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June, 20, 2017

Isla Rose Turns Two…

 ^^I think Drew was more excited about the piñata that Isla haha!  ^^She’s thrilled to be taking a photo with me ;)

Ok, I know Isla’s birthday was back in May and I’ve been dying to share all the details with you! Just last week it was featured on, you can read the full article here. I wanted to combine all her favorite things which are: balloons, the color pink and anything with sparkle, a bubble machine (oh and pizza. that was on the main menu item hand selected by Isla)!!! She was definitely the life of the party!

 Thank goodness for Zurchers!! They had all of the party decor I needed to make her party what it was. They provided all of the balloons too for that stupid balloon arch I made myself. It took me FOREVER but in the end it was so worth it! I don’t want to see or touch another balloon until Jackson’s birthday though ;).  You can find all of the products on this page.

It was the perfect day celebrating our Isla Rose! Thanks to Zurchers for partnering with me and helping make my vision a reality!!!

xo, Rach

Flowers: thanks to Ashley Nackos and Esprit Raw Flowers

Cake and sweets: thanks to Sweet Tooth Fairy

Pizza: thanks to Summit Inn Pizza

Macaroons: thanks to Dolce Bella By Erin

Pink chairs: Target

Wall Dots: thanks to Urban Walls

Invitation: thanks to Minted

Big Balloons: My Big Balloon

Photography: Paige Nicolle

Plates: Zurchers (also here)

Napkins: Zurchers

Wood Cutlery: Zurchers

Paper Cups: Zurchers

Paper Placemats: Zurchers

Crown Party Hats: Zurchers

Gold Glitter Banner: Zurchers

Happy Birthday Cake Topper: Zurchers

Number 2 Cake Topper: Zurchers

Gold Glitter Candles: Zurchers

Piñata: Zurchers

Cake Stand: McGee & Co. (similar style here)

Balloons: Zurchers (also here, here, here and here)

  1. Soraya says:

    Happy bday to baby Isla, time has flown by! Love everything about this decor, Pinterest perfection. The chairs and the balloons, too cute. Thanks for sharing — Soraya

  2. Rach says:

    Omg even I wish this was my birthday party! All the details are beautiful! Isla looked adorable!

  3. Rach, this is AMAZING! So beautiful… I know Isla is only two, but I wish my birthday parties looked like this. I only imagine hers will get even better each year, too.


  4. Amanda says:

    this is absolutely STUNNING!!! that balloon arch was worth it – it’s perfect!! sooo darling!


  5. Ray says:

    This is such a beautiful set up. So cute, girly and adorable like your little girl.

  6. Literally, if someone planned a surprise birthday party for me and I walked into this – i’d be delirious with excitement, what an incredible job you did – it all looks amazing!!


  7. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Happy 🎉 🎈 birthday Isla Rose … such a cute decoration birthday theme! :)

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  8. Taylor says:

    Such a sweet an beautiful party! Definitely keeping this in mind for future events!

    Taylor |

  9. Amanda Faber says:

    Everything turned out adorable!! And the ballon arch is perfection. I know it took a lot of your time but it was well worth it in the end!

  10. Jenny Frailey says:

    Simply beautiful and magical!!

  11. Deanie says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!! HBD! Her little outfit is so precious!!

    Xo, Deanie

  12. Terrell says:

    I can’t believe she’s 2 already! Time flies! Her party looks just like her personality seems – simply precious! Way to go with that arch!!!

  13. Jalisa says:

    I have to be honest and say that I’ve been waiting for this post! Haha! I remember watching you set things up on IG stories and shared some shots, but I was wondering if you were going to share more on the blog; I’m so glad you did! This is such great and beautiful inspiration for me, for when I plan my daughter’s birthday when she’s older (I haven’t even had her yet, 2 more weeks to go, but it’s never bad to plan ahead ;) Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week, girlie!



    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Haha you are so cute Jalisa!! And I’ve been wondering how you’re doing! Only 2 more weeks?! So exciting! You’re so close!

      xo, Rach

  14. Cassie Rea says:

    Oh my goodness! Everything turned out so sweet. Perfect little girls party! She and Jackson are so blessed to have you as their mama.
    XOXO, Cassie Rea

  15. Its been so fun following along the past two years. Isla is just the cutest and you are such a great mom! :)

  16. Jessica says:

    Such a gorgeous party! Beyond impressed that you made the balloon arch yourself – totally worth it! And dying to know more details about how you did it??

    Jess xo

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Haha thanks!! So I blew up a ton of balloons and ended up stringing them on fish wire to create two long strings about 6 feet long. Then I used 3M command hooks to create the arch shape I wanted! So hard but so worth it!

      xo, Rach

  17. Love all your details! Special little party for Miss Isla!!

  18. Lindsay says:

    Omg loooove it all!!!!! So impressed you did the balloon arch yourself! Where did you get Isla’s skirt? It’s adorable.

  19. Isla and I are spirit animals, LOL. I recently had my very first baby shower (expecting baby girl in July!!) and the decor was very similar to Isla’s birthday party, ha!

  20. sharan says:

    The birthday party looks beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Congratulations on the article feature as well!


  21. Natalie Browning says:

    OMG Rachel I am obsessed with this party! So much inspiration!! You truly are the queen of hosting. And your Isla Rose is the sweetest. She sure is lucky to have a momma like you! <3

  22. Benedetta says:

    wooow best party ever I guess…so cool!!!

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  23. Kim says:

    That looks gorgeous!! I love the cupcakes!

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  24. Diane says:

    Great pics! can you tell me what bracelets your sister was wearing in the photo when she was holding and kissing Isla Rose?

  25. Marianne says:

    This is the most gorgeous party! Completely obsessed with all of the balloons!

    xo – Marianne

  26. Amanda Verduzco says:

    What a beautiful party! Where did make the custom stamps? I would love to know!

  27. Hayley Larue says:

    This is the absolute CUTEST birthday party set up I’ve ever seen!!! Happy Birthday Isla!! <3

  28. Paige says:

    This party is amazing! You did an incredible job!


  29. Laura says:

    What a GORGEOUS party!! Your balloon arch turned out so cute!

  30. Nicolette says:

    Her party looks so beautiful!!! She looks like she had so much fun. Great job!


  31. Ismaela Swanson says:

    I’m obsessed with your aesthetic! The party is flawless!! Love it tons!! So dreamy and girly!!

  32. Elisa says:

    So beautiful, love these photos! You did a great job!!


  33. Olivia says:

    OMG this is probably the most beautiful set up ever! What a lucky angel!

  34. Kristen says:

    So incredible! As always!

  35. Tobie Fujimoto says:

    Absolutely wonderful!!! Great job on the party. Well thought through.

  36. Shana Alexander says:

    such a fun party!! who makes your pink top? love it and it goes so well with the color scheme!

  37. Nicolette says:

    Happy birthday Isla!! I love how detailed you were with the decorations, even down to the cups. Such a cute and fun affair!

  38. Lucy says:

    Oh my gosh, what a party! This looks so adorable & gorgeous – the decor is so on point & the food looks like perfection!

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  39. Mislava says:

    This is just perfection!! I can’t imagine how my girls would feel with this kind of a party! Details are gorgeous, ballon arch adds a special something to the whole party!! can’t wait for other posts like this!! Love from Croatia!!!

  40. nat says:

    oh wow Isla’s party looks amazing!!!

  41. Cecile says:

    You are such a good mom ! This party is fantastic. All the detail is great and with good taste. My daugther turn 2 in september. I will try to make a party like yours 😀

  42. Mercedes says:

    Your son looks exactly like your Dad!

  43. chichi says:

    many happy returns of the day to Isa! this is the prettiest setup ever!

  44. Bree Vasquez says:

    Allllll the heart eyes! I need a girl haha

  45. sophia says:

    Sweetest party ever, happy belated birthday to baby Isla <3

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  46. Paige says:

    Hi Rachel,

    About how many balloons did you need for the main large arch? I would like to do something similar for my daughter! Thank you.

  47. Hi there! This party was so beautiful! I did a similar one for my daughter. When I tried to do the floating balloon arch/wrap around, I originally saw online that you’re supposed to create it with chicken wire (to hold all the balloons) and you can twist the wire in place. Unfortunately it ended up popping all the balloons. How did you get the height and the look without popping all of them? I’d love to know this for my daughter’s next birthday. Thank you!! Love your blog! C

  48. Oh my goodness everything about this gorg and breath taking! Happy Birthday to Isla!!

  49. Amber D Nguyen says:

    Hi there,

    How did you accomplish the macaron tiered serving tray? Was it a DIY?

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

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