05 Apr

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Today’s Real Party features a lovely lavender theme and was dreamed up by the ultra-creative Ilenia of Simply Nabiki for her mother’s birthday celebration.

Color parties always offer lots of versatility, and this one is full of chic, stylish ideas (and mouth-watering treats!) that would also be perfect for occasions like Mother’s Day or spring bridal showers!

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Read on for lots more images and the party details, as told by Ilenia

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“I was really happy with how this party turned out – and one of the best things was that for the first time my mother didn’t have to tire herself out with all the preparation. Since she didn’t have to worry about doing anything during the party, she was actually able to really enjoy it! At the contrary, I was completely exhausted, but still happy!

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

The buffet included both salty and sweet food (as always!).

I made some lavender paper cones to use as creative holders for the forks & napkins and served pistachio meringues (see image #2, above) in a provenzal basket.

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

I also made chocolate cake balls rolled in lilac nonpareils (see image #1, at top) and some little french hat cookies. Hats and shoes are two of my mother passions, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate both of them into the food!

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Meat balls were served in unique containers: paper shoes covered with parchment paper! (I followed this template to make the paper shoes.)

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

I also made some some lilac & green party picks to decorate the mini sandwiches.

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

More sweet treats: vanilla cupcakes with lilac icing & violet flowers and iced cookies in the shape of shoes…

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Violet marshmallow pops for the little ones:

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Healthier options included veggie baguettes and individual servings of yogurt topped with blackberries:

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

The signature cocktail featured pink grapefruit with blueberry drink stirrers:

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Cheese balls prepared with three different kinds of cheese:

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Last but not least… a salty “cake” for mom!

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

Party favors included perfumed drawer sachets, lavender soaps, and gift baskets for my mother’s girlfriends.”

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

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Thanks again to Ilenia for all of the beautiful party inspiration!

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29Comments

1
Victoria SAYS:

What a lovely table. The paper shoes are my favorite, I hadn’t seen those before. Thanks for sharing!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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The Fairy SAYS:

Love the paper shoes. I could see those at many different parties or even a bridal shower.

Reply April 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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Jackie SAYS:

the shoe cookies are amazing!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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Kim SAYS:

Very sweet! I love the food in the shoes!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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Reply April 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

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Lila Ferraro SAYS:

That’s a gorgeous and delicious looking spread! I totally want cupcakes and cookies in the shape of shoes!
Lila Ferraro
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Reply April 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm

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Stacey SAYS:

Such great details! Can’t wait to try and make those paper shoes!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

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Tamara SAYS:

This could be my favorite party theme so far!! Love it!

Reply April 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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The Iconic Blog.com SAYS:

What a wonderful idea!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 12:06 am

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Melanie SAYS:

What a beautiful and well-thought out party. I love the lavender and purple colours and particularly the shoes – they add a fun element to the elegant setting.

Reply April 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

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Brittany SAYS:

I love this theme! So feminine and sweet! For us novices though… I’d love the recipes, places to buy, and instructions on how to make some of the items!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 7:52 am

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Susan Southerland SAYS:

How cute are those hat cookies! I love that the decor, food, and favors are centered around lavender. What a great way to incorporate color, texture, and scent. This could easily be a bridal shower!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

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cara SAYS:

Oh my goodness, what a lucky mom + a talented daughter! I wish i could pick out a fave detail, but there’s so much to love — the 75 in the spinach “cake,” the shoes + the meatballs on the rosemary!, the cake cookies, just everything! This is definitely getting bookmarked for ideas for me in the future :)!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

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Robin SAYS:

So many thoughtful touches! Would be perfect for a bridal show, mother’s day celebration, baby shower even a spa party as it looks so nice and relaxing! Everything is beautifully presented and you can tell a great deal of love went into this celebration, that has to be the best gift of all!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

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Being Wife SAYS:

I am head-over-wife-heels for the FRENCH HAT Cookies! How creative and cute! It is all in the details!

Reply April 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

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Mel SAYS:

You did it again, hon. I have to admit I’m getting addicted to your blog. By the way, the sight of those lilac non-pariel coatings on the round cookies made me drool onto my keyboard…is that wrong? Then I don’t wanna be right.

Le yum.

Reply April 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

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