Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you all have a fabulous day! This lovely SHABBY CHIC & LACE BIRTHDAY PARTY reminded me of Mother’s day so I thought it was a perfect feature. The celebration was submitted by Aliza Cohen of Wonderland Parties.
There are so many charming elements and fabulous ideas in this shabby chic party that would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party and so many other events. A few of the highlights to look for are:
The ribbon garland backdrop
The stunning multi tiered ruffle table cloth made from fabrics of various colors and materials
Here’s what Aliza said about the party- “This was actually a photoshoot for a new magazine coming out next month called JCREATE. This magazine was started to promote crafts and creativity for young children. It had been abundantly clear that the children of the generation are part of a technological world where creativity has almost no place except when choosing your next profile name for your newest video game. This magazine was started as a way to revive creativity in the classroom and at home. Its pages are filled with ideas and tips to help get your child off of the couch and into a craft room!
Everything you see in these pictures was handcrafted by our team members. From the ribbon, lace and burlap backdrop to the tablecloth and layered ruffle table skirt, paper wheels and paper fans to the favor bags and cupcake liner pom pom balls. The doily paper cones and the burlap and lace wrapped mason jar vases. We even made the dum dum lollipop flower ball. We also loved the idea of wrapping mason jar pint size glasses with twine and embellishing them with a handcrafted paper flower. All the flowers that you see were handcrafted! From the satin ribbon rosettes to the organza ribbon petal flower. All of the paper flowers were purchased and put together using a hot glue gun and then decorated with lovely little ivory pearls.
We even baked all of the desserts! Which was a first for us because we are definitely not bakers! :) We made cupcakes, cake pops, the two tiered frosted centerpiece cake, chocolate dipped marshmallow sticks and chocolate dipped old fashion candy sticks, garnished with edible pearls.
We sincerely hope that the message you take away from this is that you can create a stunning party on a low budget by making all the decorations by yourself and with your kids!!
And remember cut yourself some slack. Some projects may not come out exactly as you had hoped but we’re all human. Move on to the next project,+ no one will know about the ones that never came together.”
This unique MOROCCAN MIDNIGHT MOTHER’S DAY AFFAIRE was submitted by Charlene of Chakoda Design. What an elegant way to celebrate mom or to make any woman feel special!
A few of the ideas and elements that I like best in this Moroccan Mother’s Day party are:
The brightly colored satin pillows, drapes and table cloths
The assorted colorful candle holders
The various brass elephants incorporated throughout the party displays
Here’s what Charlene said about planning the party- “This was a celebration for my mom. I wanted to make it a little different than expected. I was picturing something that was a little bit sophisticated and fun at the same time, so a Midnight Moroccan theme is what I came up with. All of the guests had a great time.”
Party Concept and Rentals- Chakoda Design
Food- Darna Cuisine in Fountain Valley
Photography- Charlene Freelance Photography
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cake Icing Icing Decorating Bags Mini Cordial Cups
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 creative “TROPHY MOM” MOTHER’S DAY PARTY was submitted by Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes.
Erin said that her favorite things about this Mother’s Day party are:
The Trophies made with tissue flowers
The twice dipped marshmallows
and The gold ribbon drinks!
Here’s what Erin had to say about planning the party- “I created this printable set as a custom order and I loved it so much, I made my own party! I love the colors and the theme…because every mom deserves a trophy! Being a mom can be rough, but it’s also the most rewarding thing that I could be doing. Since this party is for mothers, I wanted it to be pretty and elegant, but still simple enough to not have a giant mess to clean up afterward…because I’m a mom and I get enough of that anyway. Check out the MG Party Blog to see my Mother’s Day party planning tips! You can purchase these printables for $8.50 by visiting my Etsy Shop.”
Party Printables & Styling- Strawberry Mommycakes
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Mason Jar Drinking Glasses Paper Straws Treat / Lollipop Sticks
This stunning EASTER THEMED VINTAGE BAKE SALE PARTY was submitted by Mandy McCready of Koko Blush & Company.
Looking at this party is making me wonder what country or planet I can move to where they celebrate Easter sooner than next March because I am absolutely dying over every detail and thinking I’m going to have to throw an Easter party. Now. Such a beautiful celebration!
Some of the stellar details to look out for in this vintage Easter party are:
The assorted vintage milk glass stands used to display the candy, favors and cakes
The children playing croquet as a party activity
The idea of the dessert display being a “bake sale”