Joelle said this about planning the party- “I had an amazing time designing and styling a baby shower fit for a little baby princess for a wonderful friend!
I created this pink and gray vintage baby shower for my co-teacher, Jenny. She and I taught first grade together for a few years. Throughout the years, she has been my confidante, friend, and supporter at school. My friend Jenny is a sweet, caring, thoughtful, and amazing teacher. Next year, she will stay home with her darling baby girl, Whitney, as she begins this new journey in her life. Although I will miss her terribly next school year, I am glad she will get a chance to be home with her little one.
For this party, almost everything was handmade: from the deliciously pretty sweet treats and their containers, to the delicate decorations and treat box favors, and the lovely invites for this event!
I really wanted to incorporate pink, girly tutus into my design. To create the treat table, I custom ordered a gray damask vinyl backdrop to set the mood for a vintage, feminine, and elegant treat table. I think it worked well with the pink and gray vintage theme. I spray painted an Ikea picture frame with a light, cotton candy pink color and cut the baby girl silhouette with my cutting machine. I tied yards and yard of strips of light sparkly pink tulle to create a fluffy tutu table skirt, which matched my tutu-inspired treat table treats!
I used upside-down boxes, that I tied with silver satin ribbon, for the treat risers. I had a net that draped over the treat table from Ikea, and I think it added a little bit of a dreamy and princess-feel to our table.
Food/ Drinks: We had Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken, meatballs, and chicken salad croissants for our lunch. For our treat table, we had vanilla cupcakes with handmade cupcake toppers, tutu onesies sugar cookies, pink and silver and white tutu vanilla cake, tutu cake pops. I absolutely LOVE the pink tutu sugar cookies! We also had caramel popcorn in pink and white popcorn boxes, and strawberry cheesecake cups with silver spoons in them.
Drinks were lemonade and looked adorable in the mason jars with the daisy lids and matching pink paper straws. I cut a silver baby bottle vinyl design to put on the drink jar. I created a vintage-inspired pink and gray invitation that I displayed on the drink table.
We had a fantastic time spending together as women and celebrating our dear friend Jenny! We are excited to meet the new addition to the Wood Family. We love her!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Striped Paper Straws Ice Cream Cups Daisy Cut Lids
Oh my goodness, one look at the adorable pink polkadot “teahouse” traveling trailer and I was in love. What a lovely business…traveling around AU offering high tea services! And what an adorable birthday party at that!
This party is full of ideas. What a gorgeous bridal shower this would be…or a baby shower…or a teenage girl party. The possibilities are endless! Some of my favorite party ideas and elements are:
This is what Natalie said about planning the party- ”I’m sending you the latest table I styled for a little girl’s 1st birthday and Christening. My client approached me seeking something soft and delicate for her daughters christening. When I suggested Pinwheels, my client was hesitant at first as she pictured the really colourful pinwheels we come across in carnivals. I assured her that we can make these pinwheels soft and delicate. I love it when a client puts their faith in me, which is exactly what she did.
We chose pastels for the colour scheme with an emphasis on feminine pastel colours.
I made 4 pinwheels which sat towards the back of the table and bought the concept to life. I tried to incorporate as many pinwheels as possible though out the entire table. Desserts on the table included pinwheel cupcakes, pinwheel cookies, pinwheel cake pops, pinwheel marshmallows and candy in the chosen colour scheme.
Overall, the dessert table was so delicate and sweet, fit for any little princess.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pinwheel toppers Apothecary Jars Cupcake wrappers Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Fondant Fondant Press used to make designs Sugar Pearls Honeycomb Tissue Balls
Details about planning the party from Katie-
Party: Eliza’s 3rd Birthday
Location: San Francisco, CA- Golden Gate Park, Koret Children’s Center
Date: April 2013
Guests: 25 kids + 30 adults
Little Eliza was so adorable, her mom asked me to do a Kite themed party! The only direction she gave was that the invitation had to be kite shaped. We came up with all the decor, colors and food in studio. We made sure to keep all the party details a big surprise to Eliza and her family which was so much fun! At the last second Eliza’s Mom said she was totally into “Where’s Waldo” books so we decided to hide little Waldo’s throughout the paper goods for Eliza to find. There were only about 5 of them so she really had to hunt :)
Theme: Kite party with a touch of barnyard vintage
The party took place in front of an adorable vintage red barn in the park. We wanted to create the story of flying kites in the park with your friends with cloud, sun and sky accents and fresh playful prints!
Color palate: Fresh water color aqua, vintage barn red, off cream white
Food and drinks: I knew I wanted it to feel like a picnic so I created these adorable lunch boxes filled with fresh veggies, pinwheel turkey sandwiches made in-house and milk in plastic jugs. Since we had a similar lunch for the parents with lemonade we made sure to add the white cloud to the cold milk and a sun for the fresh lemonade.
Sweets: Keeping with the whole story of the day we had the most adorable cookies created of white fluffy clouds, bright sunny suns and a variety of kites! A sweet berry tart was the perfect birthday cake for the theme and of course the cake pops and pie pops came out to play. These cuties were scene stealers with the adorable kites and cloud details! The kids loved pulling them directly out of the real grass we planted and the parents got a kick out of the pie’s on sticks!
Decor: The barn was center stage for this event so I wanted to frame it with the sweets table and the food table while allowing it to be the main focus. Having the picnic benches and the lunches in front of it created a fun family atmosphere while everyone was enjoying the day. Hand sewn clouds and a kite were created for charm and they were a big hit! A glitter banner with “Happy Birthday Eliza” hung on the barn for all of the park to see and painted paper mache 3′s and E’s were placed on the tables as a tribute to the birthday girl herself celebrating her big day.
Favor boxes: what summer day at a barn does not include berry baskets! Carrying through the aqua, red and white color scheme we created cute berry baskets filled with mini paint sets, a cookie and a mint and blueberry cupcake for the kids to take home. I can’t imagine the cookie and cupcake lasted long but I know they were excited about the mini paint set!
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Berry Baskets Gable Boxes Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Wooden Spoons, Forks & Knives Paper Krinkle Shed Ribbon Bakers Twine Washi Tape