This is what Michelle said about planning the party- “My little fella loves Mickey Mouse and anything to do with water, especially boats. One day while visiting Paradise Pier at Disneyland’s California Adventure, it hit me! A nautical Mickey Mouse birthday party would be perfect for his 3rd birthday!
This stunning SNOW WHITE THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Roberta Ferraz of Studio Decor Eventos in Brazil. Every detail of this party comes together just perfectly!
Some of the best elements of this Snow White birthday party are:
The cupcakes topped with fondant birds, ribbons, and apples
The paper pinwheels in coordinating colors
The “mirror” chocolate pop party favors
Here’s what Roberta said about the party- “This was Isabela´s 3rd birthday party. Snow White is her favorite Princess! Her mommy asked us to create a party that her little princess would never forget! So we did and Isabela loved it!!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Balloons Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Cupcake Liners
Party description and full vendor list at bottom of post…
Thais said this about planning the party- ”This party was designed by Meemo, my party accessories business that is established both in Brazil and Macau, China. My friend and partner Cassia and I decided to create Meemo when we realized we couldn’t find pretty partyware for our kids’ birthday parties. How come we can’t find good stuff for retail in China, where practically everything is produced and exported to the world???!??
After 7 years living in Macau, I moved back to Brazil in December 2011 so I was very excited to celebrate my daughter Sofia’s first birthday party here, among family and friends. Sofia’s passion for everything sweet inspired me to create this Ice Cream Shoppe to celebrate her 3rd birthday. Every detail, from the party colors to the catering and sweets table was carefully thought of and planned months in advance with lots of love. Sofia’s taste and opinion was my main guide :-)!!
The party decor was all handmade in mint green and berry pink colors (thinking about ice cream!) and chevron prints. I really wanted the decor to give away a vintage atmosphere, so the canopy over the desserts table and the pink and white tiled floor were just perfect to complete the look.
The flower centerpieces with white carnations and lisianthus were my favorites, and the vintage paper straws with the flags I designed gave just the final touch.
The ice cream cake pops, made of carrot cake and Nutella, were the highlight of the dessert table. After searching different suppliers, I found Letícia Villela from Anis Doçaria, explained what I wanted and she worked her magic. She also made the chocolate “popsicles”, the birthday cake (a heavenly mix of yogurt and berries), the traditional Brazilian “brigadeiros” and “2 amores” that had an ice cream shape.
The catering was thought for the kids with all the treats they like the most, from hot dog, to popcorn and cheese bread cones finalizing with mini sandwiches for the adults. All the little ones (and many “big ones” too!!) loved the milk shake cups. In chocolate and strawberry flavors, they were not just cute but especially delicious. I was very lucky and happy about the wait staff, which was so gentle and smiling all the time. For them I designed some ice cream printed aprons that I had tailor-made just for the party.
My main goal was that Sofia would be happy with her party and enjoyed it with her friends, so the recreation was a main attraction. Music and storytelling kept the children entertained while they were not “attacking” the ice cream station or having fun outdoors on the swing or playing with the lovely polka dot balloons. The face painting and nail bar were the girls’ favorites, of course.
As party favors, I personalized some Chinese carton boxes filled with sweets and an ice cream magnet. The kids also got personalized ice cream bubbles, but this favor didn’t make it to their homes they were just what they needed to top up the fun at the end of the party!!”
Party styling, decor, favors and printables: Meemo Party Accessories
Furniture: Azul Turquesa Artesanatos
Buffet: Manoela Villela
Cake & Desserts: Letícia Villela – Anis Doçaria
Recreation: Cia Girole
Face painting & Nail bar: Aladdin Festas
Personalized aprons: Studiomake
Photos: Barbara Vanzo
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Mini Cordial Cups Polka Dot Balloons Pom Poms Party Cone Hats Ice Cream Cups Chevron Wooden Spoons Chinese Take Out Favor Boxes Ribbon Baker’s Twine Wooden Scoops Berry Baskets Clear Cellophane Bags Sprinkles
This fabulous MINING + CONSTRUCTION THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by De Kock of Organizit Party Styling! So many adorable ideas here! I love the day wages, the dynamite, the candy rocks, the lunches…and more!
This is what De said about planning the party- “This party was such a fun one to plan! The birthday boy is crazy over anything to do with mining or construction and so ofcourse, this was the theme for his third birthday party. We had juice to quench the thirst, chips and gummy hamburgers for “lunch”, liquorice balls as “rocks”, liquorice strips for “rope”, sweet treats at the danger signs, romany creams as “dirt” and chocolate coins for the “day’s wages”. The cake was a chocolate mining construction site and the kids each received their own personalised safety helmet!”
Vendors and Credits-
Cake: Designer Cakes
Photography: Malitza K Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Gold Coins Balloons
This adorable PLAY DOH THEMED THIRD BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Katelyn Meekel of Events by Kate! WHAT a darling party theme, don’t you think?! So original and FUN! Any child would just love to attend a party like this. So many unique and adorable ideas here…
Katelyn said this about planning the birthday party- “My favorite childhood pastime was when I would go to my grandma’s house and she would have just whipped up a new batch of homemade play dough. She had everything from cookie cutters, farm animals, and tons of cool gadgets to shape and play and make new creations! It was no surprise that when I was sorting through some childhood toys (Just over a year ago) I came across some of these items that my grandma had saved for me, naturally I decided that in one year I would have a play dough party for my 3 year old son Riley!
Décor: The backdrop and printables and concept were all bright fun colors, customized with my son’s name! I had colored balloons, a fun orange backdrop behind his cool custom poster! We had an art easel, and cool party hats! I made 10 pounds of different colored play dough for the event as well (With a secret recipe for everyone to take home). Traditional rolling pins were given as party favors!
Food: The giant cake in the middle of the table (Yes that is a cake!) was designed by my all-time favorite cake artists “Sweet Spot Cupcakes”! This was really the centerpiece that made the party! We had some cutesy finger foods, sprinkled doughnuts and cookies, as well as 6 different colored Jello push up pops! I also put out adorable little gum ball machines filled with multi colored skittles (A little taste of the rainbow)!
My son was really blessed to have his loved ones with him to celebrate his third birthday! He had such an amazing day, with tons of new (Play dough) themed toys to keep him occupied for the next year, I am loving the fact that amongst all the chaos of the day, I was able to relax and actually spend time with my little boy, and play in the dough.”
Vendors and Credits-
Event Styling, Printable Designs, Concept, and Photography: Events by Kate
Cake: Sweet Spot Cupcakes
Gumball Machines: Whimsically Detailed
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Paper Straws Balloons Party Hats Ribbon