Score a perfect 10 with your gymnastics-loving child by celebrating with a bright and colorful gymnastics birthday party. Krista O’Byrne of Hoopla Events hosted an amazing gymnastics party for her gymnastics-loving daughter Kennedy, and she invited me (Jen Carver from Banner Events) to help with some of the party planning and styling. Krista and I had fun incorporating gymnastics inspired decorations, treats and favors the guests would flip over! A big thank you to Lauren Oliver Photographer for capturing the magic from the day.
Some of my favorite details from this Gymnastics Birthday Party are:
– Marquee“party” lights by Lollipop Lights
– Custom shirts by Stitch This
– Life size gymnastics inspired balance beam on the dessert table
– Coordinating ribbon wands and gym party favors
– Incredible theme coordinating cookies and treats
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– Grayce’s 9th Gymnastics Birthday Party – Tumble and Twirl with the Birthday Girl
– A Gorgeous “Jewel of the Nile” Egyptian Spa Party
– Glam Camping Birthday Party
– An American Girl Party in Shades of Pink
– Ombre Princess Party
Guests were invited to come tumble and twirl with the cute birthday girl, Kennedy! Once again, Anders Ruff Custom Designs customized one of their stylish invitations for the event. You’ll see that it inspired the dessert table design too!
Krista arranged to hold the birthday party at a wonderful local gymnastics facility. Black Hills Gymnastics provided the perfect setting for a gymnastics party. The owners and staff were so accommodating and helpful! A few of Kennedy’s friends came early to test out the equipment before the rest of the guests arrived. Don’t they look adorable in their custom shirts from Stitch This? They loved practicing their poses in front of our photo booth op. Print My printed the step-and-repeat designed by Anders Ruff, and the gymnastics award podium made a perfect prop!
The girls also tested out the fun ribbon wands and gym bags from Oriental Trading Company (custom screen printing from Color Graphics). All of the gymnastics party guests received a wand and a bag as part of their take home party favors! The girls that helped test out the equipment ahead of the party also received a personalized pink tote bag from Comfy Cozy Inc. They are perfect for storing gymnastics and dance gear or any athletic clothing and supplies.
The inspiration for the colorful dessert table came from the invitation designed by Anders Ruff (as previously mentioned). We wanted to incorporate a life-sized balance beam as seen on the invitation. Krista’s husband Josh whipped one up in his shop. Doesn’t it make for a perfect dessert table prop? We added a printed (Print My) oversized silhouette of a girl on the beam from Anders Ruff’s collection and utilized festive large marquee letters from Lollipop Lights to spell out Kennedy’s name (just like the invitation). Colorful polka dotted balloons from Krista’s shop paired nicely with a ribbon banner made from digital scrapbook paper. Printable gymnastics ribbons from the Anders Ruff collection were strung as a bunting on the front of the table.
Desserts were stunning! Each was designed to coordinate with the printable designs by Anders Ruff and/or the color scheme of the party. Our focal piece was the two tiered cake by 4 Kids Cakes. Christina always does a lovely job. Just look at the gymnast replicated on the cake! 4 Kids Cakes also baked the cupcakes and designed coordinating fondant toppers for them. Beautiful sugar cookies from Auntie Bea’s and mini chocolate covered Oreos from Bella’s Bakery complimented the theme and looked and tasted amazing. White pails from Oriental Trading were filled with paper shred from Nashville Wraps and were the perfect display for star cake pops from Cakepops by Rachel.
The Black Hills Gymnastics Center had great picnic bench style tables that we covered in white linens with purple runners. More white pails were filled with shred (Nashville Wraps) and used to house gymnast inspired centerpiece picks on each table. Each place setting was styled with layered lime green and pink polka dotted plates, plus aqua napkin wrapped utensils from Oriental Trading. White gable boxes were filled with healthier snacks such as applesauce cups, granola bars, popcorn and crackers. We packaged them using cute labels from the gymnastics printable collection. Each gable box was decked out in cute themed printable labels and tags, which really helped to tie the theme together. A plain old water bottle was transformed into an “engergy drink” with custom beverage wraps. Each was accented with one of our cute paper straws. We just love how the addition of the printable straw flag looks!
Before guests returned home, each was invited to visit the favor table which was decorated with another oversized printable gymnast and coordinating ribbon banner, reminiscent of the dessert table. Spray painted crates in the party colors served as “shelves” for a variety of fun favors. There were jump ropes with custom favor toppers, ribbon wands, gym bags, suckers with “gold”, “silver” and “bronze” medal inspired labels and Krista’s popular candy tubes filled with layered flavors of jelly beans from Jelly Belly Candy Co. . Krista topped these with star labels from the printable gymnastics collection. Guests were thrilled to take home some sweet treats and gymnastics gear for future trips to the gym!
Hoopla Events– Event Styling,Cupcake Wrappers, Polka Dot Balloons, Candy Tubes, Paper Straws, Gable Boxes
Banner Events– Event Styling
Anders Ruff Custom Designs– Printable Invitation and Coordinating Decorations
Lauren Oliver Photography– Event Photography
Print My– Large Format Printing
4 Kids Cakes– Cake, Cupcakes, Fondant Cupcake Toppers
Auntie Bea’s – Cookies
Bella’s Bakery – Mini Oreos
Oriental Trading– Candy, Ribbon Wands, White Backpacks, Napkins, Utensils, Paper Plates, Twine, White Centerpiece Boxes/Pails
Cakepops by Rachel– Cake Pops
Jelly Belly Candy Co. – Jelly Beans
Color Graphics– Screen Printing
Black Hills Gymnastics– Gymnastics Venue
Comfy Cozy Inc. – Pink bags
Lollipop Lights– Custom Marquee Lights
Stitch This– Custom Gymnastics Shirts
Designs By SK– Custom Hair Bows
Nashville Wraps– Paper Shred
Additional sources for you to create your own Bright and Colorful Girl’s Gymnastics Party:
-10″ Black Milk Glass Cake Stand Plate Bakers Quality
–Mosser Glass 12″ Milk Glass Cake Plate/stand
–Milk White 9″ Glass Cake Stand – Made in the USA By Mosser Glass
–Milk White 6″ Glass Cake Stand – By Mosser Glass
–Party decoration Pink Polka dot balloons (12) latex
–Winner Medals (Pack of 12)
–Cybrtrayd S013 Female Gymnast Chocolate Candy Mold with Exclusive Cybrtrayd Copyrighted Chocolate Molding Instructions
–Child Size Leg Warmers: 16″ Acrylic Legwarmers in Choice of Color
–TumbleWear Big Girl’s Sohpia Pink Leotard
–5″ PLASTIC GOLD TROPHY (pack of 12)
– Go Girl! 18″ Mylar Balloon 3pk
–Tablecloth Rectangular 90×132 Inch Hot Pink By Broward Linens
–Koyal Wholesale Satin Table Runner, 12 by 108″, Plum
–RAVEbandz! – Adjustable No Slip Sports Headband – Gymnastics – Purple
–Gymnastics Girl Chalkboard Paper Plates 7 Inch Paper Plate
–Pink Children’s Gymnastics Cartwheel / Beam Training Mat
–K-Roo Sports Children’s and Gymnastics Tumbling Mat
–Gymnastics Off Ground Training Balance Beam (Tan/Pink/Purple)
–Z-Athletic Gymnastics Expandable Junior Training Bar (Pink)
–Activewear Apparel Gymnastics Girls “Live Love Tumble” T-Shirt
–I Love Gymnastics – Gymnast Bottlecap Necklaces – Set of 3