Our sweet Ellie turned 7 over the weekend. If you’ve been following along Beauteeful Living, you may recall her Frozen-themed birthday party from last year. Since last year we invited Ellie’s close friends from town, we thought this time around, we’d invite close family and friends from back home (NY). While I wanted to keep the party simple and casual, I still had a vision for the party decor. In my mind, I was thinking flowers and spring colors. I hope you enjoy taking a peek into Ellie’s Spring Themed 7th Birthday Party!

1) Main Birthday Display 

Instead of doing a birthday banner, I decided to display a prominent “7” against a fabric-covered canvas. I added the letter blocks “E” and “M” (her initials) to further personalize the party. The hanging paper lanterns and paper flowers really added to the bright spring look I was after.

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2) Pendant Lighting

For special occasions, I typically hang decorative items on this pendant light. For this party, I added floral trim around the shades to go with the floral party theme. Can you believe this was done with Scotch masking tape? So easy to use and remove.

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3) Dining Table Centerpiece 

When I saw this hydrangea “faux” plant at Home Goods, I knew I had to have it for Ellie’s party. The petals look incredibly real. Do you like the “7” number I made using glitter paper? 😉

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4) Garland and Tulips

I love having garland hanging for parties. When I saw this garland at Target, I knew the colors would go well with the theme of Ellie’s party. Also, a vase filled with tulips (picked by the birthday girl) was exactly what this table display needed. I just love tulips!

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5) Photo Props

Who wouldn’t find these paper props cute for photos? I knew adults and kids alike would get a kick out of posing with them. I had all the kids and adults take photos with them…including my parents! 😀

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6) Ellie’s Photo with Prop

This has to be one of my favorite photos taken that day. My silly girl has some serious eye-crossing talent. 🙂

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7) Lauren’s Photo with Prop

Of course, Ellie’s little sister was all into posing for pictures.

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8) Mommy + Me photo

I love looking back at my photos with my kids from previous birthday parties…even if it means seeing myself a little older each year. *Sigh*

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9) Big Sis + Lil Sis Photo

These two are stuck to the hip…literally. Love this photo of them together!

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10) A Very Happy Birthday Girl

This smile says it all. Ellie had a wonderful day spent with some amazing people in her life!

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We had a great time hosting Ellie’s 7th birthday and are incredibly grateful to have such wonderful and kind-hearted people in our lives join our celebration. While most of them are family, a good number of them are also people who’ve become family in their own right. For those who weren’t able to make it, please know that you were there in spirit!

As someone who has decorated and hosted a number of parties, I have some tips on party decorating I’d love to share. For my wonderful Beauteeful Living e-mail subscribers, I am putting together a special newsletter guide, titled “How To Decorate for Beau-tee-ful Budget-friendly Parties.” Look for it in your inbox this spring! 🙂

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Did you have a favorite element from this spring-themed party? I’d love to hear your comments. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you join me in enjoying the simple and beauteeful moments in life! Xoxo, Tee

 

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