Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cookies & Valentines


When we wanted to throw together a cute shoot for Valentines, I reached out to our friend Hungry Bunny to collaborate! She has been working on her tasty love bites for the holiday. Since we are still in the midst of the pandemic, we weren't able to do a big one with multiple children, but our balloon coordinator's adorable daughter jumped in some pics for us! 

Give us all the pastels for this year and we are loving everything hearts, including the table confetti! These heart plates and napkins come in multi-color packs and are adorable on the mixed on the table. The heart suitcases work as a centerpiece, gift holder and Valentine keepsake boxes. Our event coordinator, Emily, set the table and her idea to use the retro basket as a floral centerpiece was so fun! Who wouldn't love to receive a basket of flowers! The heart sunglasses and glitter lip glosses make for perfect party favors and gift items. 

Hungry Bunny played with our conversation heart theme and added her signature glitter touch! Plus that giant cookie cake looks delicious - someone send me one to eat by myself lol. Follow her website and on social media for Valentine ordering details. Support local and send some goodness to friends. Just add glitter (best kind is the edible kind!).

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Make sure to check our website and our shops for your Valentine needs! We have everything from Valentine kits, cards and gifts to balloons, party supplies and decor. Even if it is just your family, set a fun table for breakfast or dinner and make the occasion special. Let us know how we can help! Remember to support small and local when you can - we beyond LOVE you for it.

Lots of Love,

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Jolly Holiday with Elizabeth Mae


My baby is THREE! I cannot believe it. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to have a family party (Covid year). I wasn't going to do much for her party, but when she chose Mary Poppins as her theme, I started having way too much fun coming up with ideas. The costume company we carry at the shop has that adorable Jolly Holiday dress she's wearing, so we went with that part of the movie as our inspiration! Love the colors and joy in that scene. The morning was captured by my talented friend Alison Moore

We worked with our local gardens, Botanica, to host the party in the Carousel Pavilion. At the shop, we help them on random projects throughout the year and they wanted pictures to promote events when they start hosting again next year. Elizabeth LOVES the carousel, so it was such a fun spot. The girls rode the carousel so many times - highly recommend! For the invitations, I used an adorable Mary Poppins clip art I found and played with a font that reminded me of the movie. I went for color this year on the decor and balloons, pastels with pops of bold colors. I found the Golden Books banner from the cutest Etsy shop - I have always tried to incorporate books into her parties, so this was a perfect touch. My shirt was also found on Etsy, I wanted a fun way to add Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to the party! Fancy horses, London houses and little rose plates were the perfect table settings for the occasion. You can find all of those at Love of Character!

Treats, I used my go to local gals - cupcakes by September Moon Cupcakery, cookies by Sweet Sugarlicious. They nailed it with the designs - those little spoons filled with sugar! We also picked up some birthday cake popcorn from The Popcorner. We didn't serve food since it was late morning and just family. For party favors, my mom helped me put together cute bags of penguin gummies from the shop and we added these adorable tags from Etsy. I also purchased some carousel tokens for the kids to use the next time they visit and called them "Tuppence" to reference the movie. 

It was such a magical morning bringing her Mary Poppins dreams to life. I loved having something fun and happy to plan this crazy year. Thank you so much to our families for joining in on the celebration. 

Now, if anyone has tips for sassy three year olds, send them my way!

Lots of Love,