January 17, 2014

Polished Highlights: Peter Rabbit 1st Birthday Party

This past November, I had the pleasure of planning my very first children’s birthday party. Needless to say, I was super excited! The client gave me a theme: Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit, and one request: to incorporate pumpkins as her son is a fall baby. From there, I spent the next month engrossed in all things Peter Rabbit. Step one was to roll full steam ahead with a color scheme: light blue and pistachio, and to investigate the best way to incorporate the pumpkins without a surplus of orange strewn throughout the room.

The highlight of the luncheon was to be the dessert table. What really pulled your focus in were the tall birch wood arrangements that framed the space and the Beatrix Potter scene that I’d had personalized and printed for the backdrop. My favorite cutesy details were the personalized chocolate bars, edible photo sugar cookies, that AMAZING cake and the tin pails for take-aways that said ‘Thanks for Hopping By!’

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The escort card table was next on my list. I wanted to conceptualize a way to bring the vegetable garden idea to life, using seed packets as escort cards for the guests’ gifts. Between the ladies at J.Papers and Stems, my thought process was realized by way of building a wood frame encased in birch and layering it with styrofoam and greenery that the packets could easily push into.

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We must not forget the tablescape! Pumpkins were painted ivory and hollowed to serve as our vessel for floral. Mini white pumpkins were placed at each setting where a small pin with the guests name was pushed in to act as place cards. My favorite DIY aspect of the entire party may have been the table numbers adhered to sticks and placed into the mini watering cans I’d found on Etsy!

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Until then…aPp

– Vendor Roll –

Venue: The Study at Yale // Floral Design: Stems Flower Design // Paper Creative: J.Papers // Birthday Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes // Baked Goods: Palmers Bakery // Rentals: Party Rental Ltd 

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