June 21st, 2011 |
I recently had the pleasure of working with a mom and daughter to plan a custom party to celebrate Alivia’s 3rd birthday. The theme?! Under the Tuscan Sun. The color palette? Sunflower yellow, rusty orange, moss green and pops of chocolate brown. We created a custom invitation and paper goods for the event, and helped plan the details remotely. I was thrilled to see how darling the party turned out….I hope you enjoy it!
The party took place outdoors on their property in Virginia providing a stunning backdrop, and sunflowers took center stage. Burlap tablecloths, baskets and woven dishes were used to give the party a rustic, natural look. The food buffet included three different types of bruschetta, olives, grapes, cured meats and cheeses, as well as some delicious sweets.
They set up an Italian soda bar with different flavored syrups so the kids could create their own concoctions. The children sat at a small table out in the field, covered with sunflowers and even their own personalized drinking straws!
Photography by Christi Sullivan
June 16th, 2011 |
Lisa from Fancy That sent me this darling Woodland Forest theme party. It is such a popular theme, I figured you would all benefit from seeing how she pulled together some very creative elements. This party was put together for the 9 year old daughter of the owner Bliss Bake Shop. She is in the shop all the time and has seen Lisa putting displays up for tons of themes. She asked for a woodland fairy party with red & purple as the main colors. The inspiration for the party started with the cupcake stand. She had seen a similar stand on pinterest and fell in love with it but couldn’t find the source. So Lisa got some wood and moss and put together her own. The custom fairy bottles were another inspiration. They are best seller in the shop and for the party – they customized the little tags with each little girls name.
On the main party table, the girls had lunch that included Fairy Berries, Snail Swirl Sandwiches, Gnome Walking Sticks (carrots & ranch), and Magical Fairy Juice (sparkling pink lemonade). After their lunch they painted their own little fairy houses. The sweets table included mushroom themed cupcakes and white chocolate dipped marshmallows, both a hit with the kids!
Party favors included a custom fairy dust bottle and a goodie bag with a custom notebook & twig pencil.
Images by Tori Ava
June 1st, 2011 |
To wrap up this little series of posts on our Modern Silhouette party feature from Nesting Newbies Magazine, I thought I would share a couple of my favorite pictures. The photographers had some fun with me and my god-daughter, Mackenzie, who served as my model. She’s one of the little loves of my life, and I had so much fun playing “party” with her that day. I just love how these pictures turned out…..especially the one that Penny Lane, my sweet pup, jumped into!
Images by Sisterazzi Photography
May 31st, 2011 |
We were beyond thrilled to have been asked to contribute a party to the latest issue of Nesting Newbies magazine! I know when I shared the magazine a couple of weeks ago, I promised more images soon…..well, I’ve been busy! But I’m back today with a few posts to show you the amazing details that made up this darling party.
The ladies at Nesting Newbies asked me to put aside the character themes and the princess wands, and create a party that was truly me, my style. Using a series of crisp black and white patterns, and a bold Kelly green, our modern barbie silhouette got a sophisticated update! To define the vertical space of the party room, I hung a pennant banner amongst playful pom pom garlands (which I made with green ribbon and small, black and white pom poms I found at Michael’s) above the tables. (but at a lower-than-normal-height, so the kids would feel like the space was all for them!)
Small tables, perfect for a tea party, were set with custom made white denim tablecloths that had a large black swiss dot ruffle at the bottom. I made coordinating cloth napkins, and set the table with Kelly green glasses and silverware, black plates and my signature centerpiece – white pots full wheat grass and a floral pomander, and topped with centerpiece sticks. Don’t you just love that one, single pop of hot pink in the centerpiece and on our birthday girl!? (who was also wearing a darling stripe hair bow by Mel-Belles)
One of my favorite details of the tablesetting were the placecards on the back of the chairs. Perfectly proportioned to child-size chairs, the guests were delighted to see their names on them! There are still so many details to come! Head on back this afternoon to see the details of the dessert table!
Photography by Sisterazzi Photography
May 10th, 2011 |
So fun to wake up to another FABULOUS party feature on Hostess with the Mostess today! This little blue car first birthday was SO MUCH FUN to work on with Christi from P is for Party! A little boy’s first birthday, but geared towards adults – so I focused on using lots of eye-catching patterns and tried a few new things that turned out just darling! Coordinating fabric used for pillows, a patterned backdrop for the dessert table, placemats for the tables, bottle wrappers for the drinks….there are so many cute details, you must go check it out!
Our little blue car party collection is available for purchase in the shop here.
April 25th, 2011 |
My good friend, Charynn of Two Sugar Babies, just hosted THE most darling vintage Batman birthday party for her son, Keaton….and I literally JUMPED at the chance to feature it! We all know Charynn is quite the fondant queen, her cupcake toppers have graced the tables of hundreds of birthday parties (and are a regular staple at all of mine!)….but did you know she was THIS creative?!
Keaton’s favorite thing right now is Batman….so what’s a mom to do when her son desperately wants a character birthday party?! Do it REALLY, REALLY well! She used more of the vintage images as her inspiration, with blue, gray, yellow, and black as the main colors. Anders Ruff worked with her to transform their super hero package into a custom Batman package, so that it fit with her ideas perfectly. The party had three main tables….a favor table with framed pictures of Keaton in his Batman costume, a batman banner, buckets with name tags for each kid to fill with treats, including custom made Batman crayons, superhero masks, Batman fruit snacks, custom sugar cookies, coloring pages, and other Batman costume supplies.
A small kid’s table was set up for the kids attending. Charynn created a set of 3d letters that spelled “Keaton” with vintage Batman comic books (which I am OBSESSED with – what a creative centerpiece!), vintage Batman prints as placemats, individual sugar cookies, and bottles filled with “joker juice.”
For the dessert table, a 2 tiered Batman and Joker themed cake (inspired by Keaton’s favorite toy sets) sat centerstage, brownie pops decorated as Batman, Joker, and Robin, AMAZING sugar cookies by Sugarbelle’s, red velvet cupcakes with Batman emblem, “Pow!”, and “Bam!” toppers (placed in adorable cupcake wrappers designed by Anders Ruff Custom Designs), a mini candy bar held in Kandy Kones, and chocolate-covered oreos. Charynn custom designed and made cupcake stands and boxes to hold the cake pops and mini candy buffet.
The amount of details she put into this cake is just amazing….Keaton is one lucky boy! Here are a few more detail pictures of all of the superhero desserts!
April 18th, 2011 |
Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I thought we would start our week of party inspiration off on a happy note! You all know how much I L-O-V-E lady bugs…..our red and pink ladybug collections are some of my all-time favorites, and has been very popular this Spring. These pictures come from a recent party thrown by one of my clients for her daughter, Audrey’s first birthday.
I love how she used all of our cute details and threw in her own patterned backdrop, coordinating party hat and bib for the birthday girl….not to mention the girls’ outfits! Such a darling party….I couldn’t wait to share the pics with you!
To view our pink ladybug collection, click here.