REAL PARTIES: Kimora’s Sweet Shoppe

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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


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

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

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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

39 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Kimora’s Sweet Shoppe”

  1. Elisha Akram says:

    what a cute pink party!

  2. NICHCOLE says:

    Your party was SO pink… it!!!

    Where did you find those FANTASTIC pink swirl lollipops?

  3. star says:

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

  4. Elnora Wilmer says:

    Love everything… couldn’t stop ooohhing and aahhing…

  5. 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.

  6. jennifer says:

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

  7. 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!

  8. Mrs. R says:

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

  9. Naomi says:

    Pretty in Pink…I love it.

  10. 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!!!

  11. Lindsay says:

    So cute – great ideas!

  12. Mrs.T says:

    Pink is my favorite color. What a gorgeous party

  13. Chris@Celebrations At Home says:

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

  14. Brooke says:

    What a cute party. I LOVE all of the budget saving ideas!

  15. 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!

  16. Teresa says:

    Simply beautiful. The candy buffet arrangement is my favorite!

  17. SHARON CARROLL says:

    love it! your hard work really paid off, you did a beautiful job!!!

  18. Thanks everyone for your kind words and a special thanks to Jenn for posting:) I had a great time creating!!

  19. Cheryl says:

    Beautiful work Aisha…What computer program is used to make the beautiful paper items in the party? I would like to make themed labels, wrappers etc. I also celebrate milestones on a budget. Can you help? Thanks

  20. So pretty! I love it all!

  21. I love your child height table idea with cushions and the non-symmetrical dessert buffet.

    You have set a benchmark for your daughters birthdays to come!

  22. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Fabulous job!

  23. Oh, soo pretty in pink! The look of pure delight on Kimora’s face is priceless! It looks like she’s just beaming with happiness. I would be too with a party like that. (Let’s just say I have a penchant for pink).

  24. Sharise says:

    Love this for my baby girl!

  25. Shawna -Trio Events says:

    Beautiful Job! loved all the details. How was the polka dot backdrop constructed? Or is that the actual wall in the house?

  26. Stacey says:

    so sweet. I’m sure she love it. Love the candy bars!!

  27. Rowaida Flayhan says:

    so inspiring! thanks for sharing

  28. Andrea says:


    As usual girlie, you have done it again!! Everytime I experience one of your events I think it’s my favorite, but this is ooooooooooh so cute! And my little Kimora is too adorable and makes me sorry I missed this one! I can’t wait to see what you do for my baby shower this summer!!! Love you!! (so proud of you)!!!


  29. erika says:

    me encnanto…..

  30. Erika says:

    I really super enjoyed this party so cute you did such a great job and great memories for you daughter..

  31. Lara says:

    What a cute party! Record all your wonderful parties for your daughter in my party book- My Festivity Files! It will serve as a great scrap book years to come!

  32. Jan says:

    I love this party! Where did you find the hershey wraps for the choco bars??????

  33. Nichcole I found the large pink swirly pops at Homegoods.

    All the the paper goods were designed by me in InDesign.

    Thanks, Ladies!!

  34. Emma says:

    The pink birthday party is so beautiful. Kamara is so lucky. Everythng looked perfect. I never made tags or labls, would you point me to te right direction, I am planning my daughter’s first birthday and would love to make some custom labels. Thank you.

  35. Laura says:

    The party was so beautiful! I had a question about the Ikea table top you purchased. Did you have to order the top or was it just something anyone could pick up at the store. I need that for my child’s playroom!! I loved all the ideas!

  36. Tracy says:

    Love the party details! Please blur out Kimora’s family home details on that invitation shot though (address phone number etc) My heart just stopped when I saw it staring out at me. xx

  37. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    Good catch, Tracy! Thanks so much for the heads up. Just modified & replaced that image (might need to refresh the page to see the updated version.

    Jenn :)

  38. inggrid says:

    so pretty.. where did you get the trays?

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