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 enchanting FLAMENCO SPANISH DANCER + ROSE THEMED PARTY was submitted by Sibel Sahinkaya of Sibella.
This flamenco ballroom dancer party is so unique and lovely. There are so many elements that I like about it, including:
The rose shaped cake pops with gold edges
The multi layer burlap tablecloth
The gold doily and lace wrapped chocolate bars used for party favors
The stacked wooden crates painted on one end with chalkboard paint and labeled with the birthday girl’s name and age
Here’s what Sibel said about planning the party- “As a mother, the most important thing for me is to leave precious memories for my children. My beautiful son Arda has severe food allergies therefore has missed out on a lot of his friends and families birthday functions. Which is why when I style their birthdays I put in a little extra for them. I styled this party for my daughter Asya’s 2nd birthday and had everything safe for Arda. the beautiful Angel @ ElevatorLoveStory has always kept him safe ! All her deserts and cakes are made specially for Arda . Wheat, gluten, egg and nut free. . I think everything should be done in style :-) parties are one of those things.. I really enjoyed putting this party together.. my kids were kept safe and happy!”
Concept and styling- Sibella
Deserts and cake- Elevator Love Story
Photography- Neil Winch Photography and Sibella
Table Cloth, personalised and gold chocolate wrappers, personalised favor boxes,
Invitations and pom poms- Sibella Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop / Treat Sticks Ribbon Cupcake Liners Mini Cordial Cups Wooden Utensils Jars with Cork Lids Tissue Pom Poms
Annina said this about planning the party- “This cookie decorating party and mini dessert table was part of our Easter celebration- but the theme was really more “Spring”, since there were very few Easter-specific decorations. I kept the colors as soft pastels, and with the morning light filtering in to my breakfast nook, it created a very beautiful and ethereal set-up.
I decorated with ruffled fabric, glassware that I already owned, and a “Sweet Tweet” Bird Printable Kit, which I designed.
The cookie decorating table included a reversible cake plate for the sugar cookies and icing, cake pops in flower pots, and nest cupcakes for guests to snack on. Each setting had a placemat, and a cup of sprinkles. Squeeze bottles full of icing were placed upside down in the cake stand so that the frosting would be ready when we began decorating!
I hung a rosette wreath in the center of the picture window and hung banners around the bay window.
The mini dessert table held a birdcage, which is intended for candles, but also worked as a unique cupcake stand. There was also a plate full of strawberry cupcakes, and pink lemonade.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Shop: Glass milk bottles Polka dot paper straws Cupcake wrappers Cake Pops Cake Pop Sticks Cake Pop Supplies Candy Ribbon Apothecary Jars
Here’s what Kathy said about planning the party- “This year for my daughter’s fifth birthday party, I decided to celebrate her love for animals and throw her a safari animal party. Everything was DIY. For the invitations I found a zebra and a giraffe card in Michael’s Store from National Geographic and I used that as inspiration for the colors and themed, I used the front of the card and made the invitations with burlap, also I used burlap to decorate the mason jars cups. The animals on the centerpieces logs are from Target and the small ones that I put in the party favor plastic bags are from Party City. My husband helped me to cut the logs for the centerpieces, the cake stand and the drink stand. The chocolate cake was made by my mom and also the table cloth for the dessert table, she made it with burlap. The happy birthday, explore, and safari signs are made with burlap and the letters are painted with a stencil. I sewed the giraffe and the zebra fabric bags and transferred the animals that I printed in my home printer, I printed the animals in a fabric transfer paper with a technique that I found on the Internet, very easy!! The binoculars are made with toilet paper rolls, very cheap, I just glued them together and painted them with a black spray paint and the final touch was the zebra duck tape. I found the safari hats at Amazon.com, also very cheap. My cousin Claudia from Guatemala made this beautiful animal masks, she is very talented, the kids loved them!! After everyone had their gear they were ready for an adventure. The kids headed off on a Safari Adventure looking for plastic animals that had been hidden around the woods. My friends Jaime and Eric Cho helped me to entertained the kids with fun games and activities, the kids were very excited!! National Geographic has a lot of activities for an animal or safari themed!! Elizabeth had a great time with her friends and family, also because her grandparents were here visiting from Guatemala!! Definitely she is going to remember her 5th Birthday Party!!”
This absolutely adorable COWGIRL + RANCH THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Ice Valderrama of Eye Candy Creative Design.
What a precious party for a sweet little girl! I love everything about it…all the details are amazing. Some of my favorite party ideas and elements of this girly western farm party are:
The horse shoe doughnuts
The sheriff star cookies
The rope name
The gingham print and light pink & yellow color scheme
The rose cake
The cowboy / cowgirl signs
Ice said this about planning the party- “I just had the pleasure of Meeting a lovely couple – Jet and Antoinette who asked me to style their daughter’s 4th Birthday Party. They envisioned a classic cowgirl party and had a clear thought on how they wanted the celebration to look like. It was set at their Polo club, just outside the city and the guests were so thrilled by the activities we put together. There were badges, hats, and scarves for all the little cowboys and cowgirls. There were freshly made corn dogs, pineapple juice, snack and desserts that were so yumm! There were activities for the kids and the parents to enjoy and best of all, the Beautiful Horses. At the End of the celebration, the kids were treated with the party favors to take home. It is truly an event we will all remember and I am so blessed to be part of it.”
Styling and Design by: Eye Candy Creative Design
Cake and Desserts by: The Cake Room
Photography: CM Photography
Host: Tiray Padilla
Catering: Sugarland Hotel
Venue: La Provincia Polo Club, Alangilan, Bacolod City, Philippines
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cowboy / Cowgirl Party Supplies Treat / Lollipop Sticks Gingham ribbon Twine Burlap Pink Tissue Poms Mason Jars Burlap Bags Cake Pop Supplies