HEDLEY & BENNETT X TWINK + SIS EASTER PARTY

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

Balloons: Geronimo

Glasses: Cruvina

HEDLEY & BENNETT TURNS 3 (+ THEIR BIG MOVE)

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Apron making extraordinaire, Hedley & Bennett recently renovated and moved into their new 16,000 square foot headquarters in Los Angeles. They celebrated their new space and 3rd anniversary with a big summer bash. Complete with a zip line and slide, it looks like HB is ready for business -- the Ellen Bennett way. Here's a peek into the party. All images by Mary Costa Photography.

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa Photography

HEDLEY & BENNETT'S MINI APRON LAUNCH

Recently we attended the adorable mini apron launch party for Hedley & Bennett. Their new kids collection is just as stylish and wearable as their adult aprons, but smaller (and beyond cute)! We celebrated the line's newest additon at founder/designer Ellen Bennett's beautiful Los Angeles home. Complete with great food and lots of arts and crafts for the kids, the shindig was a lot of fun. All images by Mary Costa Photography

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

We were greeted by a bright and beautiful food spread by HeirloomLA. Colorful goodie bags awaited each guest.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Sweet Clementine's Popsicles were the perfect party treat.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

All of the stellar party sponsors. Follow them on Instagram for your viewing pleasure.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Moms and dads got to relax and sip on mimosas while the kids enjoyed all of the activities.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

This stylish cutie did some tie-dying.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Ellen's chicken coop was a popular attraction too.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and her adorable family.

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Mila and Brixton played "Hey Jude" whether other guests enjoyed it or not. ;)

Photo by Mary Costa

Photo by Mary Costa

Thanks for having us, Ellen! xx

THE KIDS AT HEDLEY & BENNETT

Our Hedley & Bennett love continues! The kids raged at H&B headquarters and became official #ApronSquad members! They tried on aprons from the newly expanded kids' line, while swinging on Ellen's famous swing, eating snacks and making art. It was a seriously fun time. All of these beautiful photos are by Mary Costa Photography

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photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

photo by Mary Costa photography

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We are really proud of our little models. xx