December 20th, 2011
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
Cookies: Haute Sabrina
Canopy Cover: Beau Melange
Elephant Crayons: Posh Paper Creations
Elephant Soaps: Mel’s Fun Suds
December 16th, 2011
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
March 9th, 2011
Somewhere between three and four years old my oldest became hyper aware of his birthday. Up until now we’d gotten off pretty easy with an over the top party every other year with quiet at home cake and ice cream celebrations filling in the years between those festivals du Malcolm.
We were especially committed to the idea of a party every other year once we had our now one year old daughter.
Eden’s birthday came and went with a fun celebration in honor of her first year. Mal had a blast and talked about it for weeks.
But then one fateful afternoon my husband and I showed up at school to pick him up. He was waiting in his classroom excited as ever with no less than FIVE party invitations from his classmates.
I was perfectly okay with this right up to the part where Malcolm started talking about his party and which of his friends he was planning to invite.
This is where the needle scratched the record.
My feeble attempts to explain to the 4 year old master manipulator that this was not a “party year” fell on deaf ears. He already had a guestlist and possibly an outfit worked out.
And then the mommy guilt set in. I turned to my husband and announced we HAD to do a little something for him.
Just a friend … or 12.
Some cupcakes …maybe a dessert table. See the rest »
February 23rd, 2011
I’m very excited to share my baby girl’s first birthday party!
Around the time she turned six months I started mentally working out the details of an über fabulous fête t o celebrate the milestone …and then I came across this photo themed party by Stacey of Elle Belle Creative. It didn’t take much to decide it was perfect for Eden’s first birthday.
I recruited my BFF from CoBennett Photography and she agreed to man the photo booth for fun guest portraits.
There’s something cheerful about polka dots and perfectly suited to Eden’s sunny disposition so I tied them in with the red, aqua and dash-of-pink color scheme.
The dessert table featured a vanilla dotted cake iced in white butter cream, strawberry marshmallows, cupcakes with fondant camera toppers, spotted number ones , camera cookies and adorable kid pops!
Even a 1st birthday party needs a DJ for the 1s and almost 2s…
Mustache and eyeglass cutouts, chalkboard thought bubbles and a bright colorful backdrop added character to my favorite part of this party- the photo booth.
Each adult guest received a frame with instructions on how to select their photos from an online album to be ordered and sent with Eden’s thank you cards. The kids went home with gable boxes filled with goodies such as satin slippers, bracelets and light up yo-yos and handmade crayon rolls.
We had a great time planning and I’m very happy with how the party turned out.
We of course didn’t plan for the birthday girl to sleep for a portion of the afternoon but it’s her party and she can sleep if she wants to.
She did perk up later-right around the time Mommy and Daddy were ready to collapse.
Vendor Roll Call:
Stripey straws w/ Flags: Fort and Field
Cake topper figurine: The Pretty Pixie
Camera cookies: The Cookie Jar
Fondant cupcake toppers: Topperville by LC Cakes
Glittered paper clothes pins: Fabulous finds Boutique
Cake pop Kids: The Cake Pop Castle
Custom Crayon Rolls: Grammies Quilts
Eden’s birthday hat: LahDeeDah2
Cake Garland: Potter and Butler
Paper Poms: Pom Love
Eden’s Tutu: Punkin Pie Couture
Our Matching shirts: Sew Super Cute