Monthly Archives: May 2013


I love how this party turned out.  We worked along side Anne Rogers Mitchell of Anne Rogers Productions.
Her parties are always spectacular. I just love working with her.

It all starts with the invite.  Above is a portion of what was sent to the guests.  Love love love the color combo.

 The placecards were mini foam fingers placed in a bed of grass

A backdrop framed out the adult bar and lounge area

We found a giant blimp (12′ long), customized it, and hung it above the dance floor.  We added vinyl décor to the dance floor to look like a football field.

Our centerpieces were created from pom poms, megaphones, footballs and wheat grass

 The popcorn bar featured the delicious local popcorn from the Just Pop In girls.  We scooped the Chicago Mix popcorn out of orange and blue sports coolers.

Our tailgate buffet held the kids snacks.

The beautiful adult centerpieces were created by The Empty Vase. Anne found this amazing linen that looked like football jerseys

 Classic Cakes did an amazing job on the four tiered cake. 

The lounges featured white furniture and glow tables by The Engledow Group.  We provided the football field carpet and football jersey pillows


This Bar Mitzvah was for a sweet, fun loving young man who loves sneakers.  He has quite a collection and we used them in our décor for his special day. 
 His color scheme was navy blue, grey and orange
 This was his entrance for the luncheon.  We hung several of his brightly colored shoes from their laces above his sign. 

 Centerpieces were oversized shoes with an iconic “swoosh” in his party colors

Amazing decorated cookie favors for each guest provided by Dina Cohen
Some of the tables had these floral centerpieces.  We made the shoe wraps for the vases and filled the vases with orange and white tulips.

The nighttime party was at a different venue that evening.
We hung more shoes above the dance floor.

A candy buffet featured a cool custom tennis shoe cake centerpiece created by

Here is the entrance for the evening party.  Ben’s card box was made with some of his shoe boxes. 

For Ben’s sign in, we took the door from his bedroom and everyone left a special message.
We displayed more of Ben’s shoe collection in cubbies in the entry.

Ben gave away these cool t’s that also served as chair covers in the party room
Congrats Benny!!  YOU DID IT!!!

RUN FOR THE ROSES: Kentucky Derby Party

Here are a few more shots of our Kentucky Derby party from a week or so ago.  The inspiration came from these amazing invitations and menu cards from Danielle Fiega at Pink Poppy Ink.  The plaid on the whole collection was what I drew from to create the table. 

I used a Scottish Plaid blanket as a table topper.  The placecards were handmade paper ribbon rosettes with guests names printed on them. 

Ceramic horse heads and rose balls served as centerpieces.

Navy and Burlap Tablecloths and Mahogany Chivari chairs from A Classic Party

Lucky No. 7 table number created by Pink Poppy Ink.  Basket weave leather flatware
and charger plates as well as vintage binoculars are some other details to help create the look.

For the chair ties, I made oversized award ribbons for each chair. I used Kraft paper and plaid fabric in a coordinating pattern. 

I found these mini Maker’s Mark bottles (a staple of the Kentucky Derby) and chocolate Bourbon cookies and displayed them on a copper tray.  Here is the invitation from Pink Poppy Ink.  They were packaged in a brown Kraft box mailer.

Mini mint Julieps  in siver juliep glasses and horseman biscuits.