Yesterday I had to pleasure of decorating and coordinating an airplane-themed birthday party for a very special 3-year-old. Brenden celebrated his birthday to the fullest at the Frontiers of Flight Museum with a bounce house, a band, gourmet pizza and an airplane-themed play area! I worked with his mother, Marsha, to personalize each and every decoration down to the last water bottle. Marsha’s family works for Coca-Cola so it was appropriate that the party was held in the Coca-Cola room at the museum. Three created a logo for Brenden’s very own airlines and we incorporated this into the signs, labels and party favors. The journey began when guests received an invitation in the form of an airline ticket and ended with guests taking home their very own suitcase party favors. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard Brenden Airlines (and please forgive my amateur photography)!
Marsha was thoughtful enough to provide food and dessert for all guests needing a gluten-free option.
Guests were given their own suitcase filled with airplane-themed goodies and complete with a luggage tag as their parting gift for flying Brenden Airlines.
Happy 3rd birthday Brenden!
A special thank you to all the vendors that helped make this event a success…
Event Design/ Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene
Paper Products: Three
Venue: Frontiers of Flight Museum
Balloons: Balloons Everyday
Food: Urban Crust
Band: Rockin with Rhett
Please exuse my lack of posts in the past month. I have been a very bad blogger but would it help if I told you I have had a few projects up my sleeve and this is one of them?!
Last week I designed and decorated PJ’s “Swag 16” birthday party which took place at sunset on Just for Fun’s Lone Star Lady cruise boat! PJ’s mom, Amanda, wanted to go all out for her oldest son’s milestone birthday so we picked a manly color scheme and did our best to incorporate it in as many ways as possible with only half an hour to decorate prior!
Helium balloons adorned the ceiling of the lower deck party room along with blue and orange streamers while goldfish* lingered amidst blue rocks as the centerpieces of the tables. Fuddruckers catered the event with their trademark burgers and the chocolate and gold cake constructed by Frosted Art consisted of s’mores, double chocolate and Kaluha layers. Don’t tell PJ, but his cake might have been designed after Miley’s Cyrus’ very own 16th birthday cake!
Special thanks to Three for these beautiful photos of the event…
Happy Swag 16 PJ!!!
***NO goldfish were harmed in the making of this party!***
We went to Austin, Texas to celebrate my husband’s 26th birthday and had a few friends over to celebrate. I put together a table of Preston’s favorite things and went with a yellow and grey theme for the decor. Although I wanted to make my hubby feel special this year (he has helped me on so many of my other projects), simplicity was key since I wasn’t sure what I would have to work with when we got to our rental house. Plus, he is a guy and though the effort is appreciated, I’m aware that the actual decor isn’t exactly number one priority when it comes to my husband’s idea of a good party. Food on the other hand…very important.
I made most of the decor beforehand but my friend Amanda
helped me construct a few pieces after we had arrived. I made the banner using my Silhouette machine and the circle garland using my 2-inch punch and paint sample cards. The pinwheels are made out of tissue paper and were definitely a trial and error experiment. They are not as easy to make as they look and I recommend using actual paper as it is sturdier than tissue paper.
A few of Preston’s favorite things: Chocolate chip cookie bars, Oreos, Junior Mints, Buncha Crunch and Cheetos.
Confession: Preston doesn’t actually like cupcakes so really they made an appearance because I had made cupcake toppers and ordered lemon cupcakes to match the theme.
I had seen these sparkler number candles at my cousin’s 30th birthday and thought they were too fun to pass up. They are great for adult birthdays because they don’t exactly require blowing out and they are quite fun to light! I found the sparkler candles and the yellow paper cups at Party City
I cut the letter “P” (for Preston) with my Silhouette and glued them onto the cups.
Happy birthday Preston!