Alex said this about the party- “My third little girl celebrated her first birthday in April and being around Easter we thought what better than to have a gorgeous pastel themed Easter party! It was a garden party with lots of prettiness and lots of fun!
A special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself was a highlight for the kids, as was the real white fluffy bunny which spent the afternoon hoping around.
A beautiful 2 tier Cake was the show stopper of the dessert table. Made by the talented Sweet Tiers it featured a beautiful Bunny figurine topper. All of the guests were amazed it was fondant and many thought it was a real porcelain figurine. Other treats included buttercream ruffled cupcakes in pastel shades of lemon, pink, mint and blue. And the most amazing and detailed Cookies by the super amazing cookie artist Kookie Krumbs by Kirstie. They were like tiny portraits, delicately detailed and definitely too good beautiful to eat!
The children’s setting featured rattan chairs which suited the garden feel to a tea.
Each guest received a keepsake hankie designed by Ham&Pea Paperie which featured the Winnie the Pooh quote ‘You are braver then you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think’.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Ribbon Cupcake Liners Balloons Apothecary Jars
This darling UP UP & AWAY BABY SHOWER was styled by Sarah of Sugar Coated Mama. Sarah is one talented gal! If you want to see more of her beautiful work I would highly recommend liking her and following her on Facebook here (show some KPI love & tell her I sent ya)!
This baby shower is absolutely adorable and is chock full of so many fabulous hot air balloon party ideas! A few of my favorite elements are:
Sarah had this to say about the party- “I simply love Baby Showers, they are a celebration of life and family, two things very dear to my heart. I especially love the excitement around the arrival of a beautiful little person and the fun that can be had at these special events.
THEME / DECORATIONS
Theming this baby shower was easy, as I was dying to create an Up Up and Away table. It was for a little boy, so blue was an obvious colour, and I picked yellow, pastel green and white to compliment the base palette. Budget was small, so I kept the table very simple, but it went a long way! To tie in with Up Up and Away theme I chose to create some fluffly scalloped lanterns, which I have been obsessed with lately, the blue, yellow and white gradient colours really set off the table. I created a white fluffy backdrop with crepe paper fringe garlands to create the feel of clouds, and used a white table cloth to keep things clean and fresh.
Cake – One of my favourite features of this dessert table is the delicious elegance of the blue multi-tone Swirl Cake with buttercream icing created by Jodie at Get Frosted (her new business) and topped off by the uber cute Cake Pom Pom Garland by Pom Pom Princess. The outside was only the beginning, holy cow was it nice, it was an amazing tasting carrot cake inside!! Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl were also created by Get Frosted and toppers were created by Sugar Coated Mama.Other food items were the green, yellow and blue CLOUD lollies (so yummy), as well as the cloud meringues, coloured nouget, mint M&M’s, handmade personalised chocolate bars, white chocolate coconut malt balls, vanilla pearl sheen cake pops and blue fairy floss.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Apothecary Jars Crepe Paper Chinese Lanterns (covered in scallop tissue paper) Ribbon Candy Parfait Cups Cupcake Wrappers Paper Fringe Cake Pop / Treat Sticks
This charming CUE THE CONFETTI BABY SHOWER was submitted by Jessica Flannigan of Live the Fancy Life.
I love how the festive pink and gold color scheme of this confetti themed baby shower could easily be changed to suit a baby boy, a gender neutral shower or baby nursery colors! Some of my favorite ideas in this shower are:
The baby themed photobooth props with the polka dot backdrop
The varying sizes and colors of circle cutouts attached to lollipop sticks and used as cake toppers
The large empty gold frame used as a backdrop
The assortment of bubbly and polka dot items used throughout the party adding to the theme
The clear plastic tubes filled with round, confetti-like Sixlet candies as party favors
Jessica said this about the party- “I teamed up with Cassie of ChubbyMama Cupcakes on a pink and gold baby shower for her fabulous sister Mandi recently. I was hired to focus on event design-the decor, DIY elements, dessert table and champagne/sparkling water bar. Cassie focused on the food and gathering materials. This shower was a lot of fun and the decor was glamorous, but also very eclectic!
The event was hosted at a very cool urban loft-like space called The Engine Room in downtown Minneapolis with exposed brick, hardwood floors, random vintage furniture pieces and high open-beam ceilings.
The mommy-to-be Mandi is a very stylish woman living in Philadelphia with her sweet husband and soon-to-arrive baby girl. She is manager of product development for Urban Outfitters Europe and has great taste so we really tried to emulate her style in this shower.
Cassie came up with the theme “cue the confetti” with a color palette of pinks and golds. She is an amazing cake and cupcake baker/decorator, so the dessert table was a huge focal point. We worked with Shannon of Grace & Guy Paperie to come up with all of the custom “Cue the Confetti” printables. Two of the party signs are available for free download on livethefancylife.com.
The shower was at 10 a.m. so we did brunch including donut holes in cute gold cups, quiche, fresh fruit, a coffee bar, a champagne and sparkling water bar and lots of dessert.
Shower favors were pink and white shimmery sixlets in modern clear packaging to carry the confetti look and feel throughout. We also had a fun photo booth with a confetti wall backdrop made from a simple 3 inch circle punch and vinyl sticker paper from Joann Fabrics. DIY projects include cupcake toppers, backdrops, homemade simple syrups for a beautiful champagne and sparkling water bar and more. The simple syrups were a big hit. We had peach basil and orange ginger. Both taste great in champagne or sparkling water. We brought in tons of gold and white pillows and placed them throughout the event.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks White 2-sided Frame Balloons Ribbon Paper Straws Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Washi Tape Clear Plastic Gumball Tubes Cupcake Liners
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