Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Real Parties}Hot Pink and Turquoise First Birthday Party

This post is looonnggg overdue! It's from back in May and it's my daughter's first birthday party. The theme was inspired by an invitation designed by Anders Ruff. The saying on the invite was “My Oh My, How the First Year Flew By.” Some of the decor was inspired by Kara (of Kara's Party Ideas) Bunco party.

I wound up concentrating more on the colors (hot pink and turquoise) than the actual theme because of time constraints. I had a ton of other “themey” things planned that I was not able to get to. The party’s main attractions were the 2 dessert tables I set up and the d├ęcor . I created a balloon wreath for the front door, party printables (inspired by The TomKat Studio) and little felt birdies (tutorial on Bird’s Party). For all the other items I used amazing vendors such as Sweeties by Kim and other vendors listed at the bottom of the post. I had a lot of fun planning it and executing it and I am already thinking about her 2nd birthday!

Invite by Anders Ruff


Invite by Anders Ruff





















Here's the guest of honor wearing a tutu from Hannah's Tutus and a matching onesie from Bella Claire Baby.  This image was taken by an awesome local photographer, AvaJack Photography.

www.avajackphotography.com



Vendor Credits:
Invitations – Anders Ruff 
Tissue Poms: Dash of Color
Balloon Wreath: Inspired by How Does She? 
Solid Balloons: Shindigz 
Polka Dot Balloons: Polka Dot Market
Table Linens: Table Cloths Factory
Kandy Kones (for the cotton candy): Posh Party Pretties
Sugar Cookies: Just Crumbs
Cakes: Made locally by a mom who bakes out of her home in Farmingdale, NY.
Cake Bunting: The Tom Kat Studio
Fondant toppers: Two Sugar Babies
Birthday Hat: Shop Lissy
Headband: Banner Boutique
Nesting Suitcases: Land of Nod

I hope this party provided lots of inspiration for your next bash!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

How cute are these? A couple of my friends have made them for playdates but I was never sure how to make them. Here's a great tutorial from One Charming Party! I think I need to try these.

Photo from www.OneCharmingParty.com




Friday, August 26, 2011

Exciting News! Posh Little Parties coming soon!

I have some exciting news to share. Soon My2PinkLadies will have a new blog and a new name! Posh Little Parties coming soon! We'll have the same great tutorials and Real Parties to share with you.

In the meantime, please check out our newly opened Etsy Shop - PoshLittleParties.

Thanks for your support!

Friday, August 12, 2011

{Real Parties} Damask Baby Shower - Black, White and Hot Pink!

My friend Ang and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Jessee last weekend. It was a "sprinkle" shower and she is awaiting the arrival of her third child. She has 2 boys already, so just in case she has a third boy (she's Team Green), we decided to give her a girly shower!

The palette we chose was an elegant black & white damask pattern with hot pink accents.  The backdrop are ruffled sheers from Pottery Barn Kids. Aren't they lovely?   Andreap | designs created the gorgeous cupcake toppers, napkin rings and one of the banners.  Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway which will include her "Baby Shower" banner and the damask printable collection!!




Marshmallows from HaveItSweet.com




Andreap | designs
 This beautiful fancy Jessee banner is from Malu Boutiques.  I had the shop saved in my Etsy favorites and I am so glad I decided to order it. It was gorgeous and it fit the theme perfectly!  It was also great quality! 

Banner from http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaluBoutiques

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaluBoutiques
 I whipped up these super easy centerpieces by wrapping yarn around Styrofoam balls and the wrapped the vessel with ribbon and added one of the cupcake toppers. 



These gorgeous cake plates with crystals are from Amazon.com  They come in a few different finishes and add sparkle to any dessert table. 
 




Stay tuned to win this fabulous banner from andreap | designs!

Banner from Andreap | designs

I hope you were inspired by this party.  Please conatct me with any questions!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Tutorial} How to Make a Balloon Wreath


I started making balloon wreaths a few months ago after seeing them on a few blogs. They are so easy (and cheap) to make and can be used for just about any event. A trip to Michael's and Party City is all you need to get started!

Follow these simple instructions on how to make your own balloon wreath.

First you'll need:

- Lots and lots of balloons! I used about 3 packs of 72 count balloons from Party City. Of course this will vary depending on the size of the wreath and balloons you are using.



- Greening pins. These can be found in the floral section of your local craft store.



- Round wreath (or any shape you want). I use a 16" Styrofoam circle. You can also use a straw wreath (keep the plastic on it).




- Ribbon

Directions:

- Take ribbon and wrap it around your Styrofoam wreath to cover up the white. I have also used tulle and it works great as well! I do this so the Styrofoam is not exposed. I also think it's a nice finishing touch.



- Then take a greening pin and stick the balloon in the middle of it (without puncturing the balloon)



- Once you have done the above step, you just stick the pin in the Styrofoam. You'll do this over and over and over again until the wreath is as full as you want it to be.









I told you it was easy, didn't I?




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

{Real Parties} Sneak Peak of an AMAZING Sailboat Party!


I am so excited to share a few sneak peaks of a FABULOUS Sailboat party! Seriously, it blew me away! It comes from Denise from NY and the party was for her son's 2nd birthday party. She did such an amazing job.

I have lots and lots of pictures to share and a Q&A with Denise about the party and her inspiration. She is seriously one talented mama!






Stay tuned for more of this great party!