This weekend was my daughter’s third birthday.
Her only request (for anything really) is pink. Of course she’s not concerned about the decor, she’s concerned about the cake. In fact, one of her little friends from preschool asked her what she wanted for her birthday and she said pink.
She loves cakes, cupcakes, candy and cookies. The 4 cs. You’d think she was talking about diamonds.
I don’t know where or how she comes to love only sweets. Her brother wasn’t like this. It could be that I was a carb addict during my 9-month nauseous pregnancy or the fact that most of those items are usually pink in color.
Nonetheless, I thought a Let Us Eat Cake theme was in order.
She doesn’t know who Marie Antoinette is so to her it’s a Princess party. To her mom, it’s a Marie Antoinette party.
I didn’t know exactly how I’d decorate but I knew I needed tulle and lots of it.
I started by making my foyer chandelier look like a fluffy crown and wrapping a whole bolt of white tulle around the foyer table to resemble a massive cake and finished it with a big tulle bow. Gift table done.
I also wanted a backdrop for photos as a special guest was coming.
I used my party curtains as the first layer then cut tulle and draped them in strips over top.
More tulle in the dining room for the tea party.
Each guest got to have real (pink) tea in a tea cup. I was being very brave that day.
I didn’t want the princesses to get pink cake all over my upholstered chairs so I bought some white cotton fabric and just draped it over each chair tying some more tulle around the chair in a bow.
Here is the cake and cupcake table.
I used her birthday invites to make a garland with satin ribbon over the mirror.
The special guest was Anna from Arandelle Castle (ok, Frozen). The birthday girl was in shock. We prepared her but she was still beside herself. She LOVED every moment.
Anna was amazing. She sang her Frozen songs, read the girls a story about her and her sister Elsa and played a bunch of games, gave coloring sheets with her signed autograph and their very own special frozen ice crystal.
They even got to make a wish with Frozen glitter (all over my carpet, aaak!).
Mommy had a mild heart attack but it vacuumed right up.
I then had each girl pose with Anna in front of the party backdrop. I’ll be sending the photos to each little party princess to remember the special day.
My birthday girl was so sad she had to leave. But Anna gave all the girls big hugs and went on her merry way back to Arendelle.
This was definitely a day she will always remember. It was so special. I still can’t believe she’s 3!
Thank you, Online Fabric Store, for all the delicious cake-y fabric.
Light Pink Chiffon Tricot Fabric – 12 yards
15 Denier Lilac Nylon Tricot Fabric – 6 yards
Lilac Glitter Tulle Fabric – 6 yards
Aqua Tulle Fabric – 1 bolt
White Tulle Fabric – 1 bolt
Ivory Tulle Fabric – 1 bolt
Pink Double Face Satin Ribbon – 1 roll
White cotton fabric for chairs purchased at a local fabric store
Anna from Arendelle (from the movie Frozen) – My Little Birthday Princess