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!
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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 is what Maureen said about the party- “We are so excited about our New Classic Pastel Easter Collection! We designed the collection in classic pastel colors with hues of gold incorporated, since we are loving the metallics mixed with pastel trend. The collection boasts gorgeous classic Easter silhouettes mixed with a basket weave pattern, wavy line pattern, polka dots and stripes.
This year we are excited to bring on a fabulous new contributor, Ellen of Ellen Bessette Events. Ellen mentioned that she was hosting an Easter Party and we were excited to see what she styled using our printables. With my trip to Dubai and us being busy with other projects, Adria and I knew we didn’t have time to style an Easter party so we were thrilled to have Ellen run with it. Boy did she do a wonderful job!
Ellen has the most gorgeous backyard setting and it looked like the perfect day for an Easter Party. Don’t you just adore the ruffle fringe streamer backdrop?
Read on for the Party Details, told by Ellen…
‘With metallics being a hot trend this Spring, I was thrilled that Anders Ruff designed their Printable Easter collection with hues of gold! I loved mixing the gold in with the traditional Easter colors of pinks, blues and greens.
For the table tops, I painted mini paper mache Easter baskets a rich gold and personalized with a 2″ logo circle. To bring out the metallics, I filled with golden Easter bunnies and golden eggs. I made placemats out of their coordinating printable patterned paper to help tie in their collection along with straw flags and 2″circles on the glasses. I added some touches of gold with some simple gold sequins on the plates and down the middle of the table. Some of my favorite elements on the tables were the fresh tulips to match their collection, the DIY Easter Egg chandelier and DIY polka dot napkins. I found the sparkly eggs at Michaels and knew I had to find a way to use them in the party.
The dessert table is always so much fun to put together and easily done with Anders Ruff’s Printable Easter Collection. My favorites were the bunny s’mores along with the cupcake wrappers and place cards. I had my baker add touches of gold to the cake and I added a large golden bunny and lots of golden eggs to the table to tie in the metallics. For the backdrop, I used crepe paper and gold ribbon to tie in the colors and dressed it up with the Happy Easter banner. The designs are so cute you can’t go wrong with them!
The beverage table had the Happy Easter sign framed along with some simple flowers. I had a friend personalize a beverage tub and napkin holder to go with the theme and left some straws with straw flags out for everyone’s pink lemonade.
For food, we had bunny shaped turkey sandwiches, mini hummus containers with carrots, Cheetos filled bags to look like carrots and lots of fruit and sweet goodies.
The kids stayed busy decorating and painting plaster egg magnets. We had a petting zoo with sweet bunnies, chicks, ducks and baby goats and we ended the party with a successful egg hunt ending in a lucky person finding the Golden Egg!’”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Balloons Tissue Pom Poms Milk Bottles Paper Straws Paper Fringe Lollipop / Treat Sticks Clear Cellophane Bags Decorative Paper Shred
Just in time for Easter, this precious TUMBLING BUNNIES PARTY was submitted by Carolyne of The Party Artisan.
Some of my favorite elements of this adorable bunny themed party are:
Obviously, the fondant tumbling bunnies on top of the chocolate cake
The meringue “bunny tails”
The popcorn filled favor cones
Here’s what Carolyne said about planning the party- “This party is based around prints of hand painted watercolor bunnies. The bunny starts off sitting and then performs a complete tumble before sitting again! Completely unique! All designed by The Party Artisan, the banner would not only look cute for the party but also a wonderful addition to a child’s bedroom! This theme would not just be great for birthdays, but wonderful for Christenings, baby shower, and Easter too, in fact anytime where a bunny is needed :). Instructions can be found on The Party Artisan blog to make the fondant bunnies for the cake.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Favor Cones Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws Sprinkles
This is what Erin said about planning the party- “I usually throw dessert parties, and they’re awesome and beautiful…but sometimes I’m left with tons of desserts and I end up eating ALL of it! I have a big problem…which is why I decided to go easy on the pastries and chocolate for this party. I threw this party for my family (hubby, kids and I). Kids weren’t quite as smitten as the Dinosaur party, but my husband was a big fan of the food! The recipes were easy and delicious and there was plenty left over. I was a big fan of the decor…because I designed it and it’s just how I wanted it to be!
I am a HUGE sucker for vintage items…but I also don’t like things that look dated. That’s why you’ll see a lot of my designs have vintage touches with really vibrant colors and modern elements. I LOVE this set. I based my designs on three patterns that were coordinating, yet totally different from each other. One pattern is the beautiful birch pattern (seriously, you’ll be seeing more of this pattern because it adds so much class, even though it’s so simple), then I have a light blue and white floral and a bright, vibrant floral. I made the roses using the patterns from my printables and I also made matching placecard holders (my favorite element). I tied it all together with gray ribbon and leaf-like plates and platters.
I think I outdid myself this time. I mostly credit it to moving into a house I love with a kitchen I love EVEN MORE! I whipped these things up way faster than I thought I would! The menu included: Yummy Deviled Eggs, Smoked salmon, capers and dill cream cheese crackers, Bacon Cranberry Chicken Wraps, Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps and Strawberry Shortcake Fudge.”
Easter Printables- Strawberry Mommycakes (can be purchased here)
Leaf plates and platters from Macy’s (Martha Stewart Collection)
Items used in this party from Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Square Plastic Milk Bottles Striped Paper Straws