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11.02.2011

Fairy Ballerina Birthday Party - Girly Birthday Decorating Ideas!

Pretty, Girly Birthday Party Decor and Ideas
Yay! Our Fairy Ballerina Party post is here! I'm so excited to finally share the photos with everyone from Aubrielle's four year old fun-filled-fairy-extravaganza! ha!
Really though, I had so many great pictures to choose from that it was hard to narrow them down. We had such a great time with Aubrielle's favorite little friends and cousins. I had lots of help from my Mom and my two sister-in-laws as far as fairy treats and games were concerned. And as always, Cason was right there with me, entertaining my "crazy-decorating-ways" as I kept coming up with bigger, better fairy decor ideas and ambiance enhancers to fill up our party space. :)
In the end, it was ALL worth it, because everything turned out perfectly and Aubrielle was SO happy!
Invites and labels designed by Brightside Prints. You can read more about them here in this post.

Tutu - Target, Leotard - Danskin, Bow - Children's Place, Wings - Party City


I had gathered some really beautiful items to display for Aubrielle's birthday. First and foremost, the frames and flowers. The adorable 3 frames in this shot were purchased from one of our sponsors, Orange Blossom Shop. They have the cutest frames in all different sizes, shapes and colors. PERFECT for a girly party like this :)
The flowers were made by my amazingly talented sister-in-law Karlie. (excuse the old-school term) but she is the Mac-Daddy at flower arrangements!!! People kept asking if the flowers were real or not, because they looked SO perfect! I'm a HUGE fan of live flowers at parties. I think it really sets the tone at an event and a flower arrangement done the right way, really makes the rest of your decor, pop!
Flowers are NOT just for weddings, funerals and Valentines Day. Use some at your next party or get-together, they just add a special touch.
:)
You can Find the tutorial for the Tulle Rosette Wreath in this post here. And purchase the large hanging paper flowers here

I designed all of the sayings for our frames in Photoshop elements.

Our party was taking place during lunch, and Aubrielle knew JUST what she wanted to serve her little fiary-friends for her party. Ham & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches, potato chips, lemonade...and pickles. haha!
Yes, it's a bit odd, but this girl LOVES pickles...so I HAD to work them in! I just found a tall apothecary jar, skewered some large pickles with kabob sticks and they were added to the decor too! Surprisingly, more then a few of the kids loved them!
Tiered party platter & Plastic standing frames for food description printouts - IKEA

When I got my custom round sticker labels from Brightside Prints I knew I wanted to do something cute on the lemonade glasses the "fairies" would be drinking from. So I used them on the fronts of these small canning jars, and topped them with a gray striped paper straw and cute flower cutout lids, I found at the Queen Bee Market at the Citrus Booth! You can buy them here.

Next was our "fairy sweets" end of the table.
We had candy,(sixlets, poofy popsstar lollipops, taffy and rock candy) pink doughnuts, flower shaped sugar cookies (thanks to Grandma), home-made flowering cake pops and fairy favors.
You can find a tutorial for our fairy favors in this post here.

A cake maker I am NOT, so I went ahead and let Paula Deen make her fabulous white chocolate coconut cake for me :) Crazy enough, they sell it at Walmart in the frozen section where the bakery is. One word... YUM!

I had Aubrielle and each of her fairy-friends sit in this cute yellow thrifted chair I found, in front of a polka dotted piece of fabric that I hung from the wall. It was the perfectly adorable, inexpensive backdrop for a lot of our photos. Anyone could do this on a wall in their home!
TIP: Try to pick a wall for your backdrop setup that has windows facing your subject. It makes for GREAT lighting when taking photos.
Balloons were purchase here and here.

After our lunch we were ready for our Fairy activities. They included:
Find the Jewels
Fairy Freeze Tag
Fairy Ballerina Dancing
and
Crown Making

Next on our agenda... cake and presents!

Once presents are opened in this house... it's usually a free-for-all. ha! There's tissue paper flying, toys being ripped out of boxes, and kids screaming and laughing. The perfect ending to a perfect little party.

I'm totally thrilled that everything went so well,
and I'm happy to report that our Fairy Ballerina party... was a Success!

We sure do love our sweet, funny Aubrielle... she just makes this family complete. I couldn't imagine a life without her beautiful smile, silly sense of humor and those big blue eyes.
Happy 4th Birthday, baby girl!

linking up our party to Beth's Tutorials & TipsBetween U & Me and The Idea Room linky parties!

122 comments:

  1. wow! this is amazing...those little girls must have loved it and felt so special getting their picture taken in the special chair!

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  2. So creative! Beautiful little party ;)

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  3. that is absolutely adorable! Love the details..

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  4. I love everything about this beautiful party - especially the yummy color choices. And you did a wonderful job on the pictures too! What a beautiful AND LUCKY little girl.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  5. What a beautiful party!! I love the way everything coordinates. :) My oldest is turning 6 on the first week in December and decided on a Tinkerbell party. This is the first year I'm not having her party at home. That week between Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas season is so busy and stressful. I decided to have her party at the ballet studio this year. They're only giving me a 1/2 hour to set up (!!), so I won't really be able to decorate, but I'm still excited. :)

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  6. wow, what awesomeness! Lots of great ideas and I love the lids to the jars of lemonade. And how cute the sandwiches were cut out. Aubrielle is so lucky to have you as her mom!

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  7. So cute! I was excited for this post to see how it all came together (and how the cake was after my starstruck moment at the store :) Did you order the doughnuts or make them? I'm having a doughnut birthday party for my daughter's 5th birthday next week and love the pink drizzle on those! Thanks!

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  8. Oh my goodness this is absolutely, most definitely the prettiest party that I have ever seen! You did a great job decorating and planning. What a perfect party idea for a little girl.

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  9. This is fabulous! I don't have a girl but if I did, this would be such an inspiration post!!!

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  10. This party is SO sweet and just perfect for a little girl! I am 'pinning' it!
    Aubrielle really looks beautiful! Happy Birthday to her!

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  11. This party is SPECTACULAR. The colors, details, ohhh it's perfect!

    Coley
    whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  12. Are you kidding me? This is the cutest kid's party I've ever seen! Honestly, I wouldn't mind having it for my birthday party and I'm an adult! I love that you included ranunculus - it's my favorite flower and we had it in our wedding in August. Actually, the color pallete of Aubrielle's party reminds me of our wedding color pallete. No wonder I love it so much!

    I can't wait to have kids and throw fun parties for them! I'm saving this post as inspiration!

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  13. Happy Birthday to Aubrielle! What an incredible party! You make everything look so dang easy and I am constantly amazed by your talent!! Beautiful pictures!!

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  14. Everything is so cute...and colorful. And the Bday Girl is adorable :)

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  15. I mean, I knew your party would be fabulous....but this is ah-mazing.

    What a wonderful party, I love love love the details. Bravo!!!

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  16. I am speechless Shelley! YOU are Amazing!! What a truly magical party! You thought of everything. Thank you so much for sharing all the details with all of us. I wish I was there! Ahh to be young again. LoL!
    HaPpY HaPpY BirThDaY Aubrielle!!

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  17. ahhh! this is literally the most beautiful little party i've EVER seen! SO gorgeous! i have already "pinned" almost everything in this post, but what i'm really curious about is that pink vase, with yellow tulle, with what looks like a paper doily peeking out the top? tutorial?? i LOVE it! thanks for all the great links, too.

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  18. loved everything, i mentioned this before on twitter(@inbliss01), but you are awesome! thank you for the great ideas i will be happy to use them!lol Happy Birthday to little princess Aubrielle!:)

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  19. Beautiful party and great job with all the decor!
    I am starting to plan my daughter's 1st bday and I am planning on serving lemonade in mason jars as well. What did you use/ how did you make the detailing in the lids? I love that touch!
    I can be emailed back at heidijrieck@gmail.com
    Thank you so much!
    Heidi
    PS: I do party features on my blog every Friday. By any chance may I have permission to feature your daughter's party on my blog next Friday?

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  20. What a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl. I love your tablescape and that photo backdrop was perfect. I expect to see this trending on Pinterest soon!

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  21. What a doll! Can you imagine when she looks back at these gorgeous photos and thinks, "Wow, my mom did all of that for me!" Lucky girl.

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  22. What a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl!

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  23. I am kind of speechless! I just HAD to pin this because my daughter's birthday is coming up soon and maybe I can convince her to have a girlie party like this. :) Ah-mazing!

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  24. What a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl! I love all of it.

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  25. Will you marry me? Everything you do is amazing and i love the fact you share where to find things and how to do it. Happy birthday aubrielle!

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  26. Absolutely A.DOR.A.BLE!!!! Both the party and Abrielle!

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  27. Shelley, you get the MOST AMAZING MOM and BEST PARTY PLANNER awards!! Seriously, what a beautiful and whimsical birthday party. I love the colors and the decorations and well, everything! It looks like Aubrielle was one happy little girl.

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  28. Ok, i might be turning 30 already, BUT i want THAT party!! It's looking great!

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  29. Beautiful party and beautiful pictures. Success!

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  30. Of course this is the cutest party I have ever seen! xoxo!

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  31. Absolutely amazing! Everything was so beautiful. The colors were perfect. What an amazing job you did with every detail!!

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  32. Oh, what a sweet party and your girls are adorable. I'm sure she won't forget this party for years to come. You always do such an amazing job. You know when boys say my dad is stronger than your dad? Well, your girls can say my mom throws better parties than your mom.

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  33. I absolutely LOVE the party you threw for your little girl! It was just too cute! And I love that picture of you and you husband kissing her, so sweet! I'm sure she'll look back on that picture and remember what an awesome day she had because of you two!

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  34. Oh my, the pictures turned out AMAZING!!!!! So fun.

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  35. WOW Shelley, everything looks magical. I was so happy to do the invitations and labels, I love how they were incorporated and worked with your ideas. Next party... I'm in again!

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  36. Shel - great job as always. I am definitely going to play "Find the jewels" at my next birthday party. Thanks for being awesome. xo

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  37. Oh my gosh your daughter is sooo mega adorable. So pretty, just like her momma!

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  38. What a beautiful party. It's like the perfect little girls dream party. My favorite part may be the pickle sticks---it's like sure, this is a fairy party and we're all beautiful but when it somes to food we like what we like...and we're 4 and we like pickle sticks.

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  39. Amazing!!! Everything you do turns out fabulous! How do you find the time? And the energy? My oldest daughters 5th birthday is in a month and I honestly haven't planned ANYTHING yet. Oh,we talked about it...we know who we're inviting,but actual plans?...nothing.

    Thanks for some inspiration...and a much needed kick in the rear to get thinking about my own daughters birthday!

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  40. Oh my word! This is right out of a magazine. Gorgeous party! Happy Birthday to little miss Aubrielle!!!

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  41. Absolutely beautiful (your daughter and the theme)! You have me wishing my daughter was little again (*tear*). Excellent job!

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  42. Gorgeous party!!! Your are fabulous!! love everything :)

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  43. She is ABSOLUTELY the most precious little gorgeous baby girl I have ever seen in my life. What a smashing party! Will you plan MY next one? I'm approaching my 30th and would SWOON for a fairy party!!! HA!

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  44. OMgosh! What a little cutie pie! You certainly get the "best mom" award :) She'll remember that forever I'm sure. Love the pink donuts & what a beautiful picture of you guys kissing her :)

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  45. Oh wow! I'd love to be 4 again!

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  46. Absolutely adorable. I really would never think to use flowers at a child's party but it was beautiful! The quintessential girly party.

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  47. Adorable! What a perfect fairy party. I love the skewered pickles.:) Your daughter is so photogenic by the way!

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  48. What a gorgeous party! I love the fresh flowers, and the bright colours! Fabulous! Your little girl must have felt so, so special her special day and so happy that Mommy did all this for her! Angie xo

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  49. What a fun Mom you are! I too would like to know where you found, or how you made the lids to the lemonade jars, they are just so sweet!

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  50. Adorable. What an amazing 4th birthday party. What a lucky girl to have such an awesome mom.

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  51. This party is absolutely AMAZING. Of course I can't say I am surprised because everything you touch turns to gold.
    If you get a minute we would love for you to link this up at our party going on now over at...

    junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com

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  52. Really cute party, thanks so much for sharing the birthday party with us.

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  53. Oh boy, I think your children must be the most beautiful looking children in the world... They make absolutely gorgeous fairies! :-) This post has given me a great idea for my beautiful girl's 3rd B'day!!!

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  54. What a lucky little girl! I bet she will remember this forever! What are the flowers that your sis used? I LOVE them! I think I may have to copy it for her room (in fake flowers of course).

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  55. Are you for hire?! Seriously adorable! You did such a great job, Shell! She's a lucky girl to have you for her mama!

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  56. Wow Shelly, it looks simply amazing. Um, can I have my next birthday at your house? ;)

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  57. This is so awesome can you come plan this same party for my daughter next year? seriously you did a great job and your daughter is adorable!

    Julianne

    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  58. Wow, every detail looks flawless! The most important detail though is that beautiful, happy 4 year old! You can tell she loved her party that her momma lovingly put on for her!

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  59. First off wish your cute little one a happy birthday! Such a pretty party! Absolutely love it!

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  60. Everything looks perfect! What an amazing little fairy party! You are one rockin mama to do all of that for her ;)

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  61. Shelley- this party blows my mind! So amazing. Thanks for the QBM shout out! Love those adorable canning jars with the lids from Citrus. So fun. Will you plan my next birthday party? :)

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  62. What an adorable party! And your pictures are just fabulous! Love the idea of finding a spot in the house to serve as a backdrop for pics! Genius!

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  63. Gorgeous! It looks like sooo much fun! I have to ask....where did you find those fun lids to the mason jars??

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  64. you have a (three) beautiful daughter there! Love the kid-friendly menu made to look so pretty and "fancy". Little girls love fancy.

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  65. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  66. Adorable! A party to be proud of....love it!

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  67. Love the jars and what a fabulous idea to set up a place to take pics!

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  68. Wow! You did an amazing job and your girls are such cuties :)

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  69. Beautiful party and she is just adorable. Love the rosette hair bow in the last pics. Did you make it or buy it?

    Christy

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  70. I'm just going to add to the 63 comments that I am sure say that this is amazing! This is definitely a GREAT mom moment for you.

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  71. This is seriously adorable! The decorations, the outfits, the food, all definitely ties in together and just looks amazing!

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  72. I LOVE this!! You outdid yourself on this one, just gorgeous! Love the colors and the backdrop, so cute!

    Your daughter is beautifull and I love her name!

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  73. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aubrielle!

    Shelley, as usual, you have outdone yourself. Everything looks so sweet and dreamy. Perfect Fairy B-Day party:)

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  74. A. Maz. Ing. Love the blog. I'm your newest follower. Come visit my blog at Originateandrenovate.blogspot.com

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  75. Beautiful table setting! My favorite was the flowers. (It looks like it was a wonderful party.)

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  76. Beautiful beautiful party. Geez that pink lemonade looks so refreshing. And I love the shape of those frames. I'm also a follower.

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  77. This might be the most gorgeous party I've ever seen - you did an amazing job, mama! When I met you at Creative Estates I was hoping some of your creativity would rub off...I'm still waiting. Ha!

    My daughter is turning 5 in January and wants a "Fashion Party" I am stuck on what to do - any ideas, pretty please? I pinned this party, because I definitely want to use a similar color scheme, but any suggestions for a fashion party that you might have would be awesome!!

    xoxo,
    Heather

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  78. That is the cutest party of all time! What a gorgeous little girl and a gorgeous party! Love all the ideas! Thank you!

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  79. Shelley,
    You truly have tapped into your talents that have been given you. I am speechless at the way you continue to learn and grow and develop your many talents. Above all, you share them with others and give them the joy of growing too. Isn't that what it's all about? I love you and think you are an amazing daughter. I count my blessings every day that I see you and your sweet family grow. I love you dearly and was so sad to have missed this beautiful party. Keep up the good work. I think you are a self made photographer and do such a great job with your photos. I know it's a lot of work and we all get to see the fruits of your labors. Wow, I think you are a great Mom and your talents seem endless. Thank you for sharing so much with others and your Dad and I. We love being close and sharing your journey. Love, Mom

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  80. Shelley,
    You continue to amaze me with your endless talents that have been given you. I see the joy you bring to others through sharing what you have accomplished in such a short time. Self made designer, photographer and decorator. Growing up I saw your talents in the way you would put clothes together, but who would of thought you would go so far!!! You are a great example of taking you talents to the next level. I know we all have them, but you have shown us what can be accomplished if you really work at it. I marvel at your abilities to create and then share them. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being a wonderful daughter and great Mom and wife. I love you and I am so proud of you. I was so sad to have missed this beautiful party. I hope to not miss an event like this again. I am sure there are more surprised around the corner. Looking forward to sharing the joy of your journey. Love, Mom

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  81. Major cuteness alert! Oh my, such a great idea. Everything was beautiful and the little girls .... I have no words. Just lovely.

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  82. Love every little detail....beautiful party!

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  83. So adorable. The dessert table is wonderful and the girls look like they had so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Oh my goodness! I opened the page, and the first thing I said out loud was "SHUT UP, I want to murder this woman!" and I am not a mean bitter person! Then I brought my young daughters into check it out, and said to them "I am sorry I failed you as a Mother!"

    I seriously need to pace myself with your blog! I should probably delete you and never let myself go back. Holy crap!

    PS I am not the only one who thinks things, just brave enough to say it!

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  85. Thanks for mentioning my lemonade lids Shelley!!! They look adorable in your party. Hope you can make to the next Queen Bee Market in San Diego on Nov 18th & 19th. xoxo, ana

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  86. What a beautiful girl! All of those treats look delicious!

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  87. I don't think my jaw left the ground the entire time I read this post! You're the best mom ever! Have a great weekend!!

    michelleleeinteriors.blogspot.com

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  88. Beautiful! I want you to be MY mom! My 3 year old son just said he liked the party and liked your daughters teeth, LOL he funny things they come up with!

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  89. I love love love this party! I have a son and have been needing a little dose of girliness.

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  90. This party looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! The decor is stunning, and your daughter is soooo beautiful! :)

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  91. This is simply amazing what you have done!! I love your blog! I do have a question though...you photos are beautiful, what kind of camera do you use? Do you do anything special for the lighting? The photos of your daughter are gorgeous and I am just curious how you got them to look that way :)

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  93. Simply AMAZING!! Your girls are so adorable...and growing up fast. Love your blog! Would you please host my 47th birthday party? I'd love to be a little girl again! :)

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  94. Ack! I LOVE it! Makes me long for a little girl to celebrate :). Shelley the way you use your gifts and talents to serve your fam and others is inspiring. You inspire me girl.

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  95. I featured this post today on my blog! :D

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  96. I am seriously in LOVE with this party! Could you have made it any cuter???? I love that you blogged all the details so I could copy this step by step for Lauren's 4th birthday in February!

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  97. This looks amazing! I love the colors of the party! You and your family did an amazing job! Your daughter is adorable!

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  98. Happy 4th Birthday Aubrielle! Shelley, the party turned out beautifully, but of course, you already know that. ;) You sure know how to throw a party!

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  99. What a special birthday party for a sweet little girl (yes, I've never met your little family, but you all look dang sweet)! I can't wait for my son's birthday now, seeing all those goodies and decorations!!

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  100. Thanks for taking the time to link up at our link party at {Junk in their Trunk}! We totally dig your blog and are faithful followers! Thanks for your support!! Tomorrow is our 2nd link party and we would love to have you link up again...we LOVE your Thanksgiving decor!! You are amazing!!
    {Junk in their Trunk} sisters =)

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  101. This is amazing! What a wonderful party...and Aubrielle is a beautiful child!

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  102. A beautiful party for a beautiful little lady. She is gorgeous! Great job!

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  103. What a perfect fair princess party! I love the colors and those balloons and fairy favors are fab!

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  104. Love the party! It is absolutely beautiful!!!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  105. Please come plan my birthday party next year. I'll be 28, but I am fully okay with a fairy party! :)

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  106. Everything looks absolutely fabulous. I wish my birthdays were filled with so much food! Haha. Love those donuts, did you make them? I haven't perfected my donut skills yet, I wish I could! Please help!!

    Also, I'd love to know your lemonade recipe if you would be an absolute doll and share it. :)
    Thanks!

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  107. You are such a great mom!! The love you have for your family really comes through in your blog. You have been truly blessed! And, your daughters party looked fab! You have some of the prettiest girls I've seen!

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  108. Gorgeous party! I love all the details! Aubrielle is adorable! :)

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  109. Hi!! I have been following you for a few months now. You are so talented and offer so much insipration! I have your Fairy Ballerina Party bookmarked so I can look back to it for my daughters upcoming birthday party. Quick question. Did you make your daughters bows that are in the picture for her bday invites? There are 3 beautiful bows. If so do you have a tutorial on how you did them? Thank you!!

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  110. Hi!! I have been following you for a few months now. You are so talented and offer so much insipration! I have your Fairy Ballerina Party bookmarked so I can look back to it for my daughters upcoming birthday party. Quick question. Did you make your daughters bows that are in the picture for her bday invites? There are 3 beautiful bows. If so do you have a tutorial on how you did them? Thank you!!

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  111. I love these ideas! You are amazing. I have to ask, do you use your own camera to take the pics? If you do, what type of camera do you use? I am shopping around for a new one. Your photos are great! any tips?
    Thank you!

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  112. WOW. that's all I can say! Such a gorgeous party & your little girl looks like a model. I am so excited you go all out for your kids parties like I do... Nothing better than celebrating them & making their day so special.

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  113. Love the design, the food, the photo backdrop....pretty much everything. Such a cute theme :-)

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  114. I love the theme, the food, the table display, the photo backdrop...pretty much everything. Such a gorgeous party :-)

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