Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Event Design: Whimsical Fairy Garden Birthday | Los Gatos, CA

I'm very excited to announce that Nicole's Whimsical Fairy Garden Birthday has been featured on the Hostess With The Mostess blog! My friend Christine hired me to do the event design for her daughter Nicole's 4th birthday. I had the privilege of designing her second and third birthday as well and couldn't wait to get started on this one. Since Nicole likes to play in the garden and play dress up, we thought having a whimsical garden themed birthday would be perfect. The party took place in the backyard, which was the perfect setting for this magical celebration. I kept the party fun and whimsical with a touch of rustic elements.

To see the feature on Hostess With The Mostess click here.

Event Design & Coordination: Simple Little Details / Invitations & Paper Goods: Simple Little Details / Photography: Becca Martin of Heartbeats Photography / Florals: Simple Little Details / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Williams Party Rentals / Desserts: Sweet Tooth Confections

The dining tables were covered in colorful striped linens and paired with white wooden chairs. I wanted the centerpieces to look as if they were growing out of the table to give a whimsical feel. I had variety of colorful flowers sticking straight up out of the base which was covered in moss. Each setting had a utensil packet that I made out of purple burlap favor bags and flower embellishments.

The kids section had to be one of my favorite elements of the whole party. I rented bean bags in multiple colors for the kids to sit on. Each place setting had a pink burlap favor bag that was paired with a fairy wand. I rented a white picket fence to act as the backdrop for the kids table. This also served as a way for me to display the fairy wings for the kids to grab and wear. There was a sign attached to the fence that said “Grab your wings, and fly!”. We also had a toy chest that was filled with more goodies for the kids to play dress-up.

As an additional activity for the kids, I had a “Make your own fairy dust” station. Each child had their own fairy dust bottle and was able to fill it with multiple layers of sand to create sand art. I displayed all the bottles on a wooden shelf which made for a nice backdrop to the table. I also displayed a “N” for Nicole that I covered with moss and flowers. The kids had so much fun with this activity.

For the drink table, we had 2 different juices served in drink dispensers. We used milk glasses for the cups that I had embellished with flowers and pink twine. They were displayed at different heights using wooden crates. We carried on the theme to the dessert table. The backdrop had gigantic paper flowers that we attached to the fence. The flower sugar cookies were placed up right into wooden boxes to look as if they were growing. The flower theme continued through the cupcakes and cake.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Event Design: Hot Air Balloon Themed First Birthday & Baptism | St. Andrew Armenian Church, Cupertino

I'm so excited to announce that On To Baby has featured Leah's first birthday & Baptism on their blog! On To Baby features all things baby such as lovely baby showers, inspiring nursery designs, unforgettable kids birthday parties, and more. See the blog post here. On to the details...

Up, up, and away! This hot air balloon themed first birthday was filled with all things pink and glitter. Bella hired me to help design her daughter’s first birthday party and baptism. She wanted a theme that was unique, chic, and playful. The hot air balloon theme seemed perfect for this occasion. The event took place in the St. Andrew Armenian Church hall. We brought rentals and lighting to warm up the place and make it feel more elegant. I don't think the church hall had ever looked so good! Bella, thank you for hiring me to do the event design for your daughter's party. I had an amazing time making all the details and seeing it all come together. Leah is so precious and I wish your family many more blessings.

Event Design & Day-of-coordination: Simple Little Details / Invitations & Paper Goods: Simple Little Details / Photography: Becca Martin of Heartbeats Photography / Venue: St. Andrew Armenian Church /  Florals: Simple Little Details / Lighting and Draping: Method 42 Productions / Linens: Hartmann Studios and AGS Linens / Chargers & Chairs: Lush Event Rentals / Desserts: CakeArt by Gracie

Place Card Table
As guest arrived they were greeted by an “Up, up, and away!” sign and hot air balloons floating up above the place card table. I wanted the guests to feel like they were about to go on a hot air balloon ride. I found this amazing gold sequins linen that was perfect in setting the tone for the rest of the d├ęcor.

Dining Tables
The dining tables were covered with a soft pink linen and paired with gold chivari chairs to make it feel extra elegant. I hand made the napkin rings with pink tulle to look like a tutu around the napkin. For the centerpieces, I hand glittered craft boxes and added a pink tutu around it. I filled the box with white hydrangeas and pink garden roses and had a floating balloon up top to resemble a hot air balloon.

Kid’s Station
I created a kids station where they could pick up a goodie box and lemonade.  The goodie boxes were gold glitter and pink with a balloon attached. They were filled with little toys and games for the kids to stay entertained. I also made fun sippy cups for the kids to use to enjoy their lemonade.

Photo Booth
I made a life sized hot air balloon for the kids to take photos in. I bought a laundry basket, spray painted it gold, and attached a pink and gold tassel banner to the front. I created a cluster of pink balloons up above. It made for some adorable photos.

Birthday Girl High Chair & Party Hat

I wanted to make the birthday girl’s high chair extra special so that she stood out amongst all the kids. I created a pink tutu around the chair and hung a banner that said “ONE”. I also made her a matching first birthday hat out of the glitter paper and pink tulle, which she looked absolutely adorable in.

Dessert Table

The dessert table was the highlight of the party. The pink tulle backdrop and the gold sequins linen was the perfect combination. I hung hot air balloons that spelled out the birthday girls name floating above the table. All the desserts incorporated the hot air balloon theme. Guests were wowed by all the details of the dessert table.