Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Ballerina Birthday Party!

I LOVE pink and this party is so adorable I can hardly stand it!!!  It's every little girls dream to be a ballerina and with a party design by Ellen of Whimsical Mod Parties, these little girls had their wishes come true!  

This dessert table is truly indulgent!  Where do I even begin?  I love all the different shades of pink incorporated in the decor, food, ribbon, and tulle.  Is the tulle skirt on the bottom of the cupcake stand not the most precious thing you've seen?

Look at those smiles!  What cutie pies!

This is a favor bag you'll definitely want to keep!

And now featuring the darling ballerinas!

These pictures take me back to when I was a little girl and all the times I would dress up in my tutu from my dance recitals.  Thank you Whimsical Mod Parties for letting me feature your Pink Ballerina Birthday Party!  I absolutely love this party!!!  Truly inspirational!

To view more information and photos from this party please visit Whimsical Mod Parties blog and like them on Facebook.

This party is also featured on Pizzazzerie!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thomas' Superhero Soiree

Having two boys, I'm always looking for unique boy party ideas and this one tops the cake.  Meredith posted this amazing 4 year old birthday on Catch My Party.  I love the colors, the theme, the details, the...well everything!  Take a peek!

What's a Superhero without a mask???  I love the striped background too!

Superhero bags and Capes!

The dessert table looks like it's straight out of a comic book!  Adorable!

Super clever idea!

Holy Cupcakes Friends!

I thought the Superhero Kids on top of this cake were too cute!

Superhero favors under the city skyline.  What an effective yet inexpensive way to showcase this table! 

How adorable is the birthday boy in his cape, mask and shirt!!!

Incredible job Meredith!  You did an amazing job with this party!  I have truly been inspired by your work!

You can view more pictures and information about this party at Catch My Party or on Meredith's blog.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's Super Mario Time!

My son Ray came to me and said, "Mom, I'd like a Super Mario Birthday Party. Would you help me plan it?" How could I say no to one of my favorite clients. He definitely had design elements and games in mind as well as food and cake choices that he wanted. I had so much fun researching online with him for pictures, cake ideas, and Super Mario party supplies and creating the party he envisioned. I have quite the apprentice in the making!

I made these Mario and Luigi cutouts this past Halloween for a Trunk or Treat.  So glad I kept them!

Is this not the cutest cake?!?  I love Cucamonga Cakery so much!

I have to thank Brittany with GreyGrey Designs for this wonderful backdrop and dessert table idea.  I emailed her a few months back to let her know how much I loved her work and asked if I could use creative plagerism with some of her ideas.  Thank you Brittany!  Ray and his friends thank you too!

This was another idea from Brittany with GreyGrey Designs.  So cute!

Ray named these Goomba Cake Pops because they looked like the mushrooms Mario stomps on.  I made them with chocolate cake and chocolate frosting and they were so delicious!

Homemade "Star Power" Cookies.  Still learning the art of frosting a cookie...

Another yummy idea from GreyGrey Designs.  My son loved how these looked like Toad in the Super Mario Brothers game.  Every single one of these marshmallows were eaten by the kids (and adults too!).

The kids played 6 games and earned coins for the "One Up Store".

I bought white plastic eggs from Oriental Trading Company and painted green dots to look like Yoshi's eggs.  Each egg was filled with a different amount of coins.  Some of the other games played were Goomba Stomp (brown balloons with the Goombas face on them filled with coins), Bomb Omb throw (Black water balloon toss), and Mario vs. Bowser Obstacle course.  The kids had such a great time and were really into the games!  They kept asking if there were more games that they could play!

This was such a blast to put together.  Most of the prizes I bought at the Dollar Tree, Oriental Trading Company, or Big Lots.  The boys were so much fun to watch count their coins and calculate what they wanted to "buy".

I had originally bought these boxes for favors on Birthday Express, however, the boys used the boxes to collect their coins and keep them "safe".  I made the fun little tags for the boxes...but I don't think the boys noticed. 

The kids had such a good time that when their parents came to pick them up, one of the boys said, "No offense Mom, but this party is way too fun to leave.  I think I'll just stay here." 
I absolutely loved planning this party and it made it more special to do so with my now 8 year old.  Happy Birthday Ray!