09 Feb

REAL PARTIES: Kimora’s Sweet Shoppe

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Today’s Real Party feature is full of such sweet, creative, and surprisingly budget-friendly details! It’s a charming Sweet Shoppe theme that Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group created for her adorable daughter Kimora‘s 4th birthday party.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

From tissue poms and strawberry parfaits to a cool DIY table and mini cupcakes (made by dad!), read on for all the perfectly pink, kid-friendly details, as told by Aisha herself

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pink sweet shoppe birthday party

When designing my daughter’s 4th birthday party, the most important element was creating a space for little kids, so everything was created through the eyes of a four year old. Me and my husband scouted every resource we had; family, friends and local discount stores to find specific pieces. We wanted everything to be the height of a four year old.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Table Design
We purchased an 8ft table top from Ikea (only $14.99) to use as the main play table. My husband then used shoe racks from our closet (which were about 1ft in height) and attached them to the bottom of the table to serve as table “legs”.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Instead of chairs we opted for custom pillow seats. I went to Joann Fabrics and selected four different fabrics to make custom pillow covers. They turned out amazing, thanks to my mother-in-law! We were able to use the pillows after the party as part of her bedroom decor.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

I designed custom placemats for each guests place setting and accented the table with pink carnations.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Dessert/Candy Buffet
I wanted the candy/dessert buffet to have a unique look. I didn’t want to use the typical rectangle table. Plus, I wanted to keep it at the height of the kids… so I decided to create a space that resembled a kids play area. Instead of toys, though, we used candy & desserts. It turned out so pretty!

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

First I found a great silver and white polka dot vinyl table cloth from Ikea ($3.99). We used this as the backdrop to the buffet area. I found the Martha Stewart paper pompoms at Big Lots (only $2.48 for a pack of 6!). We used three of the 6 to add a little color to our back drop.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

We then gathered small pieces of furniture we already had around the house: my daughter’s white bench (Target), my sister’s bathroom white cube (Target), one white shoe rack (Ikea) and a mirrored side table (Target) and used them as the main display furniture.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

I also designed paper elements to go along with the rest of the party decor: custom candy bar wraps, labels for the take out boxes, labels for the pink sack bags ($2.99 at Michaels) and a framed buffet sign.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

The candy was purchased from various local stores. (Home Goods, Target, Meijers, Walmart).

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

My husband made the mini cupcakes and yogurt covered pretzel sticks, and the cupcake cups and white pearl icing toppers were purchased from The Baker’s Nook.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Signature Drinks – pink lemonade and strawberry milk. I designed labels and affixed them to translucent pink cups embellished with pink straws.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Menu – Chicken Alfredo and Shrimp Alfredo
Dessert – Strawberry Parfaits

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Gifts – In addition to the candy, we gave all the children a wrapped box of playdo, go fish cards and crayons.

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Attire – Dress, shoes and sparkle tights (BabyGap)

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

pink sweet shoppe birthday party

Kimora had an absolute wonderful time but mom could not move the next day!! LOL, but it was all worth it! :)”

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Thanks again to Aisha for all the creative ideas & adorable party inspiration!

Photography by West Park Photography

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39Comments

1
star SAYS:

i love it! So girly, and its pink- my favorite color!

Reply February 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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Elisha Akram SAYS:

what a cute pink party!

Reply February 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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NICHCOLE SAYS:

Your party was SO pink…..love it!!!

Where did you find those FANTASTIC pink swirl lollipops?

Reply February 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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jennifer SAYS:

this party was so GORGEOUS! your daughter and her pals must have been so excited for everything. She is so cute btw!

Reply February 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm

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Elnora Wilmer SAYS:

Love everything… couldn’t stop ooohhing and aahhing…

Reply February 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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Emily F SAYS:

THAT is one of the most amazing parties I have ever seen, let alone for a 4 year old! COMPLETELY adorable, and can you ahare the parfait recipe?! Yum.

Reply February 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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Mrs. R SAYS:

i love it! love all the baby pink :) super cute

Reply February 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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Latasha SAYS:

Aisha, this is absolutely beautiful. I just visited your site, blog, and Facebook page. I am an immediate fan and in awe of all your work. Congratulations!

Reply February 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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Naomi SAYS:

Pretty in Pink…I love it.

Reply February 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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Kate SAYS:

I’m 25 and have such found memories of the amazing parties my mom threw me as a little girl…I’m sure she will remember this party for years to come!!!

Reply February 9, 2010 at 11:23 pm

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Lindsay SAYS:

So cute – great ideas!

Reply February 10, 2010 at 7:11 am

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Mrs.T SAYS:

Pink is my favorite color. What a gorgeous party

Reply February 10, 2010 at 7:34 am

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Chris@Celebrations At Home SAYS:

Beautiful and elegant, but ‘little girlie’ at the same time.

Reply February 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

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Kimmay SAYS:

I am so JEALOUS of a 4 year old! hahaha I love love love this pink theme, which is surprising sophisticated. Would be wonderful for an adult bday party, baby shower, or bridal shower as well!

Reply February 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

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Teresa SAYS:

Simply beautiful. The candy buffet arrangement is my favorite!

Reply February 10, 2010 at 7:59 am

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