MILA'S PEONY PICNIC BIRTHDAY PARTY

It's Mila's birthday week! So I'm reminiscing and looking back. Here's a peek at her 2nd birthday. You may remember it from 100 Layer Cakelet (and as one of their favorite kids birthday parties of 2014). Hopefully, I've included a few here you haven't seen before.

All photos by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

I had planned an elaborate balloon overhang, à la Geronimo Balloons, but my helium resource fell through. So I went to plan b by criss-crossing twine amongst the trees and hanging the balloons from there.

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These were literally the last batch of coral peonies for the season.

I love this gold twine for the cutlery so much. I hope I can figure out something as good for Mila and Brixton's birthday party this weekend!

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YEAR IN REVIEW 2014: MILA'S 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY

If you ask me, there's no such thing as too much pink.  So I spent five months working on (obsessing over) Mila's 2nd birthday party.  There are so many incredible DIY/crafters out there (Oh Happy Day, Studio DIY, The House that Lars Built) to draw inspiration from.  So much incredible eye candy.  These women are so brilliant.  I swoon over the clever creations and pray that one day I will be able to think of something as brilliant.  Blood, sweat and tears (near nervous breakdown) made the party come together but we pulled it off!  So here it is -- hope you enjoy it!

Peonies and Mila's piñata letters.  DIY tutorial Oh Happy Day.

Three of the seven tables.  Big fringe garland backdrop.

Foraged kumquats from Hasblady's yard served as the place settings.

Gluten-free donuts from Fonuts.  Yum!

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Crudite from Heirloom.

I had to pinch myself when 100LayerCakelet ran it, again when it got over 4k pins on Pinterest and then again when 100LayerCakelet chose it as one of their top parties for 2014! 

Photos: Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
Food (farm to table, gluten free): Heirloom LA
Donuts (gluten free): Fonuts
Cups and Straws: Toot Sweet by Meri Meri
Balloons: Shop Sweet Lulu
Crowns: Shop Sweet Lulu | Customized with Paper Source ribbon
Gold Twine (on cutlery): Paper Source
Berry Basket (holding cutlery): Garnish
Serving Trays: Wasserstrom
Plates and Cutlery: Eco Gecko
Drink Dispensers: Pottery Barn
DIY TUTORIALS:
Piñata Letters: Oh Happy Day
Piñata Favors: Oh Happy Day
Big Fringe Garlands: Oh Happy Day
Concierge Stand: Studio DIY
Heart Arrow/Skewer: Bliss at Home