An intimate birthday gathering to celebrate Brianna turning 9 and Olivia turning 2!
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!
Simple, clean and classy.
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.
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!