Posts Tagged ‘birthday party’

Sleeping Beauty Birthday Party

My daughter recently turned four and are you shocked it wasn’t a Frozen birthday party? She actually is in love with Aurora. She names her baby dolls Aurora.. she wants to dress like Aurora and she is a huge fan of the flying fairy godmothers. Adora also adores pink so it made for a fitting theme to celebrate her big 4.  Holidays have always been huge in my family and birthdays are right at the top. Another year of being here.. another year to look forward to. Birthdays… although some dread them.. think about it.. it’s really a beautiful thing. We should be thankful every time we get one 😉  As for this year’s party.. it was a true team effort. From painting the frames and making the centerpieces to deciding on desserts (glitter popcorn was a must!) Adora had a hand in almost everything. Here’s how we celebrated 4… Once upon a dream.. oh and they lived happily ever after.. I promise.
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Throwing a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Birthday Party

My daughter turned 3 and now that she’s in school and has girlfriends we decided to do an all girls party! A couple of my friends had done a Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and thought it was so cute. With the help of event planning mom Katie Wells with Petite Social we came up with a fun and fabulous party just for the little ladies! Activities included digging for diamonds, balloon art, face painting and even a visit from Santa Claus! Party notes are at the end of the post.
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Event Styling – Katie Wells from Petite Social, http://www.petitesocial.com/
Event Photography – MoxieSox Photography, http://www.moxiesox.com/
Event Photography – Scen2bSeen, http://www.scene2bseen.com/Home
Party Printables – Pepper Avenue, https://www.etsy.com/shop/xxPepperAvenuexx
Face Painting, Balloon Art- Dee Vincey, http://www.deevinchey.com/
Cake, Cake Pops, Cookies – Fresh Bakes, http://www.fresh-bakes.com/
Catering- St Germaine Catering, http://www.saintgermaincatering.com/
If you have specific questions about props, decor, etc just leave a comment or message me on Facebook

Adora’s Little Red 2nd Birthday!

I love themes. Even when we had very little growing up we used our imaginations to create themes during holidays and milestones. Now that I’m older and have a little girl of my own.. it’s even more fun. Adora turned two this week and we decided to throw her a Little Red Riding Hood birthday party. I thought it was the perfect theme for a winter birthday… a lot of red and woodsy stuff! So into the woods we went and were so delighted when all our friendly creatures from across the land came out.

A month before the big day I did a lil photo shoot with the talented Janette Kim who specializes in portrait photography. We got these shots in 5 minutes. I knew I’d want to put pictures of Adora up at the party.

In the woodsAfraid of the big bad wolf!

From print to frame it was picture perfect for the party!

WELCOME! Had this sign maid with burlap by Landon Avenue Design

.. to where we harmlessly threaten you!

Handmade woodland creatures masks by Mahalo

The birthday girl radiant in red! Cape by Lorigami

Sweets and Treats. My sister Tricia made this banner with wooden letters. It’s my favorite thing!! I got most of the garland, flowers, moss and glass containers at craft stores. The cake stand is an old cranberry crate.

Storybook cake by Edibles Incredibles in Reston

Black Forest Cake Pops also by Edibles Incredibles. Check out the tree stump cake pop stand and cupcake stump. They were made by The Gypsy Bird.. I love all of her customized work on Etsy.

After I saw some of their treats at another party I asked Juju Sweetz if they could do something with the theme. I adore what they came out with!

Savvy Treats did these cute toadstool tarts.. the went more like hot cakes!

I found nuts.com was the best for getting color coordinated candy! Brown M&Ms, red gummy bears.. caramel popcorn. Finding snacks was a one stop shop!

I’m obsessed with personalized napkins… ask my family.

I don’t cook. It’s amazing how you can dress Domino’s up on a platter 🙂

Fries with truffle oil and sea salt– to go with the whole theme.

Victoria enjoys her “cheese pie”

Crafts included decorating your own bird house

We had capes and flair for pictures in our fake forest

Avery is the perfect Little Red

The capes by Originals by Lauren draped beautifully!

The face painting by Dee Vinchey artist was out of this world!

Dee Vinchey also twisted balloons into amazing art!

Do you recognize the Big Bad Wolf? I have a very generous co-anchor. Richard Jordan deserves a year worth of I-O-Us for this one! He was awesome… although he did scare some of the children.

Kiss the Cook Kristina! She made the most amazing baked brie and Huntsman Punch!

I had these vintage labels and all the buffet cards made through B. Nute Productions

Something sweet for the parents

Alex Naini provided us with the perfect place to host a party and our buddy Joey Darley was their to catch all the great moments! THANK YOU!!!

Papa snapped this. They weren’t even out of the driveway yet. It was a big day.

When she woke up it was present time!

Thank you to all our friends for making it an amazing day! Zane, Maureen and baby Cayden

Uncle Chris and Knox

Keneger and Avery are all about caramel popcorn

Mary and Kylie!

Auntie Eun

Alex and Uncle Jason

Dad and Papa

Redskins' 1st Pick Trent Williams Birthday

Former Oklahoma star tackle Trent Williams got a big welcome to DC party as he celebrated his birthday at District on 18th.

See below what he thinks of his new home.

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