Over-The-Top Kids Parties

Philly's Kidchella Soirée

Katrina of Katrina Gilbert Weddings + Events contacted us with a request for 40 Petite Seats, including custom colored mint chiavaris with pink and gold. Her theme was an over the top Kidchella themed event at the picturesque Abington Art Center.  I was expecting to be blown away by the decor as the guest of honor is the daughter of undefeated welterweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia. Indeed I was. Everything from the venue to the sweet treats were over-the-top.

This dream catcher and butterfly themed invitation served as inspiration for the event design

This dream catcher and butterfly themed invitation served as inspiration for the event design

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Bounce Houses|Teepee Lounge|Ice Cream Truck|Henna| Pony Rides|Popcorn + Cotton Candy The guests were definitely entertained on the grounds of the center.

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Source It: {Using IG handles} 

Event Design + Decor: Katrina Gilbert Weddings + Events @kgweddings

Cake + Macaroons+ Sugar Cookies @ccxcd

Strawberries + Rice Krispies + Pretzels + Arrow CakePops: @simple_sweetsbyjasmine

Balloons: @ivorynorpreneur

Paper Flowers: @petal_by_petal

Dessert Buffet Labels: @printableparty

 

D Girls Mermaid Adventure- Part 2

I knew when planning for this event I wanted Lina of Zoe and Pea to create the desserts. Her attention to detail rivals Michealangelo.  

I sent her my design board and let her do her thing. I was not disappointed! 

 

Double tiered Oreos

Double tiered Oreos

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Mermaid Fin Cake Pops

Mermaid Fin Cake Pops

Cookie Towers with a cute treasure chest on top

Cookie Towers with a cute treasure chest on top

Cake bites  

Cake bites  

The colors for the party were mint, peach, lilac, and silver.

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Rice Krispie treats

Rice Krispie treats

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Cakepops

Cakepops

In addition to Lina's treats I ordered personalized M&Ms using a Groupon deal. And mermaid cookie pops from Etsy vendor DDDbyJCookieShop.

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The twin mermaid fin cakes were created by Kedby of Kedby's Kreations. She did an amazing job and it was just what the girls requested. 

 

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D Girls Mermaid Adventure

After putting off birthday celebrations for my girls I broke down and hosted a mermaid party to commemorate their third and fifth birthdays.  Yeah, I know the former event planner turned event rental proprietor who gets hives when it's time to plan a party. It's just overwhelming, especially with a newborn in the mix. It got done thanks to several of my friendor and business partner. Valerie, Petite Konfetti, was there to receiver all of my random Pinterest screenshots and ideas. Lina, Zoe and Pea, not only created the amazing desserts, she and her husband took pity on me and helped with setup! My sister-in-law was on hand to make everything run smoothly while I ran late. She helped me with setup and breakdown! My homegirl, Iris reminded me to take my hair bonnet off, thank goodness I took out my rollers prior to leaving my house. She was also the kids' craft station matron. Aida, Aida Malik Photography, masterfully captured the event. Kedby of Kedby's Kreations created the mermaid fin cakes to perfection. And Abby of Pretty Posh Design created the plush floral arrangements.

Getting ready with a fresh face  

Getting ready with a fresh face  

I was so overwhelmed I didn't have a chance to style their hair🙍🏾, hence the Afro Chic look.

My bush babies

My bush babies

Getting "beat" by Bonnie the Clown

Getting "beat" by Bonnie the Clown

Our little kittie cat

Our little kittie cat

Bonnie the Clown was excellent for entertaining and face painting. 

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In part two of this post I'll get into the details. 

Shelby's Partea

We had the chance to work with Natasha of the Flair Factor to implement her daughter's 2nd birthday party. Let me just say Natasha outdid her self with this design and all of the personalized and custom elements. It was over-the-top and just right for posh tots.

Designed By Olive Branch Papery

Designed By Olive Branch Papery

The children had a blast on an Easter egg hunt, Easter egg painting, and eating sweet treats to their hearts content.

The children had a blast on an Easter egg hunt, Easter egg painting, and eating sweet treats to their hearts content.

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Natasha was searching for many weeks for the perfect chandelier to use as an overhang for the children's table. She discovered the perfect one on Craigslist. She spray painted and decorated it with pearl strands. Super chic!

Natasha was searching for many weeks for the perfect chandelier to use as an overhang for the children's table. She discovered the perfect one on Craigslist. She spray painted and decorated it with pearl strands. Super chic!

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The birthday girls sneak peek at her party decor. She had sensory overload, looking from place to place. :-)

The birthday girls sneak peek at her party decor. She had sensory overload, looking from place to place. :-)

The Birthday Girl's Petite Seat

The Birthday Girl's Petite Seat

Now this is a tablescape!

Now this is a tablescape!

The dessert buffet with its custom linens where a huge hit with the children . . . and the adults. Treats like Jello shooters, macaroons, chocolate covered strawberries, and custom cookies were included.

The dessert buffet with its custom linens where a huge hit with the children . . . and the adults. Treats like Jello shooters, macaroons, chocolate covered strawberries, and custom cookies were included.

One of three ribbon cakes

One of three ribbon cakes

Did I mention Natasha made these from scratch, all while tending to her two year old and newborn son! 

Did I mention Natasha made these from scratch, all while tending to her two year old and newborn son! 

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The sweet birthday girl xoxo

The sweet birthday girl xoxo

Please contact us if you are looking for a super cute and sweetly sophisticated way to take your children's events to the next level.

Over-The-Top Kids Parties: Eloise at the Plaza

Gone are the days when children's parties consist of a homemade cake, a few streamers, a dozen balloons, and  extended family gathering around the kitchen table as everyone sings an off key "Happy Birthday" song. Today, parents are spending more on their little ones celebrations which creates a niche market for special events business owners to thrive. The sky's the limit and parents want nothing more than to host a party their children will remember for a lifetime. 

Our all time favorite over-the-top celebration for little girls can be had at the world renowned Plaza Hotel in New York City. An Eloise themed birthday party at the Plaza Hotel includes one of five options and a list of upgrades. The packages are included below:

Photo Credit:   www.judithrae.com

Photo Credit:  www.judithrae.com

  For more inspiration check out Eloise's Pinterest page here.