A Mermaid Adventure: The Planning

It's been about two years since I have actively planned a full scale event. Can't say that I miss it. The hours of research, vendor chats, and budget management ... Nope renting chairs is much more conducive to my current lifestyle. My baby goddesses are turning 3 and 5. The eldest is "graduating" pre-school and off to kindergarten in September. I decided to commemorate these memorable occasions with a huge party this May. 

 

So you want to plan an over-the-top party for your little one. You can do it yourself and stress about every little detail or you can give us a call. We, Petite Seats, will be launching a petite event planning/styling division in the spring. We call it Petite Konfetti. Be on the look out for announcements.

The first step in planning is doing research for design ideas... enter Pinterest. Once you have solidified your design choices then it's time to make the guest list. 

 

Once the guest list and decor is set, finding and securing a venue that complements your design is critical. Set a date. Now shop around for vendors.

 

With the advent of Instagram, finding vendors is a lot easier. Examples of their work and client reviews are all in one place. For my little ones event I reached out to several of my favorite bakers, prop creators, stationery designers, and venues to receive quotes. For each category of vendor I created a mood board of the items I wanted included in a quote. Below are a few of my boards (images where taken from all over the web-- if you are interested in a specific picture leave a comment and I will send you the source).

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Will definitely need two cakes and I love both these designs. 

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Part two of desserts...

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Part two of stationery

 Custom Illustration by @JavereIrie

Custom Illustration by @JavereIrie

All in all it's a tedious process and once the numbers roll in you have to decide how to maximize your budget to include all the elements of your design without breaking the bank.  I will post updates of each of the design elements as I secure them. Until next time...

 

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