Thursday, January 17, 2019

Joyeux Anniversaire Eloïse!

December babies get to celebrate their birthdays around the holidays when family is around, and you can add sweet holiday touches if you please. My friend Patty did a beautiful job of hosting a first birthday right before Christmas for her daughter, Eloïse. She had a vision and I was so excited to help her bring it to life in our shop party space. Plus, Eloïse and my daughter are good friends, and it's always fun to attend one of the shop parties. Deidre Caswell Photography did a great job capturing the day, so sharing lots of pictures!

Patty wanted winter feel, but in a girly way. After playing with some plates, we decided to go with a mix of the deep green and light pink - such a gorgeous combination. She ordered custom napkins to coordinate and we placed cute bags of cookies on top. Across the tables, we used one of my favorite runners, the gold foil snow dot. Worked perfectly for a winter feel. For party favors I showed her a pack of mixed pink bottle brush trees we had, and she fell in love. Such an adorable party favor that also doubles as decor! She also ordered some cute plush ornaments online and put them in pink bags - little something the kids could play with. The tables were the perfect mix of girly and elegant.

On the adult tables, Patty wanted to work in greenery and flowers. She also framed cute pictures of Eloïse and set them across the tables, as well as a collage of her monthly pictures. 

Local catering company, Olive Tree, prepared a delicious mix of food for guests. The giant cupcake was made by September Moon Cupcakery, and made for the sweetest smash cake - who doesn't love a giant cupcake to compliment lots of mini cupcakes? The cookies were made by a family friend, and the soft pink was a perfect color pop on the desert table. 

Want to entertain little ones at a party? Add balloons! Eloïse had the time of her life playing with all the balloons. We made a balloon garland for her backdrop - which we lowered before the party for some cute pictures, then raised back up for the party. Patty had us blow up lots of confetti balloons to have scattered up front. Kids had so much fun. I mean look at the joy on the birthday girl's face!

Watching our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves at their party is the best part of my job. Patty had such a beautiful vision, and I was so happy we were able to help her pull it together. Your little one turning the big 1 is hard on a mama, so it's good to distract yourself with a fun party! Miss Eloïse was lucky to celebrate with so many fun family members and friends, and I think she showed them all a good time!

Shop this post: Dark green dinner plates Light pink small plates | Snow dot gold foil runner | Bottle Brush Trees will restock next holiday season | Balloons - contact us to order

Lots of Love,

Monday, December 17, 2018

Cookies with Santa

Christmas season means visits to the big guy in red, and we love inviting him to our shop! Last year we started working with Santa Claus to put together a fun, smaller sized cookie decorating party. Getting time with Santa can be hard for parents, and our goal is to make it easy and less stressful in a smaller environment. We sell around 16 tickets to each event, and try to make them a magical experience for all the littles.

Photo overload! Sorry, but we played with so many fun tabletop combos over the six different events. We used everything from traditional looks to colorful candy looks. I wanted to get pictures of the different supplies we got in this year because there were so many fun options. We also wanted to show how much fun you can have with your tables mixing and matching different patterns and styles. The best part? Wendi, owner of Sweet Sugarlicious, created coordinated cookies! She's incredibly talented. She made a beautifully decorated cookie for each attendee, and then plain cookies that they were able to decorate. 

When the children arrived at the event, they headed over to the letter writing station to put together their Santa letter. If they put it in the "magic North Pole mailbox" they received a letter back from Santa a couple weeks later. During this time, they were also able to get in some time with Mr. Claus. I love that we have a relaxed environment where kids are able to take their time going to see Santa. If they need some time to warm up, they have that. If they want to stay up there and chat his ear off, they can do that. Halfway through the event, Santa read The Night Before Christmas to an attentive crowd. He is so personable and asked kids to help turn the pages, which they loved of course.

We save the cookie decorating until the end (mainly because of the sugar intake haha), and the kids always have a fun time creating a masterpiece. Santa comes around while they are decorating, and it's fun to see their excitement showing off their cookies. Cookie decorating is a classic and always seems to be a hit with the littles. 

Another year, another set of successful Santa events! Thank you to Santa Claus for coming all the way down from the North Pole to make them extra special.

Shop what we have left of our Christmas goodies here!

Lots of Love,