For her 8th birthday, she chose a French Pink Poodle theme; and the lucky girl actually had three celebrations!! (See her 2nd celebration here & her 3rd celebration here.)
I started off by scouring etsy for invitations with a french pink poodle paris theme. I found some great invitations, but my dear daughter informed me that she wanted to draw her own invitations! I admit that I was hesitant at first as I wasn't sure how I could incorporate her drawing into an invitation, but I just loved her drawing and knew we had to use it! I mean a pink poodle painting the eiffel tower?? How cute is that?!
I found some wonderful inspiration all over the internet (check out my pinboard on Pinterest for all things French Pink Poodle!) The wonderful paper city paris scene was from Made by Joel, he has some amazing city scene printables - all free!! And I also used the printables from etsy to make the cupcake toppers.
I came across a tutorial for a rose icing method from Glorious Treats in her How to Frost Cupcakes blog post, and thought I'd give it a try! It is super easy and love the way it turned out. I have been making cupcakes and cakes for quite a few years now but there is always room for improvement and I love learning new things; I am glad to have stumbled upon Glory's blog!
And the Pièce de résistance:
Keep an eye out for more blog posts about Ella's 8th birthday celebrations! Lots more decorating, printables and the menu plan!
UPDATE: Thanks for following along with me as I shared Ella's French Pink Poodle Paris 8th Birthday Celebrations one, two & three!