Holy moly! Last week I grabbed my party-loving friend Lauren and made the short trek up the 5 to an incredible party about parties thrown by insanely talented party girls. (Can I use the word party a bit more?) I was blown away by the sheer genius in the details of this shindig. And who is the genius I am speaking of? Another crafty gal named Lauren of A Fabulous Fete. My eyeballs were spinning from the details. And holy smokes I want to make her handwriting into a font. There was a cool southwestern/deserty vibe to the party. I adored how she invited Hot Pink to the party. Hot Pink needs to get more invitations in my opinion. Lauren spray-painted that cow skull & the cardboard cacti in the windows and it gave the party such a fun kick.The best use? The tassels on the cactus in the window display. A total subtle but funky touch! I’m mean, this is when creativity is just in your blood. I am also loving those cakes in the window – and am dying over how she used terra cotta bases for them. Total desert dessert. Looooooove!Look at her writing! Fiesta! I love how organic and handmade – but professional – everything looked. Crepe paper streamers led to this awesome sign and set the tone for the party.I am also totally loving these fringe ‘chandeliers.’ Wood + rope + tissue paper = Happy Annika. Loved this so much!Lauren will be sharing the recipes for these margaritas on her blog sometime soon and you won’t want to miss it. I had a rosemary lemon margi and could have had 8 more. (I didn’t! I swear! But I wanted to!) What a tasty combo.She also set up Tutorial Stations around the party so you could learn how to make things like drink stirrers and tape bunting. So easy and clever. I think I am going to host a girl’s craft night soon just to make some of these fun projects.The DJ was phenomenal. I honestly want to hire him to spin in my living room while I work during naptime. (Though I’d probably be dancing and not working!) So good! Below was the only photo I snapped with peeps in it. I am kicking myself for not getting a pic of the ladies who put this party on or some of the other blogging gals that were there! Believe it or not, I am totally shy and should have just said “Hey gals! Let’s grab a snap!” Oh well! Next time I’ll put my brave girl pants on.
I really want to give a major shout to my new bloggy buddy Sharon of Cupcakes & Cutlery for letting me in on the details of this party. We’d connected through the blogs but got the chance to meet at the party and I cannot tell you how frickin’ cool and stylish she is, how rad her parties are, or how much help she gave me in only a few short minutes of chatting with her. She’s been at this whole party blogging thing for about 4 years so her experience, tips and advice were just beyond appreciated. Plus she has two boys just like me. I have a big heart for mothers of two or more boys everywhere! (We moms of mayhem gotta stick together, right?)
Anyway, what a kick-cactus party! I’m so inspired and if you’d like to see how creativity is done right, click on all of the links below. I am bowing down to these party peeps!
Design & Decor: A Fabulous Fete
Venue: The Wedding Pantry
PR: Spruce PR
Mojito Cupcakes: Kupcake Spot
Mexican Hot Chocolate & Churro Cupcakes: Dolce Vista Cakes
Horchata Cupcakes: Somedays Bakeshop
Tacos: Soho Taco
Party Supplies via Etsy: Joie De Vie Paperie, L Elise, A Fabulous Fete
Tequila: Tres Sietes
Photography: Up Imagery (obviously, the photos on my blog are NOT his though! I’m no pro! Can’t wait to see his!)
Party Helpers: Sharon at Cupcakes & Cutlery, Jennifer at Tiny Oranges