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
What a fun party full of darling ideas! Some of my favorite elements are:
The darling British icon heart backdrop
The incredible British inspired cake
The Mac & Cheese containers
The mason jars filled with fruit
The keep calm labels on the milk bottles
Karen said this about planning the party- “This past weekend we had the pleasure to plan, conceptualize, design and cater a beautiful second birthday party in NYC. The theme that was chosen by the client was a British theme, because the child is half British. Inspired by the beautiful British wallpaper in the child’s room, we decided to create a British pictogram visual language, and use it in all of our custom design elements, such as: personal glass bottles, straws, personal paper boxes that were used for serving mac and cheese, chocolate bar covers, garlands, backdrop and toppers. Among other dishes that were served at the party were: personal fruit cups in a mason jar, turkey and beef meat balls, fozzili parta salad with chicken and roasted vegtables, crudite cups with fresh cut vegtables, tzatziki and home made hummus, beef and red peppers empanadas and the most amazing red velvet cake with British fondant decorations. Enjoy!”
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”
This is what Mariah said about planning the party- “I planned a colorful celebration and gathered our family for an Easter brunch and egg hunt. For this casual family affair I used the play set in my parent’s backyard as the backdrop and hung a fabric banner and colorful picture frames to add a pop of color. A coffee filter wreath my grandmother made and the Easter Egg Hunt sign from Dimple Prints served as a focal point for the party table.
The food was delicious and everyone pitched in and helped make something. My sister made the coconut egg nest, my dad made the ham and egg nest and I made yogurt parfaits, mini pancakes and cupcakes. We also had fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon and hard boiled eggs.
After brunch, the kids went on an egg hunt and once all the eggs were found they sat down to see what goodies were inside. It was so fun to watch them share with each other and make “trades” for their favorites. One of our favorite Easter traditions is Cascarones Eggs (also known as confetti eggs) so grandma gave each of the kids a box of confetti eggs and let them go wild. This truly is one of my favorite things, the giggles that ensue are simply priceless!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Clear Cellophane Bags Push Pop Containers Cupcake Liners Mini Martini Glasses
Kylie said this about planning the party- “Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? We have two now…Icicle who watches over my son Glenn and Snowy who keeps an eye on my daughter Megan. This year we hosted a North Pole Breakfast the day after Thanksgiving to kick this Christmas season off right!
Our elves came with lots of fun stuff this year…their own North Pole, gingerbread houses (which I am sure they will hide in eventually), goodies, wish lists, Emergency Elf Dust, candy cane placecard holders, books, countdown to Christmas…boy, those elves were sure busy. Did I ever mention I’m actually a vampire and never sleep?!
I found mini lunch boxes at Dollar Tree and filled them with special elf food to share: Elf Pillows, Snowballs, and Reindeer Poop. Each packet has an original poem (won’t find them anywhere else!) on the back of the candy topper.
I anticipate a little elf handling with my 19 month old so I came up with the perfect magical solution…Emergency Elf Dust! This is another original poem you won’t find anywhere else. The tiny little vials actually held saffron. I knew I kept those cute little things for a reason!
The little North Pole in the background was made out of a solar light, styrofoam circle, & “snow” blanket from the Dollar Tree. I glued gold spray painted flat dowels to the pole and attached the sign with gold ribbon. I saw this on Apartment Therapy and knew I had to do one myself. I also bought a bunch of Santa hats last month at the Dollar Tree…super inexpensive and easy window valance!
I attempted cookie cutter pancakes but need a little more practice. Oh well, at least they tasted good! The Magical Scout Elf printables are available in my store.”