Apr16 First Birthday Garden Bunny 2014

Today we have a first birthday party that is perfect inspiration for an easter party, it will make you melt!!! I can’t do it justice so here’s Photographer and excellent planner of this party Michele Hart to give you the details…

“Adelyn is one!  Literally 12 months ago she was a quiet, cuddly baby in my arms that could barely keep her eyes open and now she is not only walking but running… and eating real food, and saying her first words, and pretending she is a momma to her baby doll.  I can’t even remember what 3 months ago was like.

Some people say that spending money and time on a big birthday bash is excessive but I really like doing something extra special to mark the passage of time to celebrate Adelyn.  I want her to be awe inspired and giddy with excitement all day long.  And to be surrounded by warmth, love and beauty.  This is what I came up with:

Adelyn loves animals – especially the soft cuddly ones – so I decided to have a garden bunny theme with lots of soft neural colors.  The bunnies and balloons gave the event a playful and youthful feel but the overall tone was very sophisticated and elegant.  Garden roses stole the show making appearances not only on the table but as a garland on geronimo balloons, as a cake topper, and on the back of the highchair.  The “Garden Treats” menu added to the festivities and all dishes featured carrots – except for the cottontail macaroons – and provided a light lunch for our guests.

The concept and vision really came together when I started working with lana frankel on Adelyn’s invites.  She did a beautiful job hand illustrating everything from the invites to the menus.  Erin with plum sage brought my garden vision together with the use of beautiful garden roses and greenery to make creative vocal points for the day.  calluna events worked with chairished rentals  to create a simple dinner table layout to match the rest of the decor.  mulberries cake shop made the tastly carrot cake and tee & cakes prepared the vanilla macaroons.”

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So we’re all obsessed over the floral garland so I have the most lovely news for you, Michele Hart made it and has a really helpful tutorial on her blog which you can see HERE

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Also, did you love the party hats!!! Michele Hart has a tutorial on how she made them, you can see it HERE

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Apr15 Xavi at 3 months 2014

You just saw their maternity photos and I’m pretty sure you love this couple as much as I do.  Good news, they’re even more adorable as a family and their house is as cute as you expected.

Photography: Heather Gray

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Apr08 Petunia Pickle Bottom Giveaway 2014

Yes you read that correctly, we are doing a Petunia Pickle Bottom giveaway…how lucky are we? If you aren’t already obsessed with them you should know, they are considered the creators of the original, collectible, fashionable diaper bag.

Picture this: You’re heading to the hospital because the baby is on the way, or you are going to Disneyland for a whole day, or you are heading to the beach with baby and all its accessories, or you are having twins (like my darling sister)…you need a Big Bag! I am utterly obsessed with the Organic Cotton Wistful Weekender in the most gorgeous summer colors Citron Blooms.  Now let me tell you, I have this bag and it is the most lovely, perfectly sized gorgeous bag…I know I’m gushing!  The perfect blend of practical and fashionable.

To enter to win a free Organic Cotton Wistful Weekender just Blog/Tweet/Facebook/Instagram about the product, tag @greylikesbaby @petuniapicklebottom (instagram) @ppbbaby (twitter) and comment here.  You can enter up to four times by posting about the product on each form of social media listed, and commenting each time you do so! Winners will be chosen next Tuesday.

Good Luck my friends!


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You can see the entire Organic Cotton Collection HERE

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Apr01 blush & gold // meet & greet 2014

The desserts! All those beautiful pink desserts. Oh and the flowers, all those beautiful flowers in arrangements and on cakes.  The balloons, the sparkles, the polka dots, the bows…I can’t even articulate how much I love this meet & greet, just go look at it!
Planning, Design & Custom Stationery: Melissa Baum Events
Dessert Table: Truffle Cake & Pastry
Catering: Encore Catering
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Event Description from Melissa Baum:

A sweet, little baby girl was just born and we couldn’t think of better excuse to throw a party.
When I first met with Penny’s mom, she told me she wanted the party blush and gold. She loved those colours but especially thought it tied in with Penny’s name as coins take on that palette. Oh, and she also loves balloons. We had to have balloons!
The event was held at the family’s home. One which they just renovated and they thought it was an excellent opportunity for guests to come see it as well! As the house is brand new, not all of the furniture was in place yet and the front entrance (soon to be dining room) was the perfect place to put a grand sweet table that every guest could not miss as they entered. Truffle Cake & Pastry created the most delectable desserts in of course, blush and gold. The table was too pretty to eat. To bring in the balloons, we created custom stationery, napkins and a logo for Penny all featuring a balloon. Mini cupcakes were also topped with balloon shaped cupcake toppers! To signify pennies, we bought gold wrapped chocolate coins and labeled them as “Golden Pennies”
To keep the guests’ stomachs satisfied, we offered both a savoury and sweet table. The savoury table featured different chips and crackers and was surrounded by mini sandwiches, assorted dips, cheeses and fruits. Encore Catering provided all the delicious snacks.
Curly Girl Flowers was responsible for the stunning floral arrangements especially the statement piece that sat in the middle of the savoury station.
After all the eating, came the drinking. We set up a beautiful bar – featuring mimosas, wine, scotch and coffee. Dotted straws, a custom menu and vintage blush and gold tea sets completed the look!
And the balloons – we had to get the best balloons! We ordered 5 tier balloon trees in our colours and topped with a heart and P shape gold mylar balloon. They were the perfect accent to the room!
Heidi Lau provided all the gorgeous imagery.
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Apr01 Ren and Boots 2014

*The winner of our Little Hip Speaks giveaway goes to Instagram account holder: @vanessa_crystal
Congratulations!

Now to today…The key to a good nursery is great wall art.  Our friends over at Ren and Boots have some of the most quirky, creative, timeless and beautiful art that is ideal for pretty much any nursery.  They are great stand alone pieces, or a spunky addition to a collage of art and photos.

We are so lucky to have Ren and Boots recently added to our collective of nursery decor shop owners. 

Ren and Boots is also offering 20% off an entire purchase to Grey Likes Baby readers using coupon code GREY20

HERE’S a nursery if you want to check out a little Ren and Boots art in action.

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