Girls in Pearls, Guys in Ties Party

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The birthday girl at her “Girls in Pearls, Guys in Ties” Birthday Party.

When our daughter Pearl turned one, it only made sense to do a pearl themed birthday party, right? Normally the “Girls in pearls, Guys in ties” theme is a sorority party theme, but hey- it works. We had the kids as well as the adults wear either pearls or ties. Here are some pics- hope they provide some inspiration if you’re thinking of doing a similar theme.

Pearl balloons say: “It’s Party Day!!”

I love these pearl balloons from Shindigz– they have a soft pearl finish that goes perfect with the pearl theme.

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A ballon wall made with “pearl” balloons.

Pearl was obviously all decked out in pearls from her head to her toes. Aunt Allie got her the most perfect headband from Wren & Ribbon on Etsy (no longer available but maybe they’d custom make it if you asked) and these most adorable leg warmers (here are some similar). I’m also a sucker for rompers, so my mom got her this one off Zulily.

I knew I had to tie in the guys’ part of the theme (pun intended) 😉 so I stained a couple small pieces of wood I had and made a tie and a pearl necklace from some beads I found at JoAnns and a tie banner from some fabric.

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Tie & pearl necklace decor, tie fabric banner and pearl table runner.
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Tie banner.

My favorite part was Pearl’s smash cake. We’ve used a local girl who owns Tartelette Bakery for several of the girls’ birthday cakes and they always turn out beautiful. I told her I wanted pink pearls & this is what she did. It was not only beautiful, but it was an orange almond flavor and tasted amazing! Pearl did not disagree!

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Pearl Smash Cake.
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Cake time!

With some burlap fabric, I sewed and glued some lace and pearl-looking ribbon onto it to fancy things up!

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Super easy homemade pearl table runner.

Best of all, some close friends helped me make these pearl cake pops. They were gorgeous and a total show stopper!! We used this pearl color mist over white chocolate so they looked like ACTUAL pearls. So fun.

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Pearl cake pops with pearl color finish.

Sweet friends celebrating with us.

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Girls in Pearls.
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Guys in ties.

Our family- two kids ago.

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Pearl banner made with burlap and white polka dot fabric.

 My sweet Pearl, the birthday girl.

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Happy Birthday, Pearliegirl.

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So far we’ve done a lot of parties where we invite the parents to come, too and it’s fun to involve them by having them wear pearls & a tie… or at our donut party, having them all wear sweats/pj’s along with the kids. Have you had any fun ways of involving parents at your parties?

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