Seaside Soiree Birthday Celebration

  • Seaside Ruffle Cake1/19
  • Starfish Welcome Sign2/19
  • Seaside Table Setting3/19
  • Goldfish Centerpiece4/19
  • Vintage Sailboat5/19
  • Seaside Party Setting6/19
  • Seashells and Goldfishes7/19
  • Lighthouse and Sailboat8/19
  • Ruffle Tablecloth9/19
  • Seaside Sweets Station10/19
  • Seaside Sailboat Cake Topper11/19
  • Madeleines12/19
  • Coconut Almond Chocolate Truffles13/19
  • Strawberry filled vanilla cupcakes14/19
  • Mermaid Invitation15/19
  • Seashell and Raffia16/19
  • Happy Birthday!17/19
  • Birthday girl and mommy18/19
  • Birthday girl, starfish headband19/19

A Project For

Brianna and Olivia


9 and 2


San Diego, California


An intimate birthday gathering to celebrate Brianna turning 9 and Olivia turning 2!

Design Inspiration

My two girls absolutely love the beach, so for this event, I wanted to bring in the beauty of the coastal seaside to our backyard! My goal was to create a quaint and sophisticated ambiance to the space in order to make our guests feel as though they stepped foot inside a beautiful seaside retreat once they entered the party!

Decorating Style

Simple, clean and classy.

Project Details

I worked with a very neutral color palette and used natural elements such as seashells, sandblasted manzanita branches (in place of driftwood which was sadly not delivered on time) and live goldfishes to recreate a charming, rustic seaside retreat. I also purchased coastal inspired pieces such as lighthouses and sailboats to add to the seaside feel. For the "Seaside Sweets Station", I incorporated a chiffon ruffle tablecloth to bring in a bit of whimsy and kept it very simple and clean by just adding a seashell garland, strands of pearls and seashells and incorporated a pair of lighthouses to the the tier of dessert platters filled with seashell-shaped madeleines I baked fresh that morning.

Favorite Items

I absolutely adore the beautiful ruffle cake and loved seeing the reaction of our smallest party guests to the live goldfish centerpieces! I also loved that our guests came dressed in white (as requested on the invitations) to compliment the clean, crisp ambiance of the party!

One comment

  1. 1

    Another one of your fabulous creations. Not only beautiful, but I’m sure delicious like everything else your creative hands make!

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