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

 

Sofia The First Birthday Party

 

 

Sofia The First Birthday Party

My Sofia the First started getting into Sofia the First Disney Princess right after her second birthday.  We have the book, her princess gowns and accessories, the movies and shows.  It was only fitting that I start planning her 3rd birthday after her new favorite character!

Sofia The First Birthday Party

Instead of your traditional princess party, I made it into a princess and prince party, which allowed us to include all of Sofia’s close friends.

Sofia The First Invitation

Below is the set up outside for Sofia’s Royal Guests! We set the table with Sofia The First dinnerware and fine linen and added a castle tent that resembled an outdoor scene in Sofia The First.  While the main color is purple in Sofia the First’s gown, my Sofia the First loves the color pink and I wanted to incorporate that in the event design.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

We also had a colorful bounce house castle that kept Sofia’s royal guests bouncing with joy through the party!

Sofia The First Birthday Party Sofia The First Birthday Party

It wouldn’t be a royal celebration without princess tiaras and prince crowns! We set up a arts and craft table on the deck for the kids to decorate their favorite princess tiara, prince crown, sword or shield.

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For Sofia’s Royal Menu we served some of her favorites such as Crown PB&J, Fairy Sushi aka turkey rolls, Prince BBQ Sliders, Fruit Wands, Sparkling Pink Lemonade, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, and Castle Cookies.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

In keeping with the pink and purple theme,  I wanted the buffet table to be whimsical and not too fancy or grown up.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

A delicate light rose floral arrangement on top of a gold and crystal stand served as our centerpiece flanked by fairy wand arrangements.  I had started to make topiary arrangements, but the fairy wand felt more whimsical and kept with our princess theme.  Purple tulle with sparkles was used for the tutu effect on the edge of the table and pink tulle draped over the white linen.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

Other décor items came from Sofia’s toy collection with Sofia The First figurine dolls, Sofia the first accessories like the princess shoes pair of gloves, and magic wand. I found the festive fairy wands at Target months ago and used them as part of the display and party favors for Sofia’s royal guests.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

You can’t have enough pink! Pink garland was hung above the main food buffet and outside on the deck.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

Pink pom poms were hung over the drink and appetizer station.

Sofia The First Birthday Party

From the looks of things the Fairy Tale Cupcakes were by far the favorite item!

Sofia the First 3rd Birthday Party

It was a fun party to plan and even more fun being a part of the celebration!

Sofia The First Birthday Party

Vendor Credits

Event Design, décor and styling – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography and floral arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Fairy Tale Cupcakes – Wow Factor Cakes of Charlotte

Sofia The First Invitation – Fantastic Invitation Esty

BBQ – Mac’s Speed Shop

Menu items – Sarah Sofia Productions

Pink plates, pink garland, Sofia the First confetti and hanging décor items, & balloons – Party City

Princess tiara, swords, shields, purple chalkboard sign, pink chandelier, stickers, tulle, and chevron slider holders – HobbyLobby

Miniature garden pots, wasabi tape, and cupcake toppers – Michael’s

Sofia The First Printables – Seven Thirty Three

 

 

Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Cinco de Mayo

Cheers to another reason to celebrate with family and friends, Cinco de Mayo!

I love this holiday simply for the fun, colorful food and drinks! Not to mention the colorful décor you can use if you throw a party!

Short on décor items, don’t worry, Party City has festive party décor and tableware.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Party City Tableware

Check out my previous years posts for menu, drink and décor ideas here and here.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Easter Celebrations Part II

Easter Celebrations

Earlier this week I shared my Easter décor for my home.  If you missed it check it out here: http://wp.me/p1s2CI-ot Today I’m sharing my Easter dinner tablescape with you.

I have used these pink and blue plastic (reusable) plates for so many events and dinner parties over the years and brought them out again for Easter.  They were one of my best buys from Party City! The pastel colored robin’s egg in mason jars with burlap was a discount find at Hobby Lobby.  However, you can easily make your own if you bought the supplies separately.  This year instead of sparkle and jeweled eggs I made eggs with stickers and pom poms on them with my daughters.  I had one place at each place setting for guests to take home.

Easter Dinnter Tablescape

Again, I used tulips and hyacinth, with limes, as well as ranunculus with lemons at the bottom as centerpieces.  These types of flowers just look so bright and are perfect for your Easter or spring dinner!

Easter Dinner Tablescape

I also decorated the dessert table and drink table with floral arrangements and Easter décor.  I have to say the best part of the meal, to me that is, is dessert! The carrot cake designed by Edible Art of Charlotte was heavenly!

Easter Dinner Tablescape

Easter Dinner Tablescape

 Vendor Credits

Event Design and Style – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Floral Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Carrot cake – Edible Art of Charlotte http://edible-art-charlotte.com/

Easter Eggs -Sarah Sofia Productions

Plates – Party City http://www.partycity.com

Pastel robins eggs in mason jar with burlap – Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com

 

 

 

 

Elephants Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue First Birthday Party

Pop I'm One!

Welcome to Charlotte’s Playhouse! Where we celebrated her first birthday in style with lots of love, treats, and fun!

Just like my daughter Sofia’s first birthday party, the inspiration for Charlotte’s came from her nursery.  The theme centered on the colors of her nursery, robin’s egg blue quatrefoil stenciled walls, and the wall art of a robin’s egg blue elephant with coral quatrefoil in the background.   (See previous post on nursery details http://wp.me/p1s2CI-ke).

I wanted the theme to be clear from start to finish and had custom invitations made by Carousel Printables with all the above elements. The shades of corals and blues gave a cheery and feminine look.

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The party was held at our home. Since it was a 70 degree day in February we were able to make good use of the outdoors as well as displays inside.

Guests were greeted by Charlotte’s birth announcement in a robin’s egg blue vintage looking picture frame, pink floral arrangement by Sarah Sofia Productions, and a custom made coral and robin’s egg blue fabric banner by The Pickled Peanut.

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Next stop in “Charlotte’s Playhouse” was the dessert bar. I had always wanted to use my daughter Sofia’s dresser for an event, which was the perfect fit for the dessert bar!  I found two different sized cake stands in robin’s egg blue to display the cake and the centerpiece, coral and pink floral arrangement with Peanut M&M’s by Sarah Sofia Productions.

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I designed the coral monogram letters, which are on display in Charlotte’s nursery.  The coral and robin’s egg blue felt elephants by Make Stich Knit were gifts for Charlotte and added a whimsical feel to the party!

I found these adorable blue and coral tin pails, which served as party favors filled with elephant shortbread cookies by Edible Art of Charlotte.

The cake was designed by Edible Art of Charlotte and as always tasted better than the beautiful artistic work! We went with chocolate and almond flavored pound cake.

I had custom paper rosettes/fans made by Makelle Designs, which added a bit of whimsical and depth to the décor of the dessert bar.

I used a farmer’s market basket to display coral and robin’s egg blue macaroons from Dean  & Deluca, which added the perfect impact of color.

A pizza and drink bar greeted guests in the kitchen were we severed pizza from our favorite establishment, Jets Pizza.  The signature drink was pink lemonade displayed in a large blue mason jar drink dispenser and served in blue mason jars with coral polka dot straws.

Activities were set up as part of “Charlotte’s Play House” where kids could play in a “Play Hut” that had a tunnel and ball pit area,  and in a kitchen.   I made a banner to display photos of Charlotte from 0-12 months using printables from Subway Party.

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Kids and adults alike enjoyed exploring the rest of “Charlotte’s Playhouse” outside! There was a special kids table, custom made photo booth with props by Sarah Sofia Productions, tunnel, outdoor playhouse, and Lookout Treehouse by Step 2.

Of course if you know me, a birthday girl always has to look her best!  I was able to design a pillow case dress by CookieBella Creations with coral quatrefoil, robin’s egg blue polka dots, and an elephant appliqué on the bottom.

It’s all in the details as you can see from the below photos!

Elephants, coral and robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral and Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral, & robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Elephants, coral & Robin's egg blue first birthday party

Vendor Credits:

Event Design & Style – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photo Booth – Sarah Sofia Productions

Invitation – Carousel Printables https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarouselPrintables

Cake, smash cupcake & shortbread elephant cookie party favors – Edible Art of Charlotte http://edible-art-charlotte.com/

Macaroons – Dean & Deluca http://www.deandeluca.com/

Coral and robin’s egg blue felt elephants – Make Stitch Knit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakeStitchKnit

Coral and robin’s egg blue rosettes/fans – Makelle Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/MakelleDesigns

Pillowcase party dress – CookieBella Creations https://www.etsy.com/shop/CookieBellaCreations

Banner Printables – Subway Party https://www.etsy.com/shop/subwayParty

Deep coral polka dot paper straws – In The Clear https://www.etsy.com/shop/InTheClear

Coral and robin’s egg blue fabric banner – The Pickled Peanut https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePickledPeanut

Coral table runner on outside tables – Target www.target.com

Coral table runner on pizza and drink bar – Target

Coral and blue tin pail – Target

Balloons & rock candy sticks – Party City www.partycity.com

Robin’s egg blue and pink plastic plates and napkins – Party City www.partycity.com

Blue drink dispenser and mason jars – World Market www.worldmarket.com

Robin’s egg blue large and small cake stands, robin’s egg blue picture frames, & coral decorative piece – HomeGoods http://www.homegoods.com/

Monogrammed coral letters – made by Sarah Sofia Productions and supplies by Hobby Lobby and paint by Sherwin Williams

Elephant, coral, and robin’s egg blue quatrefoil wall art print – Rizzle & Rugee http://www.etsy.com/shop/RizzleandRugee

Sofia’s 1st Birthday Bash: Cherry Blossom & Birds

After all the fun I had planning it’s hard to believe a year has come and gone!  The inspiration for my daughter Sofia’s 1st birthday party came from this cherry blossom and bird painting that she loves and is the theme of her nursery.  The blues, pinks, and greens are feminine and the birds are so whimsical.  I incorporated the color scheme throughout the party using pink polka dots and baby birds, which was the perfect touch for a girl’s 1st birthday bash!

Details, details, details! I started collecting bird cages, birds and anything pink, blue, and green.  I designed two wooden bird houses, a ribbon wreath, the invitation and fabric letters in the color scheme. (See previous posts for DIY fabric letters).   Sofia’s blue/green dresser drawer was the perfect touch for the gift table and to display the party favors. Pink paper lanterns and green/pink butterflies added a pop of color and continued the whimsical feel throughout the space.

A birthday bash isn’t complete until the birthday girl has a party dress, right?  I found a fabulous dress designed by Lil Bit of Whimsy Couture that is aqua and pink polka dot.  I requested the baby bird appliqué and Monica’s dress design was the perfect fit for our little birthday girl!

The party was held in one of my childhood friend’s backyard in Columbus, Ohio.  The Ellis family went all out with providing a tent and a beautifully landscaped yard.  While the rain held off, it was a hot and humid day and the pink lemonade served in mason jars was a favorite by kids and adults.  Comfort Witcher of Comfort Photography did an amazing job capturing Sofia’s milestone birthday, putting everyone at ease, even my sweet Sofia who was in a lot of pain from teething.

The dessert table was the main focus with the cherry blossom and bird painting and flower arrangement with blue twigs as the centerpiece.  Your eye then immediately drew to the stunning cake by Edible Art of Charlotte, which has both the cherry blossom and baby bird design.  Keeping it simple I used farmer’s market baskets to display pastel colored M&M’s and chocolate colored almonds.  Pink and green macaroons from Pistachio Vera are always a delicious treat and the perfect impact of color.  Adding some whimsical delight and keeping with the bird theme I made M&M’s bird nest cookies.

Tweet Tweet Enjoys These Treats!  Edible Art of Charlotte did an amazing job weaving the theme into the baby bird cookies that were given as party favors.  The adorable printables were designed by Sweet Scarlet Designs.

Vendor Credits:

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

Photography – Comfort Photography http://comfortphotography.com/

Secondary Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Floral Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Decorative Chocolate and Vanilla Birthday Pound Cake – Edible Art of Charlotte http://edible-art-charlotte.com/

Short Bread Bird Party Favor Cookies– Edible Art of Charlotte

Smash Cake – Kroger

Macaroon – Pistachio Vera (pistachio and pink guava yuzu) http://www.pistaciavera.com/

M&M’s Bird’s Nest Cookies – Sarah Sofia Productions                                                           http://www.pastrywiz.com/dailyrecipes/recipes/451.htm

Printables – Sweet Scarlet Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetScarletDesigns

Aqua & Pink Polka Dot Bird Party Dress – Lil Bit of Whimsy Couture                              http://www.etsy.com/shop/LilBitofWhimsyCoutur

Aqua Mason Jars – World Market

Daisy Stamped Pewter Mason Jar Lids – Glitter Daisy Shop                                               http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterDaisyShop

Fabric Letters – Sarah Sofia Productions

Pink and Aqua Bird Houses – Sarah Sofia Productions

Ribbon Wreath – Sarah Sofia Productions

Invitation – Sarah Sofia Productions design via Tiny Prints https://www.tinyprints.com/

Pink Polka Dot Paper Straws – DK DeleKtables                                                                                                             http://www.etsy.com/shop/DKDeleKtables