Everyday is a Gift Themed Party

The BABY of our family, Collins Claire, turned ONE on September 30th! 
Collins is sweet, sweet, sweet to her core so we had to throw her a 
birthday bash as sweet as she is! 
I ordered the Beaufort Bonnet "Everyday is a Gift" dress + matching bonnet for her and then saw a whole party with this theme on instagram and was so inspired that we decided to use this theme! 
After all, Collins is our sweetest gift of all!  

Well, there you have it! Our girls FIRST birthday party! 

Collins Claire, 
You are the LOVE of my life! 
The way you lean a little closer for kisses and squeeze my neck for hugs will forever be some of my most valued memories! You are a mamas girl through and through and I pray you always are! 
You are sweet with a little bit of feistiness (you are my child after all) :) 
I pray you find the Lord young and chase down His own heart! 
Baby girl, you are ONE of a kind and have a calling that YOU ALONE can fulfill. You are the answer! You are clothed with strength and a daughter of the King! 
I cannot wait to see what God will use you for! 
Great and Mighty Things! 
Love you forever my peanut! 
Always your number 1 fan! 

Collins Outfit + Bonnet: Beaufort Bonnet Company
Balloon Swag, Bunches, Tie Backs, Center Pieces: Blow it Up Balloons 
Balloon at Welcome Table: Float Balloon Bar 
Hedge Walls, Pink Linens + Pink Napkins:  Marquee Rentals 
Kids Pink Chivari Chairs: Bleu Luxury Rentals 
Collins Sign: ten23designs
ONE Banner, Photo banner, Welcome Sign, Favor Sign, Milk bottle wraps: Filled With Joy
Painted Wooden Boxes + Flower Wall: La Fete 
Bow Straws + Confetti: Paper Trail By Laura B
Paper plates + napkins: Meri Meri
Bathbomb favors: Fifi and Kikis Bath Co 
Party Hats: The Well To Do Review


Kids DJ + Bubble Machine: B3 Entertainment 
Balloon Twister: B3 Entertainer
Face Painter: B3 Entertainer 
Cotton Candy: The Fluff Factory  

Event Photographer: Arielle Humphries
One Year Portraits: Natalie Roberson Photography


Event Styling:
Yours Truly


Batman Birthday Party

Our little buddy boy, Eli, turned 5 in April so we threw him a Brunch with Batman themed birthday party! 

When Eli decided he wanted a Batman party, dense mom over here thought maybe we should do a different theme since we already had one super hero party. But um hello, Avengers and Justice League are clearly two TOTALLY different things! So we forged ahead with  the Batman theme! (You can read about our Avengers! party here) 

First things first we had to pick a venue and I did this WAY late so lots of places were already booked! Eeek! Luckily, our country club
Stonebriar Country Club was available and the new renovations happened to match our theme perfectly! 

Since we had done the colorful "Boom! Pow!" type look already we had to come up with a new game plan. I went to trusty ole pinterest and saw some modern mask themed party and knew this would be the solution!  

The balloon wall is from Blow It Up Balloons and I'm seriously obsessed with the owner! She's an angel! 

 Gold chivari chairs, black diamond linens + black waterfall napkins added depth + elegance to a little boy party! 

As for the kids tables we rented the little yellow chairs and propped the tables on milk creates to make them the correct height. 

created these gorgeous centerpieces and we added in the batman masks to nail the theme home. 

As for favor I bought inexpensive capes off Amazon and my darling neighbor who makes bows and all sorts of goodies added the logo on them.

Ah, the cake table, always my favorite at any event! How cute is it that the art work happened to match perfectly! 
If you know me, once I start using a company I love I keep using them until the end of time! Ha! 
I found this backdrop from Style Me Gorgeous on Facebook. It's actually the first thing I ordered and based the rest of the party off this. 
I then ordered the Gotham City towers off Oriental Trading Co. and the banner from a GoodNewsLane and the cupcake toppers from Fancy My Cupcake on Etsy. 
My neighbor and friend, Mary, is the owner of Better Batter Cakes and she makes all of our cakes. 
As for the cookies and cake pops we recently started using Sift and Stir and they always deliver the best and YUMMIEST treats! 

As for the food, I took my little guy with me to the meeting with the event coordinator at the country club and let him help pick the menu. We did chicken biscuits, bacon (my little superheros fav food), eggs,fruit and a parfait bar. 

Now onto the FUN part, the entertainment. Eli wanted a viewing of his favorite movie Batman Lego, of course wanted to invite Batman and his sidekick Robin, and we decided to hire a caricature artist. 
{If your looking to hire a superhero we highly recommend Real Hero Parties as they employ REAL heros like firefighters, teachers and military veterans!) 

Oh shoot, I almost forgot the welcome table! 
I printed off some printables from Etsy + mixed old and new pictures of the birthday boy. I also bought the Batman Classic: 5 Minute Batman Stories for guests to sign.

Overall, the party was a lot of fun and Eli said it was the best day ever! 
I cannot believe how fast these 5 years have flown by and that my BABY will be off to transitional kindergarten next year. 
Eli, you are the most handsome, silly willy boy on earth. Your laser focus on whatever you are into is astonishing. You are strong, fair, cuddly, loud, and so stinkin' smart! I hope you know I will always be your number one fan! 
You are the light of the world and the light of life! 
'Love you so much'

Paperless Post

You guy know my love for hosting parties and events. 
After years of working in the fashion industry and getting to use my creative side day in and day out, 
I needed a creative outlet once I came home to raise my babies. 
I'll never forget the creative rush of planning and executing Eli's first birthday party. 
Everyone kept asking if I was "relieved" his party was over and feeling exactly the opposite.
Wishing I could start all over with a new theme and create a new vision. 
Now that I have 3 bitty babies I still love coming up with a vision and planning every last detail of a party but lets get honest, I don't have a lot of time!
Paperless Post has become a staple for me in event planning over the past 7 years.
They offer the most beautiful + elegant designs that don't skimp on detail. 
Here is my latest invitation for an upcoming baby shower I'm hosting. 

Some of my favorite things that makes Paperless Post stand out is their attention to detail + 
how convenient their service is.
They offer the experience of snail mail by having the invitation arrive in an envelope, personalized with each guests name. The envelope then flips around to show the envelope liner and the invitation pops out. A true experience at a fraction of the price. 

They also offer such convenience as you can add the event straight into your calendar on your phone. It adds the address to which you are going, date and time. 
I was able to upload the guest of honors registries so its an easy click away. 
Lastly, it makes for keeping up with RSVP's a dream! 
I really could go on and on about Paperless Post as it's just an event planners dream come true but I will leave you with some of the other invitations I have created over the years.
*Working in collaboration with PaperlessPost.com 

My 30th Birthday Party

My 3rd Baby Shower 

Caroline Carlisle's Dedication 

Collins Claire's Baby Dedication 

Our Annual Kids Christmas Party with Santa 

Another Year of our Christmas Party 

Mitch's Birthday Party 7 years ago

Our annual Easter Party with our Best Friends