- Sycamore, Illinois
- Party Albums:
Merry + Bright Kids Holiday Party (36 photos)
First, the main dessert table. My husband and I spray painted a fake wreath we bought 40% off at Hobby Lobby a lime green color (Key Lime Rust Oleum to be exact) to keep with the theme. I then wrapped ribbon around it and added some matching picks to the wreath that ended up being a main focal point to the fabric backdrop we made. The amazing custom cookies came from The Cookie Jar. Other yummy but pretty sweets seen on the table were Santa Hat cake pops from Lillycakes, Fondant Cupcake Toppers from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, Chocolate Covered Oreos by Sweeties and a polka dot cake made by a local gal who bakes out of her home. I added a craft stick and some ribbon to the invitation design to use as my cake topper! :) I also added a few of the fondant trees on the cake as well. I made the snowman donuts which were super easy. I actually saw them on Pinterest and knew I wanted to include them in the shoot. I bought a package of white mini donuts and added black food coloring to make the eyes and mouth and pushed a piece of candy corn inside the hole for the nose :) I also made the marshmallows by simply dipping them in white almond bark and adding some sprinkles, a craft stick and a matching tag. :) I purchased the pink, aqua and lime mini trees from Hobby Lobby and added some ornaments and hot glued on some other mini ornaments as well. I knew I wanted to use trees as my focal point to the table and when I saw them ON SALE at Hobby Lobby, I knew they would be perfect.
As for the second "MERRY" table, I added some ornament picks in a green and pink glass vase that I already had from a former party and added some gems and ribbon :) Purchased the matching gift wrap in the Target dollar aisle and had little fuchsia bags from Shop Sweet Lulu for the kids with a custom favor tag with each of their names on it and simply added some aqua washi tape behind it. I even created a custom design to put over my clock :) I also added matching ornaments found at Hobby Lobby hanging off of my curtain rod using fish line.
In the dining area, the girls each had their own cupcake with matching name topper that sat on top of matching plates and napkins from Polka Dot Market. I bought a piece of 12x12 shimmer aqua paper to set underneath the plates for contrast against the pink satin tablecloth. My husband spray painted the vase that the flowers are in and I super glued a decorative snowflake and added a few gems :) My sister is a florist so she put the arrangement together. In the corner of the dining table I used a black little shelf I had to display the DIY yarn trees I made. I simply wrapped yarn around three different height tree foams and hot glued on little balls I found at Hobby Lobby as ornaments. They are one of my favorite elements from the shoot and were SO easy to make - my 2.5 year old daughter even helped. I spray painted glass candlestick holders from the dollar store that are holding the large ornaments also seen in the black shelf. Such a nice little touch and very inexpensive. I added tissue poms to the wall in the dining room to cover up the picture frames I normally have displayed in there by simply using a push pin :)
Lastly, the absolutely ADORABLE outfits all of the girls are donning were just beyond perfect. I knew I wanted everyone to be in the color scheme and everything came together perfectly even though everything came from a different vendor. Handmade tee's by the amazing Rachel of *golden*, custom hair accessories from Frills, pettiskirts from Lilies and Things and adorable necklaces from Miss CoCo Designs. The girls all looked beyond adorable and this would be the perfect outfit for the holiday season.