Friday, April 15, 2011

Parisian-Themed Birthday Party {Ooh! La! La!} | Real Parties

Bonjour! I'm so excited to show you photos of a Parisian-themed birthday party that Sara did for her daughter last month. Sara came to me and ordered the "Paris Chalkboard Design" invitations and other coordinated printed designs such as cupcake toppers, a welcome sign, bunting banner, favor tags and return address labels. Not only did she do a wonderful job, but she was such a pleasure to work with!

This chic party was taken place in Sara's beautiful home, which was filled with friends and family. Notice how all of the small details were tied in nicely to fit the theme of the party!

What a breathtaking view!

An adorable lady hired to make crepes

Cupcake Toppers

Welcome Sign

Sara made the party hats!

What an adorable poodle pinata!

Favor Tags

Happy Birthday Cutie!

You can find more Parisian-themed party print designs in my shop now!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bunting Banner {Free Printable}

As I mentioned in my previous post, my son Ethan, celebrated his 4th birthday last week at Disneyland and had a very last-minute party at our house with a group of family members and a few friends. 

We had a great time at Disneyland mostly because Ethan was able to finally go on a good number of rides, despite the extremely hot weather that day. We even stayed for the fireworks display show that evening, which was worth it. It felt like we were in a Disney commercial where you see parents holding their happy kids on their shoulders, watching the various colorful lights exploding in the sky. It was such a "Disney" moment. 

Ethan's birthday party last Saturday was very casual. There really wasn't a theme, except for a little bit of some Easter related activities, such as the egg hunt and I included some bunny-themed favors (bunny ear headband, Easter candy, stickers, etc.) in these cute little Easter pails from the Dollar Store. 

I had also quickly designed some party prints earlier that week. I normally take months of careful preparation when planning parties, but because we decided to throw this party out of the blue, I had to do some quick thinking. I kept reminding myself to not spend so much time worrying about the details and to just have fun. 

Because these designs were done so quickly, I didn't feel right putting these in my shop, so lucky for you, I'm offering the bunting banner for FREE! If time permits, I'll also try my best to make the tags and party sign available (and with enough interest) for free downloading as well! Of course, I'll have to change up the text in the files. 

For now, here is your free download of the bunting banner that reads, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" with 2 cupcake designed pennants.