Halloween Party Fun

Kate Martin of Beautiful Days (and the florist behind Whitney’s bridal shower) sent over this adorable Halloween party she planned for her family and friends. Sure, we’re running headlong into the holiday season right now, but I couldn’t resist one last Halloween post. I love Kate’s ideas for simple, easy to recreate Halloween decor and the spread of caramel apples and cupcakes is not only seasonal but delicious. Kids came in costume to play games in the yard and were even treated to a puppet show. How fun is that? Tuck this one away in your inspiration folders for Halloween next year!

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{Photos by Beautiful Days.}

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Letterpress Invitaitons from Claremont Collection

Have you heard about the newly launched Claremont Collection yet? Designed by my lovely friend Brooke Forry, Claremont Collection offers stunning letterpress wedding invitations, save the dates, favor tags, thank you cards and more all with an exquisite attention to detail. From unique die cut shapes to lovely patterned liners, the collection ranges from romantic to the modern with a ton of great ink color options. Claremont Collection has been many months in the making, a true labor of love for Brooke and her partners at Curious & Company so I’d love for you to take a look – you won’t be disappointed!

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{Photos by Claremont Collection.}

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Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes

It’s confession time, friends. While my obsession with sweets is well documented around these parts, I’ve suffered a lifelong aversion to marshmallows. I just can’t get on board with marshmallows despite several attempts. There is one notable exception, however. Marshmallows toasted over an open fire while camping? Now those I can do. Same thing goes for s’mores. But, please, do not come near me with “raw” marshmallows, marshmallows in a candy bar, marshmallows in cereal, marshmallow cereal treats…I just can’t do them. So, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about these toasted marshmallow milkshakes from Joy the Baker, but I think I feel pretty good. Roasted marshmallows and my favorite food in the world, ice cream? I’m willing to give this a try.

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IMG_0396{Photos from Joy the Baker.}

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A Lady’s Tea Bridal Shower Shoot

We’re going international this morning with this beautiful bridal shower editorial shoot sent to me by Alessandra Aghilar of Almalu’s Place, an Italian wedding and event planner. This is the sweetest bridal shower spread with a lot of pretty (and yummy!) baked goods and sweet, simple details like vintage china, colorful embroidered linens, and lovely rose centerpieces. The ladies all donned incredible hairpieces from Momo Galèn and snacked on delicious treats like macarons, cupcakes and sugar cookies. Don’t you just love this?

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Vendors -
Event design + planning: Almalu’s Place
Photography: Federica Piccinini and Gaia Borzicchi
Baked goods: Almalu Bakes
Hats: Momo Galèn
Stationery: Cut and Paste

{Photos by Federica Piccinini and Gaia Borzicchi.}

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Lola’s Circus Birthday Party

For Lola’s second birthday, her mom Laci threw her the cutest circus-themed birthday complete with cotton candy, popcorn and a balloon artist! I love pretty cake bunting as much as the next girl, but I think it’s especially cute at a birthday party when paired with girly birthday hats and a Ferris wheel holding cupcakes. The oversized balloons behind the sweets table make a pretty but super simple backdrop and the circus-themed details carried throughout are completely adorable. Not to mention, I am loving a circus theme designed in pink and yellow instead of the typical red and blue.

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circus-theme-birthdayHappy birthday, Lola, and thanks to Jenny Haas for sharing this adorable party!

{Photos by Jenny Haas Photography.}

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