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, ร  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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KIDCHELLA STYLE GUIDE

Inspired by the start of Coachella this weekend, we've put together this Kidchella Style Guide for your mini boho babes.

Some yellow sunshine goodness, Louise Misha.

White guipure lace romper, Mayoral via Giggle.

Inspired by the designer's love of the sea, this pink blouse is certainly swoon-worthy, Tocoto Vintage via Hello Alyss. 

The hand cut fringe screams music festival-ready, Petitbo via Thumbeline.

Navy Bali Rope Tank, Talc via Eggy.

Lion Cape, Wovenplay via Minikin.

In the Spirit Shrug, Tutu Du Monde via Thumbeline.

Headdress, Animalesque via Poppy's Closet. 

Wings of an Angel Neckpiece, Tutu Du Monde via Koko Blush.

Fluo Scarf, Louise Misha via Fawn Shoppe.

Tassel Necklace, Scotch R' Belle via Scotch & Soda.

Poppy Bag, Louise Misha via Shop Belle.

Gold Moccasins, Django via Poppy's Closet. 

Star Sandals, Manuela de Juan via Hello Alyss.

Bronze Plume Doll, Jess Brown. 

ANIMAL NECKLACE WITH TASSEL DIY

Now here is a QUICK craft! Inspired by those beautiful animal necklaces from designers like Gunner & Lux (those Little Lux pieces are real fashion accessories for little ones), we put together this sweet little DIY for playtime fun. 

You'll need: thick satin ribbon for necklace, thin ribbon for tassel and a small toy animal

Cut a thirty-inch length of the thick ribbon. Place the center point of the ribbon at the toy animal's belly. Bring up and tie a knot at the top of the animal's back. 

Cut ten 5-inch lengths of the thin ribbon. Take one of those pieces and tie it around the middle of the bunch. Knot it and bring those ends to join the sides. Trim ends to make even. 

Pull ends down to form a tassel shape. Take another length of thin ribbon and tie it at the top fifth of the tassel. Knot. Trim.

String the tassel onto the thick ribbon. Leave it a couple inches above the animal's bum. Measure the necklace on the recipient's neck. Tie that thick ribbon into a beautiful bow to finish!