Monday, March 7, 2011

birthday party for a little girl | Jennifer V Designs | Toledo, OH

This past weekend, we hosted a birthday party for our little girl.  She just turned 3 and her only request was that we have CUPCAKES and the princess cupcake toppers we purchased months ago and have been saving for her special day!

I turned our kitchen into the party room.  The hit of the party was the dessert table with M & M's ( I purchased the Valentine ones and sorted out the red ones for another use), strawberry marshmallows, Oreo cookies (her brother's request), cupcakes and cake pops.  I also placed the cupcake party favors on the table (the inspiration for the color scheme)  to make the table complete.

Here are some close up details for the party.  The cake pops were absolutely delicious and a huge hit with the adults, as well as the children.  The water bottle labels were from the same great Etsy shop that I purchased the party favors from.  My mom covered the buckets, found at target for $1, with Serena & Lily fabric and they turned out great and will be used in her room and bathroom to hold things after the party.

I decorated the children's table with fresh tulips, water bottles specially labeled for the occasion, paper and crayons in canning jars for the children to color while they were sitting.  The crayon jars added a fun color element to the table and were a hit with the children.......and we got to save some special "art" from the party.

Here's the birthday girl helping me put her candles in the cupcake.

And after it was all over, she let me do a photo shoot with her for an idea I had for her thank you notes.  Here's a little sneak peak of what I'll be blogging about soon. 

Source List: 
1. Princess Cupcake Toppers:  William-Sonoma
2. Cake Pops from Stephanie Bean 419-461-0958
3. Water Bottle Labels & Cupcake Favors: Favor Box Bakery
4. Glass Apothecary jars purchased at TJ Maxx.
5. Fabric for buckets: Serena & Lily


  1. Absolutely beautiful....looks like it's right out of a magazine! I just wish we could have been there to celebrate with my beautiful little niece!!

  2. Love it. I'm in the process of planning my daughter's 1st birthday and am doing the same thing with crayons. I actually bought a giant roll of white craft paper to cover the tables and I've melting hundreds of crayon pieces in mini-muffin pans to make little round swirly crayon - perfect for little hands to hold! I can't wait!

  3. Thanks and Sarah - what a great idea for the crayons! Can't wait to see pictures!

  4. (PS - LOVE the photo idea for a thank you! I'm stealing that one!)