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Lila Kate’s Winter Wonderland 2nd Birthday


WINTER WONDERLAND - Aqua, Silver, White What started out with perusing invitations on Etsy turned into a little bit of Martha unleashed. Who knew that an evening reading fabulous party girl blogs such at the TomKat Studio, Hostess with the Mostess, and Amy Atlas Events, would turn into a month long DIY project! Everything was styled, crafted, photographed, and baked by mommy with love -- from the party invitations, paper printables and party favors to all the sweet treats of cake pops, marshmallow pops, dipped winter wands, and cupcakes. I started with a theme and color scheme. And, everything else snowballed from there. I am SO happy with the results and wanted to share Lila's Winter Wonderland Birthday party with you. I hope the pure enjoyment and giddiness I experienced throughout every little detail of planning this party comes out through the pictures. I have been inspired by this whole creative process and am going to keep scratching at this little itch I never really knew I had until now. This is my first peek into the world of all things fun, fabulous, and styled... Thank you for visiting!

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted a winter theme and I knew I wanted to use my favorite colors of aqua, white, and silver.  I came across several  winter themed parties online and gathered  ideas from several parties to create my own. 

Decorating Style

Simple, Classy, Elegant, Fun.

Project Details

I was inspired by many party girl blogs, but my favorites are the TomKat Studio, Amy Atlas Events,  Hostess with the Mostess, and Bakeralla.  I wasn't planning to do it on my own, but once I got started and had so much fun, I couldn't stop. 

This truly was a DIY project, which is what I'm most proud of.  The party was also styled on a budget.  Since the birthday party was in February,  I was able to find many discounted holiday items after Xmas  from Michael's and The Dollar Store.  I also LOVE HomeGoods, which is where I purchased additional serving pieces I needed.  I found the blue and white whirly pops and color coordinated candy  online at the Candy Warehouse. 

Favorite Items

I didn't have any type of graphics software so I tried to make my party printables and favors with what I had, which were my craft punches!  They certainly aren't as cute as anything Kim from The TomKat Studio creates, but I think they worked and helped add that extra something special to the dessert table!


Start with a theme and color scheme.  Then do your research and get inspired.  Gather all your favorite images and create your own inspiration board. It all falls together from there. 

Bluebird Kisses

Monday 28th of November 2011

beautiful party, I love the dessert table it looks amazing


Sunday 13th of March 2011

ADORABLE! I so love what you did here, it looked like a great party, even with the pure DIY concept :)  I envy you so much because you're able to use your hands and come up with a great party :)


Wednesday 2nd of March 2011

sooooo adorable! I love it! The name places are so cute the table looks amazing <3