Friday, February 22, 2013

{Photo shoot} Sugar & Spice Thanksgiving

Wait, what? Does that say Thanksgiving??? Yes it does! Since the end of the year got so hectic with my move and the holidays I never got a chance to share all the fabulous photos from my Thanksgiving photo shoot for Bird's Party Magazine with everyone. So now that I have a bit more time I wanted to finally let you all see all the wonderful photos by Sarah Vinson Photography that you didn't get to see in the magazine. When coming up with a party design I love working with traditional themes and palettes, but I really enjoy including a fun or unique twist. For this sugar and spice table I wanted to design a tablescape fit for a little girl's Thanksgiving. I chose traditional colors of orange, brown and white and added in a fun feminine twist by including an abundance of pink! The table still has a warm harvest feeling with the inclusion of traditional elements like pinecones, fall leaves, pumpkins and acorns. The addition of all the fun pink details like the napkin rings, placemats, pink florals and the graphic table cloth makes it also look very fun and modern.

I also wanted to do something different with the napkin rings, menus and place cards. Instead of traditional printed designs I opted to include more kid friendly craft ideas. These items are a great opportunity for the little hostess to have fun in assembling the table herself and for cute keepsakes for her guests. The napkin rings were plastic children's bracelets I found at the local dollar store.

The place cards were acorns I glued onto ribbon and decorated with glitter and beads.

The menus were assembled out of pine cones, paper and other crafting materials.

Vendor Credits
Event Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Sarah Vinson Photography

Monday, February 4, 2013

{Event Recap} Pan & Tink Boy/Girl Birthday

Early last year (ya I know that's how far behind I am on these posts!!!) I got asked to style a combo boy/girl birthday party for a little 2 and 4 year old. The mom asked for a Tinkerbell and Peter Pan theme using pink for the girls and green for the boys. I decided to focus on a woodsy, tree house style with lots of brown and beige to accent the pink and green. The dessert table was set up on the back deck under a beautiful wood plank awning. I covered the entire awning with strands of green felt leaf garlands. This gave the impression of being under a forest canopy with the Lost Boys. The table itself was covered in a burlap fabric and all the platters were wood slices in different shapes and sizes. The treats included:

A Beautiful and Whimsical Cake

Powdered Donuts decorated with Tinkerbell and Peter Pan silhouette toothpicks

Peter Pan's Cap Cake Pops

Strawberry Wendy Wafers

Cookie Pops, Strawberry Whoppers,
Gummy Candies, and of course Pixi Stix

I continued the decor throughout the rest of the party. When the guests arrived they entered along a walkway lined with silk Gerber daisies and pink and green fairy houses staked into the ground. Each of these were adorned with a tiny paper Tinkerbell silhouette. Wooden ships sat on the tables with pink and green pirate sails and the canopies were all draped in festive pink and green crepe paper.

All of the guests were asked to come dressed in costumes matching the theme. Even some of the parents were garbed in pirate attire and pajamas.

During the event the kids had lots of activities and crafts to keep them busy.

There was a Tinkerbell bounce house

Cookie decorating

A pirate ship water table and pixie dust station where the kids could fill containers with different colored sand

And of course a visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell!

At the end of the event as the guests left each kid got to take a fairy catching kit or book home with them!

Here are a few more fun party details for you to enjoy

Vendor Credits
Event Design: Enchanted Events & Design
Printables: Enchanted Events & Design
Photography: Next Exit Photography
Cake: Fantasy Frostings
Rentals: Bob Gail Events
Tinkerbell & Peter Pan: Beverly Hills Princess
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