It was so much fun collaborating with Hedley & Bennett on this color-filled Easter party!
We love bringing organic elements into our events so flowers, fruit and vegetables were a priority, especially because Ellen is so passionate about vibrant food. We had the idea of bringing a farmers’ market look to the food table and Ellen thought to have the decor span the color spectrum. The bright ranunculus, from Iris + Daughter, and lemonade in practically every color of the rainbow then made those colors pop even more.
The kids — looking beyond adorable outfitted in their Hedley & Bennett aprons — took full advantage of crafting with Makers Mess, decorating vegan-, grain-free-, refined sugar-free- cookies with Sweet Laurel Bakery and chalk-drawing with A Dapper Line.
Domino gave a peek at the photos last week and here are some more before you go into your Easter weekend!
We had so much fun coming up with which fruit and vegetables fit into the spectrum color scheme, while keeping in mind the Hedley & Bennett and Twink + Sis design aesthetics. We pulled mood boards together and then let the season dictate our choices by shopping at the farmers’ market.
The bright ranunculus and lemonade in practically every color of the rainbow then made those colors pop even more. The organic lemonades were “colored” with fresh fruit purees. We used cherry, strawberry, blackberry and cucumber purees for the lemonades, and then freshly squeezed orange juice on its own to complete our rainbow.
We knew we wanted a “garden” to run the length of the craft table. It ended up being the perfect spring element and showcased the Easter eggs beautifully. We set out to have ribbons hanging — to give a Maypole backdrop effect — and Ellen had the idea of using Hedley & Bennett apron straps and turning it into an incredible, angled ombre installation, which Iris + Daughter brought to life.
When we told our own kids (Mila, 3 and Brixton, 2) that they were going to get to have cake. They were so elated that they went into a hug fest! They may be a little sugar-deprived.
We had the cutest guests!
Storytime with Ellen!
Location and Inspiration: Hedley & Bennett
Design: Twink + Sis
Photography: Mary Costa
Vegan-, Grain-free, Refined sugar-free Cakes and Cookies: Sweet Laurel Bakery
Crafts: Makers Mess
Flowers: Iris + Daughter
Chalk Drawings: A Dapper Line
Fruit platter, Crudités, Gluten-free Sandwiches: Heirloom LA
Drinks: Twink + Sis
Bunny Kits and Carrot Surprises: Meri Meri