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.

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

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 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. 

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

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

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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. 

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All put together the backdrop was a show stopper! 

 

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Pink Unicorn Party—Favors + Stations

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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.

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

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I ordered 30 unicorn headbands from AliExpress.

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Also, from AliExpress were these unicorn bathing suits.

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

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 The favor bags were sturdy metallic silver from Amazon.

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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... 

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And a Paint A Unicorn Station... 

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And then there was Giant Jenga... 

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A quick recap of the items.

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All from Zazzle.

 

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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!

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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.”

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 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.

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 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

Photography: @aletiza

Children furniture: @petiteseats

 



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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.

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 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. 

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

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Super talented! 

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

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Also, stickers...from Zazzle.

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And a vinyl backdrop.

Pink Unicorn Party—The Desserts Table

When I began brainstorming ideas for this event I knew we had to have Cookie Letter Cakes 🦄I went to IG to search and arrived upon @confectionsbycathleen She made the most delicious cream cheese frosting and dulce de leche cookie cake. It was so beautiful I almost didn’t want to cut it. 

 

All ll the other desserts including the 8” unicorn cake was from Sweet Little Sweets. 

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The cake which we didn’t cut until the following Wednesday was covered in buttercream and the inside a pastel assorted of colored cake.

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All images shoot by Aida Malik Photography  

Kids Farm Table Design

Our most requested rental this quarter has been our Petite Farm Tables. They are rustic, but quite sophisticated. Our clients go gaga over the tables paired with our cross back chairs. 

I’ve been brainstorming another table design to complement our more modern chair designs, any suggestions? 

 Photo by John Simoudis + Event Design by Jerry Rose Design

Photo by John Simoudis + Event Design by Jerry Rose Design

The Tetris inspired configuration of the tables designed by Jerry Rose Design was brilliant and an alternative to the traditional estate table setup.

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Charlotte’s 2nd Birthday

Our petite farm tables have been a hit this summer. We worked with Fiona of The Treehouse Events providing our crossback chairs and farm tables for her baby goddess’ second birthday party. The setting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was styled to perfection with a team of vendors that assisted to create a Charlotte’s Web fête. 

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I love when clients use this combination of tables and chairs to create subtle sophistication with personalized place mats, water bottle labels, and custom desserts.

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Source It

🕸Party concept and styling @the.treehouse.events

🕸Custom art

@fromthebear

🕸Children’s table +seating

@petiteseats

🕸Photography

@bufotos

🕸Paper goods

@ohlalapartypaperie

🕸Hand painted icing 3D cookie design @mariencarolyn2013

Pajamas + A Movie

Our Hamptons debut was a hit! Keren of Simply Perfect Events produced a smashing Memorial Day weekend celebration complete with jumbo balls, sourdough pretzels, and custom vintage popcorn carts.

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  @CrateAndKids bean bags for comfortable seating for the movie

 @CrateAndKids bean bags for comfortable seating for the movie

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 DJ @DJOWEN_NYC

DJ @DJOWEN_NYC

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Our new rustic tables and crossback chairs

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Photography: @aletiza

Kids Entertainment: @shine_nyc

Catering: @hamptonsaristocrat

Facepainting: @glittermenyc

Cake: @cakefairymagic

Rainbow Party

A client sent over this image from a Styled Shoot produced by Oh Happy Day as inspiration for her sons’ celebration. She requested rainbow colored 🌈 ribbons for our white chiavaris. 

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After a visit to Walmart’s craft section we got right to work with adhering the ribbon to 30 chairs.

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The final product was a rainbow inspired kiddie party complete with a custom kraft paper table cover.

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2017 Business Lessons

Petite Seats only operated ten months this year because of my family moving from Essex County to Sussex County, New Jersey. We moved in the middle of August and I decided to take off September and October to get used to the commute and the family settled.

This is the end of my third year in business and each year I am growing wiser and working smarter. Below are the 2017 business lessons I’ve realized through the year.

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I’m an over-achiever, I’ll admit I do before I think most times,  leading to exhaustion and a short fuse. I realized I could not continue to work as I was with Petite Seats and grow my brand at the same time. My ambition was leading to massive burnout which manifested itself in a case of acne I cannot get rid of and an erratic sleeping pattern. My ambition has lead to total adrenal fatigue!

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Late in the third quarter, I made the decision to outsource all my deliveries. It has truly shifted the balance in my life. I have time! Time to grow my business and not work it (well drive it😆). The month of December was my test run. All went well so I will continue outsourcing deliveries. Sam of SLG Services has been a Godsent in changing my Work-Home-Business dynamics🙌🏾.  

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I will be launching an eboutique store with partyware in the spring.

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PayPal has expanded their business analytics and I’m loving it! 

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My adolescence acne has flared up with a vengeance! I believe it’s a result of the stressful situations of my day jobs and the lack of truly nurturing my body.  

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This year I will work on blogging on my personal page more, www.onidacruz.com  

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No more hesitation, I’m moving steadfast towards my goals in 2018.

Crowdfunding Efforts

Thank you to my supports who contributed $350 to Petite Seats' first crowdfunding campaign. 

Little Celebrations Rentals

One7Events

 Neffi Walker

Orlett Torrence

Krissy Chic Boutique + Events

Jennifer Rodriguez  

Catherine Manino  

I truly appreciate your support and plan to use the funds to secure more premium advertisement space. I decided to use the INDIEGOGO platform for my campaign, mainly because of the ease of use and receiving the donated funds. Below are the details of my campaign:

"Crowdfunding will help in purchasing a delivery truck and allow me to service more clients. Below is a breakdown of the funding amount:

  • $10,000 Delivery Truck
  • $6000 Inventory {New Petite Seats}
  • $4000 Advertising Campaign {Photo Shoot + Website Adverts + Local Magazines}
  • $1000 Driver Training + Insurance + License
  • $2000 Custom Vehicle Wrap
  • $2000   PR Campaign"

 

Trollstice Second Birthday

Who doesn’t love Trolls, Keren of Simply Perfect Events planned and designed a Trollstice themed birthday party for a sweet little two year old. Complete with colorful troll headbands and  tablescape, this event was a hit for the toddlers in attendance who were able to sit on our pink Chiavari chairs. Mommy of the little princess, Sara Jane Mercer shared several pictures of the festivities on her blog Mercer + Green here.

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Source It: 

Planning + Design: @simply_perfect_events

Vegan Cake: @semadargo

Venue: @estancia460

Kids Entertainment: @jamwithjamie

Fairy Princess Party

Anne of Clafoutis, designed and produced a Once Upon A Time Princess party using our crossback chairs. Complete with a lace overlayed tablescape and a princess castle cake this party was fit for petite knights and princesses.

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Now for pictures of the stylish Mommy-Daughter duo.

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Styling + Party Concept: @Clafoutisny

Once Upon A Time Partyware: @Clafoutisny EPetiteBoutique

Photography: @MonikaSaturPhotography

Flowers: @crownsbychristy

Princess Castle Cake + Sweets: @mariencarolyn2013

 

Cinco De Mayo

Keren, Simply Perfect Events, and her team produced a Cinco de Mayo party in the courtyard of a Manhattan apartment building that was colorful and festive. She debuted our new rustic wooden tables paired with our raw tinted crossback chairs.

 

 Our Rustic Wood Table + Crossback Chairs

Our Rustic Wood Table + Crossback Chairs

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I’m in love with this honeycomb ball arch!

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