Amelia Rose Turns Nine

Today my sweet little girl turns nine. How is it even possible? My husband and I sat down last night and looked at old pictures shaking our heads at how time has flown by. I am so very proud of this sweet little girl of ours. Being a mother is the most important part of my life and I will always be forever grateful in being blessed with such a beautiful and wonderful little girl.

Since the moment she came into this world, she has had an effect on us that is impossible to put into words. My loving little girl has had the most beautiful smile from day one and I love the way she approaches everything in life with such kindness and positivity. I hope that she will always allow her wonderful self to shine. Because, she deserves the world.

As with every year, our girl woke up to birthday pancakes, presents, balloons and many cards from family and friends. It always fills me with pride and happiness to know that we are surrounded by some many loving family and friends who adore our girl, just as much as we do. However, the special treatment didn't end there because we are hosting a pastel rainbow party at the local gymnastics club for our girl and her friends.

It wasn't long before our girl could finally put on the most beautiful rainbow dress. It is simple in style, knee length, sleeveless, sequins, flowers, bows, rainbow tulle, back zip closure. Exquisite workmanship, the belt has a flower and the back belt has a non-removable bow, which is beautiful and very generous. Our daughter looked absolutely beautiful in her stunning new rainbow dress.

On one of the hottest days of the year, what better way to get even hotter and more tired than hosting an after-school gymnastics party for nine-year-olds? Thankfully, we were able to get a room with air conditioning. In order to get a head start on decorating the room for the birthday girl, we arrived a little before the guest arrived.

Pastel Rainbows and Cloud Party Theme

It wasn't easy to decide on a theme for the party. First, it was circus themed, then a mermaid theme, but soon enough our daughter settled on a pastel rainbow and cloud themed party. This adorable theme is ideal for all ages, and its design makes it easy to adapt at any party venue and you can even recreate it in your own home.

We wanted to create some pastel magic with our rainbow and clouds set-up and so we went for a core colour combination of pastels pinks and peaches with pops of purples, blues and silver accents. Balloons are a great choice for decorations, especially for giving you a themed look. Our theme was brought together with a pastel ombre foil number 9 balloon, an assortment of confetti balloons, and matte pastel and white balloons. To complete the look, we added large pastel rainbows and cloud balloons too.

We chose to add the most stunning rainbow cloud balloon backdrop. It made the perfect centrepiece that added that special something for my daughter and her friends. It was quite the task to put together and it certainly was a two person job. My husband and Mum were tasked with the balloons and decorations. While my sister and I were busy prepping the food onto platters and plates.

No pastel theme party is complete without a fun and exciting pastel themed birthday cake. We had the most amazing vanilla sponge with raspberry filling cake from Mumma Crumbs. It was a 7 inch cakes that was covered with buttercream decorated with macarons, tarts, marbled buttercream and pastel fondant rainbows. Then, we had a single layer acrylic cake charm and number in the colour Parma Violet made by Rowan and Co Creative. It was the perfect finishing touch.

A Gymnastics Party

A gymnastics birthday party is an excellent choices for many reasons. There will not only be an activity for the children, but the leader will be able to take charge and ensure that the children have fun while exploring something new. Meaning, you can continue with the decoration or begin the food preparations once they have finished their activity.

My daughter and her friends enjoyed trampolining, soft play, foam pits and the use of gymnastics equipment. It was a great activity for all the children to get involved with while we finished setting up. We waited for all our guests to arrive before they could snack on the party food and lighting the candles to sing her happy birthday.

We had the best weekend celebrating our girl turning nine. It does feel strange to think that I have a nine year old. My girl is sincere, empathetic, giving, creative, and oh so beautiful. It was wonderful to watch her with her friends today and have the best time together. She really is the shiniest star in my sky, and you are.