Monday, April 16, 2012

Ashlee's Pink Poodle Party

Our gorgeous little girl, Ashlee, just turned five and we celebrated with a Poodle Party!  Her chosen color palette was pink (of course!) and I snuck in some black & white to add a touch of elegance.

I created a small dessert table using some gorgeous striped fabric from Fabrics and Trimmings for the backdrop and I strung some poms poms across it.  Because I always manage to tear the tissue paper pom poms when fanning them out, I made these ones from a plastic table cloth.

I designed a new printables collection with a simple silhouette of a girl walking a pink poodle.  To frame the silhouette graphic I used scalloping and stripes in pink, black & white.

The dessert table was filled with musk sticks, marshmallow clouds, pink popcorn, raspberry mushrooms, strawberry oreos (with poodle paw prints), chocolate cupcakes and cake pops.

I baked the cupcakes in black & white stripped baking cups from Paper Eskimo.  I decorated them using three varying shades of pink frosting to create an ombre effect.  For the cupcake toppers, I punched out party circles using a 2" scallop punch.  

The very talented Alison from Alison Lawson Cakes made a stunning (and delicious) pink ombre buttercream swirl cake.  

For the seated table I used a pink tablecloth with a black runner that was adorned with crete paper rosettes that I made in three shades of pink.  I made about 140 rosettes all up for the runner.  It was quite time consuming and a little a lot painful from a few little slips of the hot glue gun, but I was happy with how it turned out.

Each place setting included a mini milk bottle wrapped in fabric, a square black plate and a black party hat trimmed with pink tulle and a 2 inch scalloped party circle.

The table centrepiece was a bouquet of gorgeous hand cut pink poodles on cookie wands also made by Alison of Alison Lawson Cakes.

The Birthday Banner was strung with 'pearls'.

Ashlee’s birthday outfit included a beautiful poodle tutu created by Atutudes, teamed with a lace trimmed black singlet.  I used a crystal poodle ornament I found at Christmas time to make the cute necklace that added just the right amount of bling to the outfit.

As the girls arrived at the party, they were all given their very own plush poodles.  They then made their new friends some collar ‘bling’.

The girls then enjoyed grooming, feeding and playing with their poodles in ‘The Pampered Poodle’ and ‘Poodle Palace’ that I made from appliance boxes.

After indulging in sweets from the dessert table, the girls finished off the afternoon with some beautiful face painting by my fabulous friend, Mandy...

A pinata...
and cake!
Plus a little bit of chocolate for all the girls.

I really enjoyed putting the whole party together and the girls had a whole lot of fun!  A big thank you to my wonderful husband for listening to all of my never ending party-talk and for capturing our special memories with such beautiful photography! 

I have added the Pink Poodle Collection to my shop, so the printables are now available!

Printables & Styling - Ashlee Rae
Photography - Jason Sievers
Cake & Poodle Cookie Wands -
Striped Backdrop Fabric – Fabrics and Trimmings
Pink Poodle Tutu - Atutdes


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the play boxes- brilliant idea!

  2. So great to see all of the extra party photos! Ashlee looked SO adorable! Awesome party Leonie! Congratulations once again!

  3. Ashlee is so cute!! Congratulations on a beautiful party, your hard work paid off.

  4. Just love it!!! I love the colors, backdrop, table cloth, poms, cake, everything!!! Great job!! And, Alison's cake is amazing!

  5. Looked like the girls had a fabulous time. Love all of the DIY elements. Let me know if you'd like to share any tutorials from the party on my blog (

  6. Wow! Fabulous job! Love everything and looks so fun!

  7. Hello
    Your sweet table is too good with all these details and goodies!
    And the idea of ​​home poodles, too awesome!
    Would you like me this to my readers to my blog

    Thank you in advance and good day!

    1. Yes, that would be great, Cathy! And thank you so much for your sweet comments.

  8. Hello Leonie
    I just put your sweet table in the spotlight here

    I hope you enjoy it! Tell me if there are changes to make!

    Thank you again for your welcome and continue to make us dream with your wonderful achievements!