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Gabrielle's Spa Party (9 photos)


Gabrielle, the Birthday Girl.

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Gabrielle is my seven year old granddaughter and tomboy/diva is the best description that best fits her. Gabrielle and her mom decided on a spa theme for her 7th birthday.  A quick internet search turned up My Girly Party who  specializes in spa parties for little girls. The colors were black, pink and silver with a zebra print added for some sass.

The Mr. hung pvc pipe from the header that divides the fitness and party areas in our basement with eye bolts. Then he attached plain shower curtain hooks to the pipe. We used more decorative shower hooks to hang black shower curtains with a beaded valance. My Girly Party supplied decorations for the tables they were going to use.  Each girl received a manicure, pedicure and facial. They also got to blend their own custom bottle of lotion.

Gabrielle insists that we have a written agreement when it comes to her birthday cakes. My darling granddaughter wants it in writing and both parties must sign it. Number one, it had to be two round tiers. The largest one white with chocolate between the layers, and the smaller one chocolate with chocolate frosting between the layers. In keeping with the party theme I used a zebra edible image to the buttercream frosted cake. My two sheets of edible image weren’t enough to go around both cakes so I airbrushed the gaps in pink to tie it all together. Gabbi, like most girls her age likes sparkly things, and I wanted to add a bit of bling. For the cake plate I bought an album frame which was a 12’ square. I found pink glitter tape that fit perfectly around the frame, then added clear and black rhinestone-like gems on top of the glitter tape. I slipped in a square of zebra print scrapbook paper under the glass to complete it. A #7 sparkler candle along with black and white striped candles were the finishing touches. When she looked at her cake and said, “Nanni I love it!”, I melted. Also on the dessert table were, lemon tartlets, sugar cookies, chocolate cupcakes and cake truffles.

For elevation on the table I wrapped boxes in zebra tissue. A few black and pink feathers sealed the deal. In an effort to balance the sugar high, the party guests feasted on pizza, buffalo chicken sliders, chicken wings, pinwheel deli sandwiches, spinach and artichoke dip with crackers, chips, veggie shooters and Princess Punch.

Ssginaw, Michigan
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