Tutus & Ties Birthday Party

My sweet Navy Rose is turning THREE in a few weeks, and so we already celebrated with our traditional big family joint-cousin birthday party! She celebrates her birthday with 4 other cousins {all born in March and April}, three girls and two boys total. We wanted to have a gender neutral theme, so this year we chose "tutus and ties"...

I chose the colors navy blue {surprise surprise! My daughter's name *is* Navy!}, green and pink for the color palette and decided on a handful of fun, preppy patterns to make this party a less princess/tutu-y and more preppy "little ladies and gentlemen"...

I created mini tutus and mini ties to attach to mason jars as table top decorations and vases for flowers...

A fun, and very simple sweet treat to match the party theme, were these marshmallow tutu pops! I dipped the marshmallows in pink sprinkles, put them on a lollipop stick and pushed a pink cupcake liner, upside down, through the stick, underneath the marshmallow! {totally copied this idea from Pinterest, I take NO credit of my own!}

My mom and I made each little lady and gentlemen their own tutu or tie, as their take-home favor! For the tutus, we chose fushia tulle and followed simple instructions we found on Pinterest {of course!} for the tutus. We added green polka dot ribbon bows and hung them on display by mini clothes pins in our windows! For the ties, we chose a 3" wide navy chevron ribbon. Again, I followed instructions I found online to make ties that could easily be put on and taken off with a piece of velcro in the back!

Here's a close up of my cutie wearing her tutu proudly!

We had a delicious two-tiered birthday cake made {by a friend of mine} to match the party's preppy patterns!

All in all, this was a successful birthday party to celebrate 5 amazing kiddos! The theme was so fun to accommodate little boys and little girls on their special day!

Want to make your own Tutus and Ties birthday party? Start with these printable invitations...

And decorate with these adorable printable party decorations!

Free Printable! Popcorn Holiday Gift Tag

Isn't this a cute way to spruce up those {super addicting} popcorn tins during the holidays! Finley's teachers will be getting one this year! And, I'm offering the printable tag for FREE, available here.

Ballerina Birthday Party

Every now and then I have the pleasure of working with repeat customers. This was the case with this adorable and sweet Ballerina Birthday Party. I received an email from an existing customer, Bethany, asking to design her oldest daughter's 4th birthday party invitation and decorations. She {and her daughter!} had a pretty good idea in mind of the direction she wanted me to go in {so helpful!} with describing words like girly, classy, pink & gold, stripes & dots, ballet slippers, tutus and more. I was able to create soft and sweet party designs for her! Take a peek...
I started with these sweet and playful party invitations. I hit all of my marks with pink, gold, stripes, polka dots, and ballet shoes! Bethany printed my designs and embellished the front of the invite by adding gold glitter to her daughter's name! SO cute. She used bright pink envelopes and attached my printable envelope address wraps to the outside.
Bethany also added a touch of gold to the outside of the envelope, too, by putting a piece of gold washi tape to the back flap. Glitzy and glamorous!
I just love the framed "keep calm and dance on" printable 8x10 sign, framed and on display. And, aren't those juice bottles adorable with their very own "tutus" wrapped around each?
A simple way to spruce up a table, and make a big statement, is to spell out the guest of honor's name in large, glittery-gold letters!
I can not get enough of this little cutie birthday girl! The tight bun, the pink from head to toe, the tutu. Perfection.
I just love to see how a customer pulls all of my printable designs together! It is so soft and sweet how the printable pennant banner is hung with sheer pink tulle in front of a layered pink curtain!
Is it just me, or is it every little girls dream to run up to a rack full of pink fluffy tutus and pick one out for themselves! This is my favorite part of this party!
Ella's 4th birthday party took place at a dance studio and was a "mommy and me" class! Such a cute idea for 4 year old's and their mom's to remember!
Great job Bethany on throwing a beautiful birthday party to celebrate your tiny twirler!
Check out Bethany's blog post, for more details, here!
Feeling inspired to host your own little ballerina party! Start off with these printable party invitations, with matching envelope wraps...
 And complete every detail with these matching printable party decorations!