a glitter party for our sparkle girl


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the sparkle party (a birthday party full of glitter, and sparkles, and general shiny things... and also a few pink pretty pink accents)My kids start planning their birthday parties months in advance (ok, a year in advance). Probably because their mom totally encourages this practice, just a theory. Anyhow, shortly after Piper’s Madeline birthday party, she declared ‘sprinkles’ to be her next theme and would not be dissuaded by my reminders of how much she loves trying new things (and the fact that she’s already had a sprinkle party).

sparkle and glitter party ideasThat is, until I mentioned a sparkle party. My glitter girl cannot resist sparkles, glitters, or shimmers and spent the next many months gathering gold inspiration for me (mostly in the form of sparkly toys and dresses).

glitter party mylar balloonsTurns out, a sparkle party for The Glitter Girl is a recipe for a really great birthday party.


glitter party dessert table

The Churro Bar was the main event, food wise (more details to come on that), but what’s a Piper party without a whole table full of sugar? That girl’s love language is dessert, so I always focus most of my efforts on the treat table.

sparkle party cakeknock off swig cookies, sparkle partyI made this cake (recipe by sweetapolita– it was a giant hit!) and knock-off Swig cookies (in love with these gems as well).

pink treats at a sparkle partysparkle party treat tablesparkle party menu ideasGrapefruit gummies, golden birthday cake Oreos (sent from Denver- thanks to my mama!), chocolate dipped/gold sprinkled marshmallows and wafers, white rock candy and gold swirled lollipops rounded out the treat table.

sparkle party drink tableThe “Sips” table included pink lemonade and flavored waters with floating watermelon and pomegranate.

DIY metallic glitter sign, mason jars with sprinkle rimsGold sprinkle rimmed mason jars with gold stripey straws added a little extra shimmer.


fringed star piñataA fringed star piñata…

glitter party leather star garlanda garland full of leather stars

glitter party decor- big gold metallic balloons…metallic P-I-P-E-R balloons…

glitter party sprinkle rimmed glasses

…sprinkle rimmed glasses…

glitter party- sparkle covered signs…glitter covered sparkle signs (the tutorial on these is in the works- they’re pretty easy to make and have a big impact)…

glitter party foil curtain…foil curtains…

glitter party decor- tassel garland

…metallic tassels all in a row.


glitter party favor ideas- white paper lunch bags with black lettered tags

glitter party favor ideas

There are just too many fun, sparkle-y things to put in a glitter party favor bag. Of course, I had a hard time narrowing. Each favor bag was filled with a gold leather super hero mask, a few glitter-y Christmas ornaments, a gold balloon, and a pink and gold fairy wand and plain linen cosmetic bags that Piper and I painted with gold and glittered fabric paint.

glitter party favor bags- white paper lunch sacks filled with sparkle-y gifts and treatsThe tags- one of my favorite parts of these favors by the way- are just tags from Target’s dollar bin with an alphabet magnet (painted like this) hot glued in the center.

sparkle party favor bagsSidenote about the painted makeup bags- Piper and I had such a fun afternoon decorating the bags. We stamped and dotted and painted- the faces that she made were my very favorites.


sparkle party photo boothI wish I had more pictures of the guests and their photobooth shenanigans. Most of the kids wore gold props throughout the party- love that!

sparkle partyAnd we completely forgot to break open the piñata- funny, right? The good news is that I acquired a decoration for Burke and Piper’s reading nook in their room (accompanied by these leather garlands).

sparkle partyBetween the sparkles everywhere and the proliferation of sugar, it was a truly great sparkle party for our glitter girl!

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    1. Hey Michelle, I found them in the target dollar bin (many moons ago). I feel like it’d be so great if Target did those again- they were awesome.

    1. Hey Colette! This was awhile ago so I don’t remember (and actually, I don’t do a great job of keeping track of specific costs!). Usually I try to keep my parties less than $300, so I’d guess around there???

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