Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Peaches and Owls Party
Hello! I'm Kallie from Kallie Brynn Photography and I'm honored to be guest posting today to share my daughter's first birthday party. As a photographer with a love for design, I jumped at the chance to test my event design skills.
I started several months early by designing the invitation - mainly peach with a bit of pink.
I had wanted so badly to have the party outside. I planned to string lanterns and poms across our lawn from our big oak tree to our porch. The natural light and crisp winter air were supposed to be perfect.
And then it was freezing. And gloomy. In central Florida. Two days before the party, I just knew it wasn't going to happen outside, so it was time to accept that fact and work to make the best possible adjustments for indoors.
We moved all of the furniture out of the front of our house and into our garage and back rooms. Then we tacked massive sheets of white fabric to the ceiling to cover the main walls. It was quite a nice transformation.
I started with the color scheme and added owls for fun. The peaches and pinks were quite pretty. The bamboo plates, platters, and sporks were from www.greenfeet.com. I found the large 36" white balloons (and tiny pink heart ones) on amazon.com.
I made the cake topper - painted the wooden girl and put one of the tablecloth fabrics on her as a dress. The bow is made from the twine I used on the owl lollipops, cup tags, and balloons. The little girl and "t" are affixed and I set the rose bud and owl on top. The owl was from my Grandmother, who passed away in November.
The cupcakes were made from recipes in the book Organic and Chic. The icings were amazing; the cakes were okay. The two chocolates together were way too intense. Maybe had the icings been swapped, they would have been better. Baking supplies were from Bake It Pretty and Ultimate Baker.
Owl lollipops made from scratch. The cow milk glasses are from shopterrain.com. We love them and use them every day now. The owl shortbread butter cookies from Organic and Chic melted in your mouth. Love that recipe! And a bunch of peaches.
IBC cream soda and root beer. Pink raspberry lemonade for the jars. The mason jars with floral cut-out lids (from Candle Soylutions) had white paper straws and tags that said "_________ is using this cup." We also had fresh coffee and warm apple cider.
"Whoo wants a snack?"
Poms from www.pom-love.com.
The amazing ceramic owl vase from Fruitflypie on Etsy.
T with friends and family in her tutu I made with pretty pastel tulle and a pink satin ribbon.
I won the party hats by babydarling from a giveaway on martawrites blog. So very cute!
We set up a little table for the kids to make their own paper owls. "Owl make an owl!" I cut up the different pieces in several colors so the kiddos could mix and match and make their owls how they wanted.
Our good friend, Matt Hires, came and sang "You are my Sunshine" and "Happy Birthday" for Tova.
Tova First Birthday Song from Kallie Brynn on Vimeo.
I had my friend and fellow photographer, Tina Sargeant, take some photos with my camera while I attended to the smash cake - complete with a beeswax candle.
You should really go check out Matt Hires' music! (Now we're back to my photos.)
The perfectly amazing owl pinata from Birchangel Pinatas.
It was such a blast!
You can check out even more photos on my original post.
Thanks so much, Brittany, for letting me share! If you have any questions on where I got something or how I did it, don't hesitate to ask.