Cute + Colorful Gumball Party!

Gumball birthday PartyWe love parties full of colorful details, and when this gumball birthday party from Ellen Bessette Events came our way we were overwhelmed with a dose of happy! :) Ellen filled us in on the inspiration for the gumball bash: “This party was for my daughter who has an addiction to gum!  I knew I had to do a gumball party for her next birthday. I wanted it to be colorful, fun and happy.”

Everything from the gumball garland to the colorful backdrop (so cute!), this party is a total fave of ours…

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“Not only was it a colorful party, it was chock-full of fun activities, too! The birthday girl requested to have the party at a nearby park, so all of the guests had a ball running around on the field, jumping in a bounce house, kicking big bouncy balls, swinging and climbing! Whew! There was also a face painter to add to the fun!” – Ellen

Teaming up with Amanda’s Parties To Go, Ellen incorporated the gumball theme without by using custom-designed printables. Real gumballs filled centerpieces, DIY gumball machines and, of course, were used to decorated the sweets table, along with an adorable gumball garland!  Sweet polka-dotted table runners and napkins with gumball machine printables and mini gumball machine favors doubling as placecards added to the table decor. The cookies from Bees Knees Creative are absolutely a perfect fit!

Ellen also added tutu wands from Titi’s Tutus to the centerpieces to look like big puffy gumballs and used a backdrop of multi-colored circle cut-outs behind the sweets table to complete the look!

As Ellen told us, “This was such a fun and easy party to create.”

CREDITS + RESOURCES: Party Planner/Stylist: Ellen Bessette Events | Party Printables: Amanda’s Parties To Go | Photography: Jenny Peppers Photography | Cookies: Bees Knees Creative | Chocolate covered Oreos: Sweet Temptations | Tutu Wands: Titi’s Tutu’s

Tutorial: Gumball Invite DIY + Free Printables


Get ready for the cutest invite tutorial from Lindsey Neill of Mr. Bean Cake Cards! She's uber talented + oh so generous to let us share her fabulous invite that would be perfect for all sorts of fun occasions from birthdays to candy-themed  parties! Without further ado, let's take a look at the supplies needed... 1. Foam Adhesives 2. Bazzill Paper (Or any preferred cardstock) 3. 1 1/8" … { read more }