Archive for Featured Fetes

July 18th, 2012

Hot Hot Haute: My Annual Summer BBQ

Today’s long overdue blog post is brought to you by (almost) Wordless Wednesday!

Here’s a quick drive-by share of my annual BBQ.  We just barely beat the 100 degree heat that followed the Derecho that slammed the mid-Atlantic but there were plenty of  good friends, cold drinks and food to help us forget our troubles.


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Trifold Invitation

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April 25th, 2012

Baubles, Bubbly and Brunch!- A fab-collab with Thomas and Kammar

I recently had the opportunity to combine three of my favorite things into one fabulous collaboration with Thomas and Kammar!

A lot of fantastic jewelry, some delicious food and a splash of bubbly made for a great spring afternoon with some of my favorite lady friends.


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March 2nd, 2012

Sweets and Beaks: Part 2 of our RIO themed birthday party!

As promised in my last post, I have more vibrant pics of  the RIO  themed 5th birthday party I planned for my son!




We fueled our energy for bouncing with a dessert table that featured custom RIO theme cookies….



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March 1st, 2012

Take it Take it to the Floor. Show ’em Show’ em how you roll…drop it drop it drop it low… (Pt 1)

My kids LOVE the movie RIO. The music, the birds and of course car-na-val!

I’m always in awe of  designers who can take a commercial theme and put a creative spin on it. With all the preprinted ,prepackaged supplies readily available at your local party supply, it can be hard to have a fresh take on your favorite characters.

And when there are no party supplies for your favorite characters…it’s REALLY hard.  So in general I just steer clear.


Around August I start thinking of a master plan for my kids’ birthdays. This year my oldest turned 5 and was very opinionated on the topic: ” Mommy I want a RIO party”.

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December 20th, 2011

Cirque Du Eden: Sweet Endings – the dessert table ( Pt 3)

I’m back with the final post in the Cirque Du Eden series!

The most difficult part about planning parties for my 2 winter babies IS winter. Finding the right entertainment is a close second- which is why I was excited to book Silly Goose and Val to perform for the kids.


We sang. We danced. We laughed… and my house is still standing.

The dessert table featured an elephant topped chevron cake, macaron tower, elephant wars ( petite palmiers)cupcakes, chevron and elephant cookies and white chocolate mousse.

Chevron bags filled with a memory game, necklace, elephant shaped soap and and elephant shaped crayons were give to our guests as a thank you for celebrating with us.

 Now on to Christmas. Happy Holidays!


Vendor Roll Call

Macarons: Norweigian Wood Bakery

Cake: QueDeeCakes

Cookies: Haute Sabrina

Canopy Cover: Beau Melange

Elephant Crayons: Posh Paper Creations

Elephant Soaps: Mel’s Fun Suds




December 16th, 2011

Cirque Du Eden: The Party Decor and Tablescape (Pt 2)

Details! Details!

I’m back to share more details from our Cirque Du Eden birthday party! I have so many great elepments I want to share that I’ve had to break this party into multiple posts!


Today I have photos of the party decor and tablescape. I used lots of vibrant hot pink and orange with a dash of turquoise throughout.
The room was filled with  big lofty balloons and the walls were papered with sideshow posters ,ruffled  paper streamers and garland.

I used a tutorial by Nicole of  Tradewind Tiaras  to make fabric covered party hats for each of the kids  and set one at each place setting.

 Chevron is one of my favorite patterns . Once I saw how great it looked in Eden’s party dress, it was a no-brainer use the pattern as the backdrop for the dancing elephants.

Even the chairs were dressed to dance with tulle skirts.

We dressed up the tables with cheery pink and orange gerber daisies and added lots of ribbon and bling to the paper vases.

The best part to sitting down to the vibrant table was the food! Guests were treated to french crepes catered by the fabulous Matt of the Omelette Guys!

I ‘m considering adding a French spin to all of our party themes just so we can eat crepes more often.


Be sure to check back for part 3 of Cirque Du Eden! In the last installment I’ll be sharing the details of the dessert table and party favors :)


Vendor Roll Call:

Chevron table runner: Fine pillow Covers

Ruffled Crepe Paper Streamers: HoopDaLoop

Paper Garland : Swanky Rea Designs 

Party printables and styling by Haute Sugar