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REAL PARTIES: Lovely Lavender Theme

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Today’s Real Party features a lovely lavender theme and was dreamed up by the ultra-creative Ilenia of Simply Nabiki for her mother’s birthday celebration.

Color parties always offer lots of versatility, and this one is full of chic, stylish ideas (and mouth-watering treats!) that would also be perfect for occasions like Mother’s Day or spring bridal showers!

lavender party theme ideas

lavender party theme ideas

Read on for lots more images and the party details, as told by Ilenia

“I was really happy with how this party turned out – and one of the best things was that for the first time my mother didn’t have to tire herself out with all the preparation. Since she didn’t have to worry about doing anything during the party, she was actually able to really enjoy it! At the contrary, I was completely exhausted, but still happy!

lavender party theme ideas

The buffet included both salty and sweet food (as always!).

I made some lavender paper cones to use as creative holders for the forks & napkins and served pistachio meringues (see image #2, above) in a provenzal basket.

lavender party theme ideas

I also made chocolate cake balls rolled in lilac nonpareils (see image #1, at top) and some little french hat cookies. Hats and shoes are two of my mother passions, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate both of them into the food!

lavender party theme ideas

Meat balls were served in unique containers: paper shoes covered with parchment paper! (I followed this template to make the paper shoes.)

lavender party theme ideas

I also made some some lilac & green party picks to decorate the mini sandwiches.

lavender party theme ideas

More sweet treats: vanilla cupcakes with lilac icing & violet flowers and iced cookies in the shape of shoes…

lavender party theme ideas

lavender party theme ideas

Violet marshmallow pops for the little ones:

lavender party theme ideas

Healthier options included veggie baguettes and individual servings of yogurt topped with blackberries:

lavender party theme ideas

lavender party theme ideas

The signature cocktail featured pink grapefruit with blueberry drink stirrers:

lavender party theme ideas

Cheese balls prepared with three different kinds of cheese:

lavender party theme ideas

Last but not least… a salty “cake” for mom!

lavender party theme ideas

Party favors included perfumed drawer sachets, lavender soaps, and gift baskets for my mother’s girlfriends.”

lavender party theme ideas

lavender party theme ideas


By |2018-02-12T09:42:24-07:00April 5th, 2010|Bridal Showers, Mother's Day|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Victoria April 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    What a lovely table. The paper shoes are my favorite, I hadn’t seen those before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The Fairy April 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Love the paper shoes. I could see those at many different parties or even a bridal shower.

  3. Jackie April 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    the shoe cookies are amazing!

  4. Kim April 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Very sweet! I love the food in the shoes!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  5. Lila Ferraro April 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    That’s a gorgeous and delicious looking spread! I totally want cupcakes and cookies in the shape of shoes!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  6. Stacey April 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Such great details! Can’t wait to try and make those paper shoes!

  7. Tamara April 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This could be my favorite party theme so far!! Love it!

  8. The Iconic Blog.com April 6, 2010 at 12:06 am

    What a wonderful idea!

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  11. Melanie April 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

    What a beautiful and well-thought out party. I love the lavender and purple colours and particularly the shoes – they add a fun element to the elegant setting.

  12. Brittany April 6, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I love this theme! So feminine and sweet! For us novices though… I’d love the recipes, places to buy, and instructions on how to make some of the items!

  13. Susan Southerland April 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

    How cute are those hat cookies! I love that the decor, food, and favors are centered around lavender. What a great way to incorporate color, texture, and scent. This could easily be a bridal shower!

  14. cara April 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Oh my goodness, what a lucky mom + a talented daughter! I wish i could pick out a fave detail, but there’s so much to love — the 75 in the spinach “cake,” the shoes + the meatballs on the rosemary!, the cake cookies, just everything! This is definitely getting bookmarked for ideas for me in the future :)!

  15. Robin April 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

    So many thoughtful touches! Would be perfect for a bridal show, mother’s day celebration, baby shower even a spa party as it looks so nice and relaxing! Everything is beautifully presented and you can tell a great deal of love went into this celebration, that has to be the best gift of all!

  16. Being Wife April 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I am head-over-wife-heels for the FRENCH HAT Cookies! How creative and cute! It is all in the details!

  17. Mel April 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    You did it again, hon. I have to admit I’m getting addicted to your blog. By the way, the sight of those lilac non-pariel coatings on the round cookies made me drool onto my keyboard…is that wrong? Then I don’t wanna be right.

    Le yum.

  18. Brittany @GreyGrey Designs April 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Wow–these details are blowing my mind.

  19. N.Dales April 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    They had me at the blueberry stirrers!

  20. Anne April 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

    What a great idea to use blueberries to decorate the drink stirrers. Simple and sweet!

  21. Entertain Exchange April 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Beautiful! What gorgeous food.

  22. Mel April 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Anne and N.Dales: Agree. The blueberries are a great touch. I love organic decorating. I think it’s very upscale (interestingly) and creative.

  23. party supplies April 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Excellent . I love the decors of those foods . Wonderful work .

  24. Jenny Erb April 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Your website rocks – wish I had seen this lavender theme last month! Still, I found plenty of inspiration on your site for my Irish baby shower last month.


  25. Dessert.Net Cafe April 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Absolutely lovely! My customers will love your ideas and all the creative things they can do with their own parties.

  26. Anne April 22, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Just beautiful! Hosting a Bridal Shower in June for my neice. Would love the recipes.

  27. Dessert.Net Cafe April 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Love the lavendar theme. Are those Cake Balls? Really cute!

  28. Anna May 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I am so glad that lavender is in this season. All different shades of purple all together are stunning. I love the blueberry drink stirrers.

  29. colleennash000 March 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    The favors are awesome!! Where did you get the little baskets the soaps are in?

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