Saturday, December 29, 2012

{Watermelon Berry Happy Birthday}

As we were browsing the web for a different idea for Elena's 2nd birthday, we immediately loved the watermelon strawberry theme simply because of the color palette: pink, melon and lime.  We were inspired by Whimsical Printables' Summer Party, and with the watermelon amazing graphics by Kelly Medina, I created my own design using a homemade gingham pattern, chevron and of course, polka dots.

My amazing balloon designer Johanna Padín created beautiful art in two columns and a number two with watermelon and strawberry elements.  I made the huge fabric garland hanging in the background, as well as the birthday banner on the main table.

Other items I created were the dessert tags, dessert toppers, water bottle labels, straw flags made out of the fabric instead of paper, and the lovely birthday hat for little Elena.  I also glittered up some demitasse wooden spoons from Shop Sweet Lulu.

We wanted to feature desserts as well as candy, so I ordered cake pops, brownies, strawberry parfaits, fruit salad, cheesecakes and sugar cookies. All the sweets are from Pastry Gallery, sugar cookies by my usual talented baker, Peggy Pérez and the amazing cake and cupcakes by Wanda González.

Thank you for visiting!

Watermelon clipart: Kelly Medina
Desserts: Pastry Gallery ~ Noemí Nieves
Cookies: Peggy Pérez
Cake & Cupcakes: Wanda González
Balloon Art: GloboArte ~ Johanna Padín
Fabric Garland: Partylicious
Paper Products: Partylicious
Paper straws, paper bags & wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu

Monday, October 29, 2012

{Little Sailor Bear 1st Birthday}

Hello my sweet friends!

This is the second party I decorate for this family.  The first one was her Baby Shower; now her little boy turns 1!  She loves anything Nautical, so we decided to carry the teddy bear theme from her Baby Shower into Nicolás' 1st Birthday, creating our Little Sailor Bear but incorporating sailboats and other nautical elements.  I found the little bear graphics at MyGrafico by BabyStar Design.

My vision was a sailboat as main focus, so, again, I partnered with Johanna from GloboArte to create the amazing table setup: a table that looks like a sailboat!  Of course, we had to have balloons so she created an anchor, fish, a little crab and a #1 to frame the beautiful table.  I also created the banner hanging from the sail, dessert labels and the incredible table centerpieces.

We served traditional local sweets along with delicious sailboat sugar cookies and white, red and blue candy.  The cake is from the amazing Wanda González (who else?!)... simply spectacular!

Enjoy the beautiful pics!




Party styling, stationary and paper products: Partylicious
Cake: Wanda González
Balloons: Johanna Padín ~ GloboArte
Sweets: Chami's Sweets (local vendor)
Cookies: Sugar Cookies by Peggy
Photography: Carol Colón ~Partylicious

Birthday: {Little Red Riding Hood}

This party was a joy to plan and decorate!  I dream of having a girl so I can plan a party like this one. So when Jimena's mom asked me to coordinate and plan her little girl's first birthday, I immediately suggested Little Red Riding Hood, something unique, at least to our usual party themes.

We decided on a red, white, lime and chocolate color scheme and it was just perfect along with beautiful graphics from from ReviDevi via MyGrafico.  For the invitation I created a folding envelope with die cut trees and all of our characters peeking inside.

I partnered with my usual go-to vendors: the best in this area, by far!  These women understood my vision and executed my ideas to perfection.

The focal point was, of course, the dessert table, for which we created something different from the traditional a candy bar.  We included lots of sweet pastries, all of them local favorites such as "quesitos", cream rolls, strawberry pie, mini donuts, meringues, cake pops, coconut macaroons, mushroom sugar cookies, and may other mouthwatering desserts.  Vanilla cake pops were placed on a custom made moss covered stand surrounded by a tiny white picket fence.  The guests were able to take home some of these sweets in red polka dot paper baggies from Shop Sweet Lulu.

I asked my cake artist, Wanda González for not one, but three different cakes, each one a different flavor.  A cheese flavored cake (layered in red and white inside) decorated with fondant figurines inspired by the artwork we used as a theme.  Check out the wolf lurking behind the tree!  The second cake was an almond cake decorated in white fondant and red polka dots.  I created the little pennant birthday banner tied to striped straws from Shop Sweet Lulu.  The third cake was my favorite, a vanilla ruffle cake with meringue icing and lovely little mushrooms on top.  All three beautiful, all delicious!

I used white lattice and burlap as a backdrop to go along with the amazing balloon art from Johanna at GloboArte.  I had to have an apple tree, flowers, mushrooms and of course Little Red Riding Hood with her basket hiding behind a bush.


Burlap favor bags with lovely tags and ribbon were placed on a white wrought iron stand with enough shelf space for the birthday girl's gifts.  It was the perfect match for our amazing setup.  The birthday hat was particularly special since I hand made each of those yarn pom poms on the trim and, of course, the ribbon pom at the top.

Other items I created were the ribbon garland, tissue poms poms, dessert labels, cupcake toppers, water bottle labels, striped straw flags, floral centerpieces, signs.  I also created custom coloring pages and a beautiful tree made out of card stock as a centerpiece for the kid's table.   The kids had a blast at the coloring station, the bouncy house and finally they enjoyed a puppet show.


I am really proud of this party, everything turned out perfect, just as I imagined, and Jimena's mom was more that pleased, proving once more that this is what I love to do.  :)



Party styling, stationary and decorations: Partylicious
Digital Art: ReviDevi
Balloon Art: Johanna Padín ~ GloboArte
Cakes: Wanda González
Cake Pops: Cake Pops by M
Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Peggy
Desserts: Chami's Sweets
Striped Straws, Polka Dot Paper bags: Shop Sweet Lulu
Grass Mats: Heart to Heart
White pedestal frames: IKEA
Photography: Partylicious