Loving Birthday Party Details

Lately I’ve been loving a lot of really cute details from birthday parties I’ve been seeing here and there so I thought I’d share some recent favorites. Birthday parties are definitely one of my favorite occasions to celebrate. And as I always say, it really is the little things that make a party shine. A great cake, a spread of fun drinks, handmade decorations or cute little favors can make even the simplest and smallest party feel special and truly one of a kind.
paper-pinwheels{Photo via The City Cradle.}
cupcake-sparklers{Photo by Paul Barbera from Marlein Overraker.}

{Photo via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.}


{Photo by Carrie Geddie via Birthday Girl.}

birthday-party-candy-buffet{Photo via Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas.}
tea-cup-cupcakes-first-birthday-party{Photos from Party Perfect.}

diy-pinwheels-birthday-party{Photo via Birthday Girl.}
paper-lanterns-birthday-party{Photo by Our Labor of Love.}
tiara-sugar-cookies{Photo from Nicole Parker Photography.}


Paper Inspiration from Table No 1.

This morning I wanted to share these kraft paper and newsprint paper goods featured on one the blogs that as a paper junkie is an absolute favorite of mine, For Print Only. These pieces were designed by Foreign Policy Design Group and printed by pH Production for Table No. 1, a restaurant in Shanghai. They are offset printed and also use a big rubber ink stamp. The design is simple featuring great typography and inexpensive materials, and could easily translate to all of your wedding paper good needs from the invitations to menus to escort cards and even thank you cards.




kraft-paper-reception-menuAfter seeing these cool paper goods, I was a little curious about the restaurant they represent and went in search of photos of Table No. 1. I couldn’t dig up much, but I found this great photo of the dining room. Clean, simple and minimalistic, but with the warmth of wood tones, natural materials and stone floors. All in all, I love everything about this restaurant’s design and find it a great source of inspiration.

table-no-1-restaurant{Photos via For Print Only.}


Love and Lobster

Remember my ode to lobster party details last week? And what is shaping up to be my now weekly proclamation for my love for New England? Well the love fest keeps going today as I have the distinct pleasure of sharing with you the newly launched Love & Lobster, a wedding inspiration blog all about coastal New England wedding planning written by the talented folks of emilie inc. photography. Featuring gorgeous New England real weddings, great inspiration boards and loaded with style and planning tips infused with a unique New England chic sensibility, Love & Lobster should be the next stop for those of you planning coastal weddings and celebrations.

striped-paper-straws-new-englang-wedding-style{Inspiration board from Love & Lobster. Photos (clockwise from top right): emilie inc. photography, Jose Villa, Maisie Fantaisie, pure 7 studios, Stacey Kane, emilie inc. photography, Cindy Chae.}


Make Them Yourself Paper Animals

I discovered these adorable paper animals by mibo this week and just had to share them for those of you planning a kids party or birthday celebration. These cute make-them-yourself paper animals are available on mibo’s site either fully assembled or as PDF templates you can download and assemble yourself. I love the cute illustrations and the fun personalities of these whimsical little animals and think they’d be equally perfect as party decor or in a child’s room or nursery. With owls continuing to be all the rage, I just know you’re going to love these cute little paper owls. Personally I find the bunnies completely irresistible.




paper-bunny-rabbits{Photos from mibo.}


Noa’s Owl Themed First Birthday Party

Today I’m happy to share this owl themed first birthday party that Brie and Karon of Sugarcoated Events planned for Brie’s son Noa’s first birthday. I love all of the sweet little details from the owl cake to the owl cookies to the owl cupcakes to the candy buffet. Sweet lovers beware! This party will have you on cuteness and sweetness overload. I just adore all of the cute party ideas Brie and Karon came up with here – thanks so much for sharing!









{Photos from Sugarcoated Events.}