|This was taken in my formal living room before I delivered the party.|
Whew! It's been a very busy Summer for me. June, July and Aug were filled with a lot of fun, fun parties! A Summer event for 2,000, signage for a Chicago library event, 300 Tinkerbell party favors, a couple of Bar & Bat Mitzvah's, and many samples for future parties. I have been so busy for the last few months. Oh, how could I forget Maggie's 2nd Birthday (my granddaughter, I'll add a blog entry for her party this week). In addition to these Summer events, I am working on something new for the Fall....(Top Secret Stuff). This week I am building centerpieces and favors for a bridal shower and several pieces for a twins flower themed birthday party, I know you will just love. I will post photos AFTER these parties have taken place...I don't want to spoil any surprises.
One of the most memorable parties this Summer was a Tinkerbell birthday party for a 3 year old little girl. I was hired by my friend Desi, at Desiree Chocolates to build 300 themed favors, cupcake pics, a birthday banner and some tags and menu cards all with the Tinkerbell theme. So I put on my thinking cap and came up with some darling favors for both girls and boys, which I displayed on a Pottery Barn severing pedestal that served as a pretty neat centerpiece while filled with the favors as well. I used this same sever as a drinking glass tower at my daughter's bridal showers. I like it so much, I wouldn't mind a second so I can place one on each end of the dessert table.
With my "thinking cap on" I knew I wanted to use my favorite Double Dot Papers from Bo Bunny. The color pallet was Hot Pink, Lime Green, Lemon Yellow...and I threw in a little blue and orange as well. It all worked perfectly.
After this never ending pile of scrap paper and a few trips to Archivers, I finally came up with a zillion favors...well 300 darling favors. I decided to go with a french fry box...easy for the kids to fill up the box with the wonderful desserts from Desiree Chocolates and enjoy the party. But I needed something with a Tinkerbell theme. Well I have to say, I am so excited with the end result.
|Tinkerbell got some wings add on.|
|Crock got a tail added on the back of the box.|
|The snake got a squiggly tail added onto the back of the box.|
|The lizard, he got a tail too...he was my favorite!|
|And Captain Hook, got his HOOK added to the back of the box.|
As I mentioned, I designed a few pieces for Desi's dessert table as well. She needed matching candy container tags. If you look under the "Tag" blog entry, you can view how I normally design a tag, but these needed to be a little different. Desi's candy containers are martini glasses so the normal hang tags wouldn't work. I came up a different style and I just love the way they turned out. Fits the stem perfectly. What do you think?
I also made cupcake picks...both regular and mini size, all with a mixed birthday theme. Don't forget to add a little "bling" to each one, it's nice to see a bit of shimmer in the light.
Everything looked so nice, but I have to tell you...it took 3 helpers, myself and 7 full days to completely build this party, working 10 to 12 hours a day. Yes VERY long, BUT...very worthwhile. I LOVE every piece. I have to admit, this was the cutest party I have ever designed. I wanted to show you a few more pictures of the process, just in case YOU get a call to design and create 300 party favors...ENJOY!