Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pink and Yellow Butterfly Birthday Party

Rebekah is one talented mom, with an incredible eye for style. We are absolutely smitten with her daughter's pink and yellow butterfly-themed birthday party, and hope you will enjoy it too!The sweet table was set up for an absolutely stunning presentation--we LOVE the ribbons used at the corners of the tablecloth, and the cabana stripe fabric is charming!!!

Check out a side view of these sweets--there are too many beautiful ones to even choose which to feature.

We love the butterfly straws--incredibly creative and fun!

How about this butterfly table with wings for each guest? And of course, the personalized bunting is darling too. We love how Rebekah tied in the table linens of this table display to the sweet table, keeping a consistent look.

The birthday girl could not be cuter than this: look at sweet Lauren in her tutu--precious!

Favor cartons were enchanting and matched the color scheme and theme perfectly.

This party is just splendid, vivid in color and sweet in taste. Thank you so much for sharing your party with us Rebekah!

There is so much more to see, so hop over to
Rebekah's blog for details you simply will not want to miss.

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Cookie Monster" Birthday Party

We love the originality of this party sent in by Brannon--it is based off of a classic character from "Sesame Street"--but it was created into a precious girly version for Emme, incorporating pink with the favorite blue "Cookie Monster"!

Brannon wanted to create a "stylish" character party--quite a challenge! But we are impressed with some elements they used to try and make it a classic party without too much character!

We adore this sign, welcoming guests to the theme, and party!

And the pink "E" cookies are precious! A great way to personalize the party for Emme, incorporate a new color like pink, and be theme appropriate as "Cookie Monster" loves to eat cookies!

There is something so precious about a sweet birthday girl gazing at her tower of cupcakes, don't you think?

A closer look at a cupcake (pink frosting, of course!) and check out the darling glass of milk with the blue and white stripe straw!

Children were treated to "Cookie Monster" headbands and crowns...

Party favors were very "Classic Sesame Street" and age-appropriate!

We find this image precious...and thought you "Sesame Street" fans would adore it too! Children had their photos taken with the gang, and for an activity they went on a cookie hunt (great idea!)

Custom "Cookie Monster" invitations were created just for Emme!

Thank you so much for sharing this sweet party with us Brannon! Really love so many of your little details, so simple and sweet--the sign and pink "E" cookies are our favorite!!! Looking forward to your next party!
Brannon was so thoughtful and shared some resource links for you!!!

{Resources of select items featured}
Woodland Crowns: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dreamchildstudio

Cookie Monster Crayon Roll: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MySunshineDesigns

Signs, Invitations and Cupcake Toppers: http://www.etsy.com/shop/peasandthankyous

Photos by Christine Anderson and Hazelton Photography: http://www.hazeltonphoto.com/

Select Favors: Target

Vintage Pink and Aqua Party Inspiration

A dear blogging friend sent in images from her gorgeous party several weeks back. We are so excited to be able to share it with you! Check out the gorgeous colors she selected!

We absolutely adore her flowers....

And can't get enough of the hoops with vintage-inspired fabric in the background, too!

Thank you so much for sharing these glimpses of your beautiful party (and those darling favor jars and hats and cake!)! Great colors to inspire others!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sailboat First Birthday Party

Planning a first birthday party? Check out this darling first birthday party for some great ideas for decorations, food, and above all--activities, perfect for a large family celebration of this milestone event!!!

Submitted by Michelle, we are thrilled to share with you this amazing party she put together to celebrate her son Arya's first birthday.

We absolutely love the color scheme of light blue, red and white (one you have probably seen a lot of these days--we think it is PERFECT for baby, and great for boys or girls!).

Michelle integrated this color scheme in every detail, like these gorgeous red and white stripe paper straws!

And how about these darling wrapped sandwiches? Decorative, and tasty!

The sailboat theme starting right at the front door...check out S.S. ARYA! What a darling "wreath" alternative!

The color-scheme was carried throughout the entire indoor and outdoor party space. Check out the lanterns and table cloths outside--what a gorgeous space!

There was also a very nautical feel outdoors. We love the anchor at the fountain...

...and the table too! We love the crisp white.

Michelle set up a delicious food table with fish netting.

She also used red and blue berries on skewers to have her color-scheme incorporated in the food itself!

One of our favorite details: The goldfish cracker cones!

How about the beautiful birthday cake?

And another shot of the cake, featuring custom bunting by Kate Landers Events, LLC!

The darling embroidered sailboat party hat is also by Kate Landers Events, LLC. The bib matches perfectly--family heirlooms to be treasured!

Check out the handsome birthday boy with loving mom and dad about to enjoy his first birthday cake!

Guests were treated to scrumptious catered food out on the patio, loads of spectacular food indoors as well, and enjoyed fabulous decorations all around them. But they were also entertained! Check out the balloon animal artist!

Then of course musical instruments and a parachute (a GREAT activity for 1 year olds)!

A classic birthday activity: a pinata!

Another favorite detail: the wall of favors--what a creative idea!!! We love it!

Sailboat cookies served as favors, adorned with custom sailboat favor tags by Kate Landers Events, LLC.

Another sweet decoration among some spectacular fruit!

And last but not least, a stunning photo capturing this gorgeous birthday boy!

A HUGE thank you to Michelle for sharing your gorgeous party with us! We know you spent months working on this enormous milestone celebration, and it all came together beautifully! We would have loved to have been at this party!

We hope you enjoyed lots of inspiration from Arya's first birthday!

Dinosaur Birthday Party

We love this dinosaur-themed birthday party, and hope you will too! This is the first of a couple great boy parties we will be featuring!

Submitted by the ever-talented Christine (she was the one behind the Construction Party and Mad Scientist Party), we weren't surprised to be blown away with the incredible details and realistic experience she helped create for her nephew's party (with her sister-in-law, home with a newborn!)!

Check out the adorable invitation (the display is cute too!)

We are flipping over the "Dinosaur Egg Hunt"...

Check out the darling buckets each child was given to collect their findings...

Inside each egg was a treasure, of course!

If that isn't cute enough, check out the "excavation" project!!! Brilliant.

Birthday Boy Phoenix in action...

No dinosaur party is complete without a dinosaur, right?

And we are head-over-heels for this "Jurassic Adventure Tours" vehicle--WOW!

Kids snacks were theme-appropriate too!

We love the mini dinosaur cupcake tower!

The favors are adorable as well, featuring different types of dinosaurs, and a polite "thank you" as well!

We know how much you all love a party scene shot, so here you go!!!

A huge thank you to Christine for sending us her latest party adventure! We absolutely adore your work and creativity. This is one of the *most* inspiring dinosaur parties we have ever seen, and hope you readers find great inspiration from it! Hop over to Christine's blog here for many more details.


Photography: Rebecca Watkins Photography

Invitation: Sassy Photo Creations

Cookie Favor Pops: Sugar Cookie Creations

More resources as well as *FABULOUS DIY TUTORIALS* for creating a custom cake pop stand to those darling dinosaur cupcake toppers, all on Christine's blog!!!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Peace And Love Baby Shower

We love this "peace and love" themed baby "sprinkle" designed and submitted by Ebony. She did a fabulous job, and we love how incredibly unique it is--and a perfect inspiration for that next baby shower you might be throwing!!!

We are in *LOVE* with this cake. WOW. The colors and "tie-dye" effect are so much fun!

The banner is equally darling, created by Ebony herself (decal resource listed at end of post)!

The diaper cake (by Ebony and her mom) is a fun decoration...

How about these fun custom printed food signs (not to mention the cute name for the yummy treat it is for!)

Did you notice those napkin rings? We thought you might have, so here is a closer look...SUCH a creative idea!

Peace sign necklaces are oh-so-theme-appropriate...

Gorgeous Pink Gerbera Daisy!

How about the cute centerpieces?

We love the picture of the stylish mom-to-be slicing the cake (and check out her theme-appropriate adorable outfit, too!)

Ebony, thank you so much for sharing this shower with us. Ebony (of Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC) recently shared her daughter's adorable Alice in Wonderland-inspired birthday, and was worried of submitting another post too soon after!

But we specifically asked for baby shower ideas, and she really blew us away with this one--stunning photography, gorgeous cake, and one of the most unique themes we have ever seen, so we couldn't help but wish to share more of her great work! You can check out more of Ebony's work here (oh, and we must tell you, we are so thrilled for her--another STUNNING shower she threw was recently featured on THE Preston Bailey's site, too! WOW!).

Thank you so much Ebony, we do hope you will continue to submit your fun and fabulous parties and designs! You are such an inspiration!!!

Ebony's {Resources}:

Photography by Jessica Shouse

Flower wall decals by Shindigz 

Centerpiece boxes by Bloom Box

Cake by Sugar Plum Visions

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