Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Spell Bound Playhouse

Elizabeth's little playhouse needed a Halloween makeover! You can read more about our playhouse  here (highly recommend a playhouse for your little ones! Elizabeth loves hers).We added a couple cute touches from the shop and invited our cute neighbor, Adeline (also know as "Ads" when you ask Elizabeth), over to play. You can go in so many directions with Halloween decor, and we had fun going with a spell, witchy look that was colorful.

Our new felt garlands have been a huge hit, and I snagged the Spell On You one to use as our inspiration for the photo shoot. I love the simplicity and colors this brand uses. Elizabeth and I also made a mini garland because we do love our balloons! I included Elizabeth because she likes to act like she's blowing up the balloons with me and then spilled them everywhere - fun times. Topped it of with a holographic ghost to make it a little extra.

These new Hocus Pocus inspired plates that coordinate with the garland are too cute! Those witches are a holiday staple and their quotes classic. We paired them with the black cat napkins in honor of Binx. Little pumpkins are an easy centerpiece, especially on a tiny table and when littles are around. Why my child tries to eat her pumpkins, I will never understand.

Our little models were too cute and always have a great time playing together. We topped them off with adorable bat hair clips and the mini witch hat. So cute to rock all month! Plus they make such a festive gift. Shout out to Adeline for joining in on our fun yesterday!

Want to shop this party? Check out our Set the Party link and setup below! Plus you can shop this felt garland here. Want a different party setup? Go play over on our website!

Shop this table here!

Lots of Love,

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!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Set the Party - Wedding Inspired

Our spring intern, Sarah, put together a beautiful, wedding inspired photo shoot and we are excited to share all the details with you. Plus, we want to show you how you can use our new website feature, Set the Party, to make your table planning fun and easy! Sarah loved the idea of setting a table that could work for showers and receptions using pretty paper goods.

After putting together some mood boards, she pulled the deep teal plates as her base for the table. They mix so well with light colors and helps them pop, especially against our white tables. Using Set the Party, you can play with mixes of plates, napkins, cups, flatware and table cover to see what works before you buy. Sarah used the same items for each place setting, except added two different salad plates for a fun touch. Since it was the end of spring, Sarah brought some gorgeous peonies and greenery from her home garden. Obviously we aren't all that lucky to have flowers to pick, so I chose this fun gold marble runner as another option. It's fun seeing a digital build come to life!

We of course had to add a balloon garland to the setup, and these colors are dreamy for a wedding or shower. Adding greenery adds an elegant touch and tied in the flowers on the table. Sarah did a great job bringing her vision to life. She headed off to Seattle to work for a boutique hotel chain after graduation, and we miss having her around!

What event do you have coming up? You can easily switch out the pink plates for something with a holiday element or color and this would be a gorgeous (and easy to clean) dinner table for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Shop this post using the unique Set the Party link, click here. You can directly add to your cart or tweak to fit your party. Or you can start your own table by clicking here.

Lots of Love,