Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party Part II

Last week we shared this girly and whimsical Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party with all the party details!

The above image is one of my favorites next to this image of the food table.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Do you have a favorite photo from last week’s Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party Part I reveal?

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Today, I am sharing Part II with mostly images from my girls tea party outside using décor items from the birthday girls updated bedroom such as the Audrey coral pink and gold teepee, play table and chairs, and tea set.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia ProductionsI love how all the details came together, especially these stunning and girly sequin tulle shimmer dresses from OC Kids Closet with the colorful pop of color from the faux jeweled necklaces from Target.  Due to the unseasonable cold day the girls had to wear their favorite pink coats from Gymboree.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarh Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia ProductionsThis is one of my favorite images of the birthday girl giving her older sister a hug while enjoying a macaroon! Macaroons and tea party go hand and hand at any age.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

I love the detail shot of the girly tea party essentials: A coral, prink and green tea set, gold and pink tablecloth fit for a princess, and a gold glam cake stand with jewels!

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Prodctions

I even sneaked in a shot with my princesses, who were troopers with the unseasonable cold weather!

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

A huge thanks to Ariana Clare for capturing all these stunning outdoor shots of the tea party.

If you missed Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party Part I with all the party details you can check it out here with full source and vendor list, the sneak peek here, and the behind the scene’s planning with inspiration board here.

Vendor Credits

Event planning, design and styling  – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography (outdoor) – Airana Clare

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party Part I

I have been planning this Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party for over a year and excited to finally share all the details with you.

 Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

You can catch all the fun planning details and inspiration board here and some of the fun sneak peek photos here.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Ariana Clare

Photography by Ariana Clare

The décor was glam and girly with tulle tutu and bow tie invitations to set the theme of the party.

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Tulle was used for the table décor with gold polka dots for some glam to match the pink and gold polka dot backdrop. I love the fabric and tulle wreath and garland, which adds depth with the multi pinks and golds and makes this such a girly table!

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Bite size finger foods such as PB&J crowns and shoes, cucumber flowers, tutu cupcakes, gold sparkle donut holes, flower tea cookies, and strawberry cake were perfect for this tea party themed birthday party..

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

While most of the décor was girly and glam, we included Charlotte’s friends that were boys by incorporating the bow tie theme. All the guests enjoyed the delicious food, bounce house and teepee!

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

 Turning 2 Tutu and Bow Tie Tea Party || Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography by Ariana Clare

Photography by Ariana Clare

Photography by Ariana Clare

Photography by Ariana Clare

Party Details

Being an event planner and stylist I am always thinking about all the fun details that go into any event or party. It wouldn’t be tutu party without the perfect tutu! My girl’s always get a special dress or outfit that goes along with the theme of their party and these beautiful pink and gold sequins tutu dresses from OC Kids Closest were perfect. The girls helped me pick out their pink sequins “princess shoes” as they call them, from Cynthia Rowley and their “princess” jeweled necklaces and crowns to complete the tutu tea party outfit!

This Audrey Coral Pink and Gold teepee custom-made for Charlotte by Abigails Hands not only serves as the perfect birthday gift and décor item to update her bedroom but a fun detail and play area for the kids at the party.

Guests enjoyed tea party food made with love by Sarah Sofia Productions! The strawberry cake with fresh flowers made by Sarah Sofia Production was a fan favorite! I love the pink and gold cake topper by Kiss Me Kate Studio, which even through in confetti to decorate around the cake!

Guests were given party favors that included princess wands that light up for the girls and fun sticky hand toy for the boys.

Make sure you come back later this week for Part II with additional photos from Airana Clare from our special tea party outside!

Vendor Credits

Event Planning, design and photography (except where noted by Airana Clare) – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Tea party menu items – Sarah Sofia Productions

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and flower tea cookies – Whole Foods

Audrey coral pink and gold teepee – Abigails Hands

Ballerina tutu and bow tie invitations – The Polka Dotted Room

Pink and gold cake topper – Kiss Me Kate Studios

Pink and gold sequins tutu dresses – OC Kids Closest 

Pink sequins dress shoes AKA “princess shoes” – Marshalls

Chalk board stand and tutu cupcake topper – Michael’s

Backdrop, round pink and gold box, costume necklaces, pink and gold tassel garland, pink and gold garland, Happy Birthday banner, princess wands, and other party favors – Target

Small cake stand – HomeGoods and Sarah Sofia Productions

Love wall art – Hobby Lobby

Blue cake stand – HomeGoods

Gold foil number 2 balloon – Party City

 

One Room Challenge: Behinds the Scenes & Sources

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Hard to believe One Room Challenge (ORC) Spring 2014 is over.  For me it’s similar to working on a wedding or event.  You have a vision and a plan.

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You pour all your energy and time into your ORC. You build a network of talented individuals along the way, some of whom become friends.  The big day arrives, the reveal, and you’re finally able to showcase your talents and enjoy the fruit of your labor!

One Room Challenge Master

Speaking of labor, there is a lot of it you don’t see.  The late nights, the frustration that your plan for that perfect item just won’t arrive on time or is not feasible.  The juggling act between work, home life, and ORC. Not to mention all your unattended helpers! In my case it was my little girls and my dog Bailey.  Here are some out takes.

Rolling on the ground in laughterApparently it was so hysterical to come into our master bedroom and play that Charlotte was rolling in laughter on the floor.

Someone's gone shopping in my shotSomeone’s gone shopping right in the middle of my photo shoot for the big reveal.  Oh and do you spy the light fixture boxes behind the door.

That bed looks comfyI spy Bailey getting ready to jump on the pressed bed. Right after this shot he was comfy on the bed and the girls soon followed.

Another behind the scenes moment, which I briefly described in my reveal post, was the story behind the wall sconces install. Ken Kelly with Kelly’s Painting is my go to guy for small projects.  The earliest that he could come over and give me an estimate on switching out the old wall sconces for the new ones was Wednesday night before the big reveal deadline! YIKES! In a panic I was able to negotiate Ken to install the light fixtures that Wednesday night.  However, being prepared for anything, I had taken most of my photos for the big reveal Wednesday with good light.

053However, this photo could have been my BIG REVEAL photo.  As you can see not everything is picture perfect.

Many of you commented on my photography and I would like to thank you for your kind words.  Here are a few photography tips that I learned from the pros: To get the most accurate and pleasing photograph don’t use your flash.  Try to photograph your subject when the lighting is best during the day.

One Room Challenge MasterUse elements in the room to make the photograph interesting, such as this photo of the room viewed through the white inlay mirror.

One Room Challenge MasterLastly, take photographs from different angles for a better image rather than straight on.

I also received kind comments about my styling, which are greatly appreciated.  Here are some easy behind the scenes styling tips: Use items that you already own! For example a vase, picture frame, tray, piece of art, and/or books that will make your space personal and pleasing to the visual eye.

One Room Challenge MasterThis elephant garden stool was given to me by a friend from my DC days working on Capital Hill. I had this piece with the tall vase and flower arrangements in my living, but thought it was the perfect fit for my master.

Another visual pleasing aspect that I briefly touched on was art. Art can be any many shapes and forms. The key is to remember it’s not just for the wall! I grew up learning and loving art! If you haven’t noticed, the Impressionist Movement, includes some of my favorite artists that make this room complete.

One Room Challenge MasterMonet, the founder of the Impressionist Movement, is my favorite artist. His prints from the Mussee d’orsay next to the white inlay mirrors tie this room together.

One Room Challenge MasterThis print is one of Max Agostini’s prints which is also personalized with hand written signature.

Piscaco 1902I found this Picasso 1902 print at HomeGoods. What a find!

ChavmontI love this painting and the gold trim. I wasn’t sure if it fit well next to the white dresser, but ended up being a good contrast next to the blue and whites.

One Room Challenge Master Ballard DesignsLoved these Ballard Design Patch Work tiles for some time and they are even better in person in my master bedroom!

One Room Challenge MasterMy grandparents mirror is finally ready, but I really like the contrast of the grey against the blue with the brown and gold. This was a great find at HomeGoods!

One Room Challenge MasterLove this new mirrored antique accent table, from Target of all places!  Remember how I looked high and low for a perfect accent table?! The grey pictured frame from a furniture and accessory boutique in Sarasota, FL, fits perfectly with décor and gives the room contrast to all the blue.

Here’s a round up of my other fun finds for the master bedroom.

One Room Challenge Target Find

High & Low FindsHere’s a closer look at my high and low finds. The Greek Key toss pillows on the bed, the night stand, lamp, bench, Greek Key tray, circle picture frame, and pillow on the arm chair are all from HomeGoods. The silver lantern is my splurge from a boutique in Sarasota.

Again, many thanks to all my new and old followers, the kind comments, and encouragement! You’re the reason I was able to complete ORC! You’ll find a complete list of all my sources for the room below.  You can also find more details about my sources and my ORC process by starting at Week 1.

I’ll say it again, these interior designers are amazingly talented! If you haven’t check out the professional designers ORC rooms it’s a must see! A special thanks to Minted, Lamps Plus, and Sherwin Williams for sponsoring ORC!

Abby M. Interiors

 Because it’s Awesome

 Bijou & Boheme

Calling It Home

 Chez V

Chinoiserie Chic

 Copy Cat Chic

The Decorista

Design Crisis

 Design Indulgence

 Design Manifest

 The English Room

The Glam Pad

 Little Black Door

 My Notting Hill

 The Pink Pagoda

 Simple Details

 My Sweet Savannah

Verandah House

Don’t forget there were  77 of us Linking Participants and you can see all their ORC rooms here on Calling It Home.

If you thought this was the last ORC Spring 2014 post you are mistaken! I’m working on a fun post coming up next week, after my big event this weekend. Can’t wait to share it with you, so please stop back next week!

Sources

Design & Styling – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography and Flower Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Wall Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Tidewater

Bedding– Restoration Hardware http://www.restorationhardware.com/

Blue Quilted Blanket and Bed Skirt -Martha Stewart Collection from Macy’s http://www.Macys.com

Large Blue Greek Key Toss Pillows – HomeGoods http://www.homegoods.com

Hand Painted Patch Work Tiles – Ballard Designs http://www.ballarddesigns.com/

Night Stands – HomeGoods

Glass Table Lamps with Blue Shades – HomeGoods

Wall Sconces – Lowes http://www.Lowes.com

Blue and White Rug – Target from a few years ago http://www.Target.com

Blue Arm Chair – Lazarus, an old department store established in Columbus, OH that is no longer in business

White and Grey Toss Pillows on Arm Chair – HomeGoods

Antique Pewter Two Tired Mirrored Accent Table – Target

Blue Curtains – Target

Gold Sea Urchins – Target

Grey and White Picture Frame – Conqulique, an accessory boutique in Sarasota, FL

Silver Picture Frame – Pottery Barn http://www.PotteryBarn.com

Greek Key Mirrored Tray – HomeGoods and Sarah Sofia Productions

Small Green Elephant – From my travels to Twain

Small Jewelry Bowl with Initial S – Was a gift from a friend

Candle – France, was a gift from a friend

Greek Key Picture Frame – Target

Glass Pitcher on Dark Wood Dresser – Pottery Barn http://www.potterybarn.com/

Grey Distressed Mirror – HomeGoods

Jewelry Box – Diamond Cellars. http://www.diamondcellar.com/

Elephant Garden Stool – Gift

Tall Glass Vase and Flowers – Michaels

Grey and White Circle Picture Frame – Marshalls http://www.marshalls.com/

Silver Tall Candle Holders – Michaels

Silver Monogramed Tray – Wedding Party Favor

Silver Candle Lantern – Conqulique, an accessory boutique in Sarasota, FL

White Double Dresser – Ashley’s Furniture (from 4 years ago) http://www.ashleyfurniture.com/

Starfish – Target

Oval Glass Vase on White Dresser – Crate & Barrel http://www.crateandbarrel.com/

White Wired Baskets – Marshalls http://www.marshalls.com

White Mirrored Tray – Target

Pink Flower Arrangement on Tray – Target

Sand Dollar Escort Cards – Sarah Sofia Productions from our wedding in Sarasota

White inlay mirrors – Target

Monet Prints – Mussee d’orsay

Silver Antique Looking Frames for Monet Prints – Michaels http://www.michaels.com/

Small Rose Silver Vase Arrangement – Target

Picasso Framed Print – HomeGoods

Upholstered White Headboard – Pottery Barn, Riley

Grey Fabric for Trim – Modern Fabrics http://www.modernfabrics.com

Grey Fabric and Nailhead Trim – Sarah Sofia Productions

Wall Sconces Install – Kelly’s Painting