Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pink and Yellow Vintage Circus Birthday Party

We are head over heels for this sweet pink and yellow Vintage Circus Party!

Leanne was incredibly thoughtful to share with us her daughter's adorable party, the entire theme inspired by the printables used throughout the party by The TomKat Studio.

We love the beautiful background, and the darling bunting across it.

Check out the cotton candy ("fairy floss"--how cute!)

Pink and yellow donuts--another new trend in dessert tables, and we love it!

The cake features sweet little bunting of it's own, the other newest trend in dessert tables we can't get enough of!

There isn't a single sweet that Leanne didn't think of, making this table total eye candy (and utter sweetness for everyone who attended).

A magician was hired to bring in some circus tricks to the party!

Thank you so much Leanne, for sharing this truly charming party. We can't wait to see your next event!

For more details and RESOURCES on re-creating this look, check out Leanne's blog here.

Vintage Circus Baby Shower

Thrilled with the Vintage Circus Party Sumbissions! This is the first of many!

We are happy to share with you this darling Vintage Circus Baby Shower by Tanya of The Candy Tree.

The color scheme is playful with light blue, red, white, and accents of orange and yellow. Notice the litle elephant here and there, too!

The invitation is absolutely darling, introducing the theme of the event.

Check out the creative and cute "cake" topped with a sweet mini plush elephant and the newest trend, mini cake bunting.

Bunting and circus-themed printables were created to complete the look of the vintage circus baby shower table. Check out the donuts--another trend we see popping up everywhere!

Red, light blue and white tissue poms floated above the guests.

Our favorite part are the striped favor bags, and the cutest "Wish List For Baby" cards--what a charming idea for a baby shower!

Thanks so much Tanya, for sharing your darling party (and printables)!

For more details on this party, see Tanya's blog here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Lilly Pulitzer"-inspired Turtle Party: Part II & III

We just can't get enough of this darling party! Because we didn't get the second post up on schedule yesterday as we would have liked, we are combining posts II and III for this party--so you won't have to wait any longer, and get all the good stuff at once (as if post I wasn't fabulous enough!)

{Part II: Decorations}

Kori used a pink and green Lilly Pulitzer turtle pattern as the inspiration for her color-scheme and theme. She decorated using a mix of items from the Lilly Pulitzer party product collection (such as the darling plates!) as well as some items she created and designed herself (you can purchase Kori's darling pink and green turtle designs in her shop Paper & Pigtails, here!).

One of our favorite items is the Lilly Pulitzer turtle pinwheel. We have seen these first-hand, and they are well-constructed and a fabulous investment for decorating a party (and later a child's bedroom!)

We also love the dessert table, set up with a beautiful white sheer in the back--summery and simple. The fabric bunting across the front of the table is darling and adds a whimsical element (bunting is always fabulous at a party!), and we love how Kori wrapped the box/stand featuring the cake, with the Lilly Pulitzer turtle print wrapping paper--brilliant idea, Kori!

The hanging decorations are so sweet, light and fun--and easy to make!

Another great decorating idea: use the tableware as decoration. Kori used old fashioned striped paper straws, tied darling "flags" on them, and displayed them in a jar next to the darling beverage station (to keep the girls cool and wash down all those tasty treats). The straws do double-duty for sipping, and seeing!

{Party III: Activities}

The great thing about a pool party is, minimal planned activities are required!

 The girls enjoyed their own cabanas by the beautiful pool, and Kori provided darling inflatable turtle rafts (of course!) matching the theme perfectly, and giving the girls lots of water splashing fun. As you know, children often love playtime in the pool, and a pool party makes a fabulous birthday party like Kori's (of course adult supervision is required at all times!).

A huge thank you to Kori for sharing her party with us and allowing us to feature it.

We hope you found some inspirational ideas for your next party!

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Lilly Pulitzer"-inspired Turtle Party: Part I

So thrilled to share a special three day feature on this adorable Lilly-Pulitzer inspired pink & green turtle party. The very talented Kori of Paper & Pigtails, designed this party for her daughter's birthday.

Part I: The Sweets and Snacks

Kori did a beautiful job of incorporating paper party products by Lilly Pulitzer, along with custom designs she created herself (see her shop here)!

Mid-morning snack: Since the party began at 10:00 in the morning, the children were treated to mini white powdered donuts, which were dressed up when served in pink baking cups and served on a tray!

 Lunchtime snack: Each child was given their very own adorable tote (notice the darling custom printed label!) neatly packaging their food. Again, a simple snack but served in a beautiful way, making for a truly spectacular presentation (and kid-friendly, too!)

Then of course, it's time for...

Birthday Cake: Kori had this darling cake designed for her daughter, featuring the cutest pink and green turtle.

We love the photo of the birthday girl blowing out her candles, and making a pink & green wish!

There were turtle cupcakes to match (no detail left undone, Kori!), which were devoured.

Last, but certainly not least, a sweet table full of sugar delights, which really was a decoration in and of itself.

We love how Kori used all plastic containers for the candy, keeping it toddler friendly (great idea!!!).

Notice too, the darling custom signs she printed for each candy jar, finished off with ribbon.

What a pink & green treat this party was--wish we could have been there poolside to enjoy it too!

See our next two posts on the party, featuring other fun aspects of the event!

Thanks for sharing this with us, Kori, and allowing us to spread out your feature.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Firetruck Dessert Table

Katena shared with us a super firetruck sweet table she designed for her son Oliver's 4th birthday party, and we thought it would be too selfish not to share it with you!

Check out the amazing cake and tiered cake stand (and those cupcakes!) created by Katena!!! WOW!

We love her color-scheme of red and blue, which is incorporated in many details including the sweets.

The party table was decorated with bunting, fireman hats, and darling paper tableware.

We especially love all the polka dots!

Katena is grand enough to share with you her sources for the products used in this party, as well as how she created that fabulous tiered cupcake stand. Hop on over to her blog here to check it out!

Katena also has a blog featuring her sweet masterpieces here.

Thanks so much for sharing Katena, it looks like you gave Oliver a wonderful birthday party!

Beach First Birthday Party

Carina kindly shared photos with us of her son Ethan's first birthday beach bash!

We think she did a great job with the party, and are absolutely in *love* with the gorgeous birthday cake she had for Ethan! Amazing!!!

Ethan wore a darling personalized party hat by Kate Landers Events, LLC .

What a handsome birthday boy!
He also wore a custom printed "1" t-shirt, and he wears it proudly!

Check out the table featuring the favors, cake, and beach-striped table cloth. Carina's color-scheme of red, yellow, blue and green were perfectly vibrant for summer (inspired by a beach ball!)

To keep cool, the children were able to do lots of water play. Check out his big brother cooling off.

Thank you so much for sharing this party Carina! Great work, it is obvious that Ethan's first birthday was a splash!

Owl Themed Slumber Party

Heather threw a darling owl-themed slumber party for her daughter Emily, and did a fabulous job creating feminine, vintage and frilly decor, all on a very strict budget.

The owl cookies are absolutely one of our favorite treats from this party--simply darling! They also reinforce Heather's color scheme of pink and aqua.

Check out the sweet table--absolutely LOVING the vintage chenille table cover

We love how Heather displayed some of the sweet treats in vintage-inspired containers, too. The white keeps the vintage feel, and also enhances the pink and aqua without competing.

How about the dining table? Set to look like a big bed, of course!

Each place setting featured party hats and matching tableware.

Check out Emily enjoying one of their fabulous activities--she looks like she is really enjoying this--another crafty gal in their family for certain!

Another activity: make up station. Such a fun thing to do at a slumber party!

A very happy birthday girl (check out that DARLING chair she is sitting in, so girly and sweet)!

Heather shares many more details on the party over on her blog here.

I am sure you will want to see more of the details!

Thanks Heather, for sharing your great creativity and talent. We love this party, and look forward to seeing what you dream up next!


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