A Splashin’ Party

We got to work on the cutest little girl’s first birthday party which had a pool party theme.  It was our first pool party and it was nothing less than a splash!  The theme colors were pink and turquoise but the parents wanted it to be an all-around colorful event.  
The initial project was the invitations of course.  Their only requests were that it was on a simple insert card and had her picture.  We made sure to incorporate the beach/pool theme and make Arya’s picture the center of attention.  The invitations were printed on white cardstock and then mounted on fuchsia shimmer paper.  On the back of the invitations was the map which was immersed into a swimming pool design.   The invitations were placed in turquoise envelopes with a uniquely personalized guest and address label which were connected.  The side of the guest label had a pool shape and the back of the return label featured a chevron pattern.
With the invitations done, it was time to design the items for the special day.  We were asked to design water bottle labels, a center design for a wreath, party favor tags, multiple monogram designs to put on the sweets, food signs, and the birthday banner.  
The water bottle labels were a real hit.  The parents decided to use the small water bottles to put the labels on which was smart and cost-effective.  The water bottle label featured a personalized sketch of the birthday girl, with beach ball, flip flops and lifesaver to surround her cute face.  There was also a creative spin on the Nutrition Facts and a bar code.  
We designed a center circle for an umbrella wreath that was being made by the parents.  It was the cutest idea where they took the small drink umbrellas and created a colorful, beautiful wreath out of that and we placed a birthday design to go in the middle. So creative! 
The party favor tags were one of our personal favorite items.  They got the noodles for swimming and made flowers out of them.  The noodles acted as the stem and then they cut out petals out of foam paper.  It was the most clever idea and everyone used it that day in the pool too.  Adorable! 
Then we made a couple different designs for the dessert monograms to be placed everywhere around the sweets table.  Designs included the signature Arya sketch, flip flops, and beach ball.  Some were cut into circle shapes and others into scallop shapes to mix it up a bit.  They really added that personal touch to the desserts.  
Shells used in this party favor were courtesy of http://www.favorsandfixings.com
Nonetheless, the food signs kept with the theme and had very clever names for the desserts… like fish kabobs and noodles rather than what they really were which were twizzlers and gummies on a stick to go with the theme.  We love how clever and creative our clients get! 
Last but not least, was the birthday sign.  I always think of the birthday sign as setting the mood for the whole party.  The centerpiece and one of the first things that guests see when they walk in.  This was a very colorful banner with chevron and polka-dot patterns.  Fun and festive!

Here are some more amazing detailed pictures below from the party that our clients shared with us.  Thank you Kimberly and Mike for letting us be part of your little girl’s special day and Happy Birthday Arya!

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