Lavender & Gold Party Theme

Todays post is going to be a little bit different. Instead of makeup and beauty Im going to switch gears and do some lifestyle shiz! Is that ok with everyone? If not... well... sorry!

It was recently my daughters 2nd birthday and I just had to throw her an amazing party! Last year we were building a house and hadn't moved in yet when her first birthday hit, so I never got to throw her the 1st Birthday of every pinterest moms dreams. This year, we moved into our new home and I was finally able to throw our first party, and what a better opportunity then my baby girl, now big girl, Aniston's birthday! 

I wanted it to be a beautiful, elegant, princessey themed party, but didn't want it to be pink. A few weeks earlier I bought her a gorgeous lavender and gold tule skirt at H&M and thought, why not base the party off the skirt? So lavender and gold it was.

*Please excuse the image quality. Im not sure why they aren't coming across crisp as clear!

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Everything was completely home made, or purchased from our local party supply store. I wanted a gold sparkly table cloth to go over the purple table skirt, but they were waaaaay too expensive for my large table. Instead, I substituted with a gorgeous champagne gold, sparkly runner.


I baked lavender cupcakes in gold wrappers, and lavender sugar cookies. (seen on the 3 tier plate) I wish I got some close ups of the cupcakes and cookies, etc, but was super flustered as guests were about to arrive! however, I made the cupcake toppers with a heart punch from Martha Stewart, on some gold craft paper, super glued to large skewers.


The gorgeous crystal antique cake stand is actually super affordable from Amazon. Its not as sturdy as I was expecting, and the giant heavy cake had to be removed, but it was only $30! I also made the mason jars holding the cutlery and straws. I placed some painters tape around the jar, sprayed the bottom with spray adhesive, and sprinkled some gold glitter on top. Viola! Im going to reuse these as flower vases.


My mom and I actually made this banner aswell! It was way cheaper then buying off of Easy. I think it cost me a total of $20. Time and patience were expensive though! This took us a few hours with the paper cutter, but we got it done! I don't know if you can tell from the photo but the gold parts are actually gorgeously sparkly! The letters were a saving grace, and were simply stickers from Michaels. Love that store!!


We made these streamers from a gold table cloth, and the T-W-O is from Michaels, and I just sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled glitter on top. Im still finding sparkles in my house!


This cake was also homemade, but I can't take credit. It was our friend Michelle who makes gorgeous cakes! She actually hates making cakes, but does it for her friends. Who has this kind of talent yet hates it!? So stunning.


I also threw some lemonade on the table for good measure, as well as a jar of yellow and lavender candy, which is hiding behind me go figure. 


All in all it was a great day and our little girl was so happy and excited by her party! She woke up from her nap to all the decorations and all her friends and family ready to celebrate with her!