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{Photo Styling & Article for HGTV} Girl's Birthday Party Themes!

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I am so excited to share these photos that I styled for another project for HGTV! As you may have read, I’ve worked on several other projects for HGTV including Boy Birthday Party IdeasCreating Dessert Tables and Valentine’s Day Ideas! I also had the pleasure of designing and styling four new themes for girls!  The beautiful photos were taken by Laura Winslow. I am in the process of creating full printable collections for these themes, but in the meantime, you can view the full article, more photos and a few free printable files HERE on HGTV.com!

First up, I wanted to create a new cupcake theme that would incorporate a fun cake stand illustration {since I’m obsessed with cake stands}! Last year, Brenda from Ooh La Lollipop sent my daughter, Kate {above} an adorable hostess set including an apron, placemats, necklace and bracelet along with her signature felt cupcakes and cookies. The set is so adorable and I had been wanting to incorporate into a photo shoot. I used the apron fabric as color inspiration for the new designs!

I used Kate’s pink retro kitchen and tea set in the party scene. Always look to what you already have that you can use for your parties! Melissa from Decadent Delights made adorable cupcake cookies, which are always fabulous favors! The Cupcake Bake Shoppe collection will be available in the shop soon!

Pajama Parties are always popular for girls! I’ve been wanting to design a collection for this theme and after finding a fun shower curtain at HomeGoods to use as a backdrop, decided on a purple and aqua color scheme. We set up this secene in my guest room, which already had aqua colored bedding. {now I’m adding purple permanently because I loved it so much!} Our little neighbor, Lexi was our model and she was sooo adorable!

Donut soaps were sent in from Milk & Cookeez to be used as party favors. They smelled amazing! Inspired by a donut cake made by superchick, Genivieve at Celebrate Today, I stacked up powdered donuts on a decorated cake plate and used a purple flower from Banner Boutique as a topper!

This is our new Paris Glam collection! Expanded from our French Kiss Valentine’s Day Collection, I adore this theme. My affection for pink, damask and the Eiffel Tower inspired these designs.

One of Laura’s sweet clients modeled for us and wore an adorable “Springtime in Paris” dress by Charming Necessities! French macarons are a must for a Paris themed party, and these were provided by Eastern Cookie on Etsy! Yummy! Printable Paris Glam designs are in the shop!

I created this Cherry Picnic theme last year for a custom order, but never launched it on the blog {still need to share those party photos!} I am so excited that it is one of the themes for this project! It’s perfect for a spring or summer party or barbeque!

Decadent Delights made the adorable cherry cookies and simple cake that I added a cake topper, flowers and ribbon to! Cherry sours and fresh cherries are yummy treats for this theme. Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations made the perfect red and white gingham table runner! I adore the pom pom trim! Full Printable Cherry Picnic Collection will be in the shop soon!

{all photos courtesy of Laura Winslow Photography}

Click here to view many more photos and the full story on HGTV including FREE printable files!

March 3, 2011

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  1. Niina says:

    Gorgeous! Your party/photo shoot styling skills are amazing. I just can´t stop myself of checking your blog every morning…it is my daily “must” 🙂

  2. LOVE what you’ve been up to Kim! You are so fabulous!!!

  3. Congrats! These are so pretty! What little girl wouldn’t want a party like this?

  4. Telia says:

    You are so talented! I love, love, love looking at your site for ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful photos with us!!

  5. I could spend days looking through your photo’s. You have crazy skill!! Love it. Beautifully done as always!

  6. renee unsworth says:

    LOVE all the themes. Can’t seem to find the free printables!!

  7. Destiny says:

    Ohhh I love these themes! I JUST did a cherry theme for my little girls party!!! I wished I had this eye candy to look at before!!! Lovley as always. I love the donut cake!
    Alivyas First Birthday Cherry on Top: http://www.aplaceforusblog.com/2011/03/alivya-nicoles-first-birthdaycherry-on.html

  8. Sara says:

    I love them all! The Cherry Picnic is my favorite! I am planning a very similar party for my daughter’s birthday in May! Love the red gingham…so sweet!

  9. katrina says:

    Awww… I like the Paris theme. I did a similar party for my daughter for her 1st birthday. Zoom over to my blog and take a look @ our crepe cart, I am so sure you will like it.


  10. They are all my favorite, how can anyone just pick one? Beautiful job Kim, as always. I’m leaning toward the damask as I have that around the house some. But again, all of them look YUMMY!!

  11. Tara says:

    I love the icing on the cupcake with the Kate topper. Do you know what tip and technique were used? Your stuff is beautiful, as always. You are truly an inspiration.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Tara!
      You can use the Wilton 2D tip to do the ruffled styled cupcakes! My friend, Sharnal taught me. 🙂 You hold at a 90 degree angle and squeeze firm and it piles up!

  12. Absolutely fabulous Ms. Kim! I’m crushing on the Cherry Picnic! Makes me feel like summer!

  13. Silvia Mayeli says:

    Love the RED ideas.. I wish there was more business in my area.
    thanks again for all the photos.. can never copy just dream about it!

  14. Oh my amazing! Kim you have really out done yourself this time! I really do love everything about each one of these. 🙂

  15. Martha D. Harris says:

    Can’t wait to use these party ideas for my grandchildren. I keep clicking on your link to HGTV but just can’t seem to find the free printables link. Please share. THanks!

  16. Yay! I’m excited to see an expanded collection with the Eiffel Tower =+D

  17. Kim says:

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments!
    For the free printables, take a look at this screen shot to help you locate: http://tinyurl.com/62nn56j

  18. I cant wait to see the full cupcake bake shop collection! I am doing a cupcake theme for my daughter’s first birthday in April and this will be perfect!

  19. Michele says:

    Love your blog!

    Become a follower!


  20. Grace says:

    Kim, these are so, so fun!! I’m especially loving the purple and aqua color combo. Can’t wait to see what you and Miss Laura are cooking up in the future!

  21. Rowejones says:

    Discovering your blog was a sweet treat today. I look forward to expanding my creativity from your posts. Thank you so much for sharing.

  22. Denise Cosgrove says:

    How sweet your blog is! It touches my heart in a special way and floods my soul with memories of my childhood. Thanks for bringing my inner 10-year-old out to play!

  23. Eloïse says:

    Okay, everything is just TOO PRETTY!!! I’m so in love with the cherry sugar cookies now, really makes me wanna bake!

  24. Nicole says:

    Hi Kim…I can’t wait for the cupcake line, it is to cute! Great Ideas!! I wanted to ask you where did you get the play bookcase from and tea set. I have seen the retro kitchen with a fridge but no bookcase and tea set. Thanks so much! I would love to get my daughter a matching one.

  25. Love all of it! trying to find theme for 12 y/o’s 13th bday party coming up! Love the retro kitchen! My daughter has same one! too cute! any ideas? we’re local too! =)

  26. Any girl wishes to look amazing on her birthday. Visualize your beloved in a flowing gown standing near to an incredible castle cake. Clearly, that is a very realistic picture you possibly can make happen with a few fantastic party preparation concepts with BirthdayExpress girls birthday party themes.

  27. Tee Wallace says:

    I love Kate’s headband!! So adorable! Is it from Banner Boutique? Wonderful job, love it all. We are doing a Paris party this year for my daughter’s 5th birthday. And she has already requested next year having a mermaid party. I’m going to use your printables. Your party inspired me!!

  28. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that
    over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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