30 Jan

“Favorite Things” Modern Glam Birthday Party

glam pink party with a white cake

Now THIS is one of my favorite parties! Can I be two again and have this as my party!? This “Favorite Things” Modern Glam Birthday Party by Storey’s mom, Ashley of Ashley Nicole Events makes my heart flutter for a dreamy party filled with jumbo tassel balloons and sequin draped tables! P.S. This totally works for adults too… just add Martinis and heels ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– “Cue the Confetti… Storey’s turning 2”sweet pink invitation
– Pink ombre birthday cake + “Best Day Ever” Cake
– Puddles, Cookies, Cinderella & an entire decorated table full of Storey’s favorite things!
– Dessert Table with an ombre backlit backdrop, shiny triangle garlands + sweet heart topped cupcakes
– Calligraphy “place card” boxes, scattered confetti, tissue tassel balloons & pink milk!

heart plate

cookies and puddles

glam kids party table

favorite things invitation

favorite things party idea

calligraphy box place setting

kids table party

kids table

best day ever cake

mini cupcakes

favorite things

pretty second birthday party

pink party table

dress up station

dessert table


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Ashley…

The Theme to this 2nd birthday party was Storey’s favorite things.  I’m a Mom, Wedding & Event Planner who wanted to throw an extra special birthday party for my Daughter, Storey Lee Summers.  When trying to think of a theme, I couldn’t help but to think of all the things Storey loves so rather than choosing one, I wanted to highlight them all for everyone to see!

Some the of the details included a “Storey’s favorite things” display where I had a calligrapher design all of canvases so you could see each of her top 10 favorite things.  This was displayed on a vintage piece of furniture that I rented.  The dessert display included all eatable cupcake heart toppers that read more of her favorite things and her cake had a second layer that also read even more of her favorite things.

The kids table was adorned with 36” balloons and tissue paper tassels that I handmade the week before her party (talk about pulling a few all nighters!).  Each child had a “place card” which was a hand calligraphy favor box full of a few of Storey’s favorite things!

We also had a dress up station and 2 Pony’s (one for the kids to ride and the other to decorate the pony’s hair).  There were passed appetizers which included some of her favorite comfort foods like meatballs and mac and cheese.  We also had a decorate your own slider and hot dog station as well.  The invitation was delivered in a red box to each child and filled with confetti (the invitation itself and the box). The invitation read “Cue the Confetti… Storey’s turning 2”



– Event Planner& Designer: Ashley Nicole Events
– Venue: McNichols Civic Center Building 
– Photographer: Laura Murray Photography
– Caterer: Catering by Design
– Florist: Newberry Brothers
– Invitations: Gram Paper and Designs 
– Desserts: Intricate Icings Cake Design
– Chair Rentals: Chairished Vintage Chair Rentals by Melinda Jean
– Furniture Rental (Vintage dresser’s): A Vintage Affair Rentals 
– Kids Table Linens: Nuage Designs
– Guest Table Linens: Chair Covers & Linens
– Calligraphy: Pink Ink Paper 
– Pony’s: Little Angels Pony & Pals
– Beverages: Mondo Vino
– Spheres (In which the flowers were inside and then painted): West Elm
– Wooden Utensils: Sucre Shop

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

WOW!! Just stunning! Love the colors and the theme is darling! The dessert table backdrop is perfection.

Reply January 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

Amanda Swann SAYS:

Oh wow that is awesome! I LOVE the big balloons above the chairs. What a super cute idea.

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Reply January 30, 2013 at 11:18 am

Wendy SAYS:

Exquisite! Love the “Favorite Things” concept and the Best Day Ever cake is lovely!!!

Reply January 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

alyssa SAYS:

Thanks for all the sweet words ladies! I obviously LOVE it too if you couldn’t tell from the beginning of the post ;)

Reply January 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony SAYS:

This looks so pretty and fun~ I love the red and pink shades, and that birthday cake is amazing! I’m also partial to the “favorite things” concept because that’s what my bridesmaids did for the food and desserts at my shower.

Reply January 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

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Reply January 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Gram Paper + Design SAYS:

OMG! We are SO EXCITED to say that our "Cue the Confetti" invitation is on one of THEE best party blogs Hostess with the Mostess! Check out this darling "favorites" themed party by Ashley Nicole Events LLC… What a sweet treat!

Reply January 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Ashley Nicole Events LLC SAYS:

Thank you for being apart of the team! You always impress me with every invitation and paper product you create! We heart Gram Paper and Designs!

January 31, 2013 at 4:07 am

alyssa SAYS:

Awww!! Thanks so much!! We are so happy to feature all this amazing talent! Thanks for the kind words and the fabulous creativity ladies!

January 31, 2013 at 8:27 am

Gram Paper + Design SAYS:

OMG! We are SO EXCITED to say that our "Cue the Confetti" invitation is on one of THEE best party blogs Hostess with the Mostess! Check out this darling "favorites" themed party by Ashley Nicole Events LLC… What a sweet treat!

Reply January 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Lydia- The Party Wagon SAYS:

This theme is exactly what I would like to do for my daughter’s next birthday- this one is perfection!! Gorgeous!

Reply January 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Deanna Rice SAYS:

So glad our cute mini ponies could be a part of Storey’s bday celebration! Check out the website for a photo of them.

Reply January 31, 2013 at 6:18 am

Kenna @ Miss Party Mom SAYS:

Your all nighter’s pulled off bc this party is out of the world amazing & adorable in every way. I am SO inspired!

Reply January 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

Jessica Hearing SAYS:

This was so much fun to be a part of! Love!

Reply January 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Allison Nash SAYS:

LOVE all the details! Thanks for including me Ashley, you did a fantastic job as always!!

Reply January 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Fleur de Lis Event Design and Catering Co. SAYS:

Love this party! The details are incredible….great job to Ashley Nicole Events!

Reply February 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

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