Glamour Girl in Paris…. A Barbie Inspired Party!

Our sweet little girl turned four a couple of weeks ago! We celebrated with a Barbie in Paris inspired party with all of her little friends. Kate has been really into the Barbie movies lately and had trouble deciding whether she wanted a Fashion Fairytale or a Mermaid Tale theme for her big day. She decided on the fashion theme and would get so excited every time she would see an Eiffel Tower on anything. We went with the traditional light pink, black and white color scheme {love it}. Vicki from Vicki Lynn Photography was on hand to capture every detail! When thinking about what she would wear, I immediately thought of the silhouette shirt by Oh Fiddlesticks that she modeled in our Glam Camping shoot. I called Melissa and asked if she could create the shirt in our colors and allow me to use their silhouette graphic in my designs. She jumped on it and made the most adorable version in pink, black and white! Kate wore a gorgeous pink pettiskirt with the shirt, along with a special tiara that I picked up at the Believe Boutique.

Guests were greeted at the door by this lovely Barbie print by Robert Best {I won it from Layla Grayce last year!} framed in a gorgeous frame by The Vintage Crush and topped with a pink rose flower ball from HomeGoods.

I designed all of the paper goods using the girl silhouette, along with bows, stripes and dots. I borrowed dress forms from Heather and Lindsay, and dressed them up in pink! The adorable tutu was Kate’s very first tutu that my sister-in-law bought her before she was born. I fell in love with the vintage Eiffel Tower tags on Etsy and had to have them.

Each girl was given a tutu, a hair accessory by Banner Boutique and a necklace to wear. Before they were escorted upstairs for a mini makeover, they all checked out the dessert table set up in our front room.

I finally found a piece of furniture to fit on the wall in front of our staircase and it worked perfectly to display all of the delicious desserts! It’s also the perfect piece to store my collection of cake stands and platters!

One of my favorite elements of the dessert table was this beautiful pink Barbie cake that was created by Melissa from Decadent Delights. Inspired by the doll cakes that my mom made for my parties when I was little, it was so fun to see an updated version come to life! This Barbie was a replica of the 1977 {my birth year} doll that I bought and put away when it was being sold for Barbie’s 50th Birthday! Melissa used fondant for the bodice of the dress and butter cream to make the swirls. She topped with rhinestones and edible glitter, which was so sparkly and gorgeous in person!

Charynn from Two Sugar Babies recently created these fondant cupcake toppers in various colors and our contributor, Tanya shared them with me right before the party. I had to have them! She was able to ship some off quickly for the party! They looked divine tucked in black polka dot cupcake wrappers.

I asked Angela from Queen of Tarts to create edible image cookies using the silhouette graphic. They turned out adorable and each girl was given one in their favor bags! She also made some of her gorgeous cameo cupcake toppers, perfect for this theme!

What would a dessert table be without custom chocolate covered Oreos from Sweeties? Kim supplied oreos for Kate’s Fairy Party last year and has now since been seen on dessert tables everywhere! She is such a kind person and I am so proud of her success.

I met Terri of Terri’s Treasures at the Martha Dreamers event and have been waiting for a good time to try out her products! She created perfect pink & black cake balls on black/white striped straws {adorable} along with custom silhouette cake pops! {can you believe how detailed they are?!} They were not only adorable, but seriously delicious. I hid some chocolate ones during the party so I could eat them later.

We have been working with Bundles of Cookies and these cookies blew me away when I opened the package. Look at the detail in the dress cookies! I adore the swirls! They were a hit at the party.

These black and white striped cupcake baking cups were perfect for this party theme! You can actually bake right in them {awesome}! You can’t have a Paris themed party without French macarons! These were shipped in by Crazy about Macarons. It’s hard to ship these little bites of sweetness, but they arrived beautifully and tasted delicious.

I created new printable designs for cupcake toppers, fancy labels and favor tags for this theme. {find the glamour girl printable collection here}

My friend, Vana at Le Papier Studio whipped up this adorable print for me to display at the party. It was created from an actual picture of Kate in her pettiskirt! It will be such a cute keepsake to have from the party! The tulle pom wands were made by Adisten’s Closet, along with hanging tulle pom poms!

The girls were treated to a mini-makeover including hair styling and a little makeup by our lovely helpers, Courtney, Caitlin, Carly & Cassie! My helpers wore silhouette shirts by Oh Fiddlesticks to match the birthday girl!

We set up a runway outside in the backyard for the girls to do a little fashion show for all of the moms. {no boys allowed at this party!}  I hung the pink tulle poms from Adisten’s Closet along with white paper medallions from Polka Dot Market in the trees.

My friend, Kristy Kay {former Fiesta Bowl Queen} gave our little guests a lesson on walking the catwalk! It was so adorable. After a practice run, we brought all of the moms out to give them a little show! Here are a few of the girls on the runway!

After the fashion show, the girls came in for snacks and to sing Happy Birthday to sweet Kate! I love this photo!

Then it was time to indulge all of the delicious sweets! It was hard to cut the cake because it was so beautiful!

Kate received so many beautiful gifts. This adorable jewelry box matched the party perfectly!

I found the perfect favor boxes in the dollar section at Target and filled them with hair bows custom made for the party by Banner Boutique, a necklace and cookie!

Each guest had her headshot taken and I plan on sending them a copy with the thank you notes!

It’s was such a fun, girly party!
Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors who were involved and especially to my lovely friend, Vicki for capturing these beautiful memories!

Click here to view an adorable slideshow from the party!


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    Christie Vasilevski says

    Hi there,

    I absolutely love everything you’ve done! The detail and glam is fabulous!

    I am thinking of doing a Glamourgirl in Paris theme for my daughters christening. I really love the black and pink tutu on the mannequin. I’m just wondering where you got it from, cause I love love to order one for my little girl.


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      Hi Christie! I’m so sorry but my sister-in-law bought that tutu for Kate before she was born! (she’s 5) It was from a local boutique.

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        Christie Vasilevski says

        Ooh bummer…..well it’s very cute!!! But thaks so much for getting back to me. Seeing as you are in the know of all these pretty things. Do you know of any places I can find cute black and pink tutus? Well websites……as I think your local and my local are on the opposite sides of the globe :)

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      Tina Dahl says

      That shirt was made by Oh Fiddlesticks who used to have an etsy shop but they have closed it down. So sorry!!!

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    Kristin says

    Hi. I am making this party for my 2 little girls’ birthdays! Can I buy the print off of you? I can’t find it any where!!! :) Just wondering….


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    Lily says

    What an amazing party you have there. Just wondering, where do you set up this website, any link? Is it free?thanks

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