EASTER PARTY

Our Easter party checklist includes carrot cake, crudités with spinach leek dip, deviled eggs, watermelon bunnies, fresh flowers, confetti eggs, surprise bunnies and lots of fun partyware.

Love the way that tulip opened.

Sweet little birds sweeping over the flowers.

The Meri Meri surprise bunnies and pinwheels help to fill empty space on the table.

The kids welcome the Easter Bunny (cake topper).

And then dig into the treats. 

How cute are the little quail eggs in the crudités box from Joan's On Third?

MILA & BRIXTON'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: TODDLERS GET TROPICAL

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

In celebration of birthday season around here, we're taking you back to last year's co-birthday bash for Mila and Brixton, better known as #toddlersgettropical. It was originally featured on Domino, and here are even more photos. Hope you enjoy!

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

When we started to plan the theme, we were inspired by a dream Mexican destination wedding. I loved the idea of having the table filled with living things (rather than a runner) so we had an abundance of coconuts, pineapples, mangos, papayas and baby bananas.

In a nod to Mexican lanterns, I turned to Prospect Goods for seven of their gorgeous crystal pinatas in copper metallic, which we turned into a garland overhang.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

We believe that kids’ parties should be brought up to an adult level of beauty and comfort. Adults should enjoy it just as much as the kids. So that starts with serving high-quality food, drinks and cake. If you can sit down and enjoy a beautifully prepared lunch with your family, chances are that’s going to make for a nice afternoon.

Flowers are usually my number one priority, but for this we decided to just do a single monstera leaf in a glass water bottle, several of them scattered along the table. 

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Whisk and Whittle made the pièce de résistance with a three-tier cake that served as our centerpiece. They also made us copper cake stands to round out our vintage brass stands from Borrowed Blu.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Meri Meri provided the perfectly colored “Happy Birthday” plates, cups and napkins. 

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Brixton and Laurén (Twink) enjoying the Yeah! Rentals blankets and pillows.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Comida served their South American street eats. We love their arepas (gluten-free flatbread made of ground corn meal) — they grill them fresh and then fill them with your choice of meat. They top them with incredible homemade sauces like chimichurri and piconesa (Peruvian spicy mayo).

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Mila, post-Beat Buds concert, eating cake.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

We thought the photo booth was a really fun addition this year. We had a local artisan take inspiration from the Beverly Hills Hotel wallpaper in painting the tropical leaf backdrop. We then made several paper bird masks to give it a fun, kid-friendly feel with pops of color. Above: Juliette Lewis and her niece. Below: Laurén (Twink), Gina RibisiEllen Bennett and Beth Riesgraf.

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO BY: JENNA ELLIOTT OF ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Happy Birthday, Mila and Brixton!!!

Design, decor, photo booth backdrop, bird masks: Twink + Sis

Photos: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Party supplies: Meri Meri

Pinatas: Prospect Goods

Cake and copper cake stands: Whisk and Whittle

Brass cake stands: Borrowed BLU

Tables, benches, blankets, pillows: Yeah! Rentals

Food: Comida

Entertainment: The Beat Buds

Mila's dress: Nellystella via Poppy's Closet 

Brixton's outfit: Bobo Choses tank, Zara Kids jeans, Freshly Picked mocassins

Laurén's outfit: Love Sam top via Shopbop, Raga shorts via Fred Segal

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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SPRING DINNER PARTY

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

I wanted to throw an early spring dinner party for my best friend's birthday and I knew I wanted to include grey (the birthday girl's favorite color), pinks and copper in the palette. We sourced all of our tabletop items from the amazing Borrowed Blu. To create a mix of glamour and earthiness, I paired grey marble chargers with wooden plates. I love the mix of copper tumblers, milk glass and crystal cut goblets. The antique silver flatware and candlesticks, added the perfect moodiness to the dinner, representing the transition of winter to spring. We added a lot of greens to the mix of pink flowers. It was an honor to have the party featured on MyDomaine! We have included extra, never-before-seen photos of the event here. All images by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

A long farmhouse table and Victoria Ghost Chairs sourced from Town & Country Event Rentals set the stage for a laid-back glamour.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

A single ranunculi and fern placed upon a natural linen napkin welcomed each guest to their seat.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

I created the The Puckerberry Finn cocktail using muddled blackberries, fresh lemon, organic small-batch gin and elderflower liquor for the occasion. I garnished the drink with edible flowers and frozen blackberries.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

In case the evening got chilly, I put together a basket of cream throws from Borrowed Blu, that guests could help themselves to.

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photo by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

Photos by: Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography

All Table-top Items and Cream Knit Blankets: Borrowed Blu

Wire Basket (for blankets): Rejuvenation

Dining Table, Victoria Ghost Chairs and Linens Napkins: Town & Country Event Rentals

Flowers: Twink + Sis

Candles: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Milk Glass Cake Stands: Sur La Table

Mini Donuts: Donut Friend

Puckerberry Finn Cocktail: Twink + Sis

Styled, Created and Hosted by: Twink + Sis

 

16 BRIGHT SPRING BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS ON BRIT + CO

Brit + Co has 16 Bright Spring Bridal Shower Ideas today and we're so excited to be included! They have Mila's Second Birthday Party for the oversized balloons and mini pinatas. 

Here's what they had to say: Oversized Balloons + Mini Piñatas: Bring on the spring vibes with an outdoor bridal shower. Hang oversized balloons and mini piñatas in the wedding colors for a look guests will be obsessing over. (Photo via One Eleven Photography / 100 Layer Cake-let)