Monday, November 14, 2011


A couple of weeks ago my sweet little girl turned two.  After receiving a ridiculously adorable sailor outfit from my parents, I only thought it would be fitting to throw a nautical inspired birthday party.   A month prior to the party we had Chloe pose for Cutie Photootie in her new outfit.  The pictures came out amazing and one in particular was used in the invitation.

The invitation was placed in a hand-sewn seersucker sack that included a striped grosgrain and a label to match the invitation.

So given the fact that I had to plan the party in 3 weeks and I had a lot of DIY projects, I called on my good friend Christina to help out and to give her creative input.  I couldn't be happier with the way that everything turned out.

Now enough with all the small are the pictures.

We created a "dock-like" entryway.

As you walked into the back porch, there were nautical graphic prints hung from the trellis.

And there was an outside table that was embellished with this nautical centerpiece. 

Since this was a dessert party.  We went all out on the dessert table.

The Chloe sign was made out of rope which was mounted on top of a pink sheer fabric so that it would pop off the navy background fabric.

All the of dessert table cards were made to look like mini medallions and adhered to a tented card.

 The banners were inspired by nautical signal flags.

Of course the drink table used many of the details from the dessert table so that it sat together cohesively.

One of my favorite things from the party were these adorable cupcake toppers made by Showstopper Toppers.

The cake definitely was our pride and joy.  Christina slaved over icing the cake and I labored over the baking and getting the gradation of the color correct.  After one tester we hit the hammer on the nail...Perfecto!

The kids had a special table of which personal coloring mats were laid out for them.   

And along with their personalized take-home placemats they also received personalized favor bags.  Each bag contained Chloe's favorite things (gold fish, crayons, and a coloring book filled with Elmo and Yo Gabba Gabba coloring pages.)

The party was a hit and Chloe had a blast.  Can't wait to plan her next birthday party.  Ideas are already brewing!

1 comment:

  1. Your theme and all its accessories looked fantastic. I thought the Chloe sign was neon, so clever! Also, I'd heard about that cake, and the ombre layers were perfect :)