Vintage Bicycle Party Lilly’s 9th Birthday

July 15, 2014Kara Woolery

My sweet little girl turned 9 in October! Where has the time gone? Lilly wanted a Bicycle party this year with lots of glitter! So that is what she got:-) Originally it was suppose to be outside at a beautiful park location…. we live in Oklahoma and the wind changed that! We had to change to an indoor location only a few hours before the party!! Yikes is all that was going through my head, but it still turned out great. The kids were able to ride their bikes in the parking lot of Dynamo Gymnastics! Thank goodness for great friends allowing us to have the party there:-)

I hope you enjoy all of the party details and photos from Heather Renee Photography! Thank you so much Heather! The party is now available in the shop HERE! List of all the awesome Vendors at the end of this post!


I used two large 36inch balloons filled with confetti and hung with tissue tassel garland! The tissue tassel garland was easy to make! Here is the link with easy to follow HOW TO directions on HGTV! I used a one inch hole punch to make the confetti that I filled in the balloons, and on the tables throughout the party! When making a confetti balloon I learned that next time I need to fill the entire balloon un-inflated to get the look I wanted once inflated. I only filled about 1/4 on these balloons!



My best friend, Alyssa from BonBon Du Jour, made these STUNNING cookies!! She is so incredibly talented! I think they were the prettiest thing at Lilly’s party!


The cake was made by Paisley and Plaid and they did a fabulous job with the Ombre Ruffles!


I used my daughters doll bike that was purchased at Target for decoration! It is the Our Generations brand 18inch doll bike!


For the backdrop I used Coral Wrapping Paper I found at TJMaxx. I wrapped a foam board from the Dollar Tree with gold glitter wrapping paper and then added the poster from this printable package to the center!



I purchased the “bike baskets” and the glitter pencils at the Dollar Tree!
The Dollar Tree is my favorite store when I am planning parties! The girls took the bike baskets with them on their bike ride! They had a blast doing the scavenger hunt on their bikes. The glitter pencils are from the dollar section at Michaels….another favorite place to look for all party decorations!


I always purchase cupcakes at Walmart and then deck them out! It saves money! The fondant bicycle toppers are from Harriets House Of Cakes! She does an excellent job and is really great to work with! The cupcake toppers and wrappers come in the bicycle party package.



This cupcake stand was really easy to make and turned out adorable!! I purchased two unfinished wood circle platters from Hobby Lobby and used a candlestick holder I already had. I spray painted all three items with gold spray paint. Then I used a paint brush to paint on Modge Podge where I wanted the glitter. I sprinkled the glitter on the Modge Podge as I painted it on. I did not glue the stand together because that makes it more difficult to transport. I simply stacked the stand together to use during the party.


I found these bicycles at Michael’s clearanced out! They were all sorts of bright colors and I spray painted them gold! I used this one as a food stand by adding a gold paper plate and some yummy oreo pops!! My friend Lauren makes these delicious treats!! These bling pop sticks from Cake Pops By Jen added a glam touch!







The awesome gold chevron table runners are a roll of paper!! I ordered the roll from Paper Source.


Throughout the party I had several picture frames that I had spray painted gold and filled with bike quotes!








I LOVE using mason jars at parties! I spray painted several and glitter dipped some! To glitter dip I just painted with Modge Podge and then sprinkled on the glitter. I added babies breath in the jars and scattered throughout the party!


Purchase the printable package HERE!!


Party Styling – Lillian Hope Designs
Party Printables – Lillian Hope Designs Shop
Photography – Heather Renee Photography
Cookies – Bonbon Du Jour
Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Harriets House of Cakes
Oreo Pops – Lauren Scheck –
Cake – Paisley and Plaid
Bling Pop Sticks –Cake Pops By Jen
Gold Chevron Paper Roll – Paper Source

vintage bike



  • Shawna Collins

    October 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Okay I am IN LOVE with this party! I am actually doing a similar theme in a couple of weeks and was curious where you found the gold and white chevron runners? FABULOUS!!!

    1. Kara Abrahamsen

      October 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you Shawna!! It is a 50ft paper roll! If you paper source you will find the site. Or you can google gold paper chevron table runner. You will find it that way also!!

  • Naomi

    October 30, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Such a cute party!!! Where does everyone get those awesome cake stands!!?

    1. Kara Abrahamsen

      April 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      You can find them on amazon. They are called milk glass stands.

  • Caitlin Roque

    June 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    hey Kara:)

    how do i find the printable package? i cant find it:(

    1. Kara Abrahamsen

      June 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Hey Caitlin! I don’t quite have them finished fully and in my shop! I will send you an email with info!

  • Lacey Cazier

    July 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Love this version of a bike party! Would love to purchase some of the printable’s for our daughter’s 1st birthday…can you please send me info…I noticed it was not in your etsy shop for purchase.
    Thanks so much,

    1. Kara Woolery

      July 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Yes of course!!! I am getting it in the shop this week! Actually by tomorrow or Wednesday morning!!

  • Eleana Manning

    July 6, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    The link for the printables seems to not be working… is there a reason for that?

    1. Kara Woolery

      July 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Hello! It is not in the shop yet! I will have the package in the shop by tomorrow or Wednesday morning!! Thank you so much!

  • Tori @ Thoughtfully Simple

    July 16, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    So darling! And serving lunch in those baskets was perfect!

    1. Kara Woolery

      July 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

      Thank you!!!

  • ashley

    July 23, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    how many rolls of the chevron paper did you have to buy? did you use the runner on just that table? i am planning a gold glittler party for my daughter’s first birthday and i’m debating on using paper runners, but wasn’t sure how many to buy.


    1. Kara Woolery

      July 25, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Hello Ashley! I only purchased one 50ft roll!!

  • ashley

    August 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    one more question (:

    did you use plastic tablecloths? i am going to assume no, but just wanted to see (:


    1. Kara Woolery

      August 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      No! They are an ivory banquet tablecloth.

  • ashley

    June 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hi there (: I was wondering how you hung the coral wrapping paper background?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Kara Woolery

      June 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Hello Ashley! I taped it to the wall of windows behind! I usually do my wrapping paper or fabric taped or command striped to a wall if I can. If I don’t have a wall then I use foam board from Hobby Lobby and I attach the foam board to the table using large dowel rods and heavy duty tape.

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