Friday, October 22, 2010

Real Parties: Woodland Forest Birthday Party

Kelly from The Party Dress and WH Hostess is a true talent and her latest children's birthday party for a 5-year-old boy is perfection. Kelly created a modern version of the popular whimsical woodland forest theme we have seen lately.

Focusing on an owl, toadstool, acorns and moss, a color palette of rusty red, olive green, chocolate brown and robin's egg blue was born. I love the clean-lined version of this cute theme and the rustic feel that in Kelly's words, was "oh so boy"!

I have fallen for Kelly's centerpiece sticks which are the perfect addition to a kids party. At this birthday, cylinder vases were filled with moss stones and green lentils and topped off with one of the sticks.

The children's table was set perfectly with a rattan placemat, lemonade bottles embellished with stickers and and box lunch. Each place setting also had a favor wrapped in the cutest way! The favor was wrapped in burlap fabric and tied with a polka dot ribbon and adorning gift tag.

The dessert table stole the show! I adore the rustic, yet modern feel. To enhance the setting, Kelly used wooden boxes from Ikea in various places. Coordinating cupcake toppers, candy jar tags and woodland forest banner were found around the table as well. The children got to indulge in lots of yummy candy such as candy raspberries and swirl salt water taffy and custom cookies by the talented Allyson Jane Designer Desserts.

Another picture of one of my favorite elements...the burlap wrapped party favors!

I always get so excited when one of Kelly's parties lands in my inbox. We were able to collaborate on a girly monkey party not too long ago and we are both dying to see the pictures!!
And did you know that Kelly was just featured in InStyle Magazine as one of "best of the web" entertaining sources?!


{ Nina Designs } said...

LOVE this party!!

Amanda Parker at Shindig said...

Wow! I love it all! I'm not sure how she talked her little boy out of a commercialized character party (we have that trouble in our house!), but she did a superb job!

swankychicfete said...

i love those lunch boxes! is it available in her shop?

everything is adorable!

Sandi said...

cuuuuuute! love all the burlap!

Kelly Lyden said...

What a lovely write-up, Christi! Thank you so much for showing our Woodland Forest party so beautifully, and for your sweet words....I'm blushing! :)

Kelly @ The Party Dress

Kelly Lyden said...

@Swankychicfete - I found those darling lunch boxes at the Container store!

ohbabyboy said...

Love all the details!!!

Cocktails and Cupcakes said...

What a cute party! The use of the wooden boxes is perfect and the kids table setting is darling!

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

This is soooo sweet!

JC's Loft said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Aymee said...

love this party... soooo cute and those little sacks way too cute

jackie fo said...

I love the burlap :) Also really like your new blog design, it looks great!!

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