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




April 14th, 2011

Spring Bling: Our Toddler Chic Easter Brunch

We’re  so excited to share our spring party!

One:  because it was a lot of fun putting it together


Two:  because I firmly believe we know and love some of the most beautiful and  sophisticated toddlers/ preschoolers around!

When we started putting together the design we immediately thought about a lot of the traditional soft pastels and chocolate bunnies but after considering the guestlist, we thought it warranted something with a bit more sparkle for our favorite Haute kids.

See the rest »

March 9th, 2011

A boy and his phone: Malcolm’s 4th Birthday Party

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

Time flies when you’re turning one: Eden’s First Birthday Party

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

Tip Junkie handmade projects