Recently we’ve been having tons of fun with co-ed showers. A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of working with a mama-to-be who just graduated. She wanted a relaxed party where her and her husband could gather their friends to join in their celebration. Our adorable venue scout, Laurie suggested Da Andrea. Brilliant. We love it there! The setting is so cozy and elegantly casual while the food is delicious. The best part was…they chose to have the party cocktail style. Great idea!
Since these lovely first time parents were not finding out the sex of the baby…we designed a party that was gender neutral and somewhat rustic to fit the vibe of the restaurant.
On my last trip to Toronto I passed by a store on Bloor Street called Ashley’s. They had a window full of signs…
“Point me in the right direction” I said to my sister as we walked by…and that’s where the theme and title for this event was born. Graduation + Pregnant — we’re going in a different direction here…one that is the most special and precious to date. And who better to honor then…the future graduate.
We worked with some really awesome vendors for this party…and came up with a few fun ways to spruce up the dessert table here…
One of the elements we loved most from this theme was the signs. We found Art Town Gifts who custom creates wood signs and they turned out so great.
For the baby sweets that were served…we worked with our friend AnneMarie on a few fun twists…
Every year my Aunt Debi throws together a little brunch to celebrate being a mom, her mom and all mom’s related to her. This year she put on this brunch…but this was not “thrown” together. Not even close. Aunt Debi went all out LMP style so we just had to share!
The theme was family, elegance and class. Deb made a dessert table that displayed photos of all of the mother’s invited to her brunch…from their hay day and each black and white vintage original picture was more beautiful then the next.
To toast the Mom’s at this brunch Debi set out Pink Grapefruit and sparkling white wine Margaritas with Lime which looked so beautiful over the lace runner (which is vintage Boobie – AKA Debi’s mom & my grandmother) that she used for her dessert table.
We love a good birthday party. I mean why wouldn’t we? Planning good food, drinks and FUN. That’s exactly what we had with the celebration that we designed for a dear (now repeat!!) client of ours. She wanted to have fun with color…and so we immediately jumped all over the rainbow trend. Ikea, Target…Pinterest…Rainbows are everywhere! We just needed to make sure we did it in a way that was classy and cool.
Since we love chevron – actually cannot get enough of it as you saw from the preppy party we did earlier in the day (yes we did two events in one day this past weekend…whew!) – we used this pattern as our base for all of our signage. We had created a large sign as a backdrop to our “dressed up snacks” table where we set out white chocolate covered popcorn with pink sprinkles, chili spiced pita chips and natural cheddar cheese puffs for the guests to snack on while tapping their feet to the beats by DJ Kim Jefferson. We also made a “Celebrate” bunting to string above the bar as well as cupcake toppers for the dessert table.
We had one of the best flower runs for this party. Color color and more color. All types of flowers, white high glossy vases…stunning.
A Child’s first year is one to celebrate…but let’s be honest…will this child remember the party? No. So who should you be celebrating? The parents! That’s what I did when my lil man Gavin turned one and how we helped William’s parents commemorate surviving his first year!
Being a mom is by far and away the best thing on earth…and a great reason to Part-ay!
So for William’s first we got to do what we do best…a dessert table, decor and the bar. And this party…was all about the preppy details.
We used a preppy palette of navy, apple green, gold and white and chevron was the print we decided to work with. Ali did her thing with the graphics and designed a bar sign for William that was so fab…his parents asked us if they could keep it so they could save it and put it up in his college dorm room!
We had all kinds of special details at the bar including mini champagne bottles with labels personalized for William’s first birthday…look closely….
And of course Ali designed water labels for the event which turned out looking adorable with green and white polka dot straws from our favorite online store for plates & napkins and other fun party items…
It’s always nice when good talent falls right into your lap…right?
We were recently contacted by photographer Melissa Robin. After browsing the photographs on her site we were immediately hooked and dying to work with her. She spent some time shooting an event we did last weekend for the most adorable 3 year old boy’s birthday party at the incredible New York Fire Museum…and her pics turned out even better then we imagined and she was delightful to work with. Check it out…
Happy Birthay Austen! Turning the fun age of 3 is made so much more exciting when you get to do it in a Fire Museum. I know from my lil man…he’s obsessed with anything — fire! Fireman Sam is a character who frequents our ipads in my house….and so it was a theme I was pretty excited to take on and get my son involved with the planning which he just loved!
Michelle called it best with the theme which is an important one to teach our kids: Stop, drop & roll…