Yesterday I chatted about Alliya’s Moroccan Birthday Party and promised some pictures of the “After Party” when everything was all lite up! Alliya brought out all of her Pettiskirts and handed them around. They went to the near by park to play games. I can’t remember exactly what game they played but all I know is my name was “the mother queen.” When we walked home it was just starting to get darker and the glow of the party tent from the hanging lighting and candles was so magical and all the girls ran to it so excited. That was probably my favorite moment of the whole day as I followed slowly behind them, just seeing how all the girls were so happy and felt special having such a party just for them.
Since it was late, the silliness of all the girls was defiantly coming out!
Then little Owen had to copy everything they were doing!
Alliya really got spoiled with lip glosses that day, I think she must have gotten 20 new ones!
So every time I looked at her she was trying a new lip gloss color! You can tell in some of the
pictures she has bright neon orange or pink lips! “It’s my party, I can put lip gloss on if I want to”
Is what I would sing to her!
Thank You everyone!
When Alliya was born nine years ago I remember my mother telling me “to make the most of her because she could be my only daughter” I had no clue back then that those words will come true. Why do mother’s always know everything? So maybe I did go a little over the top this year, but oh well after-all she is my only daughter…
Alliya and I talked about doing a Moroccan Garden party months ago, you know when the day just seems so far away but yet comes around rather quickly.
She wanted to invite all her favorite friends and have a Moroccan style tent with carpets and floor pillows. We arranged white peonies and garden cabbage roses in vases along the long floor banquet table.
I used fabric and bright colors with exotic patterns that reflected the vibrant style. Alliya choose to have everyone bead necklaces. We used beads that we previously made out of paper in every color possible and of course a tray full of gold ones. We had a mini gourmet kid friendly lunch including hummus, which only a few girls dared to try. We played games like musical pillows, had birthday cake and stayed and danced a while. It really was Alliya’s favorite Birthday so far but having all of her favorite friends there with her is what made it so. -Kaylee xo
The only picture/reflection of me from the whole day, in Haley’s Glasses… I guess that is what happens when I am the one behind the camera the whole time.
Thanks for reading everyone, have a lovely day! -K
“READ THE BLOG” tomorrow for a post and of course pictures of the AFTER PARTY at night, when everything was lite up! Yes, that is correct we celebrated and partied all day and night!
Isn’t the Spring the most perfect time of the year to get married? Shelby and Jordan thought so, they wanted a classic vintage garden wedding with light blues, lavenders and pinks. The reception location was in a gorgeous backyard that had hundreds of flowers and tulips all in bloom. There was a fountain that ran from the top of the garden all the way down to the bottom that ended into a rock waterfall. We placed fresh moss along the rock beds which gave the rocks a fresh look. My favorite new thing is the hanging fresh wreath chandeliers. We had them hanging over the entrance and the buffet. I also wanted to bring in light flowy curtain panels for the pergola where the buffet was served and the wedding cake on display. There was a slight breeze that created movement with the panels.
We choose to go with neutral ivory linens and table cloths with lace runners because it offers a soft balance with the pastels of the flowers. The flowers are my “love” when it comes to weddings. Luckily this time of year there are blossom trees all around us so we used many different blossom branches to add height to our arrangements. Of course my on-site florist Miriam came through again and arranged some beautiful vases.
I absolutly loved working and styling this wedding for the couple. I have always had a thing for Secret Garden weddings. xo
Tip: When you use these drink spouts they seem to always drip! I like to place a tray or small plate underheath with some moss and the problem is fixed.
Weddings are all about the details… my favorite detail from this wedding is this feather pen. The ivory plume is from the bride’s parents wedding day years ago which was saved and made a cameo a second time.
Behind the scene photo: I’m so sad that I only took ONE behind the scence photo of my assisant Miriam and I doing the flowers I guess it’s really easy to get busy when you do something like this! At least it’s a cute one of her. I’m so happy that I got chance to run around for five minutes and take the photos above!
The style of art that I always find myself using personally in my home is Abstract and Pop Art. Today I’m sharing with you Chanel No.5 Pop Art and where to find it. I have always loved the Pop art style, it creates an unusual and colorful space. The style is a little rebellious against the conservative norms and is meant to be bold and flashy.
Look how these Chanel No.5 Art adds a lil’ bit of quark and personality that we all want and love.
Chanel No.5 Art can be a bit pricey at least a couple hundred per print! But I do what I do best and found it at an affordable reachable price for you all on ebay for $14.99 Click HERE
Have you ever looked up Coco Chanel’s history it’s pretty interesting. She was really inspiring as a business women and the things that she accomplished in her career!
In case you missed it, I blogged about some Pop Art that I used in Our Coral Bedroom HERE!
I really loved Valentine’s Day this year! We didn’t do anything to out of the norm. All day I had a little Valentine party spirit fun with the children. Looking back I think we tried saying the word “Valentine” as much as possible. I even made up a Valentine’s Day song! I know pretty annoying…
The night before I grabbed these pink tulips from the grocery store because they were calling my name and felt like Spring to me. (don’t worry Ben did good and gave me flowers as well)
Things were just simple this year… I like to put up some Valentine things, mainly for the children! I found this pink felt Love sign and some white tassel garlands. I was really in the mood for gold heart confetti and I finally found some at Zurchers!
My mother came over in the day and I was telling her in a joking way how everyone has gotten Valentines and I haven’t gotten any yet! Payton the sweetest and most thoughtful boy who was listening came over to me and said “Mom here is a Valentine for you!” He really has the most tender personality, he is always doing things like this!
Alliya and I surprised everyone with sugar cookies and cupcakes from our favorite Sweet Tooth Fairy cupcake shop!
These were the little Valentine’s that Alliya gave out! She made the tags with watercolor paper that she painted! One of our favorite ways of doing things lately. So we had a simple Valentine’s Day but it was good one. I hope everyone had an amazing Valentine’s Day and it was full of love!