This gorgeous ICE CREAM SHOPPE PARTY was submitted by the lovely Sarah Osmotherly of Sugar Coated Mama in Australia.
I just love the pastel color palette and the outdoor setting for this beautiful summer ice cream shoppe birthday party! Some of my most favorite ideas are:
The fabric ice cream cone hanging decorations
The tulle pom poms
The stunning 3-tier fondant cake topped with ice cream cone shaped cake pops
The cookies decorated to look like waffle cones and various ice cream flavors
Here’s what Sarah had to say about planning the party- “I scream, you scream… we all scream for Ice cream parties, they are the best! Nothing like a smorgasbord of toppings and treaties, delicious pastel colours and fresh ice cream, it’s scrumminess at its finest!! I was so excited about this party, everything from the location in the park, the beautiful colour palette, the delicious cake, the yummy toppings, it was heaven. My inspiration came from Kara’s amazing ice-cream and cherries party in 2011, I loved absolutely everything about it. It was one big drool session and will go down as one of my most favourite styled kids parties EVER, well done Kara. So I took lots of ideas from Kara’s (your) party and put my Sugar Coated Mama stamp on it. Many things were against me, my lovely white marquee blew away and broke in the wind, then the replacement tent broke in the wind, then with great faith, the third marquee was finally erected and thankfully stayed up the whole day. Despite a rocky start, it was a beautiful day for an ice-cream party!
There are a few DIY ideas in this little soiree; hand sewn ice-cream cones, workman’s horse I found from the side of the road painted up with a wood panel on top, hand painted shelving, left over material used as ribbon to hang off giant balloons and the scalloped pastel bunting.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Pearl Gumballs Apothecary Jars Balloons Ice Cream Cups Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Mini Gumball Banks
This phenomenal BOHEMIAN THEMED SPRING PICNIC PARTY was submitted by Mandy and Chris of Koko Blush & Co. Koko Blush collaborated with the wonderful Loralee Lewis again for a stunning party!
If you love the clothes and props in this shoot then you will LOVE Koko Blush & Co.! They are offering 20% off all products in their SHOP (clothing, accessories & more) for the next two weeks (through May 5th)! Use code ‘KokoblushKP’ at checkout!
So many darling and beautiful ideas here! A few of my favorite elements from this gorgeous celebration are:
The sandwiches wrapped in brown kraft paper and identified with sticker labels
The mini pennant banner cake topper
The coordinating water bottle labels
The beautiful floral headbands worn by many of the girls
The 2-tier pie tin cake stand used to hold fruit
The bohemian military style jacket adorned with patches
Here’s what Mandy and Chris said about the event- “We have been dying to plan a Bohemian themed party to show off one of the unique clothing lines we are so excited to offer at Koko Blush! We were honored that the very talented event paper designer, Loralee Lewis & her team, came to Utah to work on this project with us. We are so thankful Loralee supported our Boho vision and created the perfect printable collection. It was too much fun working on the details of this shoot! Special thanks to Lookie Loo Photography for capturing these beautiful moments and all the mothers & models for being such stars! Huge thanks to uncle Jay with United Evergreen for overnighting the beautiful flowers seen throughout this shoot.”
This lovely EASTER EGG HUNT PARTY was submitted by Monica Alvarez Montaner of 501 Cosas.
I love tradition of this charming Easter Egg hunt held in a small town in northern Spain. A few of the highlights are:
The kiwi fruit slice pops and hard boiled egg pops
The napkins folded into the shape of bunnies
The Easter baskets hanging at staggered lengths from the ceiling
Party Stylist: Mónica Alvarez Montaner of 501 Cosas
Paper die cuts, Easter baskets, paper bags and wood clothespins: 501 Cosas Shop
Porcelain bunnies: Deco Palace
Green curtains: Ikea
Doll house: Toys R Us
Glass containers: Eroski
Ribbon: Papelera Oscense
Fabric for chair ribbons: Tejidos Julian Lopez
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Glass Milk Bottles Flexible Straws Ribbon
Here’s what Monica said about planning the party- “Easter Egg Hunts are not a Spanish tradition, but since we are a half American family, (my husband is from North Carolina) we introduced this holiday to our small town in Huesca. Ever since my oldest son Kevin (11 years old now) was small we have been celebrating this lovely holiday with our friends. This year I was inspired from the little bunnies I found in a store (Deco Palace) in Zaragoza, and I thought it would be nice to make the bunny house the focal point of the table. Using my kid’s doll house I built some planters for it and filled them with flowers that are available in our garden now, the muscaris, and from there everything came easy. It was really fun to style it, and even more fun to have our friends over again!!”