Princess for a Day

  Children’s birthday parties have been getting out of hand.  Limitless budgets, immaculate decor, and event planning to rival platinum weddings.  And to this we say, “Hell Yeah!”  What little kid wouldn’t want the party of their dreams?!  Yes, we’ll admit it’s a bit excessive, but let’s be honest… we’d all love to get an invitation to one of these shindigs.  So, until we receive one of these golden tickets in the mail, let’s live vicariously through the life of a sweet 5 year old.  For little Sophia, her birthday party was literally like stepping into a princess fairytale.  Complete …

Retro Pastel Dreams

  I have a bone to pick with inventors.  You’ve had plenty of time and still haven’t come up with the technology I need!  Willy Wonka practically handed it to you on a silver platter, but do I see it in existence? No!  That’s right, I need Wonka Vision!  I want to be watching TV or looking at photos on the internet and be able to reach in and grab items.  Is that too much to ask?!  Today’s post is the perfect example of when I feel in desperate need of this technology.  Retro pastels, tutus, tea, macarons… it’s enough …

The Princess Convention

  This might sound a bit shocking coming from a woman who heads a whimsical company called The Frosted Petticoat and regularly wears crinoline to work (don’t judge, I like twirling!)… but as a child, I wasn’t really the “dress up like a princess” type.  As a swarthy 6-year-old, I fancied myself more of a female Indiana Jones roaming the known universe looking for sirs in distress that might be in the market for an equal life partner.  Dresses and tiaras only served to inhibit my tomahawk throwing skills.  Needless to say, I was a bit ahead of my time for the …

Always be a Unicorn

In the magic world of childhood, only one animal reigns supreme… the unicorn!  Every kid I’ve ever encountered either wants one or wants to be one.  Don’t deny it, even you used to tape rolled up paper to your forehead and frolic around the living room spreading imaginary rainbows!  So what could be more magical than today’s whimsically designed unicorn birthday party?!  Complete with a dreamy dessert table, amazing table decor, and a sweet color palette, it’s the perfect mix of adorable and majestic.     Photographer:  Heather Lynn Photographie & TraLa Studios// Event Designer: Mariah Rainier Style // Bakery: Turquoise & …

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Super Bowl

When you think of Super Bowl parties, hot wings and dip probably come to mind.  Well, today we’re here to change that perception.  With the help of our friends at Bella Bridal & Heirlooms, we’re doing a serious makeover on the casual Super Bowl party.  This also demonstrates an amazing way to repurpose grooms’ gifts.Our theme was modeled after a vintage bottle of whiskey: rugged, flavorful, and sophisticated.  Featuring such jewels as a treasure chest filled with Cuban cigars, braised lamb shank, and a cask filled with whiskey, no manly detail was left unturned.  And if you want to opt …

Sail On!

Looking to celebrate your little sailor’s birthday?  Then feast your eyes on this adorable nautical themed party with all the fishy fixings!  Photographer Renee Dickerson tells us a bit more about the day: Barette of Widell Designs created a fun and sweet birthday celebration for her son in the heart of Philadelphia.  She brought the beach to the city with pretty nautical decor and details.  Thinking of the kids and the adults, they provided a great selection of beverages, food, and sweets. You’re going to love the cake table with so many delicious treats and details galore!  It was the …

Swan Song

Today I’m exited to share with you a new take on a classic theme… the swan baby shower!  With it’s dominance in the 1950’s and 60’s, the swan symbol often accompanied newborn celebrations.  I personally have always loved this retro theme!  So, I was thrilled to receive today’s submission from one of my favorite bakers – designers – all around talented company, Two Prince Bakery Theater.  Tackling the theme with a fresh take, Dorangela of Two Prince, walks us through the fabulous festivities: This floral swan baby shower was inspired by a beautiful invitation from Tiny Prints that has a …