Up in the air so high!

As a child, the sky is the limit of dreams and possibilities.  So, it’s only natural that little Aram’s first birthday be celebrated in sky high style.  Complete with a colorful hot air balloon them and a delicious dessert table, this is one little guy ready to take flight!           Photography: Paper Ban Photography // Paper Backdrop: Tender Sender of Galleria // Sweets: Dessert Boutique // Cake Rafis Pastry

Come one, come all!

Some people are born into nobility.  Some born into an oil fortune.  Lucky little Brooks was born into circus royalty!  Photographer Tamesha Bendaw explains: What happens when your mom is a marketing guru for Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus? You’re destined to have a jaw-dropping and absolutely amazing circus-inspired first birthday party.  With the birthday boy dressed as a ring master, there were simply no details left to chance.  This northern Virginia family transformed their living room into a make-shift circus tent, complete with a magic show by a circus clown, decoration, and circus treats. Guests were greeted with …

Kennedy’s Favorite Things

As we’ve pointed out in previous posts, typical children’s birthday parties have kicked the bucket.  Gone are the days of stereotypical, primary colored fetes… and the staff here at The Frosted Petticoat couldn’t be more thrilled!  Really, why do we have to celebrate in bland unison?  So, you can imagine our delight when we received this unique first birthday celebration for little Kennedy.  Turning up the kid-party heat to ‘muy caliente’, mom Megan explains this special day: I have to admit that as soon as I found out I was having a girl, I was so excited about her future …

Watermelon Cravings

Summer is a time to indulge in surf, sand, and (of course) watermelon!  That’s why we’re fawning over this adorable watermelon themed cake smash.  Celebrating Makenna’s first birthday, the little one dives head first into the summer treat.  And since you know all too well that I can’t turn away photos of a chubby baby eating cake, let’s enjoy a giggle with this little cutie pie… {Shop the Style} [show_shopthepost_widget id=”2723299″]  Photographer:  Luna Bella Photography // Cake Designer: Chantilly Cakes Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Your daily greens (and stripes!)

The graveyard of baby showers past is scattered with the stereotypical hues of pink rattles and blue onesies.  At what point did society decide that those were the only two colors that could be used to welcome a bundle of joy into the world?  Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the gender-based color schemes and couldn’t be more thrilled with the new trend that is emerging in the event planning world.  This new trend isn’t so much a tendency towards one specific theme or color… it’s a more of a pattern that’s departing from the traditional baby shower institution. …

The Good Ship Eli

Besides always having photographic documentation of all life’s events, there is one other perk to being the kid of a prolific photographer… fabulously styled parties!  Shannon Von Eschen is one of our favorite photographers and always throws the most creative birthday fetes for her little one, Eli.  In fact a few months ago, we swooned over Eli’s pumpkin-themed first birthday.  Oozing with creativity and sophistication, Shannon’s parties are redefining the traditional children’s event.  Take for example, the nautical themed affair she threw for Eli’s second birthday.  Shannon breaks down all the delightful details below: As a mother who’s also a photographer, …

The (very) Little Mermaid

To celebrate Allison’s first birthday, it was quite easy for her parents to come up with this ocean-loving tyke’s theme.  So without pulling any punches, her mom and pop set out to throw the most beautifully orchestrated mermaid party to rival all others.  So put on your swimming trunks, practice holding your breath, and dive into the whimsical underwater world of Allison’s first birthday…           Photography:  Cary Diaz Photography Event Design:  Moni’s Marvels Cake:  Rock Star Pastries

Thank Heaven for Little (Cow)girls!

Well, howdy there partner!  Welcome to the most rootin’ tootin’ party this side of the Rockies! Complete with pink cowboy hats, horse cake pops, and a watering hole, this is one fete that is sure to have you ‘yeehawing’ the night away.  So strap on the saddle, put on yer boots, and go on a ride with Chloe for her third birthday.         Photography:  Christy Whitehead Photography Event Planning:  Southern Charm Events Bakery:  Metro Custom Cakes & Choux Bakery Transportation:  Pinto Carriage Works