My Daughters Birthday Party~Designed Online

 Over the weekend, my little girl turned 12.  This was a monumental birthday for me her...the last number before they end in 'teen.  I wanted her 8~girl slumber party to be extra special.  I was having a busy week with no time for running around to gather supplies.
Luckily, I was able to put together a great party on my laptop in between appointments.

Using the internet, I enlisted the help of Martha Stewart, The TomKat Studio and Stearley Cakes to create a great party design that was budget friendly and easy to put together. 

I started by ordering the cake through an email to a local cake designer.
Kim Stearley of Stearley Cakes created this masterpiece...  

It was a custom design, just for Hannah.    

Hannah's dream is to grow up to be the next Cake Boss.  She is fascinated with Kim's cakes. 
 {Check them out, here, and you'll see why}

All she wanted for her Birthday this year was a cake by Kim.  

Needless to say, she wasn't disappointed.

The next friend I called upon was The TomKat Studio.  I've recently seen their adorable party printables featured in Potterybarn Kids. 

I popped over to her Etsy shop and purchased the Happy Birthday banner and pink labels from her Spa Party Collection.  

The labels were a perfect addition to the table top and the chocolate fountain we were planning on top of the buffet (an unfortunate power outage but the kibosh on the chocolate fountain).

The TomKat Studio printables were so easy.  After using my paypal account to check out the files were sent to my email address ready to print.  It is seriously, the easiest way to plan and decorate for a party.

The last friend I hit up for some advice was Martha.  After reading her easy tutorial for these beautiful tissue pom-poms, my party design was good to go.  

I used a mix of gray, aqua, black and white tissue to create tissue flowers in various sizes.  

Very simple to make and cheaper than balloons. 

I was feeling sappy about Hannah's last year as a "little girl" so I created a shrine on my plate ledges.  I printed out a few of my favorite pics of her throughout the years and taped them to my ironstone plate collection along with a label from The Tom Kat Studio and a black bow. 

I think I may keep it up for a while.   

She's not too happy about it but I love seeing that little baby face.

At the last minute, I threw together some party favor bags.  

My inspiration for the loot bags was the Spa Collection printables.  

I really enjoyed putting this party together.  
I think the reason it was so much fun is because it was so easy.  

Happy Birthday Hannah,  Dad and I love you so much and we are so proud of you.
I hope your Birthday was special, just like you.

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  1. That party looks like it was super fun! I love the cake and the printables and - well, everything! The pictures of your Hannah at different ages are a great idea too. I love how it all turned out!

  2. Love it! What a beautiful party and that cake !! I'm sure your daughter loved it ! Thanks for sharing !

  3. Wow!! what a gorgeous cake and equally beautiful party!!
    Great job!

  4. Ohh that is just too special!!!! I too have an 11 year old approaching 12 toooooo fast!! I love how you brought this all together quick and easy!!!! That cake is just amazing!! Tell Hannah Happy Birthday!!!!

  5. WHAT a pretty birthday party! What a lucky girl!! It is apparent the thought you put into your planning :)

  6. Looked great! Love the cake..what a lucky little lady.

  7. Beautiful job! Thank you for using our printables! We would love to feature Hannah's party!

  8. love the cake! so cool! my 11 yr old wants to be the next cake boss too :) thanks for the link to the tissue paper flowers-my just turned 15 yr old is having a birthday party with her friend and i was trying to think of some neat decorations-love that idea!

  9. Such a GREAT party idea. And that cake - oh I love it!

    I bet the party was a hit!! I think the b & w pics of Hannah on the plates was the perfect touch too!!


  10. What fun and easy party decorations! I love all of the small simple touches that make it special. Great color choices too!

  11. Those are beautiful party decorations!!!!! I love that it wasn't overdone and the cake was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to do my daughter's first birthday party which will probably be when she is 5 because right now we just have family birthdays since she is only 3.

  12. So pretty - I bet she just loved it! I have two boys and they don't appreciate special touches like that. Love the colors too!

  13. What a beautiful birthday party you created for Hannah! I bet she was so happy and so proud. Her birthday cake was a stunning confection creation. Hannah is so lucky to have such a caring and creative Mama!

  14. Soooooo pretty! How lucky she is to have such a creative mom! Doesn't time fly too fast?

  15. Gorgeous! And thanks for all the great ideas!


  16. Wow...just beautiful. My daughter just turned feels so much older than 10!

    Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is:

  17. Cute! What a fun color scheme ... and, fabulous cake !! I'm sure fun was had by all !!

  18. Beautiful! My sister is Molly of Tomkat Studios - she probably created your order for you. I love when I happen to stumble upon parties with Tomkat printables - my sister has the best job ever working with Kim!

  19. I love this - my girls turned 12 in November - such a fun age! Love the zebra motif! My girls had a v-day party this weekend as we had the chocolate fountain - the hit of the party!!

  20. new follower great stuff Love the site!!

  21. So adorable! Great job! Thank you for sharing with Design Dazzle!

  22. simply beautiful!! everything looks just perfect!!! the girls must have loved it!
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