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

Elephants, Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue First Birthday Party: Sneak Peek

I had so much fun planning this first birthday party for my daughter Charlotte and couldn’t resist sharing some of the details! Here’s a sneak peek at what we are working on for you this week:

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Elpehants coral and robin's egg blue

Elephants coral and robins egg blue

Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue Nursery: Finishing Touches

Kasey Loftin Photography

Kasey Loftin Photography

I’m so excited to finally share my daughter Charlotte’s nursery with all the finishing touches.  As many of you may know, moving and having a newborn takes away a lot of your free time, add another child into the mix that’s less than 2 years old, and your free time shrinks even more.  Needless to say it has taken me this long to post.

You can read all about the details of this coral and robin’s egg blue inspired nursery in my previous post: http://wp.me/p1s2CI-jZ  Here are my favorite photos, some taken by Kasey Loftin Photography and the rest taken by me, Sarah Sofia Productions.  When you walk into the room the first thing you notice is the crib and the beautiful mirrors hanging about it with the blue stencil walls.  Your eyes then move to the left corner, where I have designed a nook with wall frames, photographs, glider, and side table.  Then to your right you will find the blue dresser with Charlotte’s monogrammed letters and coral piece sitting a top a stack of my favorite childhood books.

We are currently using the nursery as a guest room until Charlotte grows older.  The colors blend great together, making this a wonderful guest retreat and nursery.

Kasey Loftin Photography

Kasey Loftin Photography

Kasey Loftin Photography

Kasey Loftin Photography

coral & robin's egg blue nursery

coral & robin's egg blue nursery

coral & robin's egg blue nursery

coral & robin's egg blue nursery

Vendor Credits:

Room Design and Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com and Kasey Loftin Photography http://www.kaseyloftin.com/

Stencil – Painted by Sarah Sofia Productions, Cutting Edge Stencils – Rabat Allover Stencil http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/

Antique Blue Dresser – Lisa Phillips -Nooks ‘n Tables www.nooksntables.com

Vintage Children’s Rocking Chair – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Rug – Company C Wool Rug April Blooms http://www.companyc.com/home.htm

End Table  – Southern Marketplace

Glidder – Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/

Catalina Crib – Pottery Barn Kids Simply White

Crib Skirt and Bumper – Serena & Lily Punch Basics http://www.serenaandlily.com/

Crib Sheet – Serena & Lily Aqua/Melon Mosaic

Elephant Coral & Aqua Wall Art Prints – Rizzle & Rugee http://www.etsy.com/shop/RizzleandRugee

Threshold Moroccan Glam Mirrors – Target www.target.com , painted by Sarah Sofia Productions in SW Charisma (6605)

Square French Antique Mirror – Southern Marketplace, painted floral design by Sarah Sofia Productions in SW Youthful Coral (6604)

French Tassel Window Panel – Serena & Lily in Punch

Chandelier – Pottery Barn Kids

Coral Accent Pillow – Overstock.com

Blue Lamp – HomeGoods

Paint – Main room color: Sherwin Williams Aqueduct – darker Robin’s Egg Blue (6758)

Paint – Stencil on accent walls: Sherwin Williams Aquantint – lighter Robin’s Egg Blue (6936)

Paint – Accent coral colors for mirrors and accessories: Sherwin Williams Charisma – darker Coral (6605) and Youthful Coral – lighter Coral (6604)