Emily said this about the party- “We had a wonderful tea party inspired by Lexie’s (our little Alice) favorite movie, Alice in Wonderland. We stuck to a very dreamy, pastel palette, and I think it turned out beautifully. We had pale, floral cupcakes and cookies, mushroom cake pops, and lemonade. Most of the decor was vintage teacups, ribbons, keys, and flowers. I strung up a tissue tassel garland and a doily bunting over an old coffee table. We enjoyed (well, we attempted) flamingo croquet, and we took turns peering “through the looking glass,” an empty wicker mirror that we spray-painted gold.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tea Party Supplies Striped Paper Straws Glass Milk Bottles Lollipop / Treat Sticks
Valerie had this to say about the party- “Anyone who knows me well knows my affinity for Gingham. It’s kind of a running joke with my friends and family. We see a cute gingham shirt or an adorable gingham little girl dress and they immediately point to me. “That’s totally Val” they say. I can’t help it, though. I just love the simple, classic, and sweet nature of those little gingham checks.
A few months back I came across a gingham styled shoot by one of my event designer idols, Kate Landers. It was one of the sweetest parties I have ever seen and complete eye candy for this gingham-loving-girl. Ever since then, I have been itching to do something fun with gingham too.
For this party we decided to incorporate gingham in sweet girly hues, but the focal point is a super sweet and totally girly SWEETS BAR. When conceiving this party design, I thought back to what made my jaw drop when I was five years old. I, like most little girls, was obsessed with lace, rhinestones, beautiful fabric, lovely flowers and shiny ribbon. So, with that childhood recollection, my design started to take shape.
I stuck with pastels and worked hard to play up playful concepts that any little girl would swoon over. We have a fun gumball cake with adorable gingham fabric pom pom toppers, cupcakes topped with butterfly gingham accents, and cotton candy for every guest. Beautiful fresh flowers add such vitality and a punch of color to the sweets table. No little girl party is complete without a fun and coordinating dining table. I made sure to keep it simple and kid-friendly yet special for all the guests. Each place setting is adorned with a cute cup of strawberry salt water taffy and on each chair back is a fun favor bag, full of sweets (of course) to take home.
Many trends will come and go, but I’m pretty confident in saying that gingham will stick around for quite awhile. Let’s just say that this gingham-loving lady isn’t complaining.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Whirly Pops Homemade Twist Lollipops Mason Jars Cupcake Wrappers Plates Ice Cream Cups Gumballs Ribbon Striped Paper Straws Lollipop / Treat Sticks Tissue Honeycomb Flowers
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!”
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
Here’s what Lauren said about planning the party- “I was thrilled when Katherine told me she wanted to do a Pony Party for Mazie’s 2nd birthday. It’s always fun to work with creative clients who bring ideas to the table and get just as excited as you are about the planning. The afternoon turned out to be absolutely beautiful. A bale of hay with a saddle and a custom chalkboard print greeted guests by the front door. There were pony rides for the kids, bobbing for apples, pin the tail on the pony and lasso the pony. Parents sipped on “kick up your heels” spiked lemonade and had plenty to snack on… BBQ drummettes, chicken salad sandwiches, coleslaw and potato salad. There were plenty of sweet to go around: caramel corn, caramel apples, cotton candy, cookies by Silly Gilly Desserts and a beautiful ruffled cake… a must-have from Katherine from Cake Goddess. Katherine, a talented photographer, took great pictures to capture her little girl’s special day and feature all of the printables I designed for her.”