We are just LOVING this adorable, confetti-filled Hula Hoop Birthday Party and all its playful colors and polka dots! Atalanta of Camellia Flowers and Gifts wanted to throw a birthday party that her daughter Camille would never forget, and it looks like it worked (at least on me!). In fact, after looking at these super fun pics again, I’m pretty sure “hula hoop confetti party/photo shoot” needs to be added to my bucket list. Everyone needs pics like these, right? ;)
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
A fabulous photo booth with fun props + confetti!
Playful summer beach pails filled with tight bunches of carnations
Pretty flower-embellished party cups
The cutest bunting banner with cheeky “No Boys Allowed” and “Girls Only” tags
Hula hooping of course… and a surprise limo ride!
PARTY DETAILS, as told by Atalanta…
Nothing brings back the carefree days of childhood like hula-hoops and giggling with girlfriends! While planning my daughter’s sixth birthday celebration, I took inspiration from the free spirit herself – my Camille – six going on sixteen. When Camille and her best friends get together it’s the epitome of girl power: hula hooping, cake pops, flowers, fashion shows and even a surprise limo ride for good measure.
Coming up with the hula-hoop theme was easy – finding party décor and details was not. I decided to turn to good old-fashioned polka dots for a little help – the circular shape of the hula-hoop coordinated well with the round dot. I found multicolor polka dot party plates and napkins at a local party supply store. Stephanie, from Tiny Twig Creative customized the invitations, place cards, dessert signs, and thank you tags to match the party plates.
As the owner of a floral shop, Camellia Flowers and Gifts – obviously named after my own inspiration Camille, I had the pleasure of creating the floral décor. For the centerpieces, I designed floral arrangements from pink, orange, white and yellow carnations in summer beach pails. To complete the summer look, Pow Wow Vintage Rental donated a couple of handmade benches for the girls to sit on. For the photo booth, two giant customized 36” balloons, hula-hoops, fashion accessories and lots of confetti helped Breanna of Breanna Carin Photography capture all the smiles.
The party kicked off with a surprise limo-ride for the birthday girl. Faces lit up and jaws dropped when they saw the stretched limousine pull into the driveway – they must have thought a celebrity was inside! The driver, Will from A Leading Limousine, Inc., courteously opened the door and didn’t have to ask twice before the girls piled in. Kids Bop blasting and windows down the girls cruised around the neighborhood – so thrilled to not be constrained to car seats.
From chewy salt-water taffy to melt-in-your-mouth lemon cake pops, the sweets made the dessert table the most popular “hang-out” for both kids and parents. Sarah, owner of Tailored Sweets, helped the girls pack their own candy grab bags to take home later in pink polka dot packaging. The game table kept the party going while the girls danced, skipped, and did the limbo – all with hula-hoops! After some brisket, potato salad, and birthday cake – the girls put on their very own fashion show for us. As I said these lovely young ladies truly pack a punch of girl power! These girls remind me on a daily basis the importance of friendship and laughter. And for that – I wanted to give Camille a hula-hoop birthday party she’d never forget!