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Zaida has been in love with Cinderella since Christmas of 2013, and she told me out of the blue one day that she wanted a Cinderella birthday party for her fourth birthday. I was all for it, since a) it wasn’t Frozen and b) we did pirates last year, so I thought I’d be fun to do something girly and sparkly. My color scheme was pastel blues and pinks with some white and silver thrown in for accents. Plus, sparkles.. so many sparkles! I love to throw parties, but it can be a lot of work. I’m still trying to find the balance between a party with lots of fun details and not working myself to the bone (and spending an arm and leg). This year I think I did a better job at finding some balance. Check out the photos below, plus some FREE Cinderella themed printables at the bottom of the post.
Cake: Bake Rejoice in Plano, TX
Cake Toppers: Michelle Custom Designs and Party Favors Miami
Cookies: DIY, cutters from Cheap Cookie Cutters.
Cinderella: Party People DFW
Favors: Oriental Trading and Cinderella Paper Doll
Tablecloths: Linen Tablecloth
Party favors were rock candy ‘magic wands’ and temporary tattoos. As well as printable Cindrella paper dolls for those who wanted them.
I used white lights and shimmery mesh to add some sparkle to the room. White lights add beautiful bokeh to your photos.
Cinderella was a surprise for Zaida, and I was super excited to see her reaction. I think she was a little star struck. I was really pleased with the Cinderella and would recommend her to others.
Cinderella doubled as a face painter, so it was a great deal.
She also read stories to the kids while they ate their cake.
Zaida even had some pint sized paparazzi while she opened her gifts. I love watching her expressions.
Are you interested in throwing your own Cinderella themed party? I thought I would offer up a couple of free printables for those who may want them. Please do not redistribute these items, sell them or claim you designed them. I will find you, if you do.
Printable Happy Birthday Banner
- Banner is in PDF form and includes blank pennants and font link for customization.
- Print on a heavyweight card stock.
- Print a draft on regular paper first to check your margins!
- You can assemble your banner in a variety of ways. I chose to tie my pennants together with strips of sparkly white and pink tulle. Layering ribbons or other fabric can really give a high end look to your banner. However, you can also just attach it along a length of ribbon and it’ll still look great!
Cinderella Party Invitation
- Cards are in layered PDF form and are completely customizable. Font list is included.
- Cards are sized at 5×7.
- I printed mine through my professional print company on a boutique card in a pearl finish with shaped edges. You can find some good options for custom cards over at MPix.
The damask digital paper I used on both items was purchased from Cherry Hill Living.
I hope you enjoy these printables and this post has given you inspiration for your own Cinderella party!
Oh my gosh, Miss M is such a little model. Those eyes; so expressive! She had such a cute eating style where she would grab a bite and stand up to eat it. I am in love with the gold and pink combo. Plus, you can never go wrong with a super fluffy pettiskirt and pearls. It was wonderful to meet this sweet little lady.
Here are some of my favorite shots from our cake smash.
Thanks for stopping by! I can’t believe February is out the door and it’s already almost March. I’m so ready for spring, what about you?
Handsome Mr. L couldn’t make up his mind as to whether he wanted to sleep for us or not. But, we got some adorable wide eye open shots! He’s such a loveable little guy. I love that his momma brought his daddy’s childhood bunny and one for him as well. Capturing traditions is such a wonderful part of being a photographer.
Here are a few of the shots from our session.
If you are expecting your own little one, be sure to drop me a line in advance so we can plan the perfect newborn session for your family.
Baby “J” gave me so many warm fuzzies. She reminded me of my own baby girl four years ago with all that fabulous hair and that squishy face. I love how we got to use some fun colors here. Teal is not just for baby boys! And we even got to do some photos for Daddy, representing LSU.
Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.