September 8th, 2010 |

Parties by WH Hostess: Spa Party

I hope you all enjoyed the pictures from our latest WH Hostess party, the sweet sixteen party inspired by our purse invitation!  As promised, I am back today to show you pictures from another party with a purse theme.  My best friend’s daughter, Emma Jane (you remember Emma, she had a darling flower party last year!) had decided she would like to celebrate her 6th birthday with 10 of her closest friends at a little salon.  Manicures, pedicures, facials…..what 6 year old wouldn’t love that?!  Our purse invitation served as inspiration for the color palette, and here is what we came up with……..

Emma’s guests were all greeted at the door with a tiny, pink robe and a pair of darling flip flops from 3x Sweet.  They were custom designed to coordinate with the party, and also served as the girl’s party favors.  Don’t their feet look cute?!  Girls had facials, manicures, pedicures, made lip gloss, beaded bracelets and played games.

This party is the perfect example of how to style a party outside the home.  We had a small party room (with a lot going on in it!) to work with, so we focused our energy on the dessert bar and a couple cute centerpieces.  We used mini kate spade vases in hot pink, with over-sized blooms and our purse centerpiece sticks.  The unexpected proportion of the blooms was just darling!  I created a custom design liner for my lucite serving tray, and we used it to serve mini cans of Sprite (served with pink and white striped straws, of course!) and hold party favors.  The dessert bar was set up on a ledge up against a mirrored wall.  In person, it was charming.  For photography-purposes, it was challenging to get good pictures – both ones that didn’t reflect the flash, but also ones without me (the photographer) in them!

Since I was styling the purse themed sweet sixteen party the same week, I was able to use some of the same vessels and candy for this party (awesome when you are ordering candy in bulk and you have two outlets for it!)  The  pink, yellow and orange candy was a huge hit!   The table was scaled down a pit from the extravagant sweet sixteen table, but  I used some of the same apothecary jars and vases from Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel. The candy all came from Candy Warehouse, and included  pink salt water taffygumballslemonheads, plus pink, yellow and orange rock candy was presented in mini white pots from IKEA.  The biggest hit?!  The $2.00 bag of mini marshmallows!  The girls couldn’t keep their hands out of that vase – they kept sneaking “just one more” while they were getting their spa treatments!  WH Hostess created all of the candy jar labels, signs and cupcake toppers.

The purse cupcake toppers, yellow and white striped cupcake liners from Bake It Pretty, and this beautiful pink cake stand from Rosanna made a festive addition to the table.  The girls had little pink boxes to fill up with candy, and they also brought home cookies with custom fondant toppers from Two Sugar Babies wrapped in cellophane bags.

 

It was such a cute and fun party…..and most importantly, Emma had a great time!  Here is one last picture of the party (we lined up mini cupcake stands with toppers that spelled out EMMA for her to blow out her candles on)….Emma Jane and me (the lucky lady that gets called “Auntie Kelly” by this sweet little girl!).

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