Today’s featured birthday party is a pink, white and gold glitter dress-up theme party for 2-year-old Kalia. Kalia’s crafty mom, Lauren, came up with some really creative DIY projects to make the party special, including crepe paper lanterns, glitter hangers, and chalkboard photo booth props. You’ll love all the little details! (And, hint – I’ll be linking to lots of tutorials!)

Dress-up theme birthday party - so sweet for a little girl!

Kalia’s dresser was moved from her bedroom to the living room and used as the cake and favor table. Above the dresser, DIY glitter hangers held pictures of Kalia from throughout the year. DIY crepe paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling, and crepe paper and ribbons were tucked into the dresser drawers (which is charmingly casual and hints to the dress-up theme).

Dress-up theme birthday party - so sweet for a little girl!

Next to the dessert table, a large thrifted mirror was propped against the wall so kids could see themselves in their dress-up outfits. There’s also a DIY changing tent (a repurposed no-sew tablecloth that was hung up) and a trunk full of dress-up clothes.

Dress-up theme birthday party - streamers, glitter tape and pom poms tucked in a dresser

Laurel says, “Hanging streamers, gold glitter tape and pom pom strings were an easy way to add some depth and texture to the dresser.”

Dress-up theme birthday party - a beautiful dessert display with lots of DIY touches Dress-up theme birthday party - dress-up clothes, a changing tent, and mirror. How fun!! Dress-up theme birthday party - clothes and accessories displayed in a steamer trunk

The dresser trunk is an antique steamer trunk, turned on its side. Inside there were lots of dress-up goodies for people to grab and take pictures in front of the confetti wall.

Dress-up theme birthday party - birthday present table with giant confetti and a photo display

Laurel set up a festive table to hold Kalia’s presents. The pom pom tablecloth was DIY, and so were the giant “wall confetti.” The giant balloon is from The TomKat Studio.

Glittered hanger photo display for a birthday party Dress-up theme birthday party - DIY chalkboard props for a photo booth

Once they got decked out in dress-up clothes, guests could take pictures in front of the festive confetti wall, using DIY chalkboard bubble photo props.

Glitter bubble party favors and DIY glittered animals

The favors were homemade bubbles in DIY themed jars, and wands were held in DIY glitter animals. (Adorable!)

Thank you so much for sharing, Laurel! Happy birthday to Kalia! : )

Party & styling – Laurel of A Bubbly Life
Photography – Taylor Glazner (Arizona)
Giant balloons – The TomKat Studio 
Ballerina dolls (used for bubble favors) – A is for Apron Strings

Chickabug Dress-Up Theme Paper Goods & Printables

Shop for personalized Dress-Up Theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Dress-Up Theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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