Showing posts with label centerpieces. Show all posts
Showing posts with label centerpieces. Show all posts

Monday, May 9, 2011

{Real Parties} A Singing Party to Celebrate a First Birthday

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My good friend, Kristen White of Frills Consulting, styled an adorable Sing-a-Long Party for a little boy who recently turned one. Kristen was inspired by my son's sing-a-long party last year and Kovidh's mommy thought it was fitting for the birthday boy since he loves his music class and their last name is "Singh"!

Stacy Gray Music was hired to entertain the children in songs. She brought small handmade instruments made of white mailing tubes which were filled with dry beans and rice. For the first half of the party, the children decorated their instruments and then they gathered around and sand with Stacy using their new instruments.

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Kristen is extremely talented and crafty and made the invitation, paper goods and party hat!

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The menu was prepared by Pink Avocado and was perfect for both adults and kids. The group feasted on tomato bisque shooters with grilled cheese squares, french fries with parmesan truffle oil, spinach and feta spanokopita, veggie cups, chicken fingers, mini ham and cheese sandwiches and mini mac n' cheese balls. They chose to serve cake balls instead of the traditional cake to give guests a variety of flavor options. I love that idea!

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The music note cookies were the perfect favor as well as the personalized chalkboards that Kristen created!

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The birthday boy, Kovidh, looking as happy as ever!

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Thank you Kristen for sharing this perfectly planned party with us!

Sources
Photography - Cat Hornberger of Peacock Photography
Children's Entertainment - Stacy Gray Music
Catering - Pink Avocado
Invitations, party hats & paper goods - Frills
Chalk Mats - Kathryn Saeger
Smash Cake - Hill Country Cakes
Cake Balls - Austin Cake Ball


Thursday, April 21, 2011

{Trends} Succulents

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{image via 100 Layer Cake}

I have always loved the look of succulents, but even more so now after seeing them used in numerous gorgeous ways. Have you noticed them popping up everywhere these days? They seem to be very popular in wedding decor at the moment, but you could easily use the trendy bulb for your parties at home. Set on on a napkin at each place setting or even nicely wrap one in a small pot. This can serve as a place card and favor. Many beautiful examples here...

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{image via Style Me Pretty}

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{image via Project Wedding}

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* I misplaced my notes with a few of the above sources. Please let me know if you know where they are from so that I can properly credit *


Monday, June 21, 2010

{Real Parties}: Olivia's Christening Celebration

To celebrate the Christening and adoption finalization of their second baby girl, my friend Christine and her husband hosted the most fabulous Sunday brunch. {You may remember the gorgeous photos from the Christening celebration of their first adopted daughter}. As I have mentioned before, Christine is the owner of a chic wedding and event planning business here in Houston. So, it is no wonder that her parties are stunning.










Both of the Christening and adoption celebration invitations were amazing and designed by my talented friend, Hayley Hardcastle. Each invitation included a sentimental quote that brought tears to my eyes...


Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~

Today I kissed an angel. I knew it from the start.
The first time my angel smiled at me, I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel, this angel child of mine.
Though not of my creation, my child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel, my heart is dancing wild.
A family, by a miracle, blessed by this angel child.

~ author unknown ~

Events in Bloom created all of the decor and the amazing Leslie Gaworecki of Goodlight Photography, captured all of the lovely photos.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

{Real Parties} Thomas the Train


If you follow along with me here on this blog, you obviously know that I have a love for all parties. But as a mother of two boys, I especially love to see unique twists on boy themes since there is not a lot out there. This Thomas the Train party is a perfect example!

Kelly from The Party Dress teamed up with Melissa from Project Nursery to create a special 3rd birthday party for Melissa's son, Austin. WH Hostess, Kelly's stationary business, created a custom logo for the event. The red and aqua logo set the tone and color palette for the party.
I love the cake stand filled with shredded paper! What a simple, but eye appealing idea.


One of my favorite elements of the party are the centerpieces! It's hard to come up with kid friendly centerpieces and the blumeboxes filled with shredded paper and topped with custom centerpiece sticks is perfect.


The use of 3 foot balloons gave the party a modern feel.


Was I not right?! Isn't this such a cute, but stylish party!!

A few party details you might be interested in...

* WH Hostess created so many of the paper goodies at this party! The invitations, custom logo, cupcake and cake toppers, centerpiece sticks, candy jar labels, bubble stickers and favor bag toppers were all designed by Kelly.
* The aqua centerpiece boxes were purchased from Blumebox which I have used before as well.
* Two Sugar Babies created the monogrammed fondant toppers for the cookies and cupcakes and a 3D train to top the cake.

Be sure to visit Project Nursery on Monday morning to see party footage!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Real Parties: A Christening & Adoption Celebration

I have a very special party to share with you. I know you will LOVE the gorgeous, girly details which will hopefully serve as inspiration. This particular event was held to celebrate the Christening and adoption finalization of a sweet baby girl whose parents went through a long journey to get her here.
Angel wings were found throughout the party since that is what they call their daughter.













As an adopted child myself, my friend's story and this party touches my heart. What a blessed little girl to be brought into this world and put into the hands of two loving and deserving parents! I feel the same way about my parents.

On the invitation, was a poem which read...

Today I kissed an angel. I knew it from the start.
The first time my angel smiled at me, I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel, this angel child of mine.
Though not of my creation, my child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel, my heart is dancing wild.
A family, by a miracle, blessed by this angel child.

~ author unknown ~

A few event details you might be interested in...

The photography was done by my immensely talented friend, Leslie, of Goodlight Photography.

* The party was held at The Manor House at The Houstonian Hotel.
* Events in Bloom created the gorgeous flowers and decor.
* The cake came from Who Made the Cake.

The proud mommy, Christine, coordinated our wedding and for whom I worked for. She also planned these amazing parties, here and here, for her little girl over the past few years. They just welcomed home their second baby girl!