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Enchanted Forest Styled Shoot-Storyboard

Styled shoots are a huge part of Petite Seats’ marketing plan. With each shoot I plan an elaborate storyboard to explain each aspect of the shoot. For this shoot the theme we selected was enchanted forest. Being that I live in a heavily wooded area I was excited about the prospects of a woodland theme. As with any shoot I set the bar pretty high for myself. I love to work with vendors who do the same, so my vision can blend with theirs flawlessly. All went well except vendor I used for the costumes. In short the custom costumes made looked like my five year old created them and I basically lost $500.


Let us paint the picture for you . . .

Imagine you're on a nature walk on a brisk fall afternoon, you are deep inside the cool clasp of the lush forest. As you walk slowly the sun peeks through the branches overhead. Twigs snap as inquisitive chipmunks chase each other; high above birds chatter. You stop. As you stand quietly on the moss and fern lined path you hear the soft murmurs of voices. You listen then decide to move farther into a small clearing in the trees. What do you see?! It’s a gathering of mythical forest children… a gnome, a nymph, elves, and you even see the glistening wings of a fairy. You quietly hide behind a large oak tree and watch. They are having a celebration. Each is sitting on moss cover wooden chairs at a table set for royalty. The table is adorned with ornate colored glass stemware, rustic copper flatware, and a prominent wildflower centerpiece that seems to be sprouting of a tree trunk.


Source It:

Concept + Producer: Petite Seats

Concept + Creative Director: KonfettiBoutik

Décor Styling + Design: KonfettiBoutik

Photography: Digna Toledo Photography

Location: Andover, NJ Enchanted Forest

Production Assistant: Chique Design And Events

Kids Tables + Chairs: Petite Seats

Face Painting: NJ Face Painter

Donuts + Macs + Cakes: Kedby K Cakes

Cookies: Divinely Dolce

Videographer: Burning Wick Studios

Invitation: Art Lery

Escort Cards: Chique Design And Events

Madison’s Birthday Carnival

We provided our pink chiavaris and table for a fabulous first birthday produced by Maynoris of EmayLee’s Party Decor {@emayleespartydecor}.

From Maynoris:

”Come one, come all! Welcome to Madison’s First Birthday Carnival🎡🎟 💕 Thanking all my beautiful and hard working vendors who made it happen and my wonderful staff as well, persevering through the weather this day!! An amazing start to a  New Year.”


 @nine26design created the Backdrop, Custom Decals for the Cart, Labels and Name Cutouts for Favor Boxes.

Source It:  •Cake and Desserts @jenn_cakes @mell_cakes •Backdrop, custom decals, and signs @nine26design  •Balloons @indie_bee_balloons   •Event props  •Kids chairs and tables @petiteseats •Photography by @purroy_photo_video

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•Cake and Desserts @jenn_cakes @mell_cakes •Backdrop, custom decals, and signs @nine26design

•Balloons @indie_bee_balloons

•Event props

•Kids chairs and tables @petiteseats •Photography by @purroy_photo_video

 #firstbirthday #carnivaltheme #carnival #events #eventos #decor #decorations #parties #eventplanning #eventplanner #parties #balloongarland #balloons #kidspartyideas #kidsparty #goodiebags #goodiebag #candycart #desserts #dessertcart #cakedisplay #petiteseats #kidschairs #kidstables #cottoncandy #corndogs #bookyourparty #whereyourideascometolife #eventcoordinator #eventcoordination

Blake Lively Hosts Baby 2 Baby Mother's Day Event

Back in May we were commissioned by event designer Peggy of Fire and Creme to provide our Petite Seats and tables for an event in Brooklyn at The Wing Dumbo. The event was the fifth annual Mother’s Day celebration for the not-for-profit Baby2Baby, they partnered with Shutterfly to produce a fun filled event for low-income families. Actress Blake Lively was the event’s hostess.

At the event Shutterfly announced a $350,000 donation to Baby2Baby for 2018.

At the event Shutterfly announced a $350,000 donation to Baby2Baby for 2018.


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A Parisian Fancy Nancy Fête

The debut of our heart back chairs was done in a super fancy, Fancy Nancy to be specific, kind of way.💕🦋🌸🎀 Danisa of Adal Kreations styled and designed an intimate seventh birthday party for her little princess. Check out the deets below.


Source It: 

Design |Styling: @adalkreation

Heart back kid chair + white farm table: @petiteseats

Acrylic Tags: @mysentiments_cutting

Photographer: @sueannettephotography.

Cake: @sweetlilsweets

Cookies: @brendas_sweet_treats

Eiffel tower balloon: @mpballoonsdecor

Photography: @sueannettephotography


The Bambini Soiree - {Long}


One of my business goals this year was to aggressively network. Back in April, Bambini Soirée announced they were producing a summit especially for businesses who catered to children’s events. In a word, I was stoked! I talked myself out of the ARA’s February conference and was in need of some networking and sharing of ideas from people in my industry. I paid half of the reservation fee the same week it was announced and anxiously waited for the first week of August. 

I flew into Fort Lauderdale, Florida thinking I would save a few bucks on my flight, not considering I would be spending about $80 on Uber. See what happens when you try to be cheap?!


While at the conference I sat in 8 workshops, each giving me insightful advice on moving my business forward.  The conference, themed “Let’s gather and soar!”, was held at the upscale Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel. I arrived at the hotel and was in awe of the vibrant colors of the registration setup. Check out the images below:


Source It! {First Day Registration}

Event: @bambinisoireesummit                       

Venue: @edenrocmiamibeach

Decor & Rentals: @bambinisoiree                 

Event Planning & Styling: @oneinspiredparty

Production: @maxon_productions               

Photography: @infinitecreations

Videography:  @mylittlerhinostudios           

Cake Stand Rentals: @nicksandmay

Printing @whatever_loquesea                       

Balloons @qualatex @funnyballoons

Portrait Salon: @manolodoreste                   

Swag Bags: @talkingoutofturn

Bunting Station: @designplanplay & @monicapardoevents for @onceuponaroom

Make up station : @lovelylocksparties         

Cookies: @chocolatibar

Water bottle: @christyandcophoto       

Sparkling Water: @sparklingice         

Ice Cream: @lollifruit

Below is a recap of my notes taken at each workshop: 

Introductory Message from Johanna Dilone, founder of Bambini Soiree Summit

The MC for the introductory convocation was Manolo Doreste, luxury wedding photographer and good friend of Johanna. He spoke briefly and in a compelling inauguration speech he shared his admiration for Bambini Soiree founder, Johanna. He ended his address with, “Step forward into growth or step backward into safety”.

Johanna offered her ABCs on being an entrepreneur. As she went through the 26 letters of the alphabet infused with her adept entrepreneurship experience. Here are a few words of advice she bestowed upon us to jumpstart the conference:

  • Make sure your work speaks for itself AND it’s loud enough! You have to standout!

  • You have to think of yourself as a business — it’s its own entity.

  • Being different adds value to your brand.

  • Put things in place to automate how clients reach you. — There is value in a phone call.

  • Stress, a problem, a mistake, that’s a phone call — Texting doesn’t convey emotions.

  • Make it a point to connect with your clients after their events.

  • When you see that the market doesn’t want to pay you for what you are offering — Shift it!

  • Commit to quality!

  • Treat your business like a business and it will pay you as a business. Treat it as a hobby . . .

  • Sacrifice - what are you willing to give up to have what you want.

  • The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.

  • Kids need experiences to be better humans. {in reference to closing of Toys’R’Us}

  • We are in the business of wow!


The first night, we experienced the design + styling prowess of the Bambini Soiree team with the production of the Unicorn Dreams Welcome Party!

Source It!
Event @bambinisoireesummit

Venue @edenrocmiamibeach

Decor & Balloons @bambinisoiree

Linens & Stools @atlaseventrentals

Event Planning & Styling @oneinspiredparty

Production & aerialist structure @maxon_productions

Catering @cateringincolor

Photography @infinitecreations

Videography  @mylittlerhinostudios

Cake Stand Rentals @nicksandmay

Printing @whatever_loquesea

Balloons @universalballoonsusa

Unicorn Poop Cookies  and Sweets @msbunniescakes

Bunting Station @designplanplay & @monicapardoevents for @onceuponaroom

Glitter make up station @lovelylocksparties

Candy boxes @miamicandies @sewsweetcrafts

Vodka @voli305vodka

Mixers @qdrinks

Rum @atlanticorum

Ice Sculpture: @sculptured_ice

Wholesale Flower Distributor @continentalflowers

Wait Staff @liloshands 

Photobooth @capturepod

DJ & Violinist @alventoentertainment

Entertainment @fairytalefavorites

Paper Goods @talkingtablesparty

Apparel & Embroidery @miamimixedmadia

Champagne Station @penthouserw  

Julia Harper, PhD — Blame It On The Brain


  • Response vs. Reaction — Respond don’t React

  • Our brain requires discomfort for change.

  • Discomfort is the birthplace of change!

  • You are reacting more than you know {~80%}.

  • You can’t bring success to a business by reacting.

  • Giving kids an explanation {trying to give them certainly} breeds anxiety in children.

  • SEE — CHANGE — DO!


Sandy —  You Can Call Me Sweetie | Go Ahead + Jump! : Taking the leap from corporate job to purse your passion!

  • Undercutting the industry — by charging cheap price

  • Getting paid for what you are worth

  • Anything custom there should be a set limit

  • Go ahead and jump!

  • Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!

  • Stand behind your product.

Rob Suarez, Esq. | Intellectual Property Lawyer | Intellectual Property: Understanding Your Rights And Respecting Those Of Others

  • Copyright - Any tangible expression of your creativity

  • Enforce your intellectual property rights

  • To register a trademark {attorney fee $975 + federal government fee} — Takes about 3 months {leg work} — 6-9 months processing time in U.S.

  • A trademark is a trademark where you effect commerce.

  • Photography contract - “As photos made at this event are assigned to Petite Seats.”

TSB + Jenn {HWTM} + Astrid {Paper Playground} | Putting Your Best You Forward: Branding Tips + Tricks To Set You Apart

  • Post what you want to attract

  • Branding is not just a logo — It’s how your customers see you. {Create an avatar — Know your client}

  • “A brand is simply TRUST!” - Steve Jobs

  • Use Instagram {IG} as a gallery portfolio

  • HWTM mentioned most of her business is generated via Pinterest

  • “Bespoke”

  • Make sure to have a complete IG bio. — Have a “tagline”.

  • Showcase your work properly — These images are all you have left after a function. Post 4-5 + 15 second feature

  • Not engaging customers on DM not good.

  • Don’t put your whole business into IG — You don’t own the content.

  • Use new platforms like PARTY SLATE

  • Branding your outfit while setting up an event

  • Use IG Stories to show the behind the scenes.

Edgar of Revelry Event Designers + Sonia of Sonia Sharwa Events | Selling the Invisible: How to Present + Sell Creative Ideas

  • In a conceptual design presentation include the following: {1} Design Sheets, {2} Floor plans/CAD Drawings, {3} Event Images — All should be done in Keynotes or Power Point

  • Protect your inventory

  • Edgar’s Six Business Rules

    • Invest in your staff with training, loyalty, and opportunities.

    • Reinvest your profits whenever possible.

    • When buying product look for versatility, quality, and longevity.

    • Invest in property— buy the building you are working in as soon as possible.

    • Don’t be afraid to say NO to opportunities that are costly.

    • Don’t let your clients budget determine the quality of your product.

One Inspired Party | Earth + Sugar | Nathalie Cadet-James | Jackie Ohh Events | Do The Math: Let’s Talk Money And What Your Time Is Worth!

  • You have to structure yourself to make money.

  • Example 1: Event Planning/Styling

    • $850 Day Off

    • $2250 Styling + 10% of total decor budget {greater than or equal to $22.5k}

    • $3000 Full Planning + Styling or 15% of final budget {greater than or equal to $20k}

    • $875 Design + Style Dessert Table

  • Example 2: Wedding Planning 15-20% of final budget

  • Be Bold! Price What You Are Worth

  • I provide an “Intangible Luxury Service”. I charge a flat rate, keeping in mind everything is custom. {Jackie Ohh}

  • Don’t undercut the market, it’s unfair.

  • Collect money like so:

    • Initial 50% when contract is signed

    • 25%

    • Final 25% — 30 Days before event

  • Intangible Luxury {Earth + Sugar}

    • Make relationships with planners — grassroots

    • Itemized list of products is sent {Fee = For Time + Design}

    • Case Studies are on website

      • Budget

      • Items + Service

      • Estimate of Cost

    • Team

      • Studio Manager

      • Event Designer

      • Biller

  • Read the book, The Business Of Being Creative by Sean Lowe

Manolo Doreste, Photographer | Enhancing The Client Experience

  • Manolo does only 25 wedding per year

  • We are in the industry of creating experiences—Event professionals who a luxury experience

  • PRE — Before Consult

  • PRESENT — Creating Connections

  • POST — Standing out + Following up

  • PRE {Supermarket vs. Saks}

    • Phone, Email, Verbiage, Collateral {Language}

      • Phone {2-3 Rings} | Undivided Attention | Voicemail {call back}

      • Greeting {Speed, Pitch, + Tone} - Short, Sweet + Informative

      • Acknowledge | Actively listen + take notes

      • Closing | My Pleasure

      • My sample voicemail: “Thank you for contacting PS, it is our pleasure to provide …”


    • Education

      • Reply times/methods

      • 72 Hour/Hold

      • Your process/time invested

      • Operating Times

      • Let them know your process. Explain via email on website.

      • Ask for what’s needed

        • Typeform

        • Custom Draft Emails

        • PDF Samples

        • Guilty Pleasures

      • Lawyer Up

        • Research your prospective clients like you are going to trial {Venue, Referral + Social Media}

      • Send Reminder

        • We all need them {email + courtesy calls + text via email + link for direction/parking}

      • Studio Space — Wow them at the Door!

        • Make them feel at home | Welcome by name | Offer drinks + Snacks {Ask: What are you drinking?} | Small talk | Leave alone

        • Lounging - Smell + Sight + Sound + Touch {Give wifi password}

      • Initial Consultation — Lead meeting

        • Interview client - not rushed

        • Explain your meeting agenda {wedding/pros/ideas/collections}

        • Listen, ask, and take notes

        • Lead the conversation

        • State this is a BIG investment.

          • Go over how to reserve services

          • Ask “How Does That Sound?”

          • Excuse Yourself

        • Explain how to move forward— Typeform + Contract Details

      • Questions to ask clients to learn more about them:

        • Tell me your child’s favorite pass time? Favorite snack?

        • Favorite TV Show?

        • Where can I find you on the weekend?

        • Ask about child? | Collect party details | inquire about preferences | review services/pricing

        • Start with highest price first

      • Change the wording from “package” to “collection”

  • POST

    • Make it genuine — Card or Email + Ask referral source

    • Change the wording from “Contract” to “Letter of Engagement”

    • Ask how would you like us to send it to you — fax, email, etc.

    • Gifting — Keep on brand and make it personal!

      • Give a candle

      • Box with wine + sealed with a hug

      • Gourmet snacks

      • Photo @ event with frame

      • Tiara

  • Use Typeform {Custom Form} + Calendly {Appointments}

Julie Roth-Novak | Party Slate | Your Guide to Event Pro SEO: 5 Easy Ways to Earn Traffic + Leads

  • 95% of people start their search on Google

      Five Best SEO Practices

  • 1.Target local keywords {descriptive terms}

    2. Write event descriptions {200+ words, unique copy}

    3. Marking Gold - tag + describe each photo

    1. Tag with keywords — photos

    2. Optimize for mobile {Most people use mobile 1st!}

      4. Get authoritative link-backs {Platforms + directories}

  • No FLASH!

  • Party Slate — A marketing platform

    • 100,000 unique visits per month

    • Each profile - 12 full events + >20 photos

    • Can add video

    • PS algorithm rewards crediting, saving, recent uploads


Successful Mompreneuring: Real Moms + Their Secrets to Running Creative Businesses


I did not take notes during this session because this is something I live and breath everyday! Just listening to how other mompreneurs juggle was encouraging, but no trade secrets were shared.

  • Plan dates nights for both your hubbie + one with each of your children

TSB + Jackie Ohh… + Design, Plan, Play | The Ugly Truth About Event Planning: Managing, Vendors, Clients + Growth

  • Jackie Ohh does 12-16 events per year

  • Having a substantial network is vital — aid your business

  • Take the time in the beginning to sit + learn — shadow a vendor you admire — equal exchange free labor for knowledge

  • “If you stay ready, you don’t ever have to be ready.” TSB

  • Align yourself with people who can aid your growth

HWTM + Party Slate + Paper Playground | Trend Talk

During this workshop the panel shared their thoughts on the trends in kids’ parties. The one issue I had with their list was children’s chairs where not included on the list. Go figure! Anywho here is their list:

  • Balloons Galore {@paulfuentes_design @anythingbutgrayevents @thetreasureroom}

    • Balloon Garlands + Ceiling Decor

    • @brookylnballooncompany ~$500 per balloon {said to last 4 months}

  • Color Trends {@hallmarkcreative @illuminationeventsstudio @acharmingfete @ohhappyday @thesweetestoccasion }

    • Ombre Pastels

    • Brights on white

  • Food + Drinks {@littlesootievents @brit+co}

    • Colorful + Fun Foods

    • Dressed Up Kids Lunches

    • Mocktails for Kids {@theflavorbender @bhc @thesuburbansoapbox @utryit}

  • Elements of Design + Decor {@sweettoothblog @desigua @personalizedpaperie @ilanaashleyevents @studiodiy @homesthetics @thecreativeheartstudio @balloonmosaics }

    • Fringe Installations

    • Disguise

    • Surprise Factor

    • Jumbo Letters

    • Fun-Filled Acrylics

  • Activities With A Twist

    • Playful DIY Games

    • Custom Coloring Activities {personalized coloring book}

  • Social Influence

    • Look for organization that can use balloons/flowers after the event


Would I attend next year?

I’ve decided not to attend next year. Here are my reasons:

—No measurable ROI for Petite Seats. I’m such an introvert that being at a summit is more about me gain knowledge from the presenters and less about networking. Many of the attendants were Florida based event planners, so making a connection wasn’t high on my list. Most of the presentations I attended relayed business journeys, but no real meat, no tangible business practices I felt were transferable.

—The ambience and decor were out of this world amazing! However, the meals provided sucked. I had to supplement each meal and that blew my budget set for the trip. The meals looked nice but were not filling, or they were just not foods I eat. Too much sugar. Several of the meal stations were created to illustrate what would be appropriate for a children’s event, but honey I wanted adult foods.

—Overall, I felt like I could have invested 25% of what I spent on PodCasts and gained more knowledge. 🤷🏾‍♀️The summit was ripe for photo ops though!


Up, Up, and Away!

Linda of L. Fred Events rented our crossback chairs for a very special first birthday. Here is her blurb about this super stylish event:

When you turn the big ONE… what better way to celebrate but … Up, Up, and Away! Swooning over all the beautifully sculpted balloons, florals, cake, and desserts, and wooden furniture!!! Amazing fun to plan and collaborate with such great vendors!!! Took our breathe up, up, and away!


Source It:

  • Photography: @Filmstarzmedia 🌸

  • Planning + Decor + Favor Boxes + Styling: @LFred_events🌸

  • Wooden Backdrop + Candy Cart + Kids Table + Dessert Table: @long_island_party_rentals 🌸

  • Kids Chairs: @Petiteseats🌸

  • Hot Air Balloon Decor: @poparazziballoons 🌸

  • Florals: @floralsbyyamileth 🌸

  • Cake Artist + Desserts: @Chicsugars 🌸

Princess Linda Olivia Turns One


When @rachel.ostroy plans an event it’s over-the-top, so I expected nothing less for your little princess’. She commissioned an event team which would rival a platinum wedding.


Source It: 

 Styled + Design: @meganauerbach

Cake: @zestbakeshop

Florals: @bircheventdesign 


Balloons: @bonniesballoons  

Personalized Placemats + Napkins + Ribbon Napkin Bands + Water Bottle Labels: @thestampstudio 

Lace crowns: @lovecrushcrowns  

Event Lighting: @meirkolkdesign  

Sweets: @mind_over_batter 

Flatware + Cutlery + Paperware: @dishitoutny  

Mommy + Baby Couture Dresses: @pinklabelprgirl

Photography: @tobyadlerphotography 

Catering: @bagelsngreens

Rentals: @luxeeventrentals  

Sweets: @chavies_custom_confections  

Filmmaker: @visionandhart 

Holiday 2018

It’s December and we are in the thick of the holiday season. Valerie of Konfetti Boutik came up to us to design and style a perfect petite holiday tablescape. Check out the images and descriptions from Valerie:

“It’s December and … Tis’ the season to be jolly fa lala lala lala lala! We created this darling setting for a holiday party. The colors were bright, yet subtle. We used a lace paper as a placemat layered with an aqua blue glitter background on a white farm table. Each setting was adorned with a pink velvety poinsettia. A cluster of ornaments completed the centerpieces, and the hanging stars embellished the petite ghost chairs. The cake and cookies were the perfect complement to the decor. Happy Holidays everyone!”


Source It!

Concept + Producer + Creative Director: @konfetti_boutik and @petiteseats

Decor Styling + Design: @konfetti_boutik

Photography: @dignatoledophotography

Kids Farm Table + Chairs: @petiteseats

Cookies + Cake: @DivinelyDolce

Pink Unicorn Party—Tablescape

For my baby goddess’ 5th and 7th birthday party I wanted to use the entire fenced-in yard space as their play area. We had a few stations and the pool to keep them entertained.


 The adult tables used our Crystal Napoleon chairs.


I used an inexpensive fabric to cover our petite clear Chiavari chair cushions. A faux flower garland was made with flowers from Michael’s craft store.


The partyware was sourced from a variety of vendors. The cups came from a party in a box kit found at Home Goods. The iridescent hexagon shaped plates were from a Martha Stewart collection from at Micheal’s. The super cute mini fork, spoon, and white charger plate were from Sophistiplate.


I did the florals as a DIY because I definitely blew the budget.


The pink unicorn was the center of our design.


All-in-all my girls had a blast with their friends. For next year they requested a sleepover, which ain’t happening. Maybe I’ll do an all day party complete with a-framed tents and matching personalized pajamas.

Ghost Busters Fifth Birthday Party


Is there something strange in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!! We provided our mini ghost chairs to Anne of Clafoutis NY {@clafoutisny} for a fabulous ghostbusters themed party. Check out the fabulousness.


All of the desserts with the exception of the cake were created by Mayra’s Cake Pops.


Styling & Party Concept: @clafoutisny

Balloons: @brooklynballooncompany inspired by Alan Batson’s illustrations

Photography: @sylviethecamera

Party Supplies: @clafoutisny e-Petite Boutique

Cake: @cakeheronyc

Sweet Treats: @mayrascakepops

Second Birthday Tea Time

Keren of Simply Perfect Events designed a second birthday tea party themed event at Haven’s Kitchen that was quaint and sweet.


Using our crossback chairs paired with their white linen and vintage china inspired napkins and plates, tea time was fit for a little princess.


Source It: 

 Planning, styling, decor and catering: Simply Perfect Events

Location + Catering: Haven's Kitchen, NYC

Photographer: Heidi Green Photography

Cake:  @semadargo

Florals: @rachelchofloral

Cookies: @mayrascakeops


Pink Unicorn Party: The Backdrop

For our girls party I knew we needed a statement design piece that would wow! I settled on a balloon backdrop. Originally I commissioned the wooden base to be a circular shape, but decided against this because it would be less surface area. I settled on a freestanding 6’x6’ square. I knew I was going to use a vinyl poster to cover it, so I did away with painting the unfinished wood. 


The designer and creater of our backdrop was a master carpenter in Newton, NJ James (Bunkbeds by James). 


James designed the piece to be portable and store easily, by making it fold in half. 


My brother in law used the custom illustration designed by @Javeirie to print a 6x6 vinyl backdrop with grommets to hang on the wooden backdrop base. 


All put together the backdrop was a show stopper! 



Pink Unicorn Party—Favors + Stations


F A V O R S — After a lovely party experience an over-the-top gift bag is a must. Each girl received a #UnicornBathingSuit 🦄 #ReUseableBag 🦄#UnicornHeadband 🦄Adopted unicorn with Adoption Certificate 🦄#UnicornColoringBook🦄and desserts from the dessert table.


These super cute coloring books came from Five Below and were the perfect complement for our theme.


I ordered 30 unicorn headbands from AliExpress.


Also, from AliExpress were these unicorn bathing suits.


I searched EBay for these mini stuff unicorns which were included in the “Adopt-a-Unicorn” station.


 The favor bags were sturdy metallic silver from Amazon.


One of THEE most important elements planning a #KidsParty is having entertainment and/or dynamic #activitystations 🦄Imagine 20 kids sugared up on sweets and juice boxes without anything to capture their attention 😩For my #BabyGoddesses party I decided we didn’t need outside entertainers because the pool would be enough. In addition, we had a #TieDyeStation #AdoptAUnicornStation and #PaintAUnicornStation 🦄 For every 4-5 kids attending I like to do one station {And always have someone to supervise each station or else😑}Shout out to @chiquedesignandevents designing and styling my baby goddesses unicorn party. They had a blast! Thanks @aidamalikphotography for always being ready to help with setup😬I promise by their #quinceañera I’ll have my stuff together #kidsparty #unicornparty #petiteseats #kidspartygoals #paintaunicorn #paintparty #unicornios🦄 #unicorns #unicornlove #SussexCountyNJ #LakeMohawk #LakeLenape #SpartaNJ #AndoverNJ

There was a TieDye Station... 


And a Paint A Unicorn Station... 


And then there was Giant Jenga... 


A quick recap of the items.


All from Zazzle.



Dylan’s Derby

When Anne of Clafoutis NY requested our farm tables and crossbacks at a Hamptons event and I was anxious to see the fabulousness she would produce. Welp... here it is!


Shaded with a traditional pole tent the party was complete with a food truck and cotton candy cart. From Anne, “For Dylan’s Derby, we though of a chic children’s banquet table, a very long estate table with mini cross-back chairs. At each place setting, we had a Rice Krispie lucky wand and a mini trophy 🏆 filled with pink jelly beans.”

Let’s talk stations... this craft station was for watercolor painting a wooden horse shoe.  Other activities that the children participated in were pony rides, decorate your own hat station, face painting, dance party AND a magic show. Oh and Anne also provided super cute horsies on a stick.

Let’s talk stations... this craft station was for watercolor painting a wooden horse shoe.

Other activities that the children participated in were pony rides, decorate your own hat station, face painting, dance party AND a magic show. Oh and Anne also provided super cute horsies on a stick.

Now we can’t have a derby without pony rides

Now we can’t have a derby without pony rides

Source It

Styling & Party Concept: @clafoutisny

Desserts + Treats: @mariencarolyn2013

Cotton candy: @le_puf

Floral Design: @missiflowers

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Pink Unicorn Party: The Illustration

For our girls fifth and seventh birthdays I decided to host a pink unicorn party. Before finalizing any decor and design elements I knew I needed a custom illustration from Javere Irie. He designed their mermaid party illustration two years prior.

I send him my inspiration board and the girls latest pictures and he got to work in creating an outstanding custom image. 

I send him my inspiration board and the girls latest pictures and he got to work in creating an outstanding custom image. 


I highjacked these from his IG story as he was working on the piece.


Super talented! 


I took the illustration and commissioned A List Invitations to design a simple invitation.


Also, stickers...from Zazzle.


And a vinyl backdrop.