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Oct31 xoxo sip & see 2013
Natalie Good of the event planning company ‘A Good Affair‘ planned this spectacularly elegant sip & see for her niece Lauryn. The photography is by the EVER BEYOND lovely Lorely Meza of Studio EMP. We are obsessed, to say the least!
I had been dreaming of giving a baby shower to my sister Sarah for years; praying of the day I would become and Auntie (secretly hoping it would be a girl so I could dress her up in bows and dresses). However there were other plans for my sister and brother-in-law, they struggled to conceive and finally decided to adopt. Then in May their prayers were answered with the arrival of Lauryn Faith. I got the call that I will never forget and suddenly I was an Aunt! Of course I jumped into action designing and planning that special shower for Sarah and Lauryn. As a designer creating for your family is so different than for clients, I wanted it to be so perfect and I only had a short time to plan since we were not given any notice that they were getting this precious baby.
I didn’t want to create a typical baby shower since Lauryn was already here and it just didn’t feel right. I decided on a Sip and See (something done in the South) where family and friends get to come and view the baby for the first time. Perfect! I took inspiration for colors from the nursery and I wanted to blend girly with chic. Shades of mint, blush, grey, and a pop of magenta were perfect for these two! My friend and fave vendor Darla Marie Designs created an adorable invitation with a vintage stork that added perfectly to my design. The Summer weather was perfect for an outside garden event so I brought in canopies to offer shade and an organic feel. Ribbons were added to the structure to flutter in the breeze and add a whimsy to the setting. Soft blush, peach, and green blooms were added in elegant bud vases and white pitchers to the tables to complete the look. China and glassware that mixed vintage and modern finished the tablescape.
A vintage dresser from Storied Rentals was perfect for an assortment of adorable cakes and mini sweets from Simply Sweet Cakery. We completed the dessert display with a backdrop made by hanging different shaped tissue paper garland and tulle pom poms.
I opted to not do games but instead activities kept guests entertained. We create a bow making station so Lauryn could wear custom creations from her guests. Guests brought their favorite childhood book to build a library for baby Lauryn. Then to create a keepsake I got an old dictionary and guests picked out qualities they wish for Lauryn as she grows up and wrote notes next to them for her to read one day. It was a total hit!
Guests were given a sweet treat to take home with tubs delicious cotton candy from Dolly’s Cotton Candy. The afternoon was filled with lots of love, details, and memories that none of us will ever forget!
Oct24 The circus is in town! 2013
Fire & Creme Kids is so wonderful because you can buy one of their party boxes and it comes with all the goodies you need to throw your own extravagant party. You can buy either tableware, decorations or goodie bags or if you want the full experience you can purchase all three. The theme of today’s feature is a Circus…not just inspiration but you can actually do this same perfect party.
Oct22 A Shower of Stars 2013
A constellation themed baby shower is just right for a cozy fall party. Details that are beautiful and sparkly are a great way to celebrate a new life! Every place setting even had a crochet star personally knitted by a good friend of the Mother. The stars were then stuffed and made into a mobile to hang above the crib.
Event Designer: Beau Tied Events
Photography: Kat Bevel
Sep20 Emerald Gem 2013
I just love this emerald jewel party. Kelly De Luca of Sucre+Confetti sent us this first birthday party she designed. Here she is:
When I started thinking about Sienna’s first birthday in May, I knew I wanted a specific color – emerald. Being the graphic designer geek that I am, when emerald was announced to be the Pantone color of the year for 2013, I knew it was meant to be seeing it happened to be May’s birthstone. That’s when I decided to combine the color and the gem for an emerald gem themed first birthday.
Photography : Christina Esteban Photography : http://www.christinaestebanphotography.com/
Party Concept + Invitation Design : Sucre + Confetti : http://www.sucreconfetti.com/
Cake : Luisa Galuppo Cakes : http://www.luisagaluppocakes.com/
Cakepops, Push Pops and Cupcakes : Farine & Chocolat : http://www.farineetchocolat.com
Balloons, Tissue Garland, Paper Fans : Sucre + Confetti : http://www.sucreconfetti.com/
Emerald Sugared Gems : Candied Cakes : http://www.etsy.com/shop/CandiedCakes
Paper Straws, Wooden Utensils, Treat Bags: Sucre + Confetti : http://www.sucreconfetti.com/
For desserts, the show stopper was an emerald fondant salted caramel vanilla cake by the talentedLuisa Galuppo Cakes. Not only was it beautiful it was so delicious and moist that the guests kept asking for more. Apart from the cake, the guest had a million options for sweets. Emerald shaped sugar candies , emerald ring pops, Cake push pops, cupcakes, rice treats on a stick and cakepops all by Farine & Chocolat.
Sep17 Into the West 2013
Fire & Creme Kids is so wonderful because you can buy one of their party boxes and it comes with all the goodies you need to throw your own extravagant party. You can buy either tableware, decorations or goodie bags or if you want the full experience you can purchase all three. The theme of today’s feature is Into the West…not just inspiration but you can actually do this exact same perfect party.