This year for her 6th birthday my daughter Ripley wanted to have an “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired tea party with a few of her close friends. The original novel and 1951 film are both so rich with creativity and detail, which made the theme extra fun to draw from. With my friend, crafting guru Amy Blessing’s […]
When it came time to plan my daughter Ripley’s fifth birthday celebration, I realized just how much we’re alike. She didn’t want a big party; she wanted to invite three friends for a horseback riding lesson in Brentwood followed by a picnic brunch. As much as I love riding, I was obviously happy to oblige. […]
As I shared yesterday, the decor elements for Ripley’s princess-themed party were so great, and Annie Campbell’s menu for the day was the icing on the cake.
For her fourth birthday, all Ripley wanted was a princess-themed celebration, and how could I refuse. To put it all together, I enlisted the help of some of my favorite ladies, including decor and design from Fire and Creme, florals from Moon Canyon, thoughtful touches from Amy Blessing and delicious bites and dessert from Annie Campbell. The end result: a magical, modern take on the princess theme, and a day that Rip will not soon forget.
With my little lady’s birthday right around the corner (stay tuned tomorrow for all the details), I’ve been on the hunt for all of the components, especially of the handmade variety. So when I found this quick and easy how-to for making your own birthday candles, I was thrilled.
As I shared yesterday, my sister Saree’s birthday dinner decor was inspired by her love of wildflowers. And for the evening’s menu, the same applied.
For my sister Saree’s birthday this year, I hosted a small family dinner at my parents’ home in Santa Monica. Wanting to create an evening that felt like a true reflection of Saree and her style, I centered the menu and elements on some of her favorite things, wildflowers.
Tanner started surf lessons this past June and was instantly hooked, so all he wanted for his birthday this year was a party on the beach. For this laid-back surf-themed celebration, I called on the amazing Peggy North of the equally amazing Fire and Creme to help me put it all together.
I discovered The Paella Project at a charity event last year and was instantly obsessed. So when we began planning my close friend Nicole’s surprise birthday party – which also served as a great kickoff to summer – it felt like the perfect festive fit.
For my close friend Nicole’s birthday, my mom and I hosted a wonderful surprise party in her garden.
For Ripley’s third birthday, all she wanted was a little girl’s Strawberry Shortcake party, and that’s just what she got. I asked the amazing Peggy North from Fire and Creme to help me in putting together all of the festivities, and it turned out beautifully – and Ripley, of course, had the time of her life.
For Tanner’s 5th Birthday, all he wanted was a circus-themed celebration. This year, I asked Peggy from my favorite, Fire and Creme, to help me plan, which made it all the better. Tanner had the absolute best time, and the party was festive, colorful, and so much fun.
I can’t believe we are already celebrating Ripley’s second birthday, but it’s here! Ripley absolutely loves pigs and bunnies, so a country fair for the ladies felt like the perfect theme. Not knowing exactly what my version of a country fair looked like, I was inspired by different parties I found on Pinterest and ran with it. We had a small group of little girls over for the festivities, and Ripley had a great day.
For Tanner’s 4th birthday, all he wanted was a pirate party. We had a blast planning it together and decorating the house. It turned out beautifully and everyone had a great time – we all channeled our inner pirate, which made the party that much more festive!
For my 30th birthday I had an intimate Moroccan dinner party in my back yard. I wanted this birthday to be really laid back and casual so I could truly enjoy my nearest and dearest. My good friend Leanne turned me onto Annie Campbell to help me with everything.
I hosted a dinner at my house for my close friend Jenna to celebrate her 30th birthday and wanted to share the table settings with you. I picked herbs from my vegetable garden and created simple organic arrangements that looked and smelled beautiful.