inspiration for celebration

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Aloha to 90 years! When Jose turned the big 9-0, his granddaughter, Gizelle Perry of Party Pieces by Perry, threw him a Vintage Hawaiian Luau Party inspired by his roots – he grew up and served in the Hawaiian military! From the roasted whole pig and tropical flavored desserts to the vintage Hawaiian signs and island style outfits, Jose’s heartwarming birthday celebration was such a wonderful representation of family and culture. See all the vibrant pictures from Megan Long Photography below!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Bright floral centerpieces in pineapple “vases” + “Big Kahuna” chair for Jose
– Sprite “Ocean Water” served in coconut cups, Filipino roast pig & Hawaiian style catering
– Vintage Hawaiian inspired printable food labels, invitations and photo booth signs from Just A Little Sparkle
– Coconut cake, mango cheesecakes, piña colada cupcakes & “Aloha” and pineapple painted macarons
– DIY Oversized wooden photo wall, “Get Lei’d” Station and Memory Story Activity

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Vintage Hawaiian Luau Birthday {Aloha to 90 Years!}

Keep Reading →

Comments 1

Lemon Almond Pound Cake with Almond Flower Glaze

My personal approach to baking has always been simplicity + attention to presentation. I’m not a gourmet cook (at this point in life at least!) and have recently learned to stop apologizing for that… there are only so many things you can devote a big span of your attention to at once. ;)

However, I DO love to dream up and make tasty things that are fuss-free and pretty, which is the perfect description of this Lemon-Almond Pound Cake, created as part of my Baker’s Dozen collaboration with Krusteaz.

Here’s what you need to make it:

Lemon Almond Pound Cake with Almond Flower Glaze

In a nutshell, I added a bit of almond extract to the (already yummy) Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix, then baked and glazed the pound cake as directed on the box. The mix for the glaze is also included in the box, and I added a bit of almond extract to that as well.

While the glaze was still wet, I decorated the cake with little “almond flowers” all over the top, using white chocolate chips as the centers and sliced almonds as the petals. Here’s how it turned out:

Keep Reading →

Comments 1

Whimsical & Pastel Little Mermaid 1st Birthday Party

With gadgets and gizmos aplenty… AND a beautiful name like Erielle, how can you have anything but a Little Mermaid themed extravaganza?! Erielle’s mom had this whimsical wonderland in mind from the moment she met her little princess, and Pamela Clavejo of Pamie’s Party Prints was happy to bring it to life for her! With every inch positively dripping in colorful ribbons, flowers and seashells, this Little Mermaid Under the Sea First Birthday Party is hitting all the high notes. ;) The stunning tablescapes alone are not to be missed!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Colorful tapestry dessert table backdrop with gold framed mermaid sign + ‘jellyfish’ with seashell ‘tentacles’
– Ariel topped fish scale & seashell decorated cake + DIY candy mobile & turquoise cake pops
– Flower, ribbon & lantern decorated swing + bright ribbon adorned tablescapes with mermaid centerpieces
– Amazing under the sea photo booth with clamshell chairs, treasure chests & a ‘sea urchin’ border

Whimsical & Pastel Little Mermaid 1st Birthday Party

Whimsical & Pastel Little Mermaid 1st Birthday Party

Whimsical & Pastel Little Mermaid 1st Birthday Party

Whimsical & Pastel Little Mermaid 1st Birthday Party

Keep Reading →

Comments 2

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

ALOHA! Grab your bathing suits and surfboards because we’re heading down to the beautiful Hawaiian beaches for a “Big Kahuna” Baptism & First Birthday Party that has tons of totally radical ideas. Helena Chaviara of RockPaperScissors Events designed this spectacular event for birthday girl Alex, incorporating creative pineapple centerpieces, beach-friendly desserts & tropical floral arrangements. I’m stoked that this “sunshine soaked” party means that summer is still in full swing and the pineapple trend is still going strong!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Creative pineapple “palm tree” adult table centerpieces & surfboard silhouette table numbers
– Bright painted pineapple arrangements, sunglasses and piles of colorful pillows at the kids tables!
– Yellow VW van cake by JAR by sweet mates + paper umbrella and fondant shark fin topped cupcakes 
– “One Year of Endless Sunshine” invitation and party printables by Love me do
– Sweet surfboard, yellow VW van, pineapple and hibiscus flower cookies from Maria’s Cakes and Cookies

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Hawaiian Surfer Big Kahuna Baptism & First Birthday Party

Keep Reading →

Comments 3

Let’s GO NUTS for donuts! Lisa Komer of Fancy That designed a Mint & Peach Donut Party (photographed by Katie Hickenbottom Photography) that undoubtedly gave me an early morning sweet tooth! From the donut tower “cakes” to the foiled donut plates, I’m just loving all the happy and crafty details that baked up such a *delicious* birthday party idea. Yummmmmy! […]

VIEW THIS POST →

6

The Dreamy Bohemian Dessert Table, designed by Marie of Sweets Indeed, from the latest Operation Shower Event (See the full event recap here!) is full of beautiful patterns and golden details that needed their own post to shine. The table has a smorgasbord of sweet options and the decorations will keep you lingering, especially the genius printables designed by Abigail […]

VIEW THIS POST →

2

1 2 3 4 5 714