Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Peach, Mint & Gold Farm Fresh Birthday Party


 I am thrilled to finally be sharing my little girl's 2nd birthday party!
After celebrating her 1st birthday last year, I decided then, that each year I would come up with a unique themed party to go along with her interests and roll with it. Well, to my surprise our little two year old is into anything with wheels. Trains, Tractors, Trucks. You name it, If it has wheels and makes a noise she loves it. Not to mention her obsession with princess' & baby dolls. I am not very keen on the typical "Disney princess" party, so I started searching PINTEREST for some ideas. Nothing seemed to be what I was looking for. So then, I decided why not have a girly tractor party? I started searching for ideas yet again. All I came across were the typical John Deere parties. Nothing wrong with that, but I wanted something more unique. That is when I came across a tractor invitation created by SUNNYSIDE PRINT PARTY. I asked if the colors could be customized to fit the color scheme I was hoping to go with (Peach, Mint & Gold) and Amber was more than happy to help me with my request! Finally, a theme was born!
Madisyn's 2nd Farm Fresh Birthday


For the food table, I wanted a backdrop that would catch your attention.
I would usually try to make all of the party decorations myself, but with my Daughter's birthday
being just a week after Christmas, time just slipped away from me this year.

The beautiful tissue poms were created by PROST TO THE HOST
& the gorgeous tassel garland was created by SWOON PAPER MARKET
The circle paper garland was created by myself.


For the pinata, I searched and searched. I had a specific idea in mind of what I was wanting.
The only option I came across was a beautiful pinata on Etsy, but for a hefty price of $95!
My husband might have a panic attack if I ended up spending that much on some cardboard
& tissue paper, so I created one myself.

Let me tell you... the pinata turned out exactly how I had envisioned!
Now, was it worth the 5 straight hours it took me to make it? Probably NOT.
It was a serious test of patience. 
If any of you are brave enough to attempt it, I will be posting a DIY tutorial soon.


I may have gone a little overboard with the glitter (according to my Husband, who had to help me mop the floors 3 days in a row) but I was determined to bring in touches of gold as much as possible. From the gold glittered cake toppers, to the number plaque, and the gold spray painted centerpieces. 
I was in golden heaven!




The centerpieces were as inexpensive as you can get. $2 frames from IKEA
& soup cans filled with rosemary from TRADER JOE'S.
Sprayed with KRYLON - GOLD LEAF spray paint.










The cakes were purchased from STATER BROS believe it or not!
I wasn't wanting the typical birthday cake, just something simple and classic.
I took them my request and they delivered beautifully exactly what I was wanting.








To make our little one feel like a princess, we rented a princess castle 
jump house for the day & the kiddos had a blast!





Thursday, January 9, 2014

A very (late) Ciani Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families & loved ones! I have to admit, my blogging has not been up to par as of the last few months & blog has ended up taking a backseat to ALL going on in my life. Between running a business, hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas, being a Mommy to a very busy 2 year old and planning her birthday party, there hasnt been much time for anything else! I do like to stay active on Instagram though, and you can see much of my day to day life on there, along with my diy projects and the ever changing rooms in my home. Since taking out my 'BIG' camera these days seems to be a task for me, most of my memories are now captured on my iPhone, so I apologize for the non-professional photos. Just keepin' it real with you all ;)















Happy 2014!
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