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Harry Potter Party

The Dining Room we put all the places on Daigon Alley and the living room is Hogwarts.

Snowflake Cupcake Toppers
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Aelya’s Winter ONEderland Party

This was my daughter’s first toddler party (not exactly her birthday party) and because it was in November we stuck to the Winter ONEderland theme. I have always been inspired by my sister-in-law who holds one or two parties each year for her kids and their friends exclusively and she goes all-out in them too. The party was exclusively for kids, mums and aunts partly because our place wasn’t big enough to accommodate all the men that came in the same package and partly because I thought this was turning out to be quite a girly event. I must confess too – I never got around to having a baby shower so a lot of the decoration ideas were on my wish-list since the time I was pregnant and wishing for a surprise baby shower :D

Blue Gingham Table Cloths
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Breakfast Birthday Party with Brox

Breakfast with Brox was the theme of my son’s 2nd birthday party. We hosted the breakfast birthday party at a local park and served homemade breakfast goodies.

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Dr. Seuss First Birthday!!

This was a birthday celebration for a sweet little energetic boy that turned the BIG ONE! The theme was Dr. Seuss and the party incorporated most of his books.

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Movie Under the Stars

We love PINK, and when we combine pink and popcorn only haute style will come out of it!
This utterly darling party charmed the socks off of children and adults alike! Lots of pink, lots of candy and tons of pop corn and did we mention pop corn? more than we have ever seen!
We created the pink and gold inspired movie under the stars themed party for a very special girl. Like us on https://www.facebook.com/dbashstyle

Butterfly 1st Birthday Party Tablescape
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Charlotte’s Butterfly Garden Party

For Charlotte’s first birthday, I created a butterfly garden party in pinks, white and ivory with butterflies, burlap, mason jars, tissue pom poms, and other vintage touches.

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party Cupcake Tower
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Winnie the Pooh 2nd Birthday

This was a super sweet party for an adorable 2 year old girl. Mom went all out with the crepe paper and hired an amazing face painter as well. The kids had tons of fun singing and dancing the day away.
I was excited to have a vegan cupcake order for this event. I tried out a new vegan buttercream icing which was pretty divine. The non-vegan chocolate chip cupcakes seemed to be a hit as well. Smiles all around!
 

Sound of Music-invitation
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Sound of Music 2nd Birthday Party

My daughter’s favorite movie and music is the Sound of Music so this year for her 2nd birthday we threw her a Sound of Music themed party.  The overall theme was elegant and classy and done in gold and ice blue with hints of green to represent the green and white damask curtains.
This party was months in the making and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome.  I included details around the party directly from the songs from serving “schnitzel with noodles”, “cream colored pony”, and my little girl in a white dress with a satin blue sash.
My husband and I created an Austrian mountainscape out of giant appliance boxes painted blue (for background mountains) and lush green.  We had even had “snowcaps” made out of poster board spray painted with shimmer pearl paint.  The mountains were placed in our backyard in where our guests picnicked under the trees filled with “wild geese flying with moon on their wings” and “raindrops on roses” which were made out of authentic sheet music from songs from the movie made into a cone with roses and greenery hanging in the trees. Strung crystals adorned the tree to look like glistening raindrops.  In the house I hung old travel posters, a ribbon garland and “snowflakes that stayed on nose and eyelashes”, and an Austrian flag.  Captain von Trapp would have been proud.
I had never made Austrian food but I made schnitzel, spaetzle, and kaiserschmarrn from scratch.  We had a pink lemonade bar outside, something the Baroness would have approved of!  One of my dear friends, Roni of Roni’s Sugar Creations, custom made musical note cakepops just for this event that were to die for. The food table was decorated with suitcases to represent their travel out of Austria, a picnic basket, copper kettle, woolen mittens, and bright yellow gerbera daisies just like on the hillside where Maria and the kids sang “Do Re Mi.”  I found green and white damask shower curtains and hung them in my dining just like the ones Maria had in her bedroom.
All of the guests left with a favor box full of soil, a potting cup, and Edelweiss seeds so they could plant their own Edelweiss plants which Captain von Trapp would have loved I think.
The movie played in the background the entire party and the music was playing outside.  Many of our guests had not seen the movie in years and all remarked that the movie evoked such happy memories from their childhoods.  This is my favorite that I have thrown so far and loved seeing my daughter light up when she saw Maria (a Limited Edition Barbie Maria) sitting atop her cake.

Themeless Birthday Party Birthday Boy Banner
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Theme-less Photo Funtastic First Birthday Party

For my son’s first birthday party, there was no theme, just lots of bright colors and lots of photos of the birthday boy.  The main colors for the party were yellow, aqua and coral. I made a DIY photo “booth” for guests to take photos with fun accessories during the party. To see more of his party, visit icecreamoffpaperplates.wordpress.com.
 

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First Birthday – Hot Air Balloon Style

This was a wonderful outdoor party for a special little boy who turned 1. The main theme of the party was hot air balloons and we incorporated it into many of our decorations.

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Samuel & Stella’s Fun Farm First Birthday

My twins’ nursery is a rustic farm theme so naturally I wanted to extend that theme into their first birthday.  Once I fully committed myself to the project, I spent nearly two months pulling ideas together, crafting, and creating the perfect first birthday party for my twins.  I had a blast…oh, and so did my little cuties!

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Christening Party for baby girl

The party took place at the backyard of a beautiful Greek restaurant on a hot summer day. The guests were around 100 (80 adults and 20 children).

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Donut Birthday Party

You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great party! Sometimes you just need a little imagination. Like I do with many of the projects on my blog Thrive 360 Living, I always make sure to remember that when it comes to kids, they just want something that’s fun.