breakfast at Tiffanys party

Breakfast at Tiffanys Party

A Breakfast at Tiffanys Birthday Party

My oldest daughter may be too old for the typical themed birthday party with cake and ice cream, but she’s never too old for me to make her day special.

It seems like just yesterday when I planned fun and elaborate birthday parties for Rayana, like her 13th birthday when I sent out invitations with just a tater tot glued to the front (sprayed with clear paint) for her Napoleon Dynamite swim party.  A dozen girls swam, snacked on “gosh-darn quesadillas” and tater tots, and delighted at the ice-cream sundae bar.  Then when the sun began to set, they sat on towels in the grass to watch an outdoor showing of the movie while being served buckets filled with popcorn, licorice and glow-in-the-dark bracelets.  Sigh, I miss those days.

Even though Rayana and her friends now “go out” for her birthday, I always hold a special gathering where everyone can stop by and share in a “casual” celebration with food, cake and punch before heading out for whatever college kids do nowadays.  This year I decided on a “Breakfast at Tiffanys” inspired party.

Breakfast At Tiffanys Party

Breakfast At Tiffanys Party Cupcakes

 

The Tiffany’s necklace is actually Rayana’s.  She received it as a gift from my husband the day the twins were born.  The inscription reads, “You Will Always Be the #1 Girl”, and it still brings a tear to my eye.  It’s been seven years ago since she got that necklace, and a while since she’s worn it.  So, for decoration, I retrieved it from her jewelry drawer and had it shined to put on display, and to remind her that she will always be number one.

There’s no need to go buying expensive party decor.  I used a mannequin from my closet and wrapped it with ribbon, then put a crown on top.  I used beautiful frames that I already had to insert custom-made signs that I printed myself.  And of course- it wouldn’t be a party without my favorite chandelier cupcake stand…. I love that thing (thank you, HomeGoods!)  Come to think of it, the mannequin, frames and cake stand are all from HomeGoods as well.

breakfast at Tiffanys party

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party

This Tiffany-colored punch is my recipe that is super simple to make.  For more on the recipe visit here:

Breakfast At Tiffanys Party Punch

Breakfast at Tiffanys Party Punch Recipe

 

Our snack- a Mashed Potato Martini Bar where guests got a martini glass with a scoop of mashed potatoes, then selected their toppings of cheese, bacon, green onions, chicken and/or olives.  I have no doubt Holly Golightly would approve.

Breakfast at Tiffanys Cupcake

Mashed Potato Martini Bar

Chocolate-covered strawberries add elegance to any occasion, but gave my party table a beautiful contrast in color.

Breakfastat Tiffanys Party

Chocolate-covered strawberries bring a nice touch of contrast to the pale Tiffany-blue colors

 

And here it is, my shining-star photo of the day- The Breakfast at Tiffanys Cupcake.  Beautiful.  The diamond ring?- $2.99 at the party store.

Breakfast at Tiffanys Cupcake

Breakfast at Tiffanys Cupcake

 

Happy Birthday to my “number one girl”… I’m already thinking ahead to next year!

 

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7 Responses to Breakfast at Tiffanys Party

  1. Lala July 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Love this! Ok, you’ve convinced me. You can do my housewarming party :-) If I ever get around to having one..lol

  2. Suzanne Bastien July 18, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    AMAZING! I was thinking about having a “I just got married and want to celebrate with my friends” party… this is a totally fun way to do that! Love those cupcakes.

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  4. Linda March 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Ok, so I just saw the rest of the photos from your daughter’s birthday party and the details are amazing. Great work.

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