Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vintage Chick{en} First Birthday Party

Jennifer from Jennifer Birkhead Designs created such an original, beautiful first birthday party for her daughter, we have no doubt it will charm your socks off!

She used a beautiful unique color scheme incorporate a soft "chick" yellow, with browns, creams, and a stunning shade of greenish-blue.

Check out the precious invitations she designed for the party! Jennifer shares that the inspiration for the vintage theme came from her daughter's vintage name, April Rose! What a *fabulous* idea for theme inspiration!

Swooning over the chicken wire with notes for April, vintage yellow and cream roses, the favor totes with custom labels, the gorgeous rich brown wood bird cage and fabulous set up for the desssert table.

Check out these striking doily decorations and hanging paper "egg" garlands--in love with the precious colors and materials she used to create these.

The dessert display featured precious chick cookies and other delightful treats displayed in egg cartons (brilliant!). Sweets included a spectacular birthday cake, chocolate eggs and caramel & cream biscuits--lots of cupcakes too, of course!
Other theme-appropriate food included chicken salad & egg sandwhiches and mini quiches.
Our favorite photo is of the family with the birthday girl here--they even dressed to coordinate with the party, in the most stylish "Anthropologie"-esque fashion. We love the modern vintage feel to the entire room, and Jennifer did a great job of mixing in her personal decor with items theme-appropriate.

Striking work, Jennifer! We expect that we will see a lot more spectacular printed products and parties from you, thank you for sharing your creativity. You really have made a splash in the party planning world, and we are thrilled and honored to share your party inspiration.

For more inspiration, ideas and lots of great details on this party and more details on Jennifer's fabulous line, check out Jennifer's blog here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

"Cars" Movie -Inspired Birthday Party

Danielle from Belleza e Luce created yet another great party, this time with a Disney "Cars" Movie Theme.

Danielle created driver's licenses for each child, complete with personal thumprinting for identification!
Danielle created a fabulous set up, life-size characters set up at different activity stations.

A re-fueling station was set up with theme-appropriate drinks--LOVE THESE!

"Cars" cupcake toppers incorporated the theme into the sweet treats.

Some cars snacks for the road...
These cookies not only look delicious, but we love the "Finish Line Cookies" title, too.

One of the many fun "Cars" character-inspired activity stations for the children.

A "real" race, where each child got their own trophy at the end.
One of the great tables--check out those drink holders--wow!
A race track with mini cars was set up on the table--how fun!
A Favor Station was set up for the kids to stop by and get some great goodies.

Some of the fabulous favors...

Favors were taken home in these reusable favor bags.

Some Sources to re-create this look:
Construction Cones, Canvas Bags, Wooden Race Cars and Trophies from
Gas Pump Candy Dispensers from CandyWarehouse.com
Checkered Flag Napkins, plates, cups and pennant flags from Century Novelty

Danielle, you did it again! Thanks for the inspiration. For many more photos and details on this party, check out Danielle's blog here.

Thank you for sharing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Alice In Wonderland-inspired Birthday Tea Party

We were in awe when we first saw this precious party Morgann threw for her daughter, inspired by "Alice In Wonderland".
Now we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you!

Morgann used soft colors, such as light pink, light blue and yellow, for a sweet take on the classic story. She made the darling tissue poms that really made the color scheme pop at the outdoor soiree!
Charming invitations featuring a silhouette of "Alice"...
...along with custom "eat me" and "drink me" signs and 4" party circles were custom created by Kim of
TomKat Studio, adding a darling personal touch to the event.

We love the old fashioned "pocket watch" style clock and charming tea pot, making for the sweetest decorations really setting the theme.
The little girls at the party were given fairy wings, tutus and custom initial onesies (by Adisten's Closet)...
...while the boys were treated to Mad Hatter goodies.

We absolutely are head over heels for the cupcake toppers.
Don't think we have ever seen anything quite so spectacular to top off a cupcake! These were created by
LC Cakes.

For more photos and details on this inspirational party, visit Morgann's blog here.

Thank you ever so much, Morgann, for sharing your charming party with us. We can't wait to see what you design next!

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired First Birthday Party

The lovely Jessica who created the charming Vintage Strawberry Shortcake-inspired party we featured awhile back, has once again designed a fabulous children's party!

The theme for this party was inspired by "Dr. Seuss", and the color scheme was red, aqua and white.
Jessica once again designed some of the most precious party hats we have ever seen!

The color-scheme started before anyone even walked up to the house, with a fabulous custom printed sign.
The front door was so festive and bright with her balloon wreath (with the birthday boy's initial in center).
The birthday bunting was theme-appropriate, really enhancing the table design.
That birthday cake is fabulous!
How precious is this photo of little Hudson checking out the big cake.
Jessica gave out darling mats for the guests, charmingly displayed in red and white striped buckets.
How about this sign in table? Love how everything coordinates.
Favor boxes with treats (see what is inside on Jessica's blog here) served as a fabulous decoration.
To see more great images, sources and how-tos for Jessica's amazing Dr. Seuss-inspired party, visit her blog for all the inspiration you will need!

Many thanks to Jessica for always sharing her great work with us. We can't wait to see what she creates next!


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