Thursday, June 20, 2019

Shop 3rd Birthday!

Three years, I cannot believe it's been three years since I opened up this colorful corner in College Hill. In June of 2016, we finished up the shop and had our soft opening. It was one of the best weekends of my life. Last weekend, three years later, we celebrated all of the hard work that we have put into making this shop bigger and better! We went all out with decorations and sweets for this birthday celebration.

What comes to mind when you think of pastels and sugar? Cotton Candy! That was the theme of our weekend and we went for it. Pastel blue, pink and purple made up the color scheme and our giant balloon garland definitely set that tone. I picked up this cotton candy foil balloon months ago and was so happy to finally have a reason to use it. Bringing joy was the mission and I think it was accomplished!

The masterpiece of the setup was our floral fringe install we worked on with local florists, Revel Gardens. We built out the fringe pieces on top of our dividers, and then the florists came in and worked in 100 stems of beautiful Delphiniums. Dream backdrop! Shop girl Maddie had her eyelashes done by a fav local girl boss business, Everyday Beaut, so we had to get a picture of her looking fancy!

Birthday treats are always important for a party, and I brought in my power dessert duo. September Moon Cupcakery made some adorable cupcakes, matched perfectly with the theme and she pulled out that fancy stamping trick again. Beautiful cookies by Sweet Sugarlicious brought all the party details to life on cookies - seriously she did the fringe, garlands and cotton candy. She's magical. A cotton candy machine (rented from American Fun Food) was the guest of honor. Definitely recommend renting one if you are making multiple - it was really easy. Such a fun treat! Thanks to my friend Hannah, owner of Boards Wichita, we had edible flowers to add an extra touch. Friday night we did a little happy hour (mainly to practice using the cotton candy machine before whipping up creations for the public) and we had to try some fun cotton candy champagne concoctions.

For children on Saturday, I brought in Just Face It to work their magic. I always love seeing their excitement waiting to get their face painted and then seeing the finished results. They are quick and do such a good job. For parents, I ordered in Le Pens in our color scheme. We love these pens and it was a fun and useful favor for people. 

It definitely takes a team to keep this place running and I was happy to celebrate with most of mine. I ordered in some fun t-shirts for us and they rocked them in style. A couple of the girls were out of town, so we will have to catch them for a picture together soon. My little #shopbaby also made an appearance, decked out in all things Rifle Paper Co. to match the shop. Her favorite thing is to mess up the shelves and run around giggling, shop wouldn't be as fun without her there to boss us around. The ones that I really needed pictures with were busy talking to friends, but I need to give shout outs to my husband and mother. They have both invested a lot of time the past three years to help make this dream a reality. Also shout out to my father-in-law that jumped in to help Dustin with things like the tile and cabinets. Family affair over at LOC!

Cheers to more years!
Lots of Love,

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