My Gumball Party featured on Pizzazzerie!

I was thrilled when Courtney over at Pizzazzerie told me they were going to feature this party! I had so much fun doing this party and, considering that I had a week to pull this together, I was happy with the results! Most importantly, the birthday girl had one of the best days ever! :) See below for pics!



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Gumball birthday Party

We love parties full of colorful details, and when this gumball birthday party from Ellen Bessette Events came our way we were overwhelmed with a dose of happy! :)  Ellen filled us in on the inspiration for the gumball bash: “This party was for my daughter who has an addiction to gum!  I knew I had to do a gumball party for her next birthday. I wanted it to be colorful, fun and happy.”

Everything from the gumball garland to the colorful backdrop (so cute!), this party is a total fave of ours…

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“Not only was it a colorful party, it was chock-full of fun activities, too! The birthday girl requested to have the party at a nearby park, so all of the guests had a ball running around on the field, jumping in a bounce house, kicking big bouncy balls, swinging and climbing! Whew! There was also a face painter to add to the fun!” – Ellen

Teaming up with Amanda’s Parties To Go, Ellen incorporated the gumball theme without by using custom-designed printables. Real gumballs filled centerpieces, DIY gumball machines and, of course, were used to decorated the sweets table, along with an adorable gumball garland!  Sweet polka-dotted table runners and napkins with gumball machine printables and mini gumball machine favors doubling as placecards added to the table decor. The cookies from Bees Knees Creative are absolutely a perfect fit!

Ellen also added tutu wands from Titi’s Tutus to the centerpieces to look like big puffy gumballs and used a backdrop of multi-colored circle cut-outs behind the sweets table to complete the look!

As Ellen told us, “This was such a fun and easy party to create.”

CREDITS + RESOURCES: Party Planner/Stylist: Ellen Bessette Events | Party Printables: Amanda’s Parties To Go | Photography: Jenny Peppers Photography | Cookies: Bees Knees Creative | Chocolate covered Oreos: Sweet Temptations | Tutu Wands: Titi’s Tutu’s


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    Thank you for featuring! :) I love your blog!

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    Alicia says:

    So so cute!! I love the garland.

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    I love everything Ellen does and was so happy she contacted me to work on the printables for her daughter’s party. In Ellen’s hands, you KNOW it’s going to be adorable!

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    Precious! I love it all!



  1. Summer says:

    AWESOME JOB! Please tell her we said, Happy Birthday! Love, Us

  2. Lynn H. says:

    So Cute!! I love the gumball garland – I am thinking of doing that for my daughter’s birthday, in July. Any tips/tricks to stringing it?

    • Ellen Bessette says:

      The gumballs are hollow so they are easy to poke a hole thru and then string with fishing wire. Hope that helps. :)

  3. Ashley says:

    Such a cute party :-) I was wondering where did you get the blue gift bags? I am looking for that color for my son’s birthday in August. thanks Ashley

  4. The gumball theme is such a cute idea! And I just love the gumball garland… I’m such a sucker for a cute and unique garland.

  5. Liliana Ortiz says:

    Where did you get the pink and blue gumball machines? I can’t seem to find them anywhere!

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