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!
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.
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.
Meri Meri provided the perfectly colored “Happy Birthday” plates, cups and napkins.
Brixton and Laurén (Twink) enjoying the Yeah! Rentals blankets and pillows.
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).
Mila, post-Beat Buds concert, eating cake.
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 Ribisi, Ellen Bennett and Beth Riesgraf.
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
Entertainment: The Beat Buds
Mila's dress: Nellystella via Poppy's Closet