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Elle’s Blush and Bows Third Birthday Party

Elle Turns Three

I can’t believe it’s been a year since Elle’s Swan Lake Second Birthday Party, two years since her Floral First Birthday Party and three years since she was born. This year was most exciting since it’s the first time Elle was truly aware that this party was for her and that her family and friends would be joining her to celebrate.

Since the mini party guests were all gals and all around the same age, we had sweet party activities like a bow decorating station complete with Elle’s signature Wee Ones Bows, a princess bounce house in a room full of balloons, a face painter and a magic show. The guests also played in Elle’s playroom and were treated to cotton candy by Cult Carts.

Blush and Bows

Initially I started out wanting to do a small, at-home birthday party. I quickly got carried away (floral inspiration imagery gets the best of me sometimes!) and while it was still small and at our home, I ended up incorporating some of my go-to favorites when designing Elle’s parties. Alyssa of Ginger Rose handled the florals and nailed my vision completely. Alicia of Pum’s Sweets supplied the treats, the cake was far and away the winner, and Heidi Harris photographed for the third year running. Brent of Dear Elouise designed the lovely invitations and signage, which turned out so well. She also turned the bow from the invitation into custom cups, which Kathryn from Fleur de Letters further customized for all the little ladies. I added balloons this year, via MomsKloset (no, I didn’t make that 3 by myself!).

The decor came together nicely, since, of course, it was all bows and blush. I ordered these chair sashes, which might have been my favorite part of the styling element, though this tablecloth which, for cohesion I bought to cover three different tables, was divine. Of course, so was the bow-covered tablecloth from India Amory. I’m also obsessed with our dresses, which I purchased here. Elle’s was a bit of a splurge but she truly felt like the birthday girl in it…and that was magical!

It was such a sweet day and I’m delighted to share the photos. Enjoy!

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