Thursday, September 5, 2019

Over the Rainbow Event with Daydream Society

When Mary Kevin, owner of Daydream Society partyware line, said she was coming through town, I knew we needed to throw a kid event! What's better for a trip to Kansas than an Over the Rainbow Dorothy party? We used their pretty pastel rainbow collection as our inspiration and ran with it. Basically, rainbows were everywhere! Major shout out to my friend Alison Moore who captured the event with her dreamy photos.

Obviously for the table settings, we used the Over the Rainbow collection. I decided to mix in the Frenchie Stripe napkins to mix it up and we matched it with a mermaid confetti pack. The rainbow cups we ended up using for the craft. I love the colors in this rainbow, plus the sparkly holographic clouds add such a fun touch.

We worked with local dessert wizards Sweet Sugarlicious and Buckingham Cakes to create rainbow sweets. Wendi made rainbows, clouds and spelled out "rainbow" with cookies that matched the tableware perfectly. The cookie pops were a crowd pleaser and Lisa put the cutest rainbows on top with sprinkle clouds. We love when the treats have a dual purpose and are great decor as well as delicious.

Kids painted wooden rainbow block stackers as their craft at the party. We stuck with washable crayola paints just in case they got extra creative. I love that it's a craft and a fun toy for them to take home and use. We now carry the wooden rainbows in the shop, ready to be decorated! Mary Kevin brought coordinating rainbow coloring sheets and setup her adorable tattoo bar. Kids were able to pick out the tattoo of their choosing from the Daydream collection. They are some of our favorite tattoos - vibrant colors and metallic accents. We loved the tattoo bar so much, we are setting up our own in the shop! Coming soon - bring the kids in for a tattoo on the spot, we are starting with the Daydream Society collection and there are great choices for kids and adults!

Photos by Alison Moore Photography
The backdrop was my favorite part. I told the shop girls I wanted to recreate the plates and they created this amazing balloon rainbow! The colors matched perfectly and the pastels made a pretty soft photo backdrop. Thanks to our friends at Kansas Dance Academy, we had the perfect Dorothy for our event. We borrowed a dress from Ballet Wichita and I loved that it had a fun twist like our event. Plus the pale blue matched the backdrop well. My little shop baby dressed as Glenda the Good Witch and rocked her adorable fairy wings and birthday crown from the shop (it's a "one" crown that I turned around). We loved seeing all the party guests in their Wizard of Oz inspired looks!

Want to throw a rainbow party of your own? Shop our Set the Party setup below! It's such a cute theme and you can take it many different directions - rainbow, Wizard of Oz, unicorn, painting/color, My Little Pony and more!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pastel Butterfly Birthday!

When I first caught a glimpse of the Flutter suite created by the incredible Daydream Society x lillian farag I knew we needed it for Kaia's third birthday. 

Of course, the requests of an almost three-year-old never quite align with my plans so when she requested unicorns I offered a compromise. A unicorn piñata mixed with the butterflies was just enough to make this little girl the happiest. I created a custom color balloon garland to align with the beautiful colors in the Flutter plates and hung acrylic butterflies from a branch to look as if they were floating above the table. 

Sparkler candles are always a favorite, as are cupcakes for little one's birthday parties! The vanilla cupcakes were topped with edible butterflies designed to match the acrylic ones floating above. The amazing pink, milk glass cake stands were a local find at a shop in Augusta, GA.

This party crew had a lot to keep them busy! They were greeted by a dress-up stand where they could choose wings and accessories to wear and take home. The butterfly catchers caught goodies that dropped from the piñata. Daydream Society's Flutter and Into the Wild Tattoos were huge hits, the kids especially loved the metallic and iridescent details! 

We even found a perfect, fluttery dress for the birthday girl! 

The party ended in my favorite fashion, a Studio Pep Unicorn Confetti toss and photo shoot. I just love seeing those joyful faces through the flying confetti! 

I hope you love this celebration as much as we did! You can shop and recreate this party through this Set The Party link or create your own here. If you're in Augusta, reach out and let me help you with a fun balloon garland! If you are in Kansas, reach out to Love of Character for fun balloons. Thanks for partying with me!