Modern Rocker Birthday


Let's ROCK!


 "Let's ROCK!"  is what my son said when I asked him what kind of birthday he wanted for his 11th!
I LOVED it!  And since his instrument of choice is the drums, I decided to keep that the focus and design everything around that.
I started like always and designed the invitation as well as all the fun printables to match.  
The party would be modern and fresh with a base of black and white and pops of blue, orange and green throughout.
I loved how the invitation turned out and so did Max!



The set up was fairly simple but at the same time had a definite pop!  The white brick wall at the School of Rock studio served as the perfect backdrop.   I added a large graphic sign and hung a black and white balloon cluster around it.
I kept the dessert table / food table fairly simple as well.  It boasted awesome sugar cookies, yummy chocolate cupcakes, "Rock Pop" aka...popcorn,  delicious croissant sandwiches and a scrumptious chocolate ganache drip cake decorated with colorful macarons!







 The party table for the guests was super fun! It was made up of low to the ground end tables and loads of colorfully fun pillows to sit on!


 
 I sprinkled the tables with  black square plates, colorful napkins, the coolest guitar pens and awesome custom guitar picks that said, "Let's ROCK! #MAXIS11".  These were such a huge hit with all the kids!


 School of Rock was such a great venue to have the party at.  The kids all got to try out different instruments, finally settling on one that suited them best.  They then, impressively enough learned an entire rock song, "Gimme Some Lovin",  jammed it out for a while until they felt ready to perform it for all the parents.  It sounded amazing! 

After the super fun jam session, all the guests enjoyed some lunch and yummy desserts and wished the birthday boy a super "Happy Birthday"!



Before each guest left, I made sure to give them all an awesome favor bag.  This may have been one of my favorites to date!  It had a custom t-shirt and a personalized notebook I created with my handy dandy Cricut machine as well as the coolest guitar pen and a handful of custom guitar picks.




Everyone had a ROCKIN' good time, especially the birthday boy!












Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you found some wonderful ideas to inspire your next event!

CREDITS:

Styling, printables, desserts and photography: A Lovely Design

Venue: School of Rock/ Lynnwood WA

Tables and pillows: IKEA

Custom guitar picks, guitar pens:  Oriental Trading 



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Preppy Spring Par-Tea



  
A Modern Spring Par-Tea!
 

Could it be Spring?
The buds are blossoming … flowers are poppin’ and the birds are a chirpin’.  
It is Spring! 
What better way to celebrate this magnificent time of year than to throw a sweet little Par-Tea…Preppy style of course!
I wanted the color palette to just scream SPRING!  Bright pinks, pops of orange, various shades of greens, gorgeous accents of gold and rose gold with a splash of navy for that fun “preppy” vibe!



The grass backdrop is probably one of my favorite elements of this party.  It brought the Springtime right inside. It was fairly easy to create by simply wrapping a piece of faux turf carpet around a plain canvas and adding an amazing tissue tassel garland representing all the colors of spring!

Flowers and Springtime go hand in hand, so of course, the more the merrier.  Instead of the typical vase, I instead chose to display the flowers in a gorgeous rose gold vintage tiered dessert stand from Amalfi Decor. 



The beautiful Spring blooms spilling over the sides made for a perfect Spring centerpiece.  


The table was set with a mix of class, whimsy and fun. Each setting had an adorable flower plate placed a-top a grass mat and a delicate tea cup sat to the right with the sweetest little place card in the shape of a tea bag tucked neatly inside.



Down the center of the table ran a brightly patterned pink and orange table runner sprinkled with sweets and treats, yummy little tea sandwiches and of course, no party is complete without a darling little favor for your guests to take home!





Bar carts are an absolute must for a party.  They not only look fabulous, but they hold all yours drinks and extras, essential for party success. This one was filled with delicious fruity mocktails and darling pink vanilla cupcakes displayed in delicate striped and floral liners and topped with the cutest little flower toppers.






I, of course, always do love to encourage the guests to coordinate with the party theme, because who doesn’t love adorable little frocks patterned with preppy stripes and flowers!





I hope you were inspired to throw your own impromptu par-tea just for the SPRING of it!
Enjoy a few more sweet pics! 








Credits:

Party Styling & Photography: Misha Perritt / A Lovely Design

Cake Plates & Platters: Amalfi D├ęcor

Tissue Tassel Garland: Glam Fete

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"Tutu Fluff" Favor Jar DIY


 

This "Tutu Fluff" Favor Jar will have your little guests twirling for joy!  And they are a cinch to put together!

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