Grayce’s 9th Gymnastics Birthday Party – Tumble and Twirl with the Birthday Girl

Gymnastics Birthday Party

Gymnastics Birthday Party

Let’s tumble and twirl with the birthday girl for Grayce’s 9th gymnastics birthday party!  I’m thrilled to finally share with you Grayce’s birthday party from this summer.  How could you not love this party with all the cool gym props – from a pink mat and beam… to hula hoops and jump ropes, I made sure the overall feel of the party was a fresh take to a typical gymnastics party.  I blended traditional meet elements (like printable 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons, meet scores & score sheets) along with Printable Olympic medals of gold, silver & bronze.  The best part – I kept the party on a very small budget even though you would never know it from all the details!

Gymnastics printable birthday party invitation

Gymnastics printable ribbon medal birthday banner

See more sports themed parties:
Chevron Pool Party
– Retro Bowling
– Basketball
– Preppy Equestrian Horseback Riding
A League of Her Own

Background behind this party:  Grayce made our local gymnastics team this spring and insisted on having a gymnastics birthday party this year.  She asked for bold fun colors including pink, aqua, lime green and purple to make it girly and fun!  Grayce also asked for glitter and stars to be a part of the design collection along with including it in the table decor.  I set up the room so that the girls could participate in gymnastic events as well as timed gym sports (we had a triple hula hoop contest and jump rope contest in addition to our “Birthday Meet”).

Custom Biketards for gymnastics party

I did a pre-photo shoot to show off the most adorable custom Biketards by Just Dance Customs along with these fabulous large crepe hanging paper twirls by Paperwhite Designs.   I set out trophies and ribbon wands from Oriental Trading along with printable medals and ribbons from our Gymnastics Collection.

Trophies and medals for gymnastics party


Ribbon wands from Oriental Trading

Gymnastics birthday dessert table

Then I had the full blown party with all the girls!

Gymnastics birthday party

I set the room with a simple backdrop with a printable gymnastics silhouette and banner.  I added printable gymnast silhouettes to the cake and on either side of the shelves as well.  I added a hanging printable medal ribbon banner with twine from The Twinery and tiered snacks and tropies on colorful blocks with desserts in front on white trays.  Both shelves also had take home bright colored canvas bags with extra favors included.  I put out a small table in front that had score boards (erase boards) and printable score sheets, along with water bottles.

Gymnastics birthday party

Gymnastics treats - popcorn, drinks, chocolate bar

Grayce made the stars out of fondant with cookie cutters and I placed them around a store bought cake.  Didn’t she do a great job???  I added printable cake toppers for the final details.  This was a perfect way to have the look of a designer cake for low costs.  We also put the fondant stars on chocolate covered medal cookies I made, and added a printable party logo medal on top.

Gymnastics medal cookies

I made pink and green versions of these chocolate covered oreo cookies, and put them on plates with lined patterned paper.  Each cookie came in gold, silver or bronze.

Gymnastics medal chocolate covered oreos

I set out sports drink bottles and filled them with popcorn and added giant pixie sticks which I turned into ribbon wands.  Then I gave the girls energy drinks (water bottles) and power bars (chocolate bars) when they needed a little pick me up!


Gymnastics sports bottle filled with popcorn

Chocolate bars for gymnastics party

Energy drink for gymnastics birthday party

Gymnastics party energy drinks

All gymnasts receive flowers when they compete, so I made sure to set out chocolate covered marshmallow flower bouquets with printable leaves.

Chocolate covered marshamallow flowers for gymnastics bouquet

I lined each ribbon with glitter patterned paper for extra bling which hung from the flower vases!

Gymnast edible bouquet of marshmallow flowers

Another sweet treat I made included chocolate covered pretzel bars (i.e. my version of uneven parallel bars).

Pretzel bars for gymnastics birthday party

Gymnastics dessert uneven pretzel bars

I created colorful canvas bags with glitter stars to hold the gymnast’s goodies.  Each bag had silly string wrapped in printable patterned paper, and clear cello bags & printable bag toppers with glitter star foam stickers (stuffed with matching tissue paper from Nashville Wraps).  I designed personalized star favor tags for each bag as well.

Canvas star favor bags for gymnastics parts

We filled the bags with other favors sitting around the room!  Take home items included:  hair bands, jump ropes, trophies, silly string, star stickers and various sweets & treats!
Gymnastics favors for birthday

Birthday favor gymnastic hair bands

Gymnastics birthday favors

Gymnastics birthday favor jump ropes

I gave each child a dry erase score board and printable score cards for our “Birthday Meet”.

Gymnastics birthday score boards

Gymnastics printable score cards and boards

Score boards for gymnastics birthday

Printable score cards for gymnastics birthday

Here are some more detailed shots I love from this gymnastics birthday party!

Power bar gymnastics birthday

Gymnastics dessert table

Gymnastics party favors

Gymnast silhouette birthday decor printables

Chocolate covered marshmallow flower bouquet for gymnasts

Custom biketard for gymnastics party

Gymnastics birthday cake with printable toppers

Custom biketards for gymnastics party

Gymnastics printable birthday invitation by anders ruff

Gymnastics birthday party

And onto the party…..  below are some fun shots from the actual birthday celebration!  We started off with our “Birthday Meet”.. and ended up doing a triple hula contest and jump rope contest!  The girls LOVED scoring each other and watching each girl do their tricks!  The meet included: floor, beam & ribbon events.

Kicking off with the first event of Floor Routines

Floor routine for gymnastics birthday

Scoring during gymnastics party

Next up was Beam!

Beam event for gymnastics party

beam event gymnastics birthday

Beam event for gymnastics birthday

Scoring at gymnastics party

gymnastics pose for birthday partyThe judges weren’t too hard on the girls (they mostly gave 9’s and 10’s) lol.

Scoring at gymnastics party

The girls had a great time with rhythmic gymnastics using the Ribbon Wands.  The moves they created were hysterical!

Ribbon event at gymnastics birthday

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from the “Birthday Meet”!!!  They received trophies along with printable medal ribbons (gold, silver & bronze)!

winners of birthday meet

 For the hula hoop contest we used 3 hoops… whomever was able to keep them up longest won!

Hula hoop contest gymnastics birthday

hula hoop contest

1st & 2nd place winners of the Hula Hoop Contest (below)!  No-one could beat Grayce and they tried several times!!!

hula hoop winners

These silly girls were the perfect group to be a part of “Team Grayce” for Grayce’s 9th Gymnastics Birthday Party.

Gymnastic birthday party

– Printables, Concept & Styling: Anders Ruff
– Photography & Desserts: Anders Ruff
– Trophies, Pink Ribbon Wands: Oriental Trading
– Tissue Paper & Cello Bags: 
Nashville Wraps
– Label Material for Printing: Onlinelabels
– Twine:  The Twinery
– Large Crepe Hanging Paper Twirls:  Paperwhite Designs
– Custom Biketards:  Just Dance Customs

PRODUCT SOURCES to help you create your own Gymnastic Party
– Star Trophies
Bright Pink Ribbon Wands and Light Pink Ribbon Wands

– Hoola Hoops here and here
Pink, Blue, and Green Sports Water Bottles
Ribbons with places 1st through 4th
Dry Erase Board for writing scores or here
Pink and Purple  Jump Rope
No Crease Hair Ties
Striped Paper Straws
– Gymnastics Mat
Pink Balance Beam


  1. You did a seriously amazing job creating everything for this party! Loving the great shots of Kylie, Grayce and the other girls, too! Kylie had so much fun! What girl would not want this awesome party!

  2. So much inspiration!!! I found the trophies on – what process did you use to apply the added star paper to it? Any tips appreciated!

    1. Hi Nicole – I just taped the paper around the trophey. Bc it is circular, the paper didn’t line up perfectly in the back, but that is ok.

  3. Absolutely LOVE your ideas!! Everything is so cute!! I can not find the First-Fourth ribbons anywhere!! I would love to use this for my daughters birthday and wanted to see if you had any additional information on these? I just LOVE the colors!!

    Thanks so much!

  4. Hi!

    Where did you purchase the small colorful canvas totes at? Also, where did you get the award placement ribbons?


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