Monday, January 4, 2010

A Sugar Plum Fairy Birthday Party



























We recently celebrated Bella Grace's 7th Birthday with a Sugar Plum Fairy Birthday Party! It isn't the easiest thing to have a birthday right around Christmas but each year I do my very best to come up with some wonderful way to honor and celebrate her!  She loves to decorate Gingerbread houses , loves to dress up  and loves all things pink and fluffy so this is what I created for her this year! I love creative and original birthday parties! I had so much fun staging this! There was pink tulle, sparkle snow, glitter and pink fluff as far as the eye could see! I loved watching eleven little girls all dressed in Sugar Plum costumes giggling and dancing and prancing around!  I downloaded the entire Nutcracker soundtrack and that played throughout the house during the party.The girls enjoyed a lunch of angel sandwiches, fruit kabobs on magic wands, pink lemonade and other Christmas goodies. Then everyone had the chance to decorate their own houses! At the very end Bella Grace sprinkled each house with sparkle snow and glitter! I think this was her very favorite birthday party ever. I cannot believe my little Sugar Plum is seven...trying to hold my heart in my chest. 




39 comments:

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

What a darling idea for a close-to-Christmas birthday! With mine on Dec. 30 I understand how it needs to be special!

Brit said...

This is awesome! Such great idea! Everything was adorable!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Beautiful!! My son's bday is the 10th. It is difficult to have a bday party in Dec. You did a darling job

gCe said...

That looks lovely! I love all the pink!

Henley on the Horn said...

I may have to copy your idea for our Christmas baby next year! HOw gorgeous. You make everything beautiful. I love how you are wearing pink to match the party. You are a fabulous mama! I want to be perfect like you:)

CZ said...

Absolutely darling...adding to my file of ideas for when my baby girl arrives...fingers crossed...

Jennifer said...

what a beautiful party and beautiful daughter. My granddaughter, Grace Mildred, "Mildred for my Mom", just had a Nutcracker Party. I'll post pics this week! We all had a fab time and the kids acted out the Nutcracker while my daughter Amy read parts of the story. It is a great party for after the holidays! Love the pink hydrangeas and their own gingerbread house! Waiting for one more pic. check http://jerseyshorejournal.blogspot.com
Jennifer aka Gigi (by my grandkids)

Amanda said...

Precious, precious, precious! CHarlotte would LOVE this party - think I could pull it off in June?! Ha! Campbell is Dec 22 and I am quite sure he would NOT love it...ha, ha. Thnaks for your beautiful Christmas card - loved getting it and seeing you all in my two fav colors...Heres to a fabulous 2010! xoxoox

Cori said...

What a sweet party!! And the perfect one for a December birthday!!

this blessed nest said...

look at all that glitter & fluff. so sweet. i know that little "7" year old was in fairy wonderland. love the pictures of she & macey. love that they both are holding on to each other. such a great party you creative one. can only imagine the look on all those sugar plum fairies. what a dreamy party for all us girls!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

before i read this, I was always a bit sad for those with December bdays - but you did it! YOU made it a special event that made her feel so special.

Way to go, such a beautiful party!!

bevysblog said...

Sweet girlie party! Sweet girlie girl!

Jo said...

What a lovely party fit for a beautiful little lady! I'm sure she'll hold these memories dear for a lifetime.

Jo

Preppy 101 said...

What a great party you planned for her!! She will always remember that her birthday wasn't lumped together with Christmas! xoox

Raining Pearls said...

This one leaves me breathless! What an amazing party for a beautiful, amazing littel girl. You are 100% a "Love is in the details" gal and it shows in every picture.

Pearls and Grace said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet words and cheerful comments! You all are too kind. And @ Mama Henley ~ There isn't anything "perfect" going on at this house. I can promise you that! :) I just love celebrating my children. It's the only day out of the entire year that they do not have to share with anyone else! I'm so happy to finally get a post up and to catch up with each one of you. Hoping to do a better job of that this year. I have missed all of you wonderful bloggers!!!

CRICKET said...

So beautiful and feminine.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

WOW, this was amazing! Makes me wish my girls were small again. Beautiful post too!!

Going around meeting some girls who are coming to Blissdom!!! Yay! Nice to meet you!! See ya there!!

Blessings,
Melissa

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! What a FABULOUS party! You are soooo creative!

Jennifer said...

cutest little sugar plum fairy I have ever seen. my eyes lit up when i saw the birthday giggles!

Elizabeth said...

i love this! i love how you always have everything pink. i'm the same way:) my daughter will probably grow up and despise the color. until then, i can't get enough of it. this is such a great idea. ella's birthday is on the 17th so i understand the challenge of a bday so close to christmas. you made it really special for her.

Megan said...

Such a special day for your little sugar plum. You are so creative, love all the pink and sparkles....

kpb said...

Hello there- I accidently (providentally) found your blog today and LOVED it b/c apparently you & I think alike. We celebrated my 4 year old's bday on 12/22 and wow it IS hard to make the celebratinog special amidst all the Christmas chaos, but my mother always made my homemade birthdays special & so I do the same, always will. We had an all out dress up princess party with costumed characters an all...she wanted a Nutcracker Ballet birthday until our Nov trip to disney world and then it all changed. So, I'm takeing cues from your beautiful blog and that's what we'll be doing next year...partly for me, mostly for her :) Thanks for the inspiration!

kellie said...

What a gorgeous party! I have a 5 year old named Bella Grace, too!! (MIRA-bella Grace), can't wait to show her these beautiful photos. I'm a new follower, and can't wait to keep reading!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I love it. We did a gingerbread house party for Harry's b-day one year too (he has December b-day). This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Nancy said...

I saw Sugar Plum Fairy and I went back in time. That is my favorite part of the whole Nutcracker. The pas de deux music IS Christmas to me. So beautiful and magical. This party looks divine. Loved everything. What a fabulous idea. I am planning my 8 year old's party for next week... a pajama party. Off to make pillow cases. Love your blog.. I'll be back! :)

lizziefitz said...

i really need to make a much better effort when planning my childrens' parties. gorgeous!!! Happy birthday Bella Grace!

Sherrie said...

Amazing! What a lucky birthday girl.:)

lizziefitz said...

Thanks so much for your kind email! Indeed ,we are in the same boat:) My hubby comes about once a month so it has taken some adjusting. We miss him terribly. My days are pretty much about carpooling ( 3 schools one downtown one on Daniel Island and one in Mt.Pleasant) The mornings aren't too bad because Grace sleeps for that hour of driving. The afternoons are a different story...Carpool lines ,traffic and a very upset 6 month old. I just keep reminding myself that this is all TEMPORARY insanity. My prayers are with you and yours:)

Raining Pearls said...

Hi Doll, I doing a giveaway and would love for you to enter!!! Still can't get over these pictures :)

Angie said...

Absolutely precious! I am sure the girls were beside themselves happy!

red ticking said...

so darling... and you can feel "the amazing love" you have for her... blessings to you... x pam

red ticking said...

so darling... and you can feel "the amazing love" you have for her... blessings to you... x pam

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Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What a fairytale! xx

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blessings

Erica said...

I just found your blog while searching for sugar plum fairy birthday ideas. I loved everything about the party and was wondering if you had any other tips/suggestions that I might use for my daughter's 6th birthday.

Ginger Carlson, author said...

Where did you find those fruit kabob wands?????

Ginger Carlson, author said...

Where did you find those wand skewers???? So cute!