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Gold and Pink Ombre Dress-Up Birthday Party

Mirelle Carmichael's adorable daughter Riley loves playing dress-up, so she decided it the theme of this beautiful gold and pink ombre 3rd birthday party. With some help from some sweet friends and talented vendors, the party came together and was truly fit for this little princess! Mirelle's dear friend Jen Rodriguez created a gorgeous pink ombre backdrop out of tulle, which was complemented by a sweet birthday banner made by Mirelle's sister, Cheryl Tivar of Mirelle Carmichael Photography, hanging in a suspended gold frame. Cheryl also created the drinks, candy jars and gold glitter cake pop stands, which held pink ombre cake pops from Elaine's Cake Pops. The dessert table also featured a pretty pink ombre ruffle cake designed by cake artist Judy Knapp of Cakes by Judy. To accent the decor and party set-up, Erin of Sprigs Florals with Flair provided even more prettiness with an assortment of pink wildflowers.

Beyond being beautiful, this party was also a lot of fun for the little guests with a well-stocked dress-up station in the backyard. Benches, tables, and wooden crates full of dress-up items sat under a shady tree, while fairy wings with mini clothespins hung from the tree branches. The dress-up bins included fun items like sequin tiaras, puffy jeweled wands, gemstone rings, swords, knight's armor, and helmets. If you'd like to see more from this cute party, be sure to visit the full gallery!

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Design & Photography: Mirelle Carmichael Photography
Florals: Sprigs Florals with Flair
Cake: Cakes by Judy
Cake Pops: Elaine's Cake Pops
Custom Backdrop: Jen Rodriguez
Custom Happy Birthday Banner: Cheryl Tivar of Mirelle Carmichael Photography


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