Monday, May 4, 2015

{Navy & Green Nautical Party}

I am totally in love with this party! I have done several nautical parties before, and all of them have been in the traditional red, white and blue.  So when my friend asked for a Nautical themed party for her two boys, I immediately knew I wanted to do a preppy design in navy blue and emerald green color palette.

I was inspired by several nautical logos I have seen online, so I created one for the boys, with their initials, an anchor and a helm.  The cute logo was used throughout all the decor and design elements from the invitation to the favor boxes and take-out candy bags.

A huge sign with the boy's logo served as a backdrop for the amazing dessert table.  My friend Johanna Padín from GloboArte created the two balloon columns with the kid's ages in silver.

The cake was created by Jovanna Valentín and, let me just say, it captured everything I wanted in a nautical cake.  From the anchor pattern, the stripes to the rope top tier complete with a silver anchor. Simply stunning!

Mari Carmen from Sugar Bliss created all the delicious desserts:  french macarons, sugar cookies, brownies, butter cookies with powdered sugar, individual lemon cheesecakes, chocolate covered marshmallows in striped straws and decadent coconut macaroons.

I created several decorative elements to complement the fabulous candy bar:  anchor toppers for brownies, dessert tags, water bottle labels with stripey straws and washi tape flags, centerpieces and a lovely birthday banner.  I also personalized the blue take-out candy bags with the kid's logo.  Signs in wooden frames thanked their guests for "sailing by".

Favor boxes were decorated in the same fashion, with a tag and ribbon and they filled with all kinds of goodies.

We also had another favor gift station poolside with crates filled with hats, sunglasses, sunblock and inflatable toys for all the kids.

A perfect themed party for a fun day in the sun!

Design, styling and stationary: Partylicious
Cake: Jovanna Valentín - Jovadiel Party Shop
Desserts: Mari Carmen - Sugar Bliss
Balloons: Johanna Padín
Linens: Party Rental
Favors: Oriental Trading

Sunday, March 15, 2015

{Mermaid Tails Birthday}

Once again I am really honored to have been given the opportunity to work for this family.  I've been doing parties for them for quite some time now, and every time I think we create something even more stunning!  Our little girl wanted a Mermaid party.  The inspiration is a mermaid tail her mom got for her.  I immediately knew the color scheme I wanted for this celebration.  A color combo of aqua, mint, salmon and rose.  This has got to be one of my new favorite parties!

Every girl invited would get her own mermaid tail as a party favor, so I already knew we needed to prepare a table for the girls.  Each chair was decorated with a personalized sign with their name and of course, their tails.  Centerpieces included seashells, corals, pearls, flowers, you name it.  A delicate and simple display of ocean inspired items.  Each table setting included aqua plates, a personalized water bottle and a cookie, along with some fab wooden cutlery.

The background for our main table was simple yet fabulous.  I used yards of ribbon in our coordinating colors over cream colored fabric framed by two giant balloons with handmade tassels.  The banner and garland in the middle was the perfect accent.

Tons of desserts and props were featured in this extravagant sweets table. A huge mermaid tail, corals, starfish, pearls and gold frames gave the finishing touches to a vast array of decadent desserts and candy.  A gorgeous cake and cupcakes take front center in this beautiful table.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures just as I loved creating this party!

Styling and Paperie: Partylicious
Cake and Cupcakes: Jovanna Valentín
Sweets: Sugar Bliss by Mari
Cookies: Cookies by Suehery
Wooden cutlery and favor bags: Shop Sweet Lulu