Claire’s Twinkle Little Star Party

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OMG I have been on my toes waiting to share this party post with you guys for weeks!!!! I am so excited to team up with Lauren Conrad to reveal Claire’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party! From gold confetti stars to pink star cookie favors, I cannot wait to reveal the magical party details with you!

Can I just start by saying; I can’t believe Claire is two!! I’m probably going to be saying that for every age, every single year for the rest of her life! ;) Time just moves so quickly…too quickly! ;) I am so grateful to have this blog as a place to document some of my favorite moments and to look back on them. I’m sure in a few years I’ll be looking back at this post and wondering where on earth time has gone too! ;)

I decided to throw Claire a twinkle twinkle little star party because it was the first song she ever sang. I also have to gush how much I love that stars can be both so feminine and so sweet. To this day, she sings her song every single chance she can get.

Now, let’s talk details – I was SO excited to find this pink chair and sequin star wand from Land of Nod. The magic is in the details, right?!

Of course we had to team up with Mui of Mui’s Sweet Creations again. She creates such incredible cakes, and this adorable (and delicious) moon cake was no exception! Once we took plenty of photos of it and sang happy birthday, it was gone in minutes!!

My silver sequin party dress was from Target and Claire’s confetti outfit and gold shoes are from Gymboree. The silver ‘2’ balloon, along with most of the other dessert table decor, is from Party City!!

I found these birthday party printables from Etsy for only $5. I attached them to each cookie as a favor for her friends to take home with them. If you’re looking for a perfect sugar cookie recipe that won’t lose its shape, you have to try my favorite sugar cookie recipe of all time. I cut out pink fondant with the same cookie cutter as the star cookies. I added a little bit of frosting between the cookie and the pink fondant to give it that “smooth” look. ;)

Claire loves Rice Krispie treats, so I used a number 2 cookie cutter to tie in the party theme. I tinted melted white chocolate light pink and dipped in each treat halfway. Claire is totally a little “girly girl,” so I was extra excited to be able to incorporate pink and glitter into this bash!

Let’s talk about sprucing up the dessert table!! Party City has these AMAZING shimmery pastel jelly beans. I also got the candy display containers from there too. They are perfect for dessert tables! And in case you’re wondering how many jelly beans to buy, I only had to use one plastic container of each color of jelly beans to completely fill each candy display container. It was also such an easy way to display the pink star cookie favors.

This picture of Charlie and Claire ended up making it to the front cover of our Christmas cards this year. I looooooove the bond these two have. If only Charlie knew the bond he would have when we announced on BFFF that he was going to be a big brother. ;)

In case you’re wondering, almost all of the items displayed on our dessert table were from Party City! The shimmery jelly beans were one of my all-time favorite finds! I plan to go back for more to add to future blog posts this year.

For extra party fun, I put purple rock candy in purple party cups. I love the shape of these. And I poured my favorite pink frothy punch recipe with edible gold stars floating on top.

To tie in the twinkle twinkle little star party theme, I placed wooden gold star stickers on the outside of these popcorn containers. I was so excited to find them in pink!!

 

And a party is not complete without pizza, right?! We ordered some DELICIOUS pizza from Pizza Guys. We actually had Pizza Guys at Charlie’s ocean party too! Did I mention they make a taco pizza?! If you have a party, your guests will thank you for ordering it. It became quite the conversation starter for us. Everyone was so excited to try it as it was the first of 6 pizzas to go lightening fast. But I do have to admit, their Hawaiian pizza is my favorite! ;) Claire loved the cheese pizza!

Another highlight of the day was this pink teepee from Land of Nod. Claire had so much fun playing in there. Charlie loved it too! I’m OBSESSED with the pastel pink floral details! It has a 70s vibe and fits so well into her room!

Thank you so much for joining us virtually for Claire’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party! This was such fun and and one of the best parties I’ve had the pleasure of designing. Claire was so happy with it, and I love that we will have these photos from the AMAZING Ashley Baumgartner to look back on and remember it for a lifetime!

CREDITS

I am so incredibly thankful to our friends for providing product. This post would not be possible without our friends at Land of Nod, Party City, Pizza Guys, Gymboree and Mui Sweets + Creations!

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BFFF BY:

Ashley Baumgartner. This post has also featured on Lauren Conrad’s Friday Favorites!

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Pink chair

Teepee

Pink popcorn container

Jelly beans

Candy containers

Printable 

Silver sequin dress

Confetti outfit

Gold shoes

 

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