Happy third birthday, sweet Harper! We celebrated your third birthday with a fun dollhouse themed party. I based her party around a beautiful handmade dollhouse that my dad made for her birthday. However, in searching Pinterest and Google, there’s not much out there for dollhouse parties. I improvised and used very simple decorations, as I always do for the kids’ birthday parties. I also like to choose themes that aren’t very common. For Harper’s first birthday, I created a pinwheel themed party with colors of coral and blue. I went the mason jar route for her second birthday with everything mason jar (check it out here!). This year, we went with a loosely based dollhouse theme and colors of blue, pink, and gold.
I make a very basic but delicious homemade chocolate cake with whipped cream cheese icing (using the icing tutorial from Carolina Charm…each year, I get better at frosting the cupcakes, ha!).
I pulled out my Fiestaware dishes that match our color scheme for the party (I have so many different colors of Fiestaware that I’m able to mix and match and work with almost any birthday color scheme).
I’m loving washi tape for birthday decorations and accents. I used the tape this year to label the mason jars (used last year at Harper’s party as well). I also took washi tape and covered mason jars (see the jar below that holds the paper straws). Despite the fact that the paper straws eventually get a little soggy, I still love using them…they’re so pretty!
I love displaying photos from the past year, so I once again created an Instagram print banner in the living room and in the dining room. As a bonus, the guests selected a few prints to take home with them after the party! Tissue paper flowers are always a hit…I made a few in gold and pink.
Oh, and that’s washi tape on the mini clothespins. I’m getting quite the collection of mini clothespins…I use them to display all kinds of things, from photos to our Valentines (using pretty red washi tape).
I love this pic of cool Harper with her shades!
The display in the living room.
To incorporate more of a dollhouse theme, I cut out these cute dresses using leftover scrapbook paper from the dollhouse.
Harper waiting for the guests to arrive.
For the cupcakes, I made washi tape flags in blue, gold and pink.
Using the leftover scrapbook paper, I punched out some scalloped circles and scattered them on the table. The blue mason jar was taped with washi tape for a fun look.
More washi tape covered mason jars for the forks and spoons.
Our family: Will, age 4 1/2, Harper, age 3. Mommy and daddy…in their 30s, ha!
Harper was so excited to see her dollhouse and open up all the fun furniture that goes with it!
Sweet birthday girl!
Playing with the toys and friends at her party.
For the thank you cards, I re-used the dollhouse cutouts and wrote notes on the back. I combined them with an Instagram print from the party and voila, a cute thank you note!
It was a great birthday…lots of fun with family and close friends. At this point, we’re keeping our kiddos’ birthday parties small, which is nice. Unfortunately, Mimi and Grandaddy were unable to come since they had the flu:(
After the party, my parents stayed for dinner and we enjoyed chicken fajitas, guacamole and chips and salsa. Yum!