A pink and girly tutu-themed 2nd birthday party for my darling little girl.
Pink, pink and a bit of purple as well as a LOT of tulle to make tutu's be part of all the decor, food, and games.
Whimsical and vintage.
I made fairy wands using this tutorial from The Hairbow Company and then I wrapped dowels with chevron ribbon to complete the look.
All of the tulle and chevron ribbon I used was purchased from The Hairbow Company. This was my best find in planning this party as they have very high quality products, tutorials right on their website, and out of this world customer service.
Next, I made a princess cake out of cupcakes - princess accessories were purchased at The Hairbow Company.
The rosette cake was made by a local bakery, Wuollet's Bakery, in Wayzata, MN.
I was able to use the fairy wands (and other tulle puffs) as decor throughout my party. The fairy wands were great centerpieces and keeping them in vases made it fun for kids to select which one they wanted to take home. I made tissue paper puffs from this tutorial that I used under the chandelier in my dining room and kitchen.
The photo banner was purchased originally at Joann Fabrics, but I swapped out the ribbon for pink chevron ribbon (purchased from The Hairbow Company) and glitter sprayed it to make it more girly. Then I found a few other assorted items to make my photo collage fit in with the tutu theme.
The menu consisted of Tutu Tacos, Royal Krispy Treats, Fairy Caprese Wands, Fairy Fruit Wands, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries. All of these were toddler and adult friendly, provided plenty of gluten-free options, and were very easy to make ahead of time.
I had two games - Pin the Tutu on the Ballerina and Tutu Bowling. Pin the Tutu on the Ballerina is courtesy of Ms. Memories 101 on Etsy. For Tutu Bowling I just tied tulle around ribbon and attached it to each bowling pin.
Overall, the party was a huge success and was enjoyed by guests of all ages!
The fairy wands were my favorite! These were really easy to make and are the perfect toy for toddlers. I even made some in blues and greens for a couple of little boys who came to the party. They are a safe and inexpensive party favor that fit well with the theme as well as doubled as a beautiful centerpiece for my dining room table.
Stick with your theme! There are so many cute ideas out there - especially relating to princess, dress, and tutu themes. I really tried to stay within the narrow confines of my theme and decor and it really helped the whole party be more cohesive. There is always another party to use ideas you find along the way!