Pandas have been everywhere this last year. My tween daughter fell in love with them so we decided it was the perfect theme for her 12th birthday. I was all about embracing the little girl in her just a little bit longer. We went with classic black and white with a pink accent. We loved the overall look of this party.
For our main table we wanted to create a dessert space full of panda or black and white inspired treats. We started with cupcakes. These cute black and white dot cupcake baking cups were perfect against the pink cake stand. They were made extra cute topped off with my printable panda cupcake toppers.
We had lots of mini desserts for the girls to snack on throughout the evening. I used 2 tiered trays to frame my table.
Oreo parfaits were the biggest hit. The girls LOVED these. They were made from crushed oreo cookies and cool whip layered in small glasses. We had several food allergies, including dairy and gluten. I was able to customize these parfaits by using gluten free cookies or coconut milk cool whip for those who needed it.
Wafer cookies were used for our Panda bamboo. The girls thought this was hysterical.
A party favorite in my house is dipped oreos. Yep we love oreos in any shape. These are great for any theme. All you have to do is change out the sprinkles to match your party colors. Again I did some of these with gluten free oreos for our guests who needed them.
Panda Popcorn was perfect for watching a movie later in the evening. I drizzled chocolate and candy melts with sprinkles on popcorn for a sweet and salty treat.
A jar of pink cotton candy added another touch of pink to the table and a little bear fluff.
These gorgeous sugar cookies by Swirls of Sugar were created to match my printable party decor. They were delicious too. I packaged these up for the girls to take home as a favor.
We did not have a lack of sweet treats. I love tables like this because everyone can find something they enjoy. Or maybe 6 somethings!
The main focal point on the table was this printable panda happy birthday banner from my decoration package. I love the mix of the black and white patterns with the girly touches of scallops and pink. The tassel garland was a great accent to set off the banner. I love the look of layering multiple textures.
My last texture on the table was this fun yarn pom garland. Every bear party needs to have a little fluff. Pandas are soft and fuzzy afterall. I created 2 sizes of poms with yarn in pink and black and strung them on yarn to hang on the front of the table. A tutorial will be coming soon.
Since these girls are right in between the stage of kid and teen I wanted to create a beautiful mature table for them. The black and white striped table runner set off the table. Using bouquets of pink roses glammed it up a bit.
For the place setting I layered pink and black plates to mimic our colors. The top plate has a printable panda head cut out and attached to it. The girls only ate their dry snacks on this so there was no concern of messy food contact on the ink. They used the bottom plate for dinner. Napkins were dressed up with a simple napkin wrap and milk bottles (starbucks bottles recycled) were made fancy with cupcake toppers, a sweet black ribbon, and dot paper straw.
The center of the table featured my printable panda centerpiece set. I made it double sided so guests all the way around could enjoy it. We added a few plush panda friends for extra cuteness.
The food table didn’t need a ton of decorations, but it was quickly dressed up with paper fans and tissue poms. It pulled the party colors throughout the whole space. This simple touch made a big impact.
Printable water bottle labels dressed up a typically plain item. The girls could grab them as needed during the party.
I added a sweet pennant banner in matching patterns to the mirror in the room.
We enjoyed “Panda” Express chinese food for dinner. It was a yummy treat and a fun nod to the theme. This is one of my daughter’s favorite dinners.
A favor bar was set up near the party space with lots of panda items. Born in China was shown later in the evening.
Each girl went home with a sweet plush panda.
Everyone wore panda ears during the party. These were made with basic black headbands and fuzzy poms from the craft store.
Chinese take out boxes were filled with fortune cookies as a take home favor. Sweet panda thank you tags and a pink ribbon completed the look.
We asked all the guests to come in black, white, and/or pink. It was fun to coordinate!
Our last activity of the evening was a competition to see who could get the most marshmallows into a take out box using chopsticks and only one hand. We did it in teams and then eliminated people until we got down to one team and them finally 1 winner. They girls had a blast doing this. So many giggles were involved.
Happy birthday to my sweet girl! It was such a fun party!
You can find the printable decor and invitation in my shop.
5M Creations January 15th, 2019
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: birthday banner, cupcake toppers, girl party, panda, sugar cookies
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Summer is just around the corner and a pirate party is the perfect summer party theme. My friend threw this party last summer for her 3 kids and there are so many amazing details to share.
You guys….. THIS PIRATE SHIP!!! This was by far the coolest part of the party. My friend made this out of cardboard boxes and craft paint. A few PVC pipes for the frame of the pirate flag. Isn’t it the coolest thing ever?!?! The guests all came dressed as pirates and had so much fun in this ship.
No pirate ship is complete without a plank to walk. The kids had a blast walking over this plank over and over.
The play structure got a make over. Our printable Yo Ho Ho banner was an adorable addition.
The playhouse became a pirate booty snack shack with a sweet printable pennant banner and snacks.
A cute spot for photos was created with colored butcher paper palm trees.
Printable labels on cans were used to create a ball toss game for the pirate guests.
The trampoline became Dead Man Sea! Adorable!!!
A lemonade stand was dressed up with butcher paper, a printable pirate pennant banner and printable sign to make a temporary tattoo parlor.
My super crafty friend made these amazing pirate numbers for each of her kids. She added them to a container with my printable centerpiece circles.
All of the party food had fun pirate themed names using our printable pirate food tent cards.
I love all the details in this sweets table.
Printable pirate cupcake toppers add lots of fun pirate details. A paper pirate ship was the perfect topper to the cupcake stand.
Gold deplumes were were made out of oreos, gummy sharks, and a treasure chest piñata were all fun additions.
This amazing jar was the perfect nautical touch to hold dipped pretzels in the party colors.
Pick Your Poison at the beverage station.
Create a name tag with the fun pirate name chart.
Crafts included message in a bottle necklaces for the girls and foam pirate ships for the boys.
Our printable treat bag toppers were used to make favor bags for guests with eye patches, pirate treasure beads, a spy glass and more.This party had so many amazing DIY touches. The kids all had a blast!
I offer 2 styles of printable pirate décor in my shop. This party used parts of both packages. They can easily be mixed and matched. Both printable party décor packages include lots of great items: Happy Birthday banner, pennant banners, cupcake toppers, centerpiece circles, water bottle wraps, favor tags, party signs, and more.
Pirate Party Décor 1
Pirate Party Décor 2
Pirate Party Invitation
5M Creations May 18th, 2018
Posted In: Boy Birthday Party, Girl Birthday Party
Tags: Banner, birthday party, boy party, centeriece, cupcake toppers, favor tag, girl party, pirate party, summer party
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A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for a friend’s baby girl. She chose an elephant theme in her nursery so I went with the same theme. I love being able to use the nursery theme when designing a baby shower. I use decorations from the shower as a gift for the mom to be.
I started this set with the base of my original boy Elephant baby shower I designed a few years ago. I swapped the colors for a soft baby pink and gray and updated some of the designs. Be watching for an updated boy version soon. I had fun adding some layered die cut card stock elements to my printables for this party. 5M Creations originally began with all die cut layered party décor. It was fun to use them again. I love the mix of patterns you get with printables and the texture the layered card stock brings.
As one of the gifts for the mom to be I created this diaper cake. If you have never made one, it is just diapers rolled up to make each tier. I prefer Pampers Swaddlers(since they are white) in a size 1. I bought these sweet pink and gray fabrics at my local craft store. I cut them to the size I needed and secured them in the back with straight pins. You can use swaddle or receiving blankets as well if you find some that match your colors.
I created a mini Baby banner in this printable elephant baby shower package to use on the middle tier. I added die cut elephants to the end and secured them to lollipop sticks. I also used one our the printable centerpiece circles for the bottom tier.
For the top tiers I found this adorable pink elephant plush at Target! I was so thrilled. Isn’t it the cutest. I also found a set of baby headbands in white and this soft pink bow. It was the perfect accent for the top tier. This is another way to tie in a gift for mom in your decorations.
I kept the sweets simple with classic white cupcakes. I added sweet cupcake toppers punched with a scallop punch for a girly touch. I love this cake stand from Home Goods. I can swap out the ribbon to match any theme I need.
My printable elephant centerpiece circles were dressed up with an extra layer of scalloped circles behind them. Add them to a cute pink bucket and they are a perfect focal point for any table.
One of my favorite drink containers to use are these glass milk bottles. I have mentioned in previous posts that I purchase starbucks coffee in these bottles and remove the labels. So much less expensive than buying fancy glassware. Add a cute printable water bottle wrap and a paper straw to add to any party theme.
I love the little details in parties. These printable napkin wraps are a perfect way to add an extra little touch of cuteness. Plain silverware and napkins become part of the décor.
Tissue poms are such a fun decoration for a baby shower. They are so soft and whimsical. My table was very deep and I needed a way to fill the space without making it look to busy. Tissue poms were perfect. They pulled in the colors of the party perfectly while serving a purpose. I used them on the wall as well around the banners. Tissue poms are such an inexpensive way to add big impact to a party space. You can find a tutorial here.
For party favors I used pink and white circus cookies in these tiny clear boxes. They were an adorable sweet treat to send with guests as they left. However most of them were eaten before they even got out the door. You are never to old for animal crackers.
I tied a printable favor tag punched with a scallop punch to each box with a simple white ribbon.
My printable elephant baby shower décor package includes an It’s A Girl banner. For this party I created a banner using the baby’s name so that it could be used in t he nursery as well. Personalization is always an option with any of my party packages.
This elephant pennant banner dressed up a mirror in my party space that was over the food table. It is included in the package.
As guests entered the party I had them put addresses on envelopes to make it easier for mom to send out thank you cards. I printed a set of matching printable elephant thank you cards to send with the mom as well. This sweet L was created by purchasing a wooden letter from the craft store. I traced it onto scrapbook paper and glued the paper to the letter. I added one of the die cut elephants. Decoration that doubles as a gift.
Another sweet gift for mom were these blessing cards. Guests wrote messages to the baby girl. Add them to an album for a sweet keepsake to look back on years later.
Last in my photo story, but really first… as guests entered they were greeted by this welcome sign. It would be adorable on a nursery door as well.
I love the soft look of this pink and gray combo. It was such a fun party to design. The full party décor package and printable elephant baby shower invitation are both in my shop. I hope you enjoyed this party as much as I did.
5M Creations February 22nd, 2018
Posted In: Baby Shower
Tags: baby shower, Banner, centerpiece, cupcake toppers, elephant, favor tag, girl, girl party, party favor, pink gray, tissue poms
Months ago my friend Dara and I made a long drive to Hobby Lobby. It is almost 2 hours from our homes. If you are lucky enough to have ever gone to a Hobby Lobby you know why we went. We found so many fun things. We came across some adorable lemonade decorations. I mentioned to her that I have always wanted to do a lemonade party. It has never happened as my daughter has a December birthday. We decided to have a little lemonade party with 4 sweet friends. What a perfect thing to do on a summer day.
Dara found a great photo of a lemonade stand made from crates on pinterest. She went to work and created the most adorable stand. It was perfect for all of the party decor.
We set up the stand in my backyard. The shelves on the stand gave us places to add lots of lemon accents.
The top of the stand features my printable lemonade banner and these mini poms.
We served adorable pink cupcakes and lemon bars for our party treats. Dress up a store bought cupcake with a polka dot cup and printable lemonade stand cupcake toppers.
A cute chalkboard sign was the perfect frame for a printable lemonade sign. Every lemonade stand needs to tell customers how much each glass costs.
Clear glass milk bottles wrapped in my printable lemonade water bottle labels created the cutest drink containers.
Pink and yellow layered tissue poms added a whimsical soft burst of color along side a jar of lemons.
We created a tea party type atmosphere in my backyard. Dara’s cute Pottery Barn table and pink chairs could not have been more perfect.
A baby pink burlap table runner was layered with a lemon slice cloth napkin to create a sweet tablescape.
Each place setting had a place card telling the girls where to sit, a fun pink and yellow pinwheel, silverware wrapped in my printable napkin wrap, a jar of sweet lemonade, and a favor box.
Dress up a mason jar with a ribbon, printable cupcake topper, and colored paper straw. I love how just a few little touches create such a custom fancy drink.
Lemon drops in clear boxes were the perfect sweet treat for the girls to take home. Just add a ribbon and printable lemonade favor tag.
The center of the table featured my printable lemonade centerpiece set. A simple yellow metal bucket made it pop. Make the circles double sided so guests can enjoy it from both sides of the table.
The girls were so excited to dig into these yummy treats.
They had fun just being giggly girls. It was so fun watching them enjoy all the little details.
We enjoyed lots of yummy sweet lemonade of course.
And went back to pour even more.
I think they would have spent all day playing at this lemonade stand if they could have.
Their dolls even got in on the fun.
Our lemonade stand party was a big hit. Perfect for a backyard treat with friends, birthday party, or even a lemonade stand in the front yard. How could neighbors resist this cute lemonade stand?
My printable lemonade party decor package is available now in my Etsy Shop. It comes with all the printable decor you saw above plus a Happy Birthday Banner.
2 matching invitation styles are also available.
Handled Lemonade Jars: Amazon
Daisy Jar Lids: Amazon
Pinwheels: Hobby Lobby
Lemon Cloth Napkin: Pottery Barn
Girls’ Outfits: H&M
5M Creations August 1st, 2017
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: centerpiece, cupcake toppers, girl party, lemonade party
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Welcome to our Donut Shop! In today’s post I am sharing ideas for throwing a donut themed birthday party. Set the stage for your guests with a great invite telling them about your theme before they ever step foot into the party. We used this printable donuts and pajamas party invitation. It features bright colored donuts, sprinkles, and fun coffee(hot chocolate) cups.
We welcomed the guests with this printable donut sign on the front door.
My daughter wanted lots of and lots of bright colored donuts on display for this party. Donuts were everywhere! From real donuts, to balloons, plates, centerpieces, and banners.
We created a colorful party table with different heights of cake stands piled high with donuts in lots of colors and shapes. The tassel garland and printable donut happy birthday banner just carried the colors throughout the room. I love the mini donut and coffee cup garland as well. It dressed up a plain tablecloth. You can never have to many donuts.
Even though we had donuts for dessert, the birthday girl wanted a cake. Of course a giant donut cake was the only answer. I love the classic light pink frosting with sprinkles.
Donuts everywhere! They were the easiest decoration ever! All you have to do is stack them up on cute trays and they make such a big impact.
My dining room was the perfect space to create our donut shop. We even swapped out our normal curtains for pink to make the space as girly as possible. Don’t be afraid to use what you already have in your space. Just customize it for your theme. Add photos to existing frames, cover throw pillows on couches with cute pillow covers to transform your space.
Printable water bottle labels around glass milk bottles made adorable glasses for the girl’s beverages. I purchased the starbucks iced coffee drinks from our local Target and removed the labels.
These donut shaped balloons were found at a local party store. I used acrylic craft paint to create frosting and sprinkles in our party colors.
The Donut Shop sign above was a fun find at Home Goods. The Canvas below was colored by my daughter. We found it at Hobby Lobby. My daughter now has them in her bedroom. Think outside the box when it comes to decor. Use things that you can reuse in your home later.
Mini number balloons and our printable donut party centerpiece circles created the main centerpiece on the party table. The chevron table runner added a splash of color to a bland white table cloth. Sprinkle confetti was created by punching circles out of tissue paper.
2 smaller centerpieces were created using the garland images and printable donut party centerpiece circles. Just add them to white lollipop sticks and insert into cute containers. I find all different sizes and colors on a regular basis in the Target Dollar Spot or our local craft stores. I typically only pay $1-3. I have collected them throughout the years in many sizes and colors.
My daughter wanted to set up a mini donut party for her American Girl doll to enjoy as well. We made a mini donut balloon by not inflating one of the balloons fully. She also made a cute pennant banner using the matching printable paper from the party package.
Spinkle donut plates, hot pink coffee cups for hot chocolate, printable donut bingo cards, and tent cards created a place setting for each girl.
The first event of the evening was playing bingo. I created printable donut bingo cards to match the decor. I purchased a cute mini bingo cage from Amazon and used donut cereal as the markers. They girls had such a blast playing bingo. We did several rounds. I had donut notepads as prizes.
Once the girls had eaten their fill of donuts we played a few other games. The birthday girl wanted to have donuts and hot chocolate as her theme. We played off the hot cocoa by using marshmallows to do a few relays. They formed 2 teams and carried marshmallows on spoons across the room and back. They then had to pass the marshmallow to a teammate using no hands. It was so fun to watch. The blurry photo is because they were practically running. haha! They took it very seriously.
The second game we played was a mini marshmallow toss. Each girl had a cup of mini marshmallows and had to toss them into a hot cocoa cup. Whoever got the most in the cup won. We broke them up in to 2 groups. As soon can see by my floor it was harder than it looked.
Everyone came in their pjs of course. These crazy girls can have fun doing just about anything. Silly faces!!!
I am pretty sure the girls were stuffed from all the donuts but we still had cake!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!
The next morning I created a donut inspired breakfast with not as many donuts. The girls were all glad for this. They got their fill the night before.
Donut sprinkle cereal was a perfect option to carrying on the theme. This is the same cereal we used for Bingo earlier.
The only actual donut for breakfast were these donut hole strawberry skewers.
Last were donut bagels. (I colored cream cheese with food coloring to look like frosting)
The I Love Donut milk bottles were used for our breakfast beverages.
After all the party fun I loaded up extra donuts into gable boxes for the girls to take home.
They also took home a coffee cup that had hot cocoa packets, sprinkles(sixlets), sprinkle nail polish, and a donut charm necklace.
The birthday girl wore here necklace for the party.
I hope you enjoyed all the donut party photos. This was one of my favorite parties as it included donuts in so many ways. Creating all the little touches is what makes a party so fun! The Donut Printable Party Decoration Package is available in my etsy shop as an instant download.
This matching Donut Bingo Card set includes 12 different cards. You can find the mini bingo cage here.
2 different styles of printable donut invitations are available in my etsy shop.
If this doughnut party decor was not quite what you were looking for I have another doughnut package in my shop. Take a look at the matching invites as well.
If you have used these printable products to create your own Donut Shop Party please send me photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to see them and possibly feature them on the blog, instagram, or possibly my website. Thanks for stopping by!
5M Creations June 6th, 2017
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: balloons, Banner, bingo card, birthday party, cake, centerpiece, donut, douhgnuts, girl party, party food, party games, printable decor, printable party
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I have so many fun parties to share with you over the next few weeks/months. I am playing catch up once again after taking a bit of a break from blogging. A family of 6 causes that to happen once in a while. Watch for some fun new themes that have been added to 5M.
For my daughter’s 9th birthday she wanted a theme both girls and boys would enjoy. After much thinking we landed on bowling. Who doesn’t love to bowl? The party mom in me cringed a little as I wasn’t sure what this would mean for decor. I requested a couple of end lanes so I could have a wall to do my table against. It worked perfectly. We carried in tubs of decor as ready to go as it could possibly be and set everything up in about 20 minutes prior to the party. Don’t be afraid to decorate even at an off site party location.
This cake was a special request by my 9 year old after letting her loose on pinterest. She fell in love. A local baker made it happen for us.
I love this bowling party centerpiece trio. Those shoes!!! Centerpiece circles are one of my favorite ways to add the theme into my space. They can be on the larger side like this box set up or just single circles in a container. I also use them on the front of things like buckets holding favor. The glitter 9 was actually a 6 I used at her baking party . Flipped over and tada!
I lucked out that this toy bowling set my kids had matched the colors. Think outside the box when choosing decor. Don’t be afraid to look around the house for things you may already have. I love re-purposing things.
Our printable Happy Birthday bowling banner has cute stripes and fun bowling pin images. It can be personalized as well. Banners are such a great way to add big impact. Use them as your backdrop or across the front of a table like this.
I am in love with the bowling pin banner! Easy to string together and small enough to use anywhere in the party. How cute are those bowling pins?
I loved that our bowling alley let us set up our party space right at the lanes vs a party room. It made it easy for the kids to come and go as they ate. Plus we got to enjoy our decor the whole party. Not just for 30 minutes at the end.
These cute bowling images made the perfect centerpieces for the table. Mini galvanized buckets are one of my favorite containers for a single centerpiece. They are a great neutral base that can be dressed up with ribbon in your party colors.
Each place setting had a bubble gum tube with our printable bowling favor tag.
The kids all had a blast bowling. They could have stayed all night.
My printable Girl Bowling birthday party package is available in the etsy shop.
A matching Bowling Party invitation in several version can also be found in the etsy shop.
I also have a more classic colored retro bowling party decoration package.
You can also find several banners and cupcake toppers sold individually.
Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out more 5M parties on Instagram or on Facebook.
5M Creations February 24th, 2017
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: Banner, birthday, bowling, centerpiece, cupcake toppers, girl party
This customer party is so much fun. There is something magical about a sweet tea party! This party features our printable Tea Party decoration package.
The Tea party happy birthday banner features some pinks and blues with a mix of polka dots and stripes. I love it against this paisley backdrop.
Cupcakes in cute tea cup wrappers are the cutest touch. A scalloped frame adds a bit of whimsy to a traditional topper. Sweet tea cups, cupcakes, and tea pots are the perfect addition to the cupcakes.
What tea party is complete without stacks of tea cups in all shapes, colors and sizes? Mixing and matching adds to the charm.
This table is breathtaking. Adding a classic lace tablecloth over the top of a plastic colored tablecloth gives an elegant soft touch of pink to the table and makes for easy clean up. Use different sizes and heights of serving trays on your tablescape.
These chair tutus soften the harsh metal folding chair. They can be multi purpose serving as a party favor for the guests to take home.
How beautiful are these place settings? A mix of paper and china makes this table budget friendly. I love the look of the pop of color with the elegant china. Check your local goodwill for great deals on mix and match china pieces.
Every tea party needs finger foods. Mix and match sweet and savory foods of all kinds to create a lunch for your guests. I love the watermelon cut out with a flower cookie cutter. Beads were glued to the end of toothpicks to make a sparkly server for cheese cubes. Put fruit and veggies in polka dot cups to dress them up.
Sweet pearls dress up the place setting and the girls will be so excited to receive them.
Our printable Tea Party printable centerpiece circles make a cute display on any table. The metal tea cup used is amazing!
The girls decorated these tea party hats with faux flowers. The hats are made from paper plates and bowls. So creative!
The bases for these purses were made from card board boxes and decorated by the girls as well.
At the end of the party each girl took home a box with the leftover goodies.
I love all of the special details that were incorporated into this party!
You can find the matching printables for this party in my etsy shop.
5M Creations February 17th, 2017
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: Banner, birthday party, centerpiece, cupcake toppers, girl party, invitation, party food, photo booth, tea party
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Summer is coming to an end but I am enjoying it through this party just a little bit longer. Camping is one of our favorite summer activities. What is more perfect than a Camping Birthday Party! Turn your backyard into your own campground and add our printable decorations for a fun theme. If you live in places where summer weather lasts into the September and October there is still time to host your own camping party.
I love this cute camping themed party table complete with picnic basket, our printable camping party centerpiece and happy birthday banner in the background. This creative mom utilized our printable camping party cupcake toppers and party circles in lots of places throughout the party.
I am always looking for creative ways to feed guests at my parties. Of course camping means roasting hotdogs over a fire.
Serve them up in a metal pie tin for easy clean up and a fun rustic look. Even party food can fit your theme.
Who says smores have to be plain? Create a gourmet smores station for your party guests. Who needs birthday cake?
I love how this customer went all out with the decor. Even the dolls got in on the camping party fun.
This cute camping favor station featured flashlights, a bear needing adopted, and trail mix. See the cute mini banner? That is made from our printable cupcake toppers. What a fun use for them.
Having an activity to keep the kids busy is a must for any party. These girls enjoyed a scavenger hunt around their campground. What a perfect party game alternative.
An outdoor movie is the perfect end to a camping slumber party.
Treat your guests with a yummy yogurt parfait bar for a quick post camping breakfast.
Camping cupcake toppers in cute mini cinnamon rolls.
Check out our full printable camping birthday party decoration package. A boy version is coming soon!
And don’t forget a matching invitation.
Don’t forget to check out my old blog for more parties.
5M Creations August 29th, 2016
Posted In: Girl Birthday Party
Tags: birthday party, camping, girl party, printable decor
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