Stunning sweet shop birthday party

After a month of recuperating from the girls’ first birthday party, here it is….FINALLY.  Who knew throwing a twin birthday bash would be so much fun? AND so exhausting?!  My husband told me that he learned one thing, and one thing alone from this experience.  That he WILL be giving me ‘cash in an envelope’ for my girls’ weddings. ;)  Ha. Men. –I mean really,…how often do twin girls turn ONE?  My point exactly…

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Stunning sweet shop birthday party

Now I am not claiming to be my party idol, but I was pretty dang pleased with how it turned out.  Thanks to so many people who helped me pull this all together.

-My sweet husband, who rolled his eyes far to often, but smiled at the end.

-To all our family and friends who came to love on our sweet girls.

-To Missy for taking the pictures and to my sweet sister who edited all bjillion of them.

-CHICKABUG who designed all of the adorable printable graphics for this custom sweet shoppe theme (which is now available in her shop).

-Sweetopia, who usually does not accept orders, made an exception and created these breath-taking sugar cookies.  You can learn how to make the most incredible sugar cookies on her blog.  Similar cookies can be ordered through a highly-recommended business on the sidebar of her blog.

-A to Zebra Celebrations who made the custom Sweet Shoppe Banner that is too cute for words.  If you need a custom party banner, she is the gal to do it!  Check out her custom banners in her shop.

-Eat Drink Chic who gave me the idea for this party. Check out her gorgeous Ice Cream Parlor photo shoot.

-TomKat Studios who continues to provide an ‘eye candy’ of inspiration for all my parties.

-These Clear and White Polka Dot Balloons which just made me happy.

-The adorable pink and white striped party bags that can be found at the Layer Cake Shop.

And lastly Hannah Bannah Boutique for the pink and white headband.  I am a dork and had to ‘match’ the party.

Stunning sweet shop birthday party

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*Updated – This party inspired Cassie to create a similar themed Sweet Shoppe themed Birthday for her daughter.  You MUST check it out for more Sweet Shoppe inspiration! I love the ‘steamer bar’.

{We’re sharing this adorable party at these great linky parties! Check ‘em out!}

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COMMENTS
  1. July 6th, 2010 at 6:18 am
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
    Now I want to have a SMASH CAKE!!!!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..More Proof that Martians Exist… =-.
  2. July 6th, 2010 at 6:19 am
    Kim says:
    Adorable! As a mom to twin boys...hubs & I said that their first birthday party was for us, too! After all, getting through that first year with two little ones is a definite need for celebrating! :-)
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..A few of my favorite things =-.
  3. July 6th, 2010 at 7:30 am
    Amber says:
    Umm wow, really what else can I say, this is a party I could only dream of and I'm 27.
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Planned and prepared =-.
  4. July 6th, 2010 at 7:38 am
    Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts says:
    It looks absolutely wonderful!! My twin girls just turned three and it goes by so fast! By the way...my husband says the same thing but they just don't understand :)
  5. July 6th, 2010 at 8:45 am
    Nikki says:
    Shelley, Shelley, Shelley! How adorable! You are so fun, excellent job!
  6. July 6th, 2010 at 9:15 am
    amy says:
    wow wow wow!! amazing!
  7. July 6th, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Taylor says:
    Shelley, you are amazing! Those girls are so dang lucky to have a mom and dad like you guys!!! (Noah too ;)
  8. July 6th, 2010 at 9:36 am
    Julie says:
    I'm thinking of going with the Pinkalicious for my girls 3rd bday and wanted a pink treat table - yours is such an inspiration!
  9. July 6th, 2010 at 10:20 am
    Anna Dowdy says:
    What awesome memories!!! Just awesome :o)
  10. July 6th, 2010 at 10:21 am
    Kathryn says:
    WOW - what an amazing party! Happy belated birthday to your beautiful daughters.
    .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..Mario Graphic T-Shirt =-.
  11. July 6th, 2010 at 10:23 am
    Jennifer Birkhead says:
    Just adorable!! Plenty of sugar rushes all round I'm sure ;) And yes, am very used to husband rolling his eyes ;)
  12. July 6th, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Liz says:
    What a special thing you did!! You will never regret all the hard work you put into it!! They grow up so fast and they are only one once. Your pictures are as fantastic as the party set up. Thanks for sharing!!
  13. July 6th, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Misty says:
    LOVE IT! So CUTE!!! Now I am even more excited for my baby girl's 1 year party...what I want to know is where did you get their cute little smash cakes (I do lots for my photography and I want to know how they did the icing!)? So cute! You are amazing! :)
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:17 am
      Shelley says:
      Albertsons! I just showed them a picture of what I wanted them to look like. $4.99 each. Can't beat that! :)
      • August 15th, 2010 at 11:56 pm
        Mira says:
        Hi Shelley. I am so in love with those smash cakes I want to make a blue version for my Little Man's first birthday (I even posted on my blog about those gorgeous cakes). Can you please help with the icing? Was it soft/hard? Buttercream/Frosting/Ganache... or something else entirely? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Mira
        • August 18th, 2010 at 12:11 am
          Shelley says:
          Ah!! I'll have to look into it for you. I just brought a picture to Albertsons and they created it. It was soft,...runny,..and then it formed up with that drizzled look. It wasn't buttercream. Possibly Ganache? I'll let you know if I find anything else out.
        • August 20th, 2010 at 5:45 am
          Mira says:
          Thank you for helping out. Have my first cake trial setting in the fridge as I type this. Used chocolate frosting. Perfect texture but not dark enough. Will try ganache next. Got until October to get it right. Thinking of doing a choc mint flavored cake. Wish me luck and thanks again for the inspiration. Xxx
  14. July 6th, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Carrie Hamm says:
    wow - can you give us more detail on the cakes - what is a smash cake???
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:18 am
      Shelley says:
      'Smash Cakes' are the small cakes ONE YEAR old babies get to 'SMASH' into on their first bday. -I think I deserve a 'Smash Cake' every year too ;)
  15. July 6th, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Lauren says:
    Amazing. I have to ask... I see you bought the polka dot balloons, but how did you get the pink ones inside?? So cute.
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:23 am
      Shelley says:
      Just pick out a color of balloon you want on the inside of the clear balloon. Have your party story put one balloon inside of the other. Have them blow up the clear balloon first, then the colored one. Kinda confusing huh?! Here is a youtube video with clearer instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKR1-51ESiI -Use Helium of course. Hope this helps!
  16. July 6th, 2010 at 11:10 am
    Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:
    Shelly, what a fabulous party! Happy Birthday to your girls :) Love all the pink!
    .-= Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}´s last blog ..God Bless America- =-.
  17. July 6th, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Nathy says:
    Beautifulll!!! I love every detail! Thanks for sharing! I have my little one first bday too feel free to check it out!
    Happy bday!
    .-= Nathy´s last blog ..Diaper =-.
  18. July 6th, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Nancy Pfeifer says:
    WOW Shelley!!!! MY Goodness!!!! This is seriously incredible!! I LOVE LOVE all the details :) YOU could be a party planner NO PROBLEM :):) Congrats!!! Now- off to share on my blog....yippeeee!!!!
  19. July 6th, 2010 at 11:40 am
    tammy b says:
    holy cow! no wonder you're tired, your party looks amazing! with almost 7 yo twin girls myself, i TOTALLY get the importance of that 1st birthday party. kudos to you!
  20. July 6th, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Jennifer Hahsen says:
    This makes me want to have another baby girl, since mine is a teen and would refuse to have that much pink around, lol. AWESOME job and I love all of it!
  21. July 6th, 2010 at 11:59 am
    Chria @ Celebrations At Home says:
    This is a GORGEOUS party!! Fantastic job!...and you look adorable with your matching head band ;D
  22. July 6th, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Ann Marie Buckley says:
    ABSOLUTELY FABULAOUS!!! You totally rocked it out of the park! what lucky babies to have such a talented Mum!!
  23. July 6th, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    Leslie says:
    Love the adorable party! How did you do the pink and white backdrop? Sooo cute!!
  24. July 6th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    kelli says:
    I LOVE IT ALL!!! Amazing and so fun. your girls are adorable. I love every detail. I love the candy shoppe, the ice cream table. I love their hats, the banner, the invite. oh so cute!! what a great mom you are. it takes a special person to be a mom of twins ;)
    .-= kelli´s last blog ..Strawberry Days Carnival =-.
  25. July 6th, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Nickelle says:
    Shelley ~ Holy Moley... I'm exhausted just by looking(ok drooling)at all the Pictures! ~ What a FuN expierence to share with those CuTee's ~ You're a "SweeT" MoM~ :o) Thanks for Sharing!
  26. July 6th, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Lynne says:
    I totally get it! My twins are turning two years old this weekend. Last year, it was a HUGE bash. We definitely need to celebrate getting through the first year!!! Your party and decorations looked scrumptious. We're all envious of the great job!!
  27. July 6th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:
    This looks like a party right out of a fairy tale book! This is just too stinking cute!!!!
  28. July 6th, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Michelle B says:
    I am swooning over this beautiful party. Mark my words that your party will be featured on all the party girls website's. I am thinking Amy Atlas will even feature you! I LOVE everything! Great job! I will look to you for inspiration now too!
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:24 am
      Shelley says:
      Here is hoping! I LOVE AMY ATLAS!
  29. July 6th, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    Jennifer says:
    Oh my goodness! How adorable! I have two boys, but hopefully will have a girl next so I can have this party!! LOVE THE PARTY!! How did you get the pink balloon inside the polka dot balloon? Or is that a silly question and I'm just not thinking??
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:31 am
      Shelley says:
      Pick out the color of balloon you want on the inside of the clear balloon. Have your party story put one balloon inside of the other. Have them blow up the clear balloon first, then the colored one. Kinda confusing huh?! Here is a youtube video with clearer instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKR1-51ESiI -Use Helium of course. Hope this helps!

      -Most likely your party store won't have clear polka dot balloons. Use link in the post to buy some. Bring them with you to have them blown up. :)
  30. July 6th, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    Angie says:
    Wow! Wonderful job, momma!!! Your kids are so blessed! I wish more than anything we could afford to give our kiddos such wonderful parties!
  31. July 6th, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    Oh, Shelley! I am blown away by your beautiful photos of Chloe and Sophie's party! I am just in awe of you, as ALWAYS. It was so much fun to help you with your party - can I sign on now to do the girls' wedding invitations, or is it too early? ; )

    Heather : )
  32. July 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Terri says:
    Adorable. Beyond. Words. Blessings!!!
    .-= Terri´s last blog ..Preparing for a Productive Retreat- =-.
  33. July 6th, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe says:
    So very lovely and the girls are just beautiful. Plus, I can empathize. I just hosted my son's 4th bday bash (dinosaurs!) and felt the same way... how often will he turn 4! Trust me when I say you will go big every year. ;)
  34. July 6th, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Lora Joy says:
    OMG sooooo fabulous!!! I love the invitation!!! And everything!!!
  35. July 6th, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    Liz@HoosierHomemade says:
    WOW! I suppose it's a good thing I have boys :-) Cause my hubs would be doing the exact same thing. And I agree, they are only 1 once, and 2 once, and 3 once..lol just kidding
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Delicious DishesWeek 5 and a Giveaway =-.
  36. July 6th, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    Michelle says:
    My twins turned 5 this year...time goes by SO fast but we LOVE celebrating each birthday! Beautiful pink-a-licious party!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..4th of July 2010 =-.
  37. July 6th, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    Michelle says:
    I was wondering if you could do some kind of tute on how to do your cute pink and polka-dotted balloons! I would LOVE to learn how. Or direct me to where you learned?
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:30 am
      Shelley says:
      Pick out a color of balloon you want on the inside of the clear balloon. Have your party store put one balloon inside of the other. Have them blow up the clear balloon first, then the colored one. Kinda confusing huh?! Here is a youtube video with clearer instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKR1-51ESiI -Use Helium of course. Hope this helps!
  38. July 6th, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    AmberLee says:
    Shelley! oh my wow. Those little cakes are to die for. Everything is perfect. Esp those sweet baby girls!
    .-= AmberLee´s last blog ..Printable Swim Teacher Thank You =-.
  39. July 7th, 2010 at 3:20 am
    Joy says:
    Everything is so cute! Your little girls are adorable! At least you have a few years before they will be having weddings. I did my two daughters weddings a month apart last year. Lets just say this summer is a little less exciting.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..DIY Picnic Basket =-.
  40. July 7th, 2010 at 5:50 am
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    What a gorgeous party! SO many sweet ideas ~ just perfect!
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..The Eternal Debate =-.
  41. July 7th, 2010 at 5:52 am
    jamie says:
    where did you get your girl's highchairs from? i am in love with them!!!!

    thanks!
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:29 am
      Shelley says:
      Craigslist! Painted and distressed. Easy and cheap! :)
  42. July 7th, 2010 at 7:20 am
    Lisa Maheu says:
    What a beautiful party! Can you give more info on the cupcake looking candle holders....did you make the part that looks like the cupcake wrapper?
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:28 am
      Shelley says:
      Tutorial coming next week! :) With links to that cute 'cupcake wrapper' holder.
  43. July 7th, 2010 at 7:53 am
    Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things says:
    It doesn't get much sweeter than this party! As a mama of twin girls who are about to turn two, I know how big of a deal that first birthday is, too. Not only are you celebrating their birth but a year surviving life with twins! Congrats.
    .-= Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things´s last blog ..A Little Update =-.
  44. July 7th, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says:
    Everything looked absolutely adorable. I'm especially fond of those smash cakes!!!
    .-= Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to Cupcake Wishes -amp Birthday Dreams Blog- =-.
  45. July 7th, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Debbie says:
    Wow, this party is amazing. I love all the details. My daughters first is in september and I'm planning a sweetshoppe for her aswell. I'm stealing your backdrop idea its just too precious. You are amazing and a true inspiration. Your daughters look so sweet and deserving. Enjoy them. And don't worry about all the eyerolling, in the end they always love everything you spill your heart into.

    Ps the smash cake is adorable! And if you could tell me how you made or who you bought the birthday hat from id be forever greatful. Thanks for sharing.

    Debbie
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:28 am
      Shelley says:
      I just made the birthday hats out of scrapbook paper, flowers, ruffle ribbon, and corkscrew ribbon toppers. We have a simple birthday hat tutorial here. http://www.howdoesshe.com/kids-theme-parties
  46. July 7th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Keisha says:
    The party look amazing! Where did you find those beautiful high chairs for your girls????
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:25 am
      Shelley says:
      I found wood highchairs on craigslist. I simply painted them white and distressed them. $50 total for both! Whoo hoo!
      • March 4th, 2013 at 9:04 am
        Luvenia Sims says:
        do you still have the high chairs and if so do you want to sale them? i just have twin daughters and they will be one in five months..
  47. July 7th, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Yarah says:
    Amazing! Every detail is simply perfection!
  48. July 7th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    Trina says:
    Absolutely adorable. What did you use as the pink and white background where you hung the banner. I am hosting a baby shower and love the look. The wall I am setting the dessert table up against is burgandy and I need to cover it somehow.
    • July 8th, 2010 at 10:25 am
      Shelley says:
      Just sewn paper streamers. I have a link to the tutorial in the post. -Send us pictures!! :)
  49. July 7th, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Cathy says:
    Holy cow - that's insane!!! Way to go girl!!
    .-= Cathy´s last blog ..You CAN Coupon- =-.
  50. July 7th, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    Leslie says:
    What an amazing party!! I am wondering how I can create something similar for my boys!! Loved it all!!
  51. July 7th, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    Rebecca says:
    Wow!! This party is fan-tabulous!!! All of the details are outstanding! So creative...just beautiful! Great job (:
  52. July 7th, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    Crystal says:
    You did an AMAZING job on this party. So many details. Everything just looks delish! Beautiful twin girls! and you are not a dork for wanting to match the party! I think every mom wants to "match" the party even if its someone else. Always looks good in the pictures :-;
  53. July 8th, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Flavia says:
    FABULOUS party!!! I am working on my second daughter's first birthday which is an Ice Cream Parlor theme inspired by Eat Drink Chic and now I am beyond inspired with many more ideas. Thank you, you did an amazing job and congratulations on being a mom of twins :)
    Would love to know about your smash cake and the cupcake flower as well.
    Thanks and enjoy, they are so much fun from this age on too.
  54. July 8th, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    Natalie Johnson says:
    Shelley
    • July 8th, 2010 at 3:22 pm
      Natalie Johnson says:
      WOW! Shelley-- this is incredible! --Definitely a party worthy of your adorable little ladies!
  55. July 8th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    polwig says:
    Absolutely beautiful. You are so lucky to have same sex twins at least you can do a pink party. I have 2 year old boy/girl twins and I forsee bday party issues in the future. Mine also had their own cakes on 1st day but were too scared of the bright colors. Therefore for 2nd bday I opted for cupcakes. I can't wait to see what you do for their 2nd.
    .-= polwig´s last blog ..Toddler Friendly Chinese Chicken =-.
  56. July 8th, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    Kristy ~ Posh Pixels Design Studio says:
    Omgosh, WOW! Truly stunning, Shelley! It's SOOO gorgeous! You girls are too cute!! Those blue eyes are killing me! :)
    .-= Kristy ~ Posh Pixels Design Studio´s last blog ..sneak peek - mackenzie’s alice in wonderland party =-.
  57. July 8th, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    Linda V says:
    This is really completely adorable. The cookies are amazing, decorations gorgeous, smash cakes the best and the twins are too sweet for words. Love it.
    .-= Linda V´s last blog ..Little Red Bird Cake Pops =-.
  58. July 8th, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    Andrea says:
    Shelley you are amazing! Everything looks so professional and perfect. I love the jars of candy for favors. Your girls are very cute.
    thanks for sharing. I get so many great ideas and inspiration from How Does She.
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..Homemade Dog Biscuitsand cooking with your kids =-.
  59. July 9th, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Lori says:
    I have been searching the internet for insipiration for my daughter's "pink party" and had not found much. Then I clicked on my TomKat link and voila! Love it! I was wanting pink with a slight vintage look & this is perfect. Any other ideas on using the ruffled crepe? Also, do you have instructions on making it? I'm trying to be conservative, my husband has "suggested" a budget on this party (OMG). He thinks I'm party crazy. Hey, like you said they're only 1,2,3, once in there lifetime!!! Thanks for the inspiration:)
    • July 9th, 2010 at 10:05 am
      Shelley says:
      The streamers are super easy and cheap! :) Just the way our men like it! ;) http://www.howdoesshe.com/ruffled-party-streamers -Send pictures our way!
  60. July 9th, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Melissa says:
    It's absolutely beautiful!!
    When my twins turned one we had a "Survivor" themed party.. as in "we survived the first year with twins!!"
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..New Tutorial- His -amp Hers Baby Quilts =-.
  61. July 9th, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    Omae says:
    So adorable! Beautiful girls. My favorite party thing is the pink n clear baloons! And the pictures really make the entire party perfect. Can I share the pictures on my gift n party blog http://www.lovepartydetails.blogspot.com ?
    Thanks,
    Omae
    .-= Omae´s last blog ..Baby Buy- =-.
    • July 10th, 2010 at 12:54 am
      Shelley says:
      Of course! If you would please link back we'd appreciate it. Thanks! :)
      • July 10th, 2010 at 10:51 pm
        Omae says:
        i'll def link back. and if you have a "button" i'd add that to my blog for sure. and meant to say before, it's great that u let the girls get messy with their cakes!
        .-= Omae´s last blog ..Ooh La La- =-.
  62. July 10th, 2010 at 4:11 am
    Carla says:
    Absolutely adorable, and incredibly creative.
  63. July 10th, 2010 at 10:42 am
    Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says:
    Amazing birthday party! I'm linking up tomorrow at Dollar Store Crafts: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/07/fabulous-sweet-shoppe-party-and-tips-for-cheap-party-planning
    .-= Heather - Dollar Store Crafts´s last blog ..Make Food Face Plates =-.
  64. July 10th, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    Charmaine says:
    What a fun party...I want to do this for my own birthday in September and I am very far from being 1!

    Charmaine
    .-= Charmaine´s last blog ..Baby Shower Gift… =-.
  65. July 10th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    Tracey says:
    This is lovely. Looks like you were inspired by the Eat Drink Chic Party posted a few months ago. Pretty.
    • July 15th, 2010 at 11:03 am
      Shelley says:
      YES!! I WAS! :) I love LOVED her Ice Cream table.
  66. July 10th, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    Sarah says:
    I LOVE this! Your babies are so cute! My little girl will be celebrating her first birthday in September and I really want to do a candy shoppe theme as well. Where did you get all your candy?

    Also, where did you get their cute tights and dresses?! I LOVE them too! :)

    Happy Birthday to your sweet little girls!
    • July 15th, 2010 at 11:02 am
      Shelley says:
      I got a lot of the candy online. And kept my eyes open for pink candy everywhere I went! ;) The dresses, macys,...and the leggings,... http://www.gigisapparel.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=85. Hope that helps! :)
      • October 19th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
        Cassie says:
        Shelley, what candy websites did you use?
        .-= Cassie´s last blog ..10 Months =-.
  67. July 11th, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Jo Shabo says:
    I have a shout out to you guys on my blog... for the baby shower I just did recently! :) Thanks again!!
    http://somewhatorganizedslightlycrafty.blogspot.com/2010/07/april-showers-bring-may-flowers-and.html
    .-= Jo Shabo´s last blog ..April Showers Bring May Flowers and a BABY BOY TOO- =-.
  68. July 11th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Erika says:
    Those smash cakes are adorable! Did you make them yourself?
    • July 11th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
      Shelley says:
      Albertsons! 4.99. -Can't beat it! :) I just took them a picture.
  69. July 11th, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    Roxie says:
    I came across this site today and I have decided that THIS is death by cute! I am soooo linking to this on my new blog! I believe that I just found my daughter's birthday theme! I'm so happy to see that other people believe in smash cakes! Those are the cutest ones I've EVER seen! I love it here!

    Sidenote: How did you possibly think of that much pink candy..I need a list...I was just sitting here thinking..and I can't think of ANYTHING..lol
    .-= Roxie´s last blog ..Under constructionwatch the wet paint- =-.
  70. July 12th, 2010 at 9:06 am
    TAylor says:
    Completely amazing! I have boy girl twins so party planing for them is not nearly as fun as something this girly!
  71. July 13th, 2010 at 1:16 am
    ashlee says:
    I love planning parties for my kids. My husband thinks I go overboard. But I told him he should check out the other amazing bloggers parties! This one is SO cute and very well done! I'd love for you to come to my link party, if you have the time!
  72. July 13th, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    Pink Party Girl says:
    Too PINK and too cute for words!!!...it's eye candy that has definitely made my tummy hurt! :D (Just Kidding!)
    And no wonder it took you a month to recuperate...geez, that's alotta work, but def worth it!
    .-= Pink Party Girl´s last blog ..Party Favors as a Centerpiece =-.
  73. July 13th, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    April says:
    This party is absolutely adorable!! My little Ava will be turning one in a month and this is such an inspiration! I started on the ruffled streamers tonight-I have a large wall to cover-how realistic is this? How long did it take you to make all of those?? Also, how did you get them to lay so flat against the wall? I would love any advice! Thanks for all the amazing ideas!!
  74. July 14th, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    EverydaySoirees says:
    I have to know...how in the world did you get the pink balloons inside the polka dot balloons?
    • July 15th, 2010 at 11:03 am
      Shelley says:
      Bring the clear balloons to your party store and ask them to blow a colored one up inside. I linked a you tube video too. :)
  75. July 16th, 2010 at 7:30 am
    Daisy says:
    Gorgeous....Gorgeous....Gorgeous!!! This Pink Sweet Shoppe Party is Fantastic!! I am in love with it. Those cakes are so Cute! I am going to feature your twins party on my blog...hope that's alright.
    Daisy~
    .-= Daisy´s last blog ..Little Cottage =-.
  76. July 16th, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Terri says:
    Wow, your party is amazing. I am soooo impressed by it all and I LOVE the backdrop. I have that one tucked away in my brain to try!
    I also have twin girls that turned 1 just before yours, May 14th. I tried to create a nice party for them but yours was just above and beyond. How old is your son, my oldest just turned 3 June 20th, looks like we have alot in common.
    You can check out my blog for pictures from the twins party and the oldest Toy Story party, with my first free printables.
    Great job!
    Terri
    craftyworkinmommy.blogspot.com
    toy story party link:
    craftyworkinmommy.blogspot.com/2010/06/toy-story-birthday-partyfathers-dayfree.html
    Twin princess party link:
    craftyworkinmommy.blogspot.com/2010/05/twins-1st-birthday-party.html
    the twins party was in a few different posts!
  77. July 16th, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Katherine marie says:
    Pure party PERFECTION!!!!! I can't believe those mini cakes were only 4.99! Are you already planning the next bash? I can just imagine their sweet sixteen!!
  78. July 16th, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Bird says:
    One of the prettiest and most amazing parties I've seen in a looooong time!!!

    I'm so sharing this over FB!! :)

    GREAT JOB!!! FANTASTIC PARTY!!!
    .-= Bird´s last blog ..NEW GIVEAWAY- Cole Baby Tutu!! plus last weeks giveaway winners =-.
  79. July 16th, 2010 at 9:53 am
    kara's party ideas says:
    this party is amazing! great job! i'm kara, admin of kara's party ideas. i would love to feature this party on my site, if that's ok? :) let me know! thanks!
    • July 16th, 2010 at 10:55 am
      Shelley says:
      Of course! :) Thanks for asking. :)
  80. July 16th, 2010 at 11:58 am
    TidyMom says:
    Shelley this is FABULOUS!!!! you did an outstanding job! every single detail is PERFECT!!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Im Lovin It - My new baby! =-.
  81. July 16th, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Omae says:
    Hi, which photo tool do you use to make the photo collage? And any special technique to get the pictures so dreamy? thanks
    .-= Omae´s last blog ..Darling Details! =-.
  82. July 16th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Sherrie says:
    What a fabulous party! Everything is just gorgeous (including the birthday girls). TFS
  83. July 17th, 2010 at 2:12 am
    Caroline says:
    Where did u get the pink stripe treat bags?
    • July 17th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
      Shelley says:
      The Layer Cake Shop online. http://www.layercakeshop.com/index.php/Shop/Packaging/Bakery-Bags/View-all-products.html I'll add a link in my post! :) Thanks for the reminder.
  84. July 17th, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Shannon says:
    Love it all! I'm starting to plan my daughter's first birthday party and will be using yours for inspiration! Love the pink and white striped bags...where did you find them?
    • July 17th, 2010 at 10:40 pm
      Shelley says:
      The Layer Cake Shop online http://www.layercakeshop.com/index.php/Shop/Packaging/Bakery-Bags/View-all-products.html I'll add a link in my post! :) Thanks for the reminder.
  85. July 17th, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    Jackiefo says:
    Absolutely precious! And so are your twins!
    .-= Jackiefo´s last blog ..Fabulous-ness from around the web =-.
  86. July 20th, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    mindy says:
    I noticed cherry covered pretzels in your beautiful pictures....where o where did you get them??...make them???

    I'm planning a baby shower for by daughter and I would love to have them!!

    Thanks!
    Mindy
    • July 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      Shelley says:
      Do you live near a WINCO? They were in the bulk section there. They are sooo delicious! I think winco has them in about 5 flavor? Winco is in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Oregon {I think}. -Hope that helps. You might be able to find them online as well?
  87. July 21st, 2010 at 12:47 am
    Pamela Stansberry says:
    First and Foremost .....I should have gone to bed 3 hours ago:) (I'm babysitting my twin granddaughters overnight), but more importantly, I just love your blog!!! You three girls are so darn cute!!Keep up the great work!
    PS One tiny question-how can I make the advertisement that pops up on the bottom of the screen disappear?? It is distracting, and I have already signed up for your email
    Thanx
    Pam
    • July 21st, 2010 at 7:17 am
      Alison says:
      We are trying to get that fixed! Our web guy is working on it because we think the same thing!
  88. July 22nd, 2010 at 11:35 am
    alyssa says:
    Where did you find those adorable candy treat bags? I'm having a Candyland party for my son and have been looking everywhere! Thanks!!
    • July 22nd, 2010 at 11:39 am
      Shelley says:
      The link is at the very bottom of the post. :) I'd love to see pictures! -Send them our way!
  89. July 23rd, 2010 at 5:56 am
    Ebony says:
    Absolutely FANTASTIC! I'm doing a Sweet Shoppe for my daughter as well and saw the Eat, Chic Drink photoshoot. I like you loved everything about it. You did a fantastic job! Love those SMASH cakes! I'm subscribing now!

    Ebony
    sparklingeventdesigns.blogspot.com
  90. July 23rd, 2010 at 9:03 am
    Stacey N. says:
    You did a great job! The husbands will never understand what we would go through for our kids!

    I knew those cookies looked like the work of The Sweet Shoppe. She's amazing!

    I'm sure your girls had the best time!
    .-= Stacey N.´s last blog ..City Life Field Trip - Phantom Of The Opera =-.
  91. July 23rd, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Kelly D says:
    This is sooo cute! What lucky twins:) I love your cupcake centerpiece
  92. July 23rd, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Dawn (KitchenTravels) says:
    Beautiful party. I'm a mom to identical twin girls who turned 5 this year, plus a 9-year-old boy. It's a crazy, wonderful thing to mother multiples, isn't it? I pulled together a homemade dessert table for my twins' recent birthday, but unfortunately, I wasn't aware of all the great resources out there for printables, etc., until after the party. Now that I'm in the know, I'm not sure if that's a good thing... or a dangerous thing! ;) Even planning a modest dessert table took a lot of time, so my hat is off to you on what I can only imagine was a huge labor of love. Well done - it's lovely!

    If you like, you can see some pics of my twins' dessert table/party here:
    http://www.kitchentravels.com/2010/06/happy-birthday-dessert-table.html

    Thanks for sharing all the great ideas and photos. :)
    .-= Dawn (KitchenTravels)´s last blog ..Berry Cobbler =-.
  93. July 29th, 2010 at 3:05 am
    Shir says:
    you're so incredibly talented!!!
    the pictures are inspirefull and creative and I just love them!!
    your twins are so cute!!!!
  94. July 30th, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    April says:
    This party was amazing!! I love everything about it. I am working on ruffled streamers for my daughters first birthday party that is 2 weeks away. I read the tutorial on how to make the ruffled streamers but how did you get them to lay so flat against the wall?? Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!
    • July 30th, 2010 at 11:23 pm
      Shelley says:
      I taped them to the wall. :)
  95. August 1st, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    Tracy says:
    I love the sweet shop party and your blog! You did such a great job! I am planning my little girls 4th birthday (Pinkalicious) and my daughters 1st and plan to do a sweet shop as well. Where did you get the adorable outfits for the girls? The lace leggings are so cute. Also, did you have to sand the high chairs before you painted them white?
    Thanks for sharing!
    • August 2nd, 2010 at 12:56 pm
      Shelley says:
      The twins outfits came from Macy's. I didn't sand the highchairs first, just painted right over them. You can take a peek at our recent refinishing post for other tips. -Hope that helps. :)
  96. August 2nd, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Toni says:
    I love everything about this party. All the little details are so cute. Would you mind telling me where you got the pink pretzels from?
    • August 2nd, 2010 at 12:55 pm
      Shelley says:
      Winco. In the bulk section. I am sure you can find them online as well. :)
  97. August 9th, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Amy @ Blowout Party! says:
    What a beautiful family and stunning party! I LOVE that backdrop! Thanks for posting the tutorial!
    .-= Amy @ Blowout Party!´s last blog ..Decorated Summer Cookies =-.
  98. August 10th, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Kristen Raleigh says:
    oh WOW! Shelley you are amazing! This makes me want to throw my own little sweet shoppe party, just for kicks!
  99. August 20th, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    Summer says:
    Shelley,

    I know everyone has already said this but WOW!!!! I can't imagine the hours spent but it was well worth it I'm sure! You have outdone yourself. I'm trying to track down some good candy sites to order from for my son's 1st birthday bash coming up. Any favorites that you could recommend?

    Thanks!
    P.S. Love this site...I'm officially addicted!
  100. August 23rd, 2010 at 2:10 am
    Sue says:
    OMG is all I can say!!!! You are an amazing party planner! I have never seen anything like that, what a little girls dream party. I love the sweet shoppe theme, I never would have thought of that. Your family is beautiful and your little girls are so lucky to have such a talented mommy :) Enjoy those gorgeous babies!
  101. August 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 am
    Melissa Hemming says:
    What an awesome party. My daughter would have loved it. Pink, pink, and more pink.
  102. August 25th, 2010 at 6:58 am
    jamie says:
    what size would you say the cakes were? they seem like the perfect size. i called my bakery to make me a smash cake and they said they do them where they are around 6". that seems tiny!!

    thank you!!
    jamie
    jmiranda0509@aol.com
    .-= jamie´s last blog ..trying out his new shoes =-.
  103. August 26th, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Heather Bro says:
    that's so adorable. Where can I get balloons like that?
    Heather
  104. August 28th, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    rosemary says:
    This is so beautiful. Would you please tell me where you got the label pattern from? You personalized each label. I want to know where it's from and if I can use it to personalize my own message on them.
    • August 28th, 2010 at 11:57 pm
      Shelley says:
      I got them from www.chickabug.com. She is fabulous to work with and will customize each label. :) Send pictures our way! :)
      • August 29th, 2010 at 1:13 am
        Rosemary says:
        I went to the site, but I didn't see the specific card labels you used to label the toppings, treats, etc. The cards have a nice pink design around the text. Are these from the site you said?
        • August 29th, 2010 at 4:31 am
          Shelley says:
          You are right! She must have sold out her inventory. I am sure she would be more than happy to put up a listing for you (it is usually in her shop). Just contact her and let her know what you are after and she will treat you right. ;) You can also contact her directly at heather@chickabug.com.
  105. September 1st, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    jamie says:
    i love the paper tissue idea but i can not find anywhere to do it for me. how did you do it? i dont have my own sewing machine but every place i call tells me they cant do it. please help! what do i ask for? what setting do they need to set their machine to?

    thank you!
    jamie
    .-= jamie´s last blog ..party finds =-.
    • September 3rd, 2010 at 9:52 am
      Shelley says:
      Don't have someone else do it for you! You can totally do it. Borrow a sewing machine and get to work! ;) http://www.howdoesshe.com/ruffled-party-streamers Good Luck and let us know how it turns out! :)
  106. September 3rd, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Debbie says:
    I LOVE EVERYTHING!!! im drooling just looking at the photos! I just wanted to know where you got that swirly pop??? You are a true inspiration!!
  107. September 6th, 2010 at 8:34 am
    alysa says:
    Beautiful Party. I would love to know the color of white that you painted the high chairs.
  108. September 6th, 2010 at 8:36 am
    alysa says:
    I would love to know the color of white paint that you used to painted the girls highchairs. Thanks
    • September 6th, 2010 at 11:13 am
      Shelley says:
      Crap. I don't know :( It was just a pretty basic white. Sorry.
  109. October 9th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    Melanie says:
    I really want to do the streamers for my daughter's birthday...how did you hang them?
    • October 9th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      Shelley says:
      I just used packaging tape on the back. I'm sure you could use tacks or staples (shhhh,...don't tell hubby) at the very top?
  110. October 17th, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    Leila says:
    This is a beautiful birthday party! I wondered if you also created your amazing party hats?
    • September 16th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
      Rosa says:
      hi there,

      i have 2 weeks left in planning my daugthers bday party, you are sooo talented, i love all your ideas..perfection!

      would love to know where you got the party hats???
      • September 18th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
        Shelley says:
        I made there party hats. Super Duper easy. :) Here is a link. http://www.howdoesshe.com/kids-theme-parties
  111. November 10th, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Kristin Bolling says:
    Girl! What a party! I have a set of twins too (only boy-girl). They're first birthday was in March of 2010. I started planning it New Year's Eve night and by February, my entire body broke out in hives. I had no time during the day to plan and I am a party perfectionist, so I would put them to bed at 7:30 pm and my older son at 8:30 pm, then my husband at 9:30 pm and I would stay up until 2 am for almost 2.5 months straight to then wake up at 5:00 am to work out. Needless to say, I was so happy to see that party come and go.... sad to say. I'd love to share pictures if you have an email address. LOVED the photos of them mashing their cake. You did an EXCELLENT job. I wonder what birthday number two will be???? I already have my plans in place. YIKES.
  112. November 18th, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    darcy says:
    SO SO CUTE!!
    where did you get their adorable pink outfits?
    • November 19th, 2010 at 9:31 am
      Shelley says:
      Macy's. :) I LOVE Macy's.
  113. November 18th, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    darcy says:
    so so cute!!
    where did you get their adorable outfits?
  114. December 14th, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    Maggie Craven says:
    How did you get the pink balloons blown up inside the clear polka dot balloon?? They party looks amazing!
    • December 16th, 2010 at 10:46 pm
      Shelley says:
      just follow the you tube link and it will show you how. :) Or just ask your local balloon place to do it. :)
  115. January 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    jenleahlynn says:
    my triplet girls are celebrating their 8th birthday this week and we are planning a bakery party, love the lables on your sunday bar and the cupcake flowers. since this is a party for 2nd graders, we are planning to let the girls and their freinds decorate their own cupcakes.
  116. January 25th, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Momof4chickadees says:
    I love your party photos and ideas. I am getting ready to plan our twins 1st birthday party. Where did you get the high chairs?

    thanks,
    Momof4chickadees
    • January 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm
      Shelley says:
      I found them on craigslist and painted them white. :)
  117. January 25th, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Cassie says:
    Shelley, I used your party as complete inspiration for my little girl's 1st birthday. I did a post about it, and hope that I gave you enough credit for the ideas. http://fancyfrillsstylestudio.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweet-shoppe-1st-birthday.html
    • January 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
      Shelley says:
      Are. You. Kidding. Me?! This just made me smile sooo much. I love all the details!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this link. I am going to add it to the bottom of my post for more inspiration. :) -Shelley :)
  118. January 26th, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Sara says:
    I LOVE the cakes for the girls! Simply adorable. I'm curious if you made them? If so..what is the pink topping made of?? Do you share recipes?

    Sara
    • January 26th, 2011 at 4:45 pm
      Shelley says:
      I got them at albertsons for 4.99! :) Can't beat it. I just brought them a picture.
  119. January 31st, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Summer says:
    Shelley,

    You are my kinda gal! I love all the ways you were able to be thrifty with this party...gives us a little room to splurge for the "have-to-have" things, haha!
    I'm using the streamers idea for a baby shower coming up this month and was wondering how many rolls did it take for the space you covered? I am planning to hang a rag garland over top. :)
  120. February 1st, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    fitness girl says:
    hi

    Such an adorable post......
    Sweet little twin babies.....
    This is the party I wantd for my soon to be baby....
  121. February 2nd, 2011 at 1:46 am
    Nea says:
    goodness! you threw a cute party. I have triplets and need to find ideas for their 1st birthday.
  122. February 2nd, 2011 at 8:24 am
    CCummings says:
    Hi Shelley, you did an absolute amazing job for this party. I have been looking for ideas for my daughters first birthday and I have stumbled across some ideas here and there but nothing that was absolutely perfect, like this!
    I was wondering how you managed the ice cream sundae bar? Did you keep the ice cream on ice, or did you just have some serve it at a certain time?
    I love every aspect and every DETAIL!! I am already planning away!
    • February 2nd, 2011 at 10:44 pm
      Shelley says:
      Awww. Thank you so much. Comments like this make my day. ---I had everything out for the icecream bar EXCEPT the icecream. I pulled that out last minute. Please PLEASE send me your pictures. I'd love to see them! :) shelley@howdoesshe.com
  123. February 11th, 2011 at 8:36 am
    Eileen May says:
    I was wondering how did you get a double balloon? I love the decorations:)
    • February 21st, 2011 at 1:25 am
      Shelley says:
      In the comments I left a you tube video. :) Just explain that to your party store and you should be good to go! :) Have fun!
    • March 8th, 2011 at 2:06 pm
      Shelley says:
      Just bring the two balloons to your party store. There is a how to link in the comments if you'd like to see a you tube video. :) Enjoy.
  124. February 13th, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Jenn says:
    Love your ideas and theme for your girls party last year. I came across your web page hoping for inspiration for my twin boys 1st birthday this July. Funny they nearly share a birthday with your twins- mine were born July 8th.

    Thanks for re-inspiring the creativity which has been dormant since I was pregnant. :)

    I would love to hear if you ever thought of any boy themes off chance.....
  125. March 16th, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Charisma says:
    I am planning my daughter's 1st birthday and would love to know how you got the pink balloons to go into the clear ones. I absolutely adore this idea and think they would go perfectly with the theme for her birthday. Thank you so much for your help and for posting these pictures for inspiration!
  126. April 11th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    Katy Lunsford says:
    What lucky girls! This is Awesome!
  127. May 12th, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    Becky says:
    Wow, this is incredibly impressive. As a marketer and promoter you have outdone much of what I've seen major companies pay for in the way of event theming and execution. I stumbled upon your blog while looking for birthday ideas for my daughter's first bday party. My question is where in the world did you get Sophie and Chloe's darling outfits? My Sophie absolutely needs that cute little outfit for her big day. Bravo to you, supermom. Great party.
    • May 13th, 2011 at 12:29 am
      Shelley says:
      Awww. Your sweet comment was truly the ultimate compliment. Thank you for saying it. :) Made my day. ==I bought their outfits from Macy's on clearance about two years ago. :( Probably not much help now huh?! ;)
  128. June 6th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    Jillian says:
    These are such great ideas!! I'm trying to duplicate it for my daughter's party!! What material is the pink and white striped ribbon for the cupcake centerpeices?? It looks like such a nice stiff ribbon? Not a grosgrain, right?
    • June 7th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
      Shelley says:
      It wasn't grosgrain. I think I got it from Hobby Lobby? Hope that helps. :)
  129. June 23rd, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    brandy says:
    i was just wondering where u got all the containers to hold the candy. they are really cute! i love all the different shapes and sizes.
    • June 24th, 2011 at 10:16 pm
      Shelley says:
      Everywhere! Dollar store, old jars, apothocary jars came from hobby lobby. Just look for cool glass canisters and you'll find them :) Hope that helps.
  130. July 5th, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    Kendra says:
    Most beautiful party ever!!!! I have twin boy/girl and planning their 1st party in August. I love everything about your party. Im trying to add some blue to mine for my twin boy. Do you know what size are the smash cakes? Absolutely gorgeous!!!!And yes, how often do they turn 1?? LOVE IT...
  131. July 5th, 2011 at 12:13 pm
    Kendra says:
    LOVE IT!!!!! Gorgeous everything...I have boy/girl twins and in the middle of planning their 1st party. Do you know what size the smash cakes are??
    • July 6th, 2011 at 12:57 am
      Shelley says:
      I just got them at albertsons. They were single sized cakes for $5. :)
  132. October 19th, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    Girls birthday party says:
    Your both babies are so cute and lovely. i liked you post so much and you birthday's pics also. its so lovely...
  133. October 19th, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    Girls birthday party says:
    Your both babies are so cute and lovely. i liked your post so much and your birthday's pics also. its so lovely...
  134. November 2nd, 2011 at 2:49 am
    NYC Birthday Ideas says:
    Wow, now I want a Sweet Shoppe party! Great job, and love the pictures. Keep up the fantastic work!
  135. November 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    jazz says:
    I was wondering where you found the lace leggings the girls are wearing??? Way too cute!
    • November 12th, 2011 at 8:49 pm
      Shelley says:
      http://www.gigisapparel.com/Girls-Tights/ :)
  136. November 21st, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Sophie says:
    That is SO cute!!
  137. January 22nd, 2012 at 11:44 am
    patti says:
    Very adaorable... where did you get the lace tights your girls are wearing? I would love to get some for my daughter.
    • January 22nd, 2012 at 12:10 pm
      Shelley says:
      I got them here: http://www.gigisapparel.com/Girls-Tights/ -You can also find them on etsy. :)
  138. January 31st, 2012 at 10:47 am
    Sarah says:
    When you hang the party streamers, how exactly do you hang them? Tape? And how do you hide the top where you taped them to the wall/ceiling?

    Thank you!! Pics are beautiful!
    • February 1st, 2012 at 11:30 am
      Shelley says:
      I did tape them individually, but you could sew them across all the way along the top (much easier!!). I had a ledge I hung them from. Hope this helps. :)
  139. March 7th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    jules says:
    my twin girls are turning one in may and i am non-stop looking for ideas for their theme. thanks so much for such great inspiration here :)
  140. March 13th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Sharon says:
    Wonderful party! Where did you find the adorable outfits & especially lace tights the girls are wearing?
    Pls. reply. Thanks!
  141. April 1st, 2012 at 10:13 am
    Kristen Catrina says:
    Thanks for the inspiration. Just had my daughters 1st birthday and I think it turned out great! A scaled down version of yours, but perfect for us and our home!
  142. April 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting says:
    I especially love the smash cakes. You are one heck of a party planner. Marian always does the cutest cookies. I think she needs to open a shop. Happy birthday twins! =)
  143. May 1st, 2012 at 8:18 am
    Angela says:
    This is so great! Can you tell me what brand the girls dresses are?
  144. June 6th, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    stephanie says:
    where did u get ur high chairs??
  145. October 10th, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    Irene says:
    You did an amazing job, this is absolutely stunning! Go mommy! My daughter is 14 months now and I couldn't do anything quite like that.
  146. November 30th, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Sara says:
    I LOVE the cake! Did you make them? I love the drizzling chocolate idea! If you made it please pass me some hints bc I'd like to do something like that for my daughter's 1st bday
  147. December 10th, 2012 at 2:03 am
    Holly says:
    What website did you use to order the candy? Every website I have found sells the candy in large bulk. I am planning my daughter's 1st bday party in mid Jan and using your Sweet shoppe party as my inspiration!! Thanks so much!!
    • December 10th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
      Shelley says:
      So Fun!! I used polkadotmarket.com for some. What candy are you looking for specifically? Drop me an email :) shelley@howdoesshe.com
  148. December 19th, 2012 at 2:04 am
    Jennifer says:
    What size were the polka dot balloons? And how long did the balloons float?
  149. January 20th, 2013 at 6:48 pm
    Alissa says:
    LOVE everything you did for this party! My twin girls are turning one in March and I want to use all of your ideas. I love that centerpiece you made of the cupcake with candle...where did you find that large cupcake holder and what is the white stuff you used for the top? Thank you for the great ideas!
    • January 20th, 2013 at 7:12 pm
      Alissa says:
      oops! just saw your tutorial..thanks!
  150. April 3rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    Ashley McGough says:
    What did you put the lollipops in to get the to stand up?
    • April 4th, 2013 at 9:01 am
      Shelley says:
      styrofoam :)
  151. April 16th, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    rose says:
    I love what you did and I can attest to how much work it is. LOL I am a party planner who does alot on m own hands on making of things. you did a Great job and I bet everyone is wanting to know more. Thank you for sharing your work .
    Rose
  152. September 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 am
    kids party places brooklyn ny says:
    I'm totally in love with every detail of this theme! And what's a first birthday party without a cake smash? The girls look so messy yet still adorable!
  153. October 13th, 2013 at 8:06 am
    Carla webber says:
    Where did you get the zig zag flower pot? I'm trying to find a light pink one like he ones in your cute girls birthday party.
    Thanks!
  154. August 12th, 2014 at 5:54 pm
    Michelle says:
    I had to comment because I have 2 year old twin girls named Chloe and Sophie. And when I googled "Twin Girl Party ideas" and found this page I nearly fell off my chair. What are the chances of finding party ideas that include the same twin girl names. Good choice on the names by the way :-)
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