Charlotte’s Pink Flower Party {Real Party}

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I am so thrilled to share my daughter’s Pink Flower Party with you!! Of course there were things I planned with the decor that didn’t work out due to wind…but when my newly turned 4 year old ran up half way through, hugged me and said “Mom, this is the BEST birthday ever“, I knew it was a smashing success! That’s all I needed to hear.

When I received the photos back from my amazingly talented friend and photographer, Courtney Vickers {Photography} I was blown away by how beautifully she was able to capture everything and I couldn’t wait to share it! I know there are a LOT of photos in this post, so I will try to keep the type to a minimum so you can get through it!

After she decided she wanted a “Pink Flower Party” I thought it would be fun to make flowers with her….we ended up making almost every DIY flower we could find a tutorial for from cupcake liner flowers, to crepe paper flowers, to flowers with the printable pattern paper, to several styles of fabric flowers….and here is the party that evolved!

We started the day with brunch -

 

How cute is this pink gingham runner from A to Zebra Celebrations?

OK I have been waiting for an excuse to use my Pastry Pedestals and after settling on brunch…waffle flowers made perfect sense!

After Brunch, The kids were given bug catchers and left for a nature hike with my husband {where they stumbled upon a big group of crickets and were all able to fill their catchers}! I didn’t want to set the beautiful desserts from Bees Knees Creative outside to melt to early, so I took the nature walk as a chance for me to place the sweets outside by the pool.

The girls were also given rosette barrette hair clips I made using the fabric rosettes made by myself and my sweet friend Amy {Buggie and Jellybean}!

After the walk, we did presents and then everyone came outside for the pinata and the cake! A week prior to the party, my daughter began to really beg for a pinata…my options were to buy one a Target and HOPE it kind of matched, or to try may hand at making one. I haven’t ever tried to paper mache  anything….except maybe in elementary school, but I thought….worse case, I throw it away and end up at at the store. I’m happy to report that I didn’t have to throw my pinata away and I thought it turned out really cute! Using a 36″ balloon to paper mache and some seriously sweet poms from Pom Flair, I created a BIG Pom Pinata! Now that’s perfect for a flower party…right?

My husband is such a great sport, so when I couldn’t find a good place to hang the pinata…..he volunteered to hold it! We joked that he may end up on America’s Funniest Home Video, but luckily he didn’t get hit at all!

Next, DESSERT!

These “brownie toppers” from Two Sugar Babies are seriously perfect for dressing up Rice Crispies Treats!

The darling striped table runners were from A to Zebra Celebrations as well, and I layed a strip of burlap right in the middle with rosettes hot glued to them! I loved the way it all turned out and now I can keep my runners “flower free” to use at the next party!

How about these painted cake pops? If you have seen anything from Renee from Bee’s Knee’s Creative...then you may not be surprised…but she is just amazing! I love that I am close enough to pick up desserts…the cake, cupcakes, and cake pops are all her creations!

And now for the full table!! The banner was intended to hang over the cake…but the cake was so beautiful and the wind was SO STRONG, that I was sure it would get caught in the wind, rip down and take a nose-dive into the cake…so I had to make a last minute decision to keep the cake out of harms way!

Check out the wording Melissa from Oh Fiddlesticks used with for the back of her Rosette Tank! This is really a perfect ending!

{Happy Birthday Princess! WE LOVE YOU!!}

Party Printables / Party – Paper & Pigtails

Photography – Courtney Vickers Photography

Charlotte’s Shirt – Oh Fiddlesticks

Table Runners – A to Zebra Celebrations

Tissue Poms – Pom Flair

Pastry Pedestals – The Pastry Pedestal

Cake, Cupcakes, Cake Pops – Bees Knees Creative

Fondant Toppers – Two Sugar Babies

cupcake liners, plates, bamboo silverware – Shop Sweet Lulu

0 thoughts on “Charlotte’s Pink Flower Party {Real Party}

  1. Happy Birthday to your princess! What a beautiful party! You did a fantastic job!

  2. Wow. I love everything about this party. I can’t decide what my favorite thing is..the cakeballs, all the paper flowers or your ADORABLE daughter.

    - Valerie :)

  3. WOW WOW WOW, can I have this exact party for myself?!

  4. I adore all the flowers + DIY touches. Beautiful. Dreamy. C looks beautiful. Pink petal perfection.

  5. Emily @ Magnolia Creative Co on said:

    The waffle flowers have to be the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! I am going to have to order a Pastry Pedestal set just to do that every morning. Adorable party and happy birthday to your sweet little girl. Looks like she had a great time.

  6. Andrea on said:

    Absolutely beautiful! We are so happy that we were able to celebrate and enjoy this special day with you!

  7. Perfect. Just beautifully perfect! I love all the different types of flowers and the mini brunch food! Love it all!

  8. Adore!!! you did amazing!!!

  9. Love this party! Beautiful. Love the little rosettes. . .Love the rosette embellished table runner.

  10. Nicole LaFerriere on said:

    I love this – every detail looks amazing!!! All of the flowers look beautiful! Did you find a tutorial for those fabric flowers on the burlap and the flowers that look like a kissing ball of pink peonies in the vase with the green balls? If so, are you willing to share where you found them?

    Nicole

  11. Above and beyond. But nothing I would not expect from one of my talented friends!

    Smooches

  12. A fantastic job as always!!!!! In love with this beautiful party. Your printables delight me and how gorg is all the food!!

  13. beyond LOVE!!! My daughters name is charlotte too!

  14. Hmmm….what do I love more, the waffle flowers, all the flower accents, the burlap runner, the rice krispy toppers…I love it all!

  15. Claudia @ Tini Posh on said:

    Beautiful party and birthday girl! So sweet, I love all your pretty details, including the burlap and flowers. I adore your pinata!!

  16. Ahhhh…..what a refreshing party with so many fun “out of the box” elements to gush over. The painted cake pops are AMAZING! LOVE Renee! Every detail is darling Kori. The handmade flowers done by both you and your daughter are precious. I love that she was able to be a part of the preparations. The unexpected splash of burlap, the gorgeous detailing on the cupcakes, using “brownie” toppers on rice krispy treats, the homemade pinata, rosette barrettes and of course your clever use of The Pastry Pedestal™ for waffle flowers…LOVE it all!! Awesome job with everything!! Happy Birthday sweet Charlotte! *wink*

  17. This party is ADORABLE!!! It’s overflowing with gorgeous details! Some of my favorites are the burlap wreath, burlap on the pink bags, loooove those table runners with the burlap strips with rosette flowers {genius!} on top of them, and those waffle flowers… oh my!! You did such a fabulous job!

  18. You know I’m so super proud of your mad talents. Although, I noticed you cut out the pic of Grady almost nailing chris in the…well, you know. I though that was the best picture {wink}. Smooches.

  19. ADORE! The waffle flowers?!?! Genius!

  20. This is SO wonderful! I love all of the details especially the waffle flowers!

  21. Love it all!!! Especially the two of you working on the flowers together.
    ~Blessings,
    Pamela

  22. Nancy McPherson on said:

    What a beautiful and thoughtful party! You can just feel the love behind the hard work! Love all of the details!!

  23. Everything is so pretty. I am love with your table runners! The cake is beautiful, and making your own pinata is so creative!

  24. So beautifully styled!! I LOVE all the fabulous rolled roses everywhere and fancy flowery cupcakes!! Way to go Kori!! :D

  25. Kori everything is so sweet and danity. Your idea of how you used the pastry pedestal was fantastic. Hearing those words is better than anything is the world. You did a fabulous job. Love the cake by the way :)

  26. This turned out absolutely wonderful! Totally dreamy party – and the graphics are gorgeous!

  27. Just adore everything you create. Seriously the sweetest party. Love all the details and the burlap element – divine! You even made pinatas dreamy! Amazing!

  28. Love all of the details. Your dessert table is breath taking. Cake is gorgeous!

  29. Gorgeous details throughout, but I just about fell over when I saw those waffle and strawberry flowers. Love it!

  30. So absolutely stunning! What beautiful details! I love it!

  31. Wow…what else can I say! Kori you really outdid yourself, the flowers, the cake, the printable and of course EVERYTHING!! Your daughter is beautiful just like her mommy! XOXO

  32. KORI!!!!!!!! It’s beautiful!!!!!!!!! Email me the photo’s girl!!! I would love to feature it! xoxoxoxo

  33. Every detail is absolutely gorgeous, Kori! WOW! Love it all!!

  34. It’s just lovely Kori. Every detail! My fav is probably the cake sitting on the stool. Clever! ;)

  35. Love everything about this party!! Can you tell my where you got your daughter’s skirt? I would love to get my daughter one for her party.
    (careyandhalli@gmail.com) thanks :)

  36. Pink! Love it! you’ll grow up trendy.. keep it up =)

  37. Love this!! So adorable. Great job. :)

  38. Kori, Every detail is divine!! All the pink flowers are just stunning! Your daughter is one lucky little girl!!

  39. Popping in from BYW – love your site! This party is adorable. I love the touch of burlap – really beautiful.

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