This post is kind of a funny one because I'm soooo not the person to take pictures. However, I needed to take some professional photos for my business and for some upcoming projects.
Since I'm in the Party industry I wanted something playful and fun so I thought of the cute big balloons with tassel and used my logo colors to coordinate.
My fabulous cousin, Lauren did my hair and makeup. She's just fantastic and I love her to pieces. Christina with Hello Blue Photography is just a doll and I love working with her. She knows how to get the right angles, has an awesome eye for detail and knows how to take a flattering picture! (which obviously is very important.)
So below are some examples of the final product!
Thanks again Lauren & Christina for some fun shots!
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, (Ahh...It feels like I just took down my Christmas decorations.) and knowing the kids were going to have to make Valentine boxes for school, I thought I'll do a Valentine's party and have them craft the boxes too.
In addition to making the boxes, Ialso wanted something fun for the kids to do together. Some fun activities were, Tic, Tac, Toe with colored candies and they made Fruit cereal Friendship bracelets.
Thinking of a theme, I choose a whimsical take on the holiday. I first started with the design concept of the printables. I wanted something bright and light, so I went with fun colors like pinks, reds, turquoise and yellow. There has to be hearts for Valentine's day, so of course those were included.
Here is the kids table set up. Yes, that's a gold sequin table cloth because every party needs "Just a little Sparkle". (tee hee) If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me post a picture of those conversation heart candies balls. This is how I used them and I loved how it came out. I also paired whiffle balls I found at the dollar stores and just painted them pink and red to pull in the centerpiece.
For the centerpiece, one element I used was the Acrylic Blocks from Tiny Prints. I created my own image, uploaded the file and in a few days this beautiful artwork came in the mail. They're really sturdy and you can either create your own image or upload a photo to have it made into these Acrylic blocks.
Here is a close up of each of the table settings for each girl. We had some popcorn, a personalized mailbox, bracelet making kit and a "sweets box". See the utensils, I'll have a blog post about how to make those soon.
Here you can see the Fruit cereal bracelet kit laid out. Just some fruit cereal and rope licorice added with a cute tag and you have a fun activity.
Inside the boxes were conversation hearts and a lip balm. I created a fun printable to add to these and then washi taped the lids to create a little more sparkle.
Onto the dessert table set up.. I've been working closely on my last few projects with Sweet Jelly Parties and so I called Jamie to help out with this too. Her prop rental selection is stellar and look at this new table we used for this shoot. The drawers are lined with pink texture and the sides of the drawers are painted gold..
I used a lot of arrows in this theme and so I pulled them in through the desserts too. I used those marshmallow sugar hearts, stuck to the ends of a paper straws and added some tissue fringe to the opposite ends. They came out so cute, they look like little Cupid's arrows.
The heart cookies and Cake Pops were by Sweets by Gigi. Ingrid is local to me in the Orange County, CA area and I love using her. She always has the same vision I do and creates such delicious works of art.
We set up a fun Tee Pee for the kids to play their Tic, Tac Toe game and to just lounge. We used some fun pillows from Tiny Prints. Like the acrylic blocks, you can upload your own images and have them printed on pillows. Can I just tell you, these are just adorable in person! They're big, super soft and add a fun with this design. You can upload pictures of your kids, printable designs, ANYTHING.. They're just fabulous.
Here is a close up shot of the Tic, Tac, Toe game.
The girls had lots of fun making their Valentine boxes. There was stickers everywhere, but they enjoyed it.
Thanks to my fabulous vendors who helped make this possible.