wanted the parents to feel special. So they get adult glasses:)

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The Happy Birthday Banner was too long for my space so I went ahead and cut it into two parts. I though this was much better as you're able to take photos behind the table and still see the banner.

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I love the idea of having lots of White, Bright and Light Pink Fluffy Decorations on a wall behind the cake. Unfortunately, making these little suckers is harder than it looks. If you find them already made buy those instead. 

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For serving the cake I got Pink Polka Dot Plates and larger ones here. This White Polyester Table Cloth looked very plain so I used these Pretty Pink Chevron Napkins as decoration. 

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I needed to have extra large balloons like this Silver Number 5 balloon and this Number 8 Balloon. Perfect for photo props.

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This was probably everyones favorite part! The cupcake piñata! I loved this one in particular because each child had to participate in pulling the strings in order to release the candy.

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I filled the piñata with Starburst, Jolly Rancher, KitKat, Reeses and a few more.

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The party was a huge success!! Thank you Party City and Sprinkles Cupcakes for being the highlight of it all!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Super girly and creative! Excellent job!

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