24 Sep

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

Talk about STYLE! Incorporating family tradition into her party theme, Kristin Austin of Paige Simple Studio designed this {Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party as a joint celebration with her son! Bold stripes + polka dots, preppy party drinks & adorable Tie Shop Stations are so unbelievably cute… I just can’t even handle it!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Navy & White Stripe Ribbon Wrapped Vases with Hydrangeas & Striped Number Signs
– Pink Bow Wrapped Presents, Cupcake Toppers and Sugar Cookies!
– DIY Polka Dot Wreath, Corn Hole Game and Activity Kits in Gable Boxes
– Candy Gum Ball Necklaces, Preppy {Bow Tie!} Pasta & Twine Tied Macarons
– “Chase’s Preppy Tie Shop” Bow Ties, Neckties and Hair Bows

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

{Pink & Navy} Preppy Tie Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kristin
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My initial inspiration for this party was based on a family tradition. My grandfather’s family is OBSESSED with neck ties. At every family event they bring neck ties and everyone has to casually wear one, really, you have to! While I’m not exactly sure where this tradition originated, it’s been present for as long as I can remember (32 whole years!).

I thought the neck tie idea was cute, but let’s face it, bow ties are much cuter for a 2 year old. Also, since Chase was born a week shy of my birthday I wanted to incorporate some ‘girly’ elements so we could make it a joint celebration. I finally decided that I would honor the neck tie tradition, but also wanted to incorporate some additional ideas. The first was adding in bow ties, the second was adding in hair ties for the girls, and the third was giving the party a ‘shop’ feel instead of having people wear the ties – hence, “Chase’s Preppy Tie Shop”.

There were three little ‘Tie Shops’ set up – a ‘Hair Tie’ shop, a ‘Neck Tie’ shop, and a ‘Bow Tie’ shop. Each guest was given a shopping bag and asked to shop around for preppy tie themed favors. I had photos on display of Chase modeling some ties, labels were made to look like retail tags, party decorations were wrapped like gifts, and the shop branding was everywhere.  One of my favorite details was the cornhole bags that were shaped like bow ties. My mother made them extra special for the party and the kids had a ton of fun tossing them around.

Overall, I am so happy with the way everything turned out. I love the fact that the ‘Preppy Tie Shop’ theme can be used for a boy, for a girl, or for a joint party (boy/girl twins!?). I also love that ‘pink’ can be incorporated into a little boys party without making it feel overwhelmingly ‘girly’.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Invitations, Printables, and Party Styling: Paige Simple Studio
– Photography: CapturedNH
– Custom Painted Wooden Spoons: One Stylish Party
– Custom Galvanized Tubs: Wandering Starfish
– Custom Sign Decals: Ten23Designs
– Flowers: Lotus Floral Designs
– Fondants Cupcake & Cake Toppers: Sugar High Inc.
– Cookies: Lizy B Bakes
– Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweeties by Kim
– Chocolate Covered Pretzels: Bubbas Sweets
– Macarons & Cupcakes: Sophisticakes
– Cake: Creative Cakes by Debby
– Wreath: Sweet Georgia Sweet
– Misc. Party Supplies: PartyOn! Designs & The TomKat Studio
– Photo Year Book: Shutterfly
– Cornhole Board: Victory Tailgate

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@Wedding_Agent SAYS:

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Reply September 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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Lauren @ten23designs SAYS:

Super cute!! I love those colors together.

Reply September 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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Ann Marie SAYS:

This is FABULOUS!!! The whole thing is just awesome!

Reply October 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

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Jones Aris SAYS:

I absolutely love this pink and navy tie <a href="http://www.glasscoasterstore.com/personalized-favors.html">party</a&gt;. This party is amazing… like beyond! every detail is so preppy cute. seriously, one of my fave parties ever. Loving this color palette and theme. It made for amazing photos too. I love the combo of pink and navy. Pink is my favorite color and I never thought to par it with navy. Wonderful post. So proud of my talented sister : )

Reply October 12, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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