Harper’s 3rd Birthday Party

This weekend, we celebrated Harper’s third birthday! I know I will continue to say this every year, but I really can’t believe how fast time flies. We had a really long week with both girls being very sick, so it was such a relief for them to wake up feeling better by Sunday. Their health & happiness is all that matters, I was thanking God to have both by the end of the weekend!
Harper asked for a princess party, she wanted lots of tutus & a sparkly wand. So I decided to gather up a few of her favorite skirts from her closet & use them as inspiration for colors & decorations. The party was small, we had family & a few of her friends come over to play dress up. Harper asked for a pink cake with sprinkles & she was so excited for the big number 3 sparkler wand on top! I made these strawberry sandwich cookies, vanilla bean cupcakes & some raspberry sorbet punch. Lots of sweets, but nothing could be as sweet as the birthday girl!! She had the best day ever & probably changed her tutu ten times throughout the day.

princess third birthday
princess party decor

Along with all of Harper’s fun tutus & dresses for the girls to play with, we also got some glitter glue pens & poms for them to make their own crowns. I just cut them out of a roll of kraft paper, it was so cute watching Harper use glitter pens for the first time, although I will definitely be picking sparkles out of my carpet for years to come.

We sang Happy Birthday, she made her wish & blew out her candle. And then immediately sneezed on her cake. So we all ate cupcakes instead. I love this picture & her sweet little smile!!

After birthday cake, Harper & her friend Veronica put on their Ana & Elsa Frozen dresses so they could have a little dance party. Maybe the cutest thing ever!

The weather was so beautiful, so we got to hang outside for the rest of the afternoon. Harper got a big girl bike for her birthday so she had lots of fun riding it & ringing the bell. Brandon was definitely the most proud dad in the world teaching her to ride it. We can’t wait to continue her birthday celebration this week with our trip to Disney!! Happy almost third birthday Harper Eve!

Sources:
Gold Glitter Top // Grey Tutu // White & Gold Bow Dress c/o Little Hip Squeaks // Flower Hair Pin // Purple Moccasins c/o Freshly Picked // Quartz Necklace // Booties
Jade Cake Stands // Pink Glasses // Crown Cookie Cutter // Wand Drink Stirrers 

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  1. Her little gold dress is so cute! Turning 3 is the best for excitement at birthday parties. I have a photo of my oldest when she turned three jumping up and down ecstatically at every present she received. Have fun at Disney!

  2. Happy Birthday, Harper! What a sweetheart. Great job on the party too Jessica, everything's beautiful.
    True story: as pandora played be our guest, I scrolled over ur print…how weird is that?

  3. First off, LOVE how Harper has her arm around Eloise in the family picture. So Cute! Also, I feel like I was just reading her first birthday party blog post yesterday! Time goes too fast.

  4. Such a cute family and happy birthday to Harper! I have enjoyed following your journey from the very beginning! I look forward to your posts each time! Enjoy Disney this weekend, I live in Orlando—grew up in Iowa as well–Pella girl here ๐Ÿ˜‰ —-and the weather was just perfect last weekend, hopefully it continues for you!

  5. We had two sick kids around here too. I'm glad the girls were feeling better for the party. It looks like it was a fabulous party, and I love that the tutus were the inspiration and used as decor. So perfect for a three year old girl.

    Our Little Miracles

  6. So sweet! I got my hubby a set of those sparkler candles for his birthday in December, just because I knew Sadie would flip over them…and I was right…her mind was blown! Birthday cakes will require "fireworks" from now on ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great trip to Disney!

  7. What a beautiful party for your little princess! I just love your blog and all of the fun stuff you do. I love Harper's tutus! Where do you find them so full?? My little lady would love those! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Your parties are always a mega hit! You make it all look so gorgeous. Maybe next time you should have an EAT cake for everyone…and then maybe a SNEEZE cake for the candle moment. Hysterical! And the family pic is awesome. You are glowing! Harper is beautiful. Her hair is perfect in this pic. And I think she looks so much like her dad in most pics…but she looks so much like you here. Have fun at Disney! And Happy Birthday Harper!!!!!

  9. Happy Birthday to Harper! What a fun party! She looks SO grown up, I can't even believe it. I've been following your blog since you were pregnant with her and I can't believe what a little lady she has become! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Did you tell her you're going to Disney??

  10. I'm so envious at your ability to throw such a gorgeous party with minimal decor/food! I always go all out and still feel like it's inadequate. Simply gorgeous. I am totally obsessed with that family photo! Harper's arm around Eloise is the sweetest thing EVER!

  11. I have to laugh – I was a regular reader of your blog and life got busy and its been quite awhile. Eloise was a few months old last I read so when I popped on tonight I was so surprised to see #3 was on the way! Congratulations! The two of you make beautiful little ladies!

  12. oh that last picture of Harper wrapping her hand around Eloise.. i just melted!! Adorable birthday party, love how you can take anything and make a theme out of it.

  13. Happy Birthday Harper! My little girl will be 3 in April, and we are taking her to Disney as well! We are so very excited! We also just found out we are expecting our second baby! Hope you guys have a blast!

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  15. I came across this post and love this adorable party! ๐Ÿ˜ Curious if you still have the gold now little hip squeaks dress that your daughter is wearing and if you would ever consider selling it???๐Ÿ˜

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