Pretty in Pink Cherry Blossoms Baby Shower

Sorry it took so long to get this post up.  This Baby Shower we did has gotten a lot of love and it was definitely one of our favorites.  Below are pictures to share the many many details that went into the planning and how it all came together.
Our clients were very hands on and did such a great job on the decor and desserts that we really can’t take all the credit.
Hand-made hanging pom poms floated above the dessert table that included Pretty in Pink desserts with our custom designed food signs.

 

 

 

We made a custom designed onesie “Sweet Baby Girl” Banner with the theme colors that accompanied the Oneside Designing Station for the guests.

We designed instructions for the Onesie station as well as the other activities and games for the baby shower and they were placed in simple elegant white frames.

 

Our clients made a beautiful wish tree with bird cutouts for the guests to write on and hang on a white tree accented with a bird cage next to it and a bird house hanging from the branches.  Our personalized sign is featured here with instructions for the guests.

 

Loofahs were the ingenious party giveaways that had a personalized tag with the saying “From our shower to yours” in it.  It was such a cute idea, and the colors were perfect to match with the party as well as looking like flowers.  Great find!

Another Baby Shower Game was guessing how many marshmallows were in the jar.  We supplied the personalized sign with instructions as well as the small tickets for each guest to fill out with their name and the guess.  I love how they added yellow and pink peeps to the mix rather than just the traditional marshmallows!

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Another fun Baby Shower game was “Guess the Distance” to the length of the mommy’s tummy.  Here is another personalized instruction sign we did.

And how can we forget about the invitations we did for the party.  Before all the extreme “day-of” planning, there were the adorable diaper invitations! Not your dirty diapers but cute, feminine, pink diaper envelopments with diaper shaped invites enclosed in the bird and cherry blossom theme.
And here are more detail shots of the tables for you to enjoy.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 

Dora Fiesta Time!

We got to work on a Dora themed birthday party for one of the most a-Dora-ble little girls we have ever met!  The parents wanted to go with the fiesta theme of Dora which called for some festive flags and vibrant colors – the perfect ingredients for a party we say!  
We initially started with the invitation that was designed with sections and has become a new trend in invitations to make partitions in the invite.  The invite card was enclosed in a beautiful matte pumpkin orange envelope and was labeled with personalized guest tags made by us.  
We helped design the birthday banner name which was simplistic but colorful.  

There were also personalized monograms made for cupcakes and desserts that featured Dora and Boots with toothpicks for easy placement.  In addition, we also made thank you tags for the party favors.  
Dora is such a popular theme and we were so happy to finally get to work on one.  

A Birthday Party on the Fast Lane

We know we have a lot of favorites when it comes to parties we have helped plan but we definitely love the decor that was put into this party.  It was a low-key, intimate party at a home and our clients still managed to make the party grand.  The party was a Disney Cars themed party and the lucky little boy was turning three.  The decor was simplistic yet made a grand impression.  Red, yellow and green balloons guided the guests through a hallway with a racing lane laid across the floor.  
The party had different areas designated with personalized menus: (1) Drink station; (2) Vegan food station; (3) Main entrees station; (4) Ice Cream station.  
Personalized stationary made by us helped to tie the theme together like the traffic ice cream cones, personalized monograms, Rusteze Ointment drinks, water bottle labels, “Riley” Cars logo sign, ice cream topping monograms, and birthday sign.

The Ice Cream Station was a hit and absolutely delish to look at and eat! 

A hit with the guests were the photo booth stand which featured Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater’s car cutout as the framing and cute props to take pictures with.  Love love love!   Photo booths have become such a hit at events in the recent years, and this shows how easy and fun it can be to make one yourself.

Last but not least, we cannot forget the invitation that set the mood for the party to begin with.  The invite card was designed personally for the birthday boy with Lightning McQueen and the Piston Cup as the foundation. It was enclosed in a booklet fold that featured Lightning McQueen’s eyes on the front.  The invitation was then placed in a racing red envelope with personalized guest labels.

This party was extremely well planned and had a lot of fun and unique ideas.  This is one lucky birthday boy!  Happy Vroomin Birthday! 

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!

The Secret to a Party’s Success

We all know how exhausting it can be to plan a party.  Whether you want a big party, an intimate one, lavish or simple, you are aiming to please the guest (s) of honor but also accommodate to your guests as well.  First, it’s about figuring out the location and what’s on the menu. Second, it’s about the decorations and entertainment.  Whichever ranks first to last on your list of priority, it all comes down to details, details, details.

Finding Nemo Second Birthday Party
We have one simple solution that will make a world of difference but not make you grow a bunch of white hairs at the end of the day.  Inevitably, you have to decide the location and menu yourself because no one knows your guests and you more than you.  Entertainment is a toss up depending on the occasion and logistics.  Then, there are decorations.  Decorations set the scene.  It’s the first thing your guests see when they walk in and it’s what they initially talk about and hopefully, if you work with us, what they are still talking about after the party.  And, most importantly, it’s what gets captured on camera for everlasting memories when the party is over and done with.
This is where we come in.  If you don’t have time to run around buying decorations, or can’t find what you want, or don’t even know what you want, we can handle it for you.  It’s one thing to set the amazing food on a table with beautiful platters, but it’s a completely different story when you add personal touches to it that tie the event, the guest of honor and the theme into it.
Mickey Mouse Monograms on Toothpicks
Two main items: banner and monogram toppers.  That’s it.  Simple, affordable, and zero work on your part.  We can design a beautiful banner for you to hang that matches your theme.  But the real secret to a party’s success are the monogram toppers.  A simple design or two or three on toothpicks to stick on any of your food items or decor and your party is instantly personalized.  You can even scatter them on the table, use them on party favors, etc, to add more to your decor.  But that’s it!
Finding Nemo Birthday Banner
Mickey Mouse Birthday Banner
We do have other items that are amazing additions to any party including:
– water bottle labels
– food signs
– place cards
– menu
– program
– activity boards
– signs
– and anything else you can think of
But if you don’t have the time, are on a budget, or just want a fabulous party and need help, then trust us.  Our company encompasses details and designs and from a professional to a valued client, we can get you the perfect party at a very small cost for your wallet and your sanity.  We’ve worked with so many people  and understand what are the biggest issues so we wanted to share this little secret with our clients.
We hope you enjoy our work as much as we love doing it and hope this blog has been helpful.
Finding Nemo Scalloped Monograms on Toothpicks
Mickey Mouse Second Birthday Party
Transportation Themed First Birthday Party
Transportation Themed Monograms for Decor

 

Butterfly Kisses and Floral Wishes

We had such a great time planning this birthday party with one of the sweetest moms we know.  Her initial vision was to have butterflies and flowers and theme colors of purple, pink and green.  The rest she left it in our hands with full trust and we had so much fun putting it all together.  
Firstly, and most importantly, was setting the scene and ambience with the invitation.  The invitation consisted of all the designs that would be incorporated into the party and enclosed in a pretty lavender envelope.  Personalized return labels were also made to match the invitation. 
One of our most favorite projects were the banners she requested.  She wanted an “I Am 1” banner on her child’s highchair which has really become a trend these days. 
The second banner she wanted was a one through twelve month banner where she could feature a picture of every month of her daughter’s first year.  LOVE!  Normally, parents decide to feature pictures on the invitation or on a poster, but this was a more stylish and fun way to display the pictures.  We glued on pink baby clips so that she could easily attach the pictures to the banner, compliments of www.favorsandfixings.com.
The third banner was, of course, the birthday banner!  Happy Birthday Kate!   

One of the new trendy products we love are mason jars for the guests.  Our client chose the smaller ones and had us personalize labels for all the kids attending the event.  What a great touch to make every kid at the party feel special!  

We also made personalized tags for the party favors that were placed in elegant Organza Pouches that can also be found at www.favorsandfixings.com.

A crowd pleaser was the personalized water bottles that featured Kate’s name and design and also fun Nutrition Facts.

Our designs also included food signs made in folded tent style like place cards.

Thank you again for letting us be a part of your daughter’s special day and hope you look forward to many more milestones for your Kate.

All About Mickey

We got to put together a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party for a two year old and let’s just say that the possibilities are truly endless with Mickey Mouse.  There were so many ideas to choose from and one cuter than the next.  Firstly, we went with the traditional theme colors of black, red and yellow.    
The invitation consisted of Mickey Mouse’s head as the enclosure and the invite in a circular shape.  The design on the invitation was simple since the enclosure was the real attention grabber and we didn’t want too much design work to drown out the picture of Antonio.  This was placed in a beautiful shimmer gold envelope with personalized address labels as well. 
The banner featured a Happy Birthday sign in two clouds with the Disney font followed by the child’s name in Mickey Mouse ears with the Mickey Mouse font.  A red backdrop was our canvas and we added yellow streamers, balloons and cute foil Mickey Mouse decorations we found on Amazon.  
Our table was laid out to feature a picture of the birthday boy in the center along a black runner.  Snacks included spinach artichoke dip with Mickey Mouse bread silhouettes made from cookie cutters.  There were also mini pizzas and baked potato bites that were all dressed with small monograms on toothpicks to tie in the theme.  
Everything had a food sign specially personalized with Mickey ears. 
Desserts included Oreo cookies made into the shape of Mickey Mouse as well as a chocolate cake dressed with figurines and a personalized mini cake banner for the special boy.  A second cake was made in the shape of Mickey Mouse as well and was the perfect ending to a classic yet detailed party.  There were also chocolate cupcakes with Nutella frosting …..

A fruit platter was an easy task and made extra special by simply cutting watermelon into Mickey Mouse shapes.  
Party favors consisted of red chocolate covered hazelnut balls in mini plastic cups turned upside down and wrapped in cellophane and ribbon, and of course with another personalized monogram.  
A second party favor was a transparent, plastic favor box stuffed with candies.  Since the box was clear, we put red with white polka dots tissue paper to tie in the theme colors.  The outside was decorated with another monogram and ribbon.  The best things about these boxes is that they are clear and you really can do anything you want with them and they are big enough to put in any type of favor.   You can purchase these at www.favorsandfixings.com along with your other party supplies.  
One of our guests’ favorite details was the “I AM 2” banner placed along the high chair which was great for cake pictures.  

We also designed personal napkin rings to add a touch of elegance to the table setting.

One unique thing that we did was design a poster where all the guests had to write one word to describe the birthday boy.  This made for a great activity as well as a special keepsake for the birthday boy.  Once the festivities are over, the parents are going to put all of the Mickey Mouse ears that were written on and include it in the baby’s birthday album to read when he is older.  We love planning parties but it’s icing on the cake when you can keep those memories forever!

Happy Birthday Antonio!  We hope you had a blast with Mickey!