Here’s what Vana said about the party- “We had a mix of themes for our little man’s 1st birthday party. The main one was ‘Movie in the Park’ and Little Man and puppies. I incorporated my son’s 12 months of silhouettes (I drew his silhouette each month of his life until his first birthday). And of course our little man was as dapper as he could be. DIY Bow ties were part of his attire, decorations, props and party favors for his guy friends and bow clips for the lady friends. The dessert table consisted of cupcakes, macaroons, powder donuts and cake pops as well as sweet marshmallows. Lots of preppy stripes and dots went without saying – green and different hues of blue, and of course yellow – Hello Spring! I created a cute sign “Movie in the park. Grab a blanket and enjoy!” and lots of pillows and blankets for the kids to grab and get comfortable watching a puppy movie. Some of the fun DIY projects included the topiary trees made with boxwood balls, bow ties and bow hair clips and silhouette banner. We worked with the talented Kelly Lyden of WH Hostess to perfect each detail of the party. Kelly’s eye for detail and all things party, made this party extra special. Photography is by Kelly Allison Photography. All paper decor from Le Papier Studio. Sweets by Frost Cake and Cupcake Design.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: White 2-sided Frame Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Ribbon Lollipop / Treat Sticks Wooden Utensils Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws
This is what Deanna said about planning the party- “This Easter party was inspired by two of my favorite southern spring fashion items — bow ties and seersucker print.
Dessert Table: The inspiration for the table started with pale pink, yellow, and light blue seersucker fabrics. All of the printable paper goods incorporate those colors, along with a pop of coral. The printable paper goods also include a simple stripe, like the seersucker fabric. The dessert table was first topped with pink ruffled seersucker table runners that I made. A fabric flag banner, made from yellow and blue seersucker fabric, decorated the bead board backdrop. A white hobnob vase held blue hydrangeas. Small ceramic bunnies and chicks were placed on the table for a subtle Easter vibe.
Easter, and the onset of Spring, is the perfect time for light, fresh desserts. Angel Food Cake was topped with whipped frosting and toasted coconut. A hand made bow tie was wrapped around the cake. Bow ties also decorated cake stands and candy jars. Strawberry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla buttercream were topped with Easter cupcake toppers from the printable paper goods Collection. The table also included Strawberry Mousse, Assorted Macarons, and Vanilla Meringues.
Drink Station: A small drink station was set up on a vintage vanity table. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade was served in mason jar glasses adorned with bow ties. Push up pops were filled with macarons for simple take-home favors.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Push Pop Containers Decorative Paper Shred Striped Paper Straws Lollipop / Treat Sticks Baker’s Twine Cupcake Liners Ric-Rac Ribbon Scallop Circle Paper Punch