Monday, November 10, 2014

First Birthday-Silhouette & Bow Tie theme

Today's post is a first birthday party for my lil guy. 
I can't believe I'm actually saying "first birthday". I know every mother feels like this, but he is my last baby; it's more shocking to me now. (Insert crying mama, whaaaa)

All photography was done by the talented Megan Long Photography.  

I decided I wanted to preserve his "baby face innocence", so I went with his silhouette as the main focal point of the party. Tania Fischer Designs created his exact silhouette, she's amazing. I just sent over a picture and wal-lah! This is a close up and then I added the details. 

Choosing colors was pretty easy. His birthday is in October so I wanted to use orange, then I just built around that.  I didn't want just his handsome lil face everywhere so I also incorporated bow ties.  Sweet Jelly Parties helped collaborate with styling and props.

First up for the details the kids table.  I used little favor boxes that were bow ties and looked like a man's shirt.  I had Wendy's Printable Parties create these for me. I also added some fun big nose glasses on the plates. More details included: large bow ties that adorned each chair with each child's initial on them and a silhouette printed bag to hold the utensils that Sweet Jelly Parties printed.

 I had a favor stand set up and I called it the "Grooming Station".  This included stick on mustaches and bow ties to take for each child to take.

Here are some detail shots.

One thing I wanted to have was a donation jar to have all proceeds go to a charity in lieu of gifts for Grayson this year.  The charity I chose was The Confetti Foundation.  So I set up a donation jar and of course had to decorate it to match.  We received a little over $200 in Grayson's name and we couldn't have been happier.

The Dessert table was pretty impressive. Jamie with Sweet Jelly Parties made the Canopy backdrop. I had such lovely artists donate their talent for this and their artistry is just spectacular! The silhouette stamp was made by Jessica Lynn Original who can make just about anything into a stamp. I used this to stamp the to go goodie bags with.

Let's start with the beautiful cake. Mallory with The French Confection Co. made this two tier stunner and it included my lil guy's silhouette.  Mallory also made the Pumpkin Macaroons and Cinnamon Sugar Cookies.  The adorable cake topper in his name and the 1's were by Kylie with Made by a Princess.

These yummy brown sugar and pumpkin cupcakes were by Maeg's Bakes cakes and those adorable toppers with the bow ties and they said, "Grayson" were from Des with [Desi]gn cakes and cupcakes

The very clever and talented Marie with Sweets Indeed made these Candy Kabobs and included Gray's silhouette. Aren't these so cool?

The caramel apples were yummy and these were made by Rosario with Sugar Studio.  The Krispie 1's were from one of my go to gals, Wendy with Cravings by Wendy. These yummy Cake Pops were by Ingrid with Sweets by Gigi

Lastly, but certainly not least the birthday boy and his big sister.

I want to THANK all the AMAZING vendors I used. Lots of them from local areas for Southern California.  I couldn't have pulled this off without you.

Printables + Styling: Just a little Sparkle
Styling Collaboration + Prop Rental: Sweet Jelly Parties
Custom Silhouette Image: Tania Fischer Designs
Silhouette Stamp: Jessica Lynn Original
Printable Bow Tie box: Wendy's Printable Party
Cake Toppers: Made by a Princess
Cake + Cookies + Macaroons: The French Confection Co.
Caramel Apples: Sugar Studio
Krispie 1's: Cravings by Wendy
Candy Kabobs: Sweets Indeed
Cake Pops: Sweets by Gigi
Cupcake toppers: [Desi]gn Cakes & Cupcakes

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sesame Street Birthday

Jamie with Sweet Jelly Parties came to me to design some Sesame Street printables for her friend Megan's daughter's birthday. Megan is a local photographer, Megan Long Photography who photographed the entire party. Great job girls!

You have to see how Jamie styled this adorably sweet party. Also, check out the great shot Megan got of her daughter cruising in her car with the pole in the background, it's the cutest!


You can find the Sesame Street printables in my shop below

Vendor Credits:
Party Printables: Just a little Sparkle
Party Styling: Sweet Jelly Parties
Cookies: Sweets by Gigi
Photography: Megan Long Photography 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Vintage Birdcage Baby Shower

This sweet vintage Baby shower is a must to checkout. One of my blog contributors, Cindy has put together a sweet shower for her friend.  See the details below and this is told in Cindy's words..

When one of my best friends found out she was expecting a baby girl, I jumped at the opportunity to host her baby shower.  I wanted it to be super girly with a vintage/shabby chic vibe. The invitations designed by Just a Little Sparkle were exactly what I envisioned.

I really wanted to incorporate some of  popular 36” round balloons and I figured the entry was a perfect place. I purchased the balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu and made the tassels out of plastic tablecloths using a combination of youtube tutorials. This also turned out to be a great impromptu picture spot.

The centerpieces consisted of birdcage floral arrangements.  This was my first attempt at flower arranging, and although it was not without struggle, the end result was well worth the cost savings.  Thank you, Pinterest, for the endless supply of inspiration! Additional small arrangements were displayed throughout the various party areas.

The Mommy-to-be is a big fan of OPI nail polish, so OPI’s signature “It’s a Girl” pink polish was a no brainer for the favors.

I created a simple “Who Loves Baby?” photo station to ensure each guest was accounted for in future scrapbooks.  Props were a combination of Cricut die cuts and Target dollar spot finds. Adorable printables courtesy of Just a Little Sparkle, displayed in an IKEA free-standing frame.

One of the activities was a headband making station. Guests enjoyed getting crafty while helping to build a collection of headwear for the future fashionista. 

With the help of Alyssa, from Just a Little Sparkle, I was able to create some very special keepsakes for mommy & baby. Guests enjoyed penning their wishes for baby while sipping mimosas and other fruity concoctions from the bubbly bar.

No party would be complete without a little sugar.  After all the fun and games, we concluded with a quick trip to the dessert table for a little dose of pink sweets.

You can find all the Vintage Birdcage Printables HERE