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,

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