This beautiful VINTAGE SPRING + EASTER PICNIC PARTY was submitted by Jennifer Bell of Discarded Couture.
What a lovely party in a lovely setting! Some of my favorite party ideas in this spring celebration are:
The vintage bike up against the tree
The vintage lace
The vintage bunny + Easter tags
The woodland party elements
Jennifer said this about planning the party- “I love Easter, so I created a girl only upcycled party picnic. It was a fun day. All of the items you see in the photos are repurposed.”
Make-up: Melanie Baird Make-up artist
Hair: hair was done by Conscious Hair by Elena
Venue: Kildra Farms
Prop and styling: Jennifer Bell Discarded Couture
Dresses: Jennifer Bell Discarded Couture
Photographer: Rita Steenssens
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Wooden Berry Baskets Easter Party Supplies Bunting / Banner
This ORGANIC GREEN FORTIETH BIRTHDAY PARTY DESSERT BUFFET was submitted by Melissa Fernandez of The Sweet Society in Australia.
I love the contrast of the natural burlap with the clean lines of the chevron print. It gives the party an unusual rustic modern vibe. A few of my favorite ideas in this organic green party are:
The ricrac trim and simple succulent embellishments on the crisp white fondant cake
Here’s what Melissa said about planning the party- “I was very fortunate to be asked by Fran who owns the renowned Cake School in Melbourne, Australia, where some of the world’s best baker’s run the most amazing cake classes for aspiring bakers, to style her best friends 40th dessert buffet as a surprise for her.
The design brief was clean, organic, greens & succulents – Nati’s favourite.
Fran made the cake and called upon one of her friends, Julie from One Sweet Girl, to make the desserts.
The dessert buffet menu from these talented bakers consisted of a caramel mud cake with roasted, salted almonds, chocolate mud cake pops and mini cupcakes (which were delicious lemon flavor with vanilla bean buttercream topped with dogwood sugar flowers). There were also green mini vanilla bean meringues with silver glitter detail, iced vanilla bean cookies and salted caramel, pistachio and vanilla macarons.
I decided to use hessian in the paperie and add a little chevron pattern to add a layer to the styling. I also added wooden tea lights to add ambiance to the occasion. Nati is Uruguayan so they served a traditional Uruguayan BBQ for the main meal.
The surprise dessert buffet from Fran to Nati was a beautiful gesture of friendship and love.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Cupcake Liners Lollipop / Treat Sticks Jute Twine Apothecary Jars
This fabulous NEW YORK THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Natalia Gerolamo of Laços e Açúcar. Such a fun party theme! This would be perfect for so many occasions!
Natalia said this about planning the party- “My client was turning 40 years old and he wanted something that was not so teenager but also that was fun!!! Then we decided together NY Theme. He lived in NYC for 10 years and it’s still his favorite place. We tried to bring to the party details of the city such as the cosmopolitan drink that we created a version of brazilian sweet, but in a Cosmopolitan form. Everything was edible, even the lime. As he loved basketball we created a “lounge” with basketball sweets and we used small balls. The cookies were designed as NYC street signs. The chocolate bars were the NYC subway signs and the chocolate truffle was the apples. The yellow cabs were edible too. They are a very famous brazilian sweet called Pão de Mel (honey bread). We also used a NY Times newspaper as background. The cake was the skyline of NY plus everything that we can find in the CITY. We also had the Empire State Chocolate and everyone loved so much.”
Vendors and Credits:
Cookies, chocolate truffles, Yellow Cab Honey Bread, Empire State Chocolate – DOCICES
Cake – Bolos Decorados
Macarrons – Le Pettit Nicolas
Cupcakes – Cupcakes Daluana
Cosmopolitan Sweets – Laços e Açúcar
Decor and Creation - Laços e Açúcar
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Mini Pedestal Cups Mini Martini Glasses Clear Mini Spoons Mini Curved Spoons
This beautiful JEWELRY THEMED SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY LUNCHEON was submitted by Alexandra Doudian of Enchanted Events & Design. Alexandra was asked to design an event for her client’s mother, who unfortunately, was robbed 2 weeks before her birthday and 4 generations of jewelry was stolen! Her client decided to throw a jewelry themed surprise luncheon for her mom. She asked all of the guests to bring one pair of earrings as a gift for the birthday girl. What a tender idea!
Alexandra said- “I was very inspired by this story and pulled together a simple design with hints of vintage jewelry. The color palette for the party was pink, cream and white with lots of wood accents. The party had a combination of modern colors with rustic accent pieces.
For the dessert table I ordered some fabulous custom cookies with beautiful cameos featured on each one. This was huge hit as it closely resembled one of the birthday girl’s favorite broaches which was lost. I also included strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, strawberry parfaits, mini donut rings, strawberry whoppers and a lovely strawberry cake. I used cherry blossoms in white bottles as the backdrop of the table so the beautiful wallpaper could still be visible.
For the lunch the ladies were served a variety of salads and roasted vegetables, a mixed juice spritzer, white wine sangria and lemon water. All the tables had fresh flowers which were purchased the day before in the LA flower district and at a farmer’s market by myself and the hostess. At the end of the event all the ladies took home strawberry bath salt favors.”
Event Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Next Exit Photography
Cookies: Denise’s Creations
My next party feature goes to this amazingVINTAGE CARNIVAL 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY by Camille Styles. This party is going to knock your socks right off. An awesome venue, a barbecue, MAROON 5, fortune telling, cotton candy, ice cream, cupcakes, a magic show, wild flowers, vintage crates & bottles, a photo booth, card reading and more…um, WOW. See what I mean?! Camille & her team did an incredible job. What a party!