It’s been way too long since I’ve featured a real party on the blog.  I’ve been getting some cute submissions lately and would really love to get real parties back on Eat Drink Pretty on a regular basis. 

Holly of Mimi’s Dollhouse, sent this adorable party that she designed for her daughter, Emma. I love how she incorporated Emma’s love of penguins into her 2nd birthday party.  It’s so sweet and you can tell Holly poured her heart into this party for her little penguin. 

I’ll let Holly share the details:

“Emma, the birthday girl, LOVES penguins or “pem-gins” as she calls them. She carries stuffed versions of her favorite animal all around the house. Whenever she sees a penguin on television or at the zoo, she gets so excited. When she started walking, she even waddled like a little penguin as she totted along. It was clear to me very early on that her second birthday party HAD to be penguin themed.

When I set out to design the party, I really wanted to capture the playful feel of the penguins, but with little girly touches. And what says girly better than huge bows? Using fun black and white patterns, big bows and aqua,hot pink and yellow accents, I designed my Penguin Party Package and styled the party to match my little penguin’s personality. When I set out to style this party, I started with my Penguin Party Printables and sought to keep everything fun and bright. 

For the dessert table, I used black and white patterned fabric and cupcake wrappers to accent each of the “penguin” treats. 

We had chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting, vanilla cupcakes with bright aqua and pink coconut frosting,and chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting all made by The Cupcakery. These delicious cupcakes were made even sweeter with the addition of penguin and snowflake 3-D and flat fondant cupcake toppers made by Brittany at Edible Details. I could not be more impressed with how fantastic her toppers looked and how well they matched the party. We had penguin cake pops made by Candy’s Cake Pops. They were cookies and cream flavored and were as moist and yummy as they were adorable. Beth at Sunshine Bakes made us some amazing penguin, snowflake, and monogram sugar cookies. We had yummy pink raspberry and blue almond coconut macarons from Le Bonbon and some fantastic coke float and peppermint flavored fudge from Jewel of the Lion.

I used black and aqua striped straws and ribbon to accent the macarons and fudge and also make them easy to pick up and eat!

For the Hot Cocoa and Coffee Bar, I made a backdrop using fabric and tulle in the party colors. This helped break the kitchen area up and also really accented the bar and all the coffee extras.

Each little one who came to help celebrate Emma’s party got an adorable Penguin hair clippie made by So Cuties Boutique attached to some S’mores Flavored gourmet popcorn for mom and dad from Popped

The favor tags said “Thanks for POPPING by my Penguin Party”!

Thanks so much to Holly for sending this adorable party my way! 

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Party Styling, Printable Decorations and Theme: Mimi’s Dollhouse
Photography: Rachel K Photography
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
Cupcakes: The Cupcakery
Penguin Cake Pops: Candy’s Cake Pops
Fudge: Jewel of the Lion
Sugar Cookies: Sunshine Bakes
Macarons: Le Bonbon
Gourmet Popcorn: Popped
Custom Penguin shirt: *golden*
Wooden Letters: Wooden Letters
Chevron Pants: The Trendy Baby
Penguin Hair Clips: So Cuties Boutique