We have been itching for the right season and right birthday girl to style this vintage cherries party theme! Well....it is warm in Houston and was the perfect day and setting to bring this concept to life in honor of sweet Gabriella's 2nd birthday party.
Whenever working within an outside venue, and particularly a park, we strive to create a concept that is not only straightforward to set-up, but considers set-up time and outdoor conditions (i.e. wind, heat). Our dessert table was covered in a burlap floor length linen which is perfect for the outdoors; minimal to no impact from wind blowing. To lighten up the heavy base linen, we used this sweet lace table runner. To provide a bit of a backdrop and a pop of color to our table, we used this custom created table easel in fabric we sourced from Minted. We were super excited about the ability to use digitally printed, custom linens in this party!!!
Our cake was super simple, yet elegant. Contrasting teal blue dots to the red were used with a red accent ribbon to tie to the look together. The dessert hits were most definitely the cherry cake balls displayed on green grass mats from Shindigz and the super fun cherry theme cupcakes; cherry limeade and sundaes topped with cherries.
Gabriella's party was mid-morning, so we served mini muffins, fruit and lemonade. Simple, yet all that is needed in a park setting at this time of day. For serving, we found simple, coordinating dessert plates in our teal blue, splurged on custom imprinted foil napkins and offered wooden spoons during cake service.
The seated tables sitting directly behind the dessert table were covered in red gingham tablecloths and for accents, we filled mason jars with white flowers and placed 2 in each rustic wooden crate.
Each party guest was sent home with mini mason jars filled with cherry scented bubble bath, the perfect party favor for small children!
Party Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Cake & Cupcakes: Timtations
Cake Balls: Angie's Cake
Standing Table Backdrop & Tiered Stand: Created by Jackie
Red & White Modern Fabric & Cherries Fabric: Minted
Red Gingham Tablecloth:
Burlap Tablecloth: efavormart.com
Red & White Pom Pom Garland: Etsy (Gracie & Marie)
White Lace Runner: Etsy (Flora Touch)
Custom Napkins: Etsy (PersonalKitten)
Wooden Forks: Amazon
Beverage Server: Amazon
Green Grass Mats: Shindigz
Ella's country fair 2nd birthday party was sweet, sassy and a little bit country. Our goal when putting together this party's design plan was a few fold; filling up the large venue without breaking the bank, incorporating personalized elements throughout the decor, providing age appropriate activities for the guests and including a few sweet unexpected elements.
Clay's Restaurant lends itself to this party theme....country BBQ fare, wooden western backdrops, rustic decor elements and pony rides! To accomplish our first goal of filling up the space, we utilized burlap, floor-length linens for all of the dining tables topped with inexpensive blue gingham table runners. In partnership with the country fair theme, we encouraged Ella's mommy to pick up an assortment of centerpiece bases to fill with rustic flowers for the event; bottles, cans, jugs etc.
We dressed up the birthday girl's wooden highchair with a custom fabric garland and a 36" balloon and tassle.
For the main sweets table, we worked with the amazing barrel table provided by the venue. We had this amazing monogrammed rope art backdrop created to anchor the table, added a cheery yellow gingham fabric runner and draped a fabric garland along the table's front. To one side of the table were the amazing DIY favors; apple butter for the adults and animal crackers for the kiddos in mason jars with a variety of colorful fabrics added under the tops. The centerpiece of this dessert table was the naked cake created by Ella's aunt. We added the rustic "2" wooden topper and fresh flowers on scene for added whimsy and small pops of color. Her name was spelled out in front of the cake using small galvanized metal letters. To either side of the cake were these bright red striped cake plates. Whole apples were displayed in a wire basket next to the adorable handmade mini apple pies on a custom tiered wooden stand.
During the party, guests were entertained by pony rides, a can toss game, a rope the horse game, mini wagon hay rides and a bounce house.
I absolutely loved collaborating with this family! All of the DIY touches that both of her parents brought this party to life!!
Party Styling: Crowning Details
Rope Art Backdrop: Janelle Cook
Tiered Dessert Stand: Created by Jackie
Yellow Table Runner: Etsy (Taara Bazaar)
"2" Wooden Cake Topper: Etsy (Charlie Chalk Designs)
Fabric Garland & High Chair Banner: Etsy (Backyard Prims)
Popcorn Boxes, Wooden Forks, Gingham Table Runner, Polka Dot Plates: Amazon
Burlap Linens: efavormart.com
Venue: Clay's Restaurant