Eliza Kate and Evie Caroline’s birthdays are just a couple weeks apart. They’ve shared a birthday party twice (we lost a year due to COVID) and it’s been the best thing EVER. The only problem we run into is them changing their mind on a theme. I think in the span of planning their party, the theme changed five times. Eliza Kate wanted a Christmas themed party and Evie Caroline wanted to paint. So TA-DA, we did a SUGAR PLUM FAIRY theme complete with all the sweets, painting salt dough ornaments, and a black light dance party.

I think the kids had so much fun and even better we got to use our beloved cookie cutters from our favorite store downtown, Bella Vita. The girls love it so much because the sweetest family owns it but they also house the best cookie cutters and caramels ever! We use the cookie cutters for so many things but the girls love their sandwiches cut out of them. To them, our homemade gluten free bread is its best in a fun shape.

So of course we used them to make our salt dough ornaments for their party and they turned out PERFECT.

From princess, to unicorn, to Christmas themed— these were so fun to make (the recipe for ornaments is below). We used simple twine for the hangers for their tree!

The kids had the best time painting, eating sweets and dancing! Check out the gallery to see!

The Sugar Plum Fairy Theme turned out so fun and perfect for all the sugar that my girls love.

Thanks to everyone who came! We had the most fun! Until next bash…


Salt Dough Ornaments

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • parchment paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • cookie cutter
  • straw
  • baking sheet
  • plastic wrap


  • 4 cups all- purpose flour
  • 1 cup table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water


  • To make the dough:
    1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Slowly add water, stirring slowly until dough forms together.
    2. Knead dough until smooth in mixer or by hand for 5-10 minutes. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • To make the ornaments:
    1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Divide the dough into 4 sections and work one piece at a time.
    2. Roll the dough with a rolling pin into the thickness of 1/4."
    3. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer shapes to the parchment paper and use a straw to poke holes in the ornament.
    4. Bake up to one hour, until the ornaments feel dry.
    5. Decorate with paint or other materials. Make sure you seal with Mod Podge or a clear polyurethane spray. Once dry, thread ribbon through the hole and enjoy!