Let it SNOW {Denver Turns Six}

My baby girl is SIX and I still can’t believe it! For the past year Denver’s favorite color has been blue so I really wanted to incorporate that into her party this year. I have always had a soft spot for Snow, I’ve collected snow globes for over 30 years, and just love the idea of it.

I of course started with a mood board, I wanted to combine snow and disco balls to really create a sparkly, winter wonderland. My very first idea was to have powdered sugar doughnut holes be “snow balls” so I decided to do a brunch.

Setting the Scene

I went to Glam Fete first, I was picturing a big fringe backdrop in ombre order as the main scene. Boy, did she deliver. We chose shades of blue and white and she mixed in silver and iridescent to make them sparkle. She even sent over snow flake garlands that I hung throughout the backdrop. It was simply magic. The fringe because the background to the kids table, but that wasn’t all. Remember the White Tree we used for Care Bears? It got a disco ball makeover. This tree from Treetopia, is seriously perfect, with the disco balls, it looked straight out of a snowy forrest. To add to the back drop my friends over at Modern Birch created a gorgeous sign reading Let It Snow, it really transformed my kitchen for her party.

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The Table

As per usual this is one of my favorite parts to conceptualize, at first I was having a little trouble of what exactly to create, I looked at snow plates, disco, plates, etc, but nothing felt right. Then it came to me and I had to, once again, use the clear acrylic rounds by Modern Birch x House Of Fete. I would make each plate look like a snow globe. With the help of Itsy Bitsy Parties, she created time trees, snowmen, dear and snowbanks, I layered them on blue, white and silver plates and added confetti. The confetti and shapes created unique and whimsical snow globes- they were SO fun to create and see come to life. On top of each plate I added an acrylic snowflake with each slides name, this was their place marker and doubled as a take home keepsake ornament. 

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I used out kitchen table which had played a MAJOR part in most of my kids parties. It is very long but narrow. By the time the table was set I was almost out of room. I filled the runner with faux snow, tinsel and reindeer. 

For my favorite part, the napkins. I teamed up again with Suburbain Soiree to creat custom napkins for her party. We worked together for Brennan’s Home Alone Party and now, I cannot go without custom napkins. I created the layer effect with a large  napkin and a cocktail napkin. The main napkin was white with a hand drawn snowflake in silver foil, the cocktail napkin in blue reading “I Smell Snow”. It was such a fun opportunity to design something custom as well as work in a favorite snow quote. 

The seating was also memorable, I used a blue velvet couch that House Of Fete found for one side of the table, not only did it allow for extra seating , it gave that elevated feel. Before I moved the table in we got some photos of the girls on the couch and it was just perfect.

The Hot Cocoa Bar

On the other side of our kitchen I used the half wall for the hot cocoa and dessert bar. I really love using the space about the half wall. Last year it was filled with balloons, this year we did something really cool. We hung paper snow flakes, disco balls and tinsel. It was PURE MAGIC, I hardly wanted to take it down. 

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I didn’t figure out the tables until the night before. I used my coffee bar which is a teal dresser and pulled a wooden table I found on the side of road. It fit perfectly and I kinds loved the warm wood to make it feel cozy.

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The hot cocoa side was just that, I hung a gorgeous poster by itsy bitsy, that instructed you exactly how to build he perfect hot cocoa. I filled the table with snowy mugs and marshmallows. Danville Cheese built me the ultimate hot cocoa board with sprinkles, hot chocolate, marshmallows and more. It was the perfect for the kids to dig into. I added snowflake lollipops, the snow balls (aka marshmallows). I also had the other napkin I designed with Suburban Soiree, it reads “It’s a Marshmallow World in the Winter”. I love this Christmas Carol and it seemed super fitting with the hot cocoa. This napkin is SUPER cool because it is printed horizontally, I love working in new creations. This one is available to shop! I couldn’t forget to have water to wash down the sweets, it was labeled “Melted Snow”, I thought I was super clever with this one. Chalk Designs by Me, of course coming in with the perfect tag.

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DSC_6834exDessert + Brunch Bar

The other side of the bar was filled with the sweets and treats. On the wall, I hung the most perfect Snow Day wood sign and garnished it with tinsel. This creation by Against the Grain fit in with the theme perfectly and complimented our amazing snowflake collaboration. The white on white is so dreamy and really made the perfect backdrop for the cake. The cake was an absolute piece of ART. Created by The Sugar Bug, she made a cake into a snow globe. Filled with snow and deer, all the details throughout the party, it was BEYOND perfect. Of course it was filled with Chocolate and peppermint, the birthday girl was in heaven.

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Don’t worry we had plenty of other sweets. Sugar Bloom Cookie sent over the most gorgeous cookies, including a real shakable snow globe cookie. She sent over disco balls snowmen that we put into snow globes that were absolutely unbelievable. We also had the most amazing macarons, filled with some of my favorite flavors like white chocolate peppermint, hot chocolate, and brie and pomegranate. Soiree Macarons even made snow man macs to stack on a top hat stir stick. All put together they looked like adorable snowmen.

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The talented Danville Cheese also created the ultimate Brunch Charcuterie board filled with bacon, cheeses, fruit and nuts. It was beyond delicious. I used smaller acrylic rounds to create menus throughout the party. I painted the back with blue and wrote with paint pen the menu and tiny snowflakes. The cutest DIY!

Favors + Flatlay

The favors were the first the I bought, I love the disco ball tumblers garnished with ribbons and baubles, so that is exactly what I did. The kids also went home with their ornament and some snow flake tattoos.

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The flatlay was SO much fun of course. It is really my favorite place to show off all the tiny details alike the invitation and cookies.

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Outfits

Denver wore the most gorgeous dress from Lamb and Cat, the longer tutu made her look so grown up and glam. We did snow flake tattoos on her cheeks and a snow flake from Evie Pearl in her hair. Ray and Brennan wore tutus we already had and the CUTEST sweatshirts that read North Pole Gang from Kind Kids Club.

The kids had the best time cutting snowflakes, and indulging in all the sweets. It is always such a dream to bring Denver’s Birthday party to life. 

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Thank you to all my AMAZING vendors who made this come to life, I could NOT do it without you!

Concept + styling @house.of.fete 
Photographer @reneeshieldsphotography 
Backdrop @glamfete 
Tree @treetopia 
Acrylics @modernbirchco 
Paper goods @itsybitsypartieskc 
Cake @thesugarbug 
Macarons @soireemacarons 
Cookies @sugarbloomcookie 
Hot cocoa and charcuterie board @danvillecheese 
Wood signs @againstthegrainhc 
Chalk tags @chalkdesignsbyme
Hair clips @eviepearlhandmade 
Party hat @littleblueolive 
Denver’s tutu @lambandcat 
Sweaters @shop.kindkidsclub 
Table ware @ohhappydaypartyshop 
Napkins @suburban_soiree 
Garlands @pearlandjane 
Confetti @shopstudiopep 
Favors @ellieandpiperco

XO

Kelsey

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