My friend Abigail from Paper and Cake created this awesome Pink & Black Geometric Party for her daughter’s 14th birthday this year, and it looks like a blast! I mean……… BFFs, stylish patterns, pink & black treats, a personalized iPhone case, and a nod to Instagram – what could BE more perfect for a 14 year old, right?! ;)
It’s been so fun to see how Autumn’s birthdays have changed through the years… we also featured her 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th! The parties may be getting a little more “grown up” in theme – but one thing that’s never changed is Abigail’s incredible sense of party style. Read on and check it out for yourself!
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
- Whimsical dessert table backdrop featuring pennant banners, tassels, paper straws, & beads!
- Modern geometric faux piñata handmade by reBellista (LOVE this!)
- Candyfetti™ party favors + by Sweets Indeed + extra Candyfetti sprinkled on the popcorn
- Marbled cake pops and chocolate covered Oreos by Bella’s Bakery and Bowtique
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Abigail…
As my kids get older (and no, you can’t put a brick on a kids head to get them to stay little), their birthday parties have started to become more of a “look” than a “theme”. It makes me a little sad to say no more roller-skate no more rockstar – for my daughter’s parties at least. That is why we went with this marbled paper / geometric design. And once I accepted that it wasn’t going to be unicorns, I totally fell in love with the look!
The party activities were going to take place all in our backyard and garage (because that is where “Just Dance” is). It was the best place for these eighth graders, mostly because they are loud, sticky, full of energy, and I really wanted them to have a good time being themselves, rather than me controlling their every crumb. We totally lucked out on the weather – this February evening was just right for pizza and dessert at our patio picnic table (phew!).
After designing the party decoration graphics, I was excited to come up with a whimsical dessert table backdrop! In addition to creating paper pennant banners in two sizes, stringing black patterned paper straws with painted wooden beads, a festive tassel garland – in a perfectly matching custom color scheme – was strung up.
I also designed a large photo canvas, using not only the party graphics, but also an ADORABLE photo of the birthday girl (taken by missy marie photography). And please check out that modern geometric faux piñata handmade by reBellista – I mean what a showstopper!
On the dessert table, a spur of the moment shopping trip to Michaels produced those black (painted over the original plain wood finish) and pink geometric risers, that were the PERFECT solution for this display. And the desserts, the desserts! Custom designed coffee mugs from TinyPrints held chocolate chip mug cakes, marbled lemon cake pops and marbled chocolate covered oreos from Bella’s Bakery sat aside Candyfetti™ packets from Sweets Indeed. We also sprinkled the same mix of Candyfetti™ on top of popcorn in our matching printable boxes.
For some extra seating, a (totally accidentally but) perfectly matching settee was a great spot to add some personalized pillows from TinyPrints. The girls loved it and did not hesitate to take a million selfies while perched upon it.
Late in the evening, after we sang the Happy Birthday song, and after I warned the guests NOT to bum rush the dessert table, my sweet birthday girl gave me the biggest hug and genuine thank you. I just love her… Happy Birthday Autumn!