Monday, April 4, 2011

{Real Parties} A Bowling Party!

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My friend, Lili of Swanky Chic Fete, did a fantastic job of styling this bowling party! Lucky for her (and us Houstonians!), 300 is a chic bowling alley that lends a trendy palette to begin with. But for those who are not blessed with a stylish bowling alley, Lili shows you how you can make this theme one to remember!

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Kelly of WH Hostess and The Party Dress created the perfect paper goods for the party! She designed the centerpiece sticks, favor bag toppers, trophy labels and trophy cup stickers which all stemmed from her Rugby Collection. I am a lover of paper goods because they create a cohesive feel at any event.

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The cake is ADORABLE and I love how Lilli used polka dot cupcake liners (perfect for this theme!) to dress up simple cupcakes!

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The polka dot balloons from Blooming Babies Market was another perfect addition!

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Centerpiece sticks are the perfect solution to centerpieces for children's parties. Here Lili placed the sticks in white ceramic pots from Ikea and filled them with crinkle paper.

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Inexpensive flowers like these gerber daisies and carnations add the perfect punch and when placed in modern containers such as these, look like they are worth so much more.

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Here is another simple way to add a inexpensive, yet custom touch to your party...cup stickers! Kelly's circle labels were placed on plain white cups to dress them up. And who doesn't love paper straws?!

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Red gumballs were the take home favors! Such a cute idea since they resemble bowling balls!

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If you do not know Swanky Chic Fete, head over to Lili's blog right now! She styles great parties, pays close attention to detail and I love all of her creative posts!

Sources:
Photography - Loven, the birthday girl's Dad!
Bowling alley - 300 Houston
Centerpiece sticks, favor bag toppers, trophy labels and stickers - WH Hostess
Polka dot ballons - Blooming Babies Market {Etsy}
Striped straws - Pebbles in My Pocket {Etsy}
Cupcake toppers and dotted cups - Little Monster Hugs {Etsy}
Gumballs in dotted bags - Polka Dot Market
Red dotted scrap book paper - Michael's
Mini trophies - Oriental Trading
Mini vases and white pots - Ikea



11 comments:

JC's Loft said...

Cute!

Paula

Rae said...

Nice party details

Something Old, Something New said...

I love this! The little bowling pin cookies are so cute!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Adorable! Love the color palette!

Lili said...

thank you christi for featuring my goddaughter's party! i had a great time coordinating this party and it's so much more worth it seeing the celebrant and her little guests having a blast and then to be finally featured here!

thank you so much!

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

So cool - Lili is so clever! Love the straws xxx

Sandra Downie said...

oh i love this party!

MEGMAC said...

How cute are those favors! Love them!

Polka Dot Sally said...

The perfect combination of preppy & bowling! Fantastic work - just shared on our facebook wall this morning @ www.facebook.com/polkadotmarket. Love how our gumballs became "bowling balls"! :)

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Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

She did a fantastic job! So much fun.

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