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Uno, Dos, Tres, Fiesta! – A Bright & Colorful Third Birthday Party


My daughter Juniper adores the movie, "Coco," and that served as my inspiration in designing the elements of her 3rd birthday party. When learning to talk, she called herself "Juju," so I incorporated her nickname into the party. I used the movie's color scheme of red, pink, orange and blue across the decor, along with calaveras (sugar skulls) and flowers.

A few of my favorite details from her party:

  • The papel picado banners I created, especially the ones designed for each guest - the kids loved finding their names hanging above them!
  • The kid's treat bags, which each contained a sugar skull cookie, initial of their name, and number 3!
  • Her two-tier sugar skull birthday cake. After a few trial runs, I realized I could make the skulls ahead of time out of royal icing, and decorate their faces with food markers - much easier than piping everything!
  • The invitation & signage designed for the party
  • Handmade tissue paper flowers & tassels
  • The handmade royal icing skulls, guitars and chocolate leaf decorations for the cupcakes & cake
  • Nacho Bar!