{Party Themes} Victoria’s Garden

Today’s party has to be one of the sweetest parties I’ve seen.
Rogeria, of Sweet Memories Party Designs, was asked by her client to make a delicate garden party with lots of pink for her daughter, Victoria, to celebrate her first birthday.
From the invitations to the party favors and dessert tables Rogeria worked with the vendors creating the design and soft color pallete.
Sweet Details
Cake designer Sonia Formby captured the idea and her beautiful cake matched perfectly with everything else on the tables! (love the little birds)
Cake pops take a seat on this darling bench.
When  designing this party, Rogeria wanted something unique and cost effective.  Her goal was to give the backdrop a “WOW factor” so she made it.  (I believe she accomplished her goal).
The tree branches were made out of painter’s paper and lots of hot glue!  (so clever)  She added pink flowers and leaves to complete the look and as the final touch, hung the bird cage, doll dress and baby shoes.
The details are endless.
This garden party is just stunning!.
Thank you Rogeria for sharing it with us.
Credits:
Design and styling; printables and party favors: Sweet Memories Party Designs by Rogeria Britto:
Cake : Sonia Formby ( http://www.facebook.com/Soniaformby )
Bonbons, chocolate pops and cake pops : Larissa Macedo ( http://www.facebook.com/larissamacedo )

{Sew So Cute} Bow Berry Baskets

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I’m so excited to show you our new item we just added to our Etsy Shop.

Berry Baskets are becoming so very popular in the party world these days and we just love them.

 They are not only adorable but so unique.

Fill them with apples and you have a back to school teacher gift. For that matter you can fill them with a tablet and pen or just about anything else you can think of.

  You’re sure to be the teacher’s pet.

You can also use them for a little picnic lunch or a fun way to serve just about any treat.

Who wouldn’t want to receive goodies in one of these cuties?

Just fill with a little tissue paper or red raffia like we did here then add your treat.

I couldn’t resist getting these mini vintage coke bottles.  They fit just perfectly.

Berry Baskets aren’t just for berries anymore.

How would you like to use yours?

Come visit our Etsy Shop to see more great party items.

All About Daisies for Darcy Miller {Interview}

Who do you get to throw a party for Martha Stewart, Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar, and  designer Mark Ingram?

Darcy Miller, of course.

You may know Darcy as the Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings and as Martha Stewart’s Celebrations Expert.

She recently took time out of her busy schedule to talk with me about her new Daisy Party Collection on OpenSky.

Yes, you heard me right. We actually talked on the phone!  (I can’t stop smiling!)  She is not only adorable and talented, but just as sweet as can be.  I’m still doing a happy dance!!!

As you may know, OpenSky is a shopping website featuring the top picks of experts in the food, style, health and design industries.

Along with working for Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy is an author, illustrator, and mom of three adorable little girls. She understands it can be difficult and time consuming for busy moms to successfully pull off a party.

This is where her Summer Daisy Party Collection comes in. She put together a beautiful selection of all of her favorite daisy party items for you to make planning your party easier.

I asked her what she wanted us to know about the collection.  “Everything in the collection is about having fun for any celebration, from baby showers and bridal showers to birthday celebrations and a summer party—even fun hostess gifts.”

I also asked why she chose a daisy theme for her collection. “Two of my favorite events were a Daisy wedding that we shot for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and my daughter Daisy’s first ‘daisy’ birthday party,” Darcy says.

The daisy-themed products in Darcy’s collection are from shops around the Web. You can pick and choose items from the collection to make your own daisy party unique. It makes the planning and shopping so easy.  As Darcy says, “Incorporate what is fun for you.”

With products ranging from Daisy Lollipops and Stickers to Yellow Parasols and Daisy Favor Boxes, it isn’t hard to imagine how much fun your party will be!

Like these cute placemats and runner? You can download them for free here. (Yay!)

Being a party planner,  I had to ask  what her best piece of advice would be for planning an event.  “Be organized and do anything you can ahead of time. It will save you money.”  She also explained that each party has three elements: Decorations, Entertainment and Food.  She advises to figure out which things are important to you and do those things. Then, be sure to enjoy the party!

We discussed how to get inspiration for a party. She suggests to first make a short list of what that person likes or what’s important to them.  She believes each party should be unique to the person being celebrated.

For example it was fun to hear about the birthday party she planned for Martha.  Darcy took her lead from Martha’s love of Scrabble and her favorite foods. She gave the party a Scrabble and puzzle theme and built around it.

  Her final point for planning an event is to pay attention to color and to keep the same color palette throughout the party.

I hope you enjoyed my interview  with Darcy!

Thank you to Darcy for the great party advice and your wonderful interview. It was such a thrill!!!

To shop Darcy’s Summer Daisy’s Party Collection, check it out here.

I’m off to do a little shopping now!