Here’s what Feather said about the party- “I was extremely humbled when Gemma, the magazine editor of Party Style Magazine, contacted me to style a set up featuring cupcakes for their Cupcake Issue! It was exciting to be given free reign to style the set up as I desired. With my primary focus on Spring I titled the set up “Cupcake in Bloom.” I knew I needed bright colors and lots of flowers to make this set up ideal. I designed coordinating printables with bright floral topped cupcakes. Belles Sweets did a fantastic job on the decorated cupcake shaped cookies. Tunky Monkey’s Sweet Treats and Savvylicious Sweets created fun and gorgeously detailed cupcake shaped cake pops. Myour Stories contributed a bright colored rag tie banner which completed the table set up nicely. I had Crest Foods, a local bakery in Oklahoma City, decorate cupcakes with flowers to bring it all together. The cupcakes coordinated perfectly with the cupcake wraps from Cupcake with Character. I photographed and captured all the details of the set up and items from these wonderful vendors that also include items from Kara’s Party Ideas, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. It was a fun and exciting set up to style!”
Additional Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Cupcake Liners Push Pop Containers Decorative Paper Shred Fry Boxes Sprinkles
A few of the highlights to look for in this sweet fairy garden party are:
The desserts wrapped in paper and served in pots to resemble flowers
The layers of ribbon tied around the table
The lovely 2-tiered cake wrapped with a fondant bow
This is what Astir and Alessandra said about the party- “To celebrate the 1st birthday of Maria Antonia mama wanted something delicate and magical, with many flowers! Working with the colors pink, lilac, green and white, we create an enchanted world where fairies roam between flowers and candy! It was a delicate feast full of charm and lots of flowers!”
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.”
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:
Here’s what Toni said about planning the party- “I recently had the wonderful opportunity to help plan my niece’s 3rd birthday party. After discussing themes with my sister in law, she decided upon a Mad Hatter Tea Party. I got right to work on the party. I knew I wanted something different then the traditional wild and whimsy Mad Hatter type party. I will have to admit, I haven’t seen Alice in Wonderland in many years, if at all. So, when I saw it coming on TV I recorded and watched with my boys.
I decided upon a pink and blue color theme with some golden yellows. I knew I needed to add mismatched china, clocks, and keys to the party as well. I contacted Jennifer of BellaGreyDesigns right away and she created the fabulous cupcake toppers and the large circle centerpieces. She also created food cards and a Happy Birthday Banner!
After printing out the awesome printables from Jennifer, I attached pink and blue glitter paper to the back and matching ribbon and accents, including a key to the large centerpieces, to give each one something extra to stand out! I searched the nearby thrift store for lots of china plates, cups, and a tea pot. To create the mini topiaries, I reused old brass candlesticks, painted, and added a green grass ball from Hobby Lobby that was on clearance. I topped each mini topiary with a matching butterfly. A mushroom, snail, and pocket watch are also included in the decor for the subtle hint of wonderland. I cut a banner with the same glitter paper and matching ribbon as the cupcake toppers.
Using an old mirror I purchased at a resale shop, I painted the frame pink and removed the glass. I lined the back with the blue glitter paper and added an A for the birthday girl. The blue cupcake stand is made from a painted candlestick and metal tray from the dollar tree, painted and adhered together.
I am lucky enough to have the fabulous Kimberly and Loren’s Sweet Treats provide the amazingly yummy cupcakes, adorably matching cookies, and delish petite fours.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Gumballs Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Liners Ribbon Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Scallop Circle Paper Punch