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  • Valentines Day get together


    Look at this beautiful little girl, and those EYES!!

    Apparently this Maddox’s YEEZY outfit! It’s so baggy right now
    on him since he’s in between sizes (4-5T).


    Just let me put my glasses on! Already a little fashionista!


    CAKE TOPPERS: HERE // PAPER GOODS: HERE & HERE
    CUTOUT HEARTS: HERE // CAKE & MACAROONES: BY BLUE SHEEP BAKESHOP
    MADDOX’S OUTFIT: HERE // ELIANNA’S DRESS: HERE


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    I really never need a reason to throw a party, and what better time then around Valentine’s Day! The decorations and themes are so cute! Since we’ve moved out of our home we’ve been so busy, It’s been hard to get together with friends. This little friend of Maddox just passed 6 months recently! It’s amazing how the time fly’s by. So it was the perfect time to get together. 

    Maddox’s first day of Pre-school was also this week, just in time for Valentine’s day. We took the opportunity to make some cute little Valentine’s for his new friends, check back on my Insta to see what we did!

    XoXo,
    Loren

  • Lifestyle
  • A Two Wild West Birthday Party Inspiration

    Rose gold silverware (sold on amazon $39.99 for set of 300) | Straws | Partyware & some on Amazon or another shop on Etsy | Cactus plates & napkins (some of the plates are currently on backorder, sorry guys I think I purchased the last ones!!) | Cactus stirrers | Tables (I spray painted these white!) | Pillows from Homegoods

     


    For the flowers, I just went to the local grocery and picked out some beautiful blooms! Cacti & Succulents I found a good selection from Lowes.

    I got my sweets from Greensleeves Village Bake Shop, a New Jersey nonprofit organization providing support services to children and adults with disabilities. Wonderful treats, supporting a great cause! I would highly recommend and use again!

    How cute is this little shirt! I just happened to walk into Zara about a week before his party and came across it – how fitting, it was simply made for him (I’m not able to find on their website but check your local store maybe you’ll find it on sale)!


     

    I got this acrylic drink dispenser from Crate & Barrel. It was a great purchase since the one I have is beautiful but it’s glass and I’m always afraid around the kids it’s going to get broken! These signs I got the inspo from PartywithLenzo and designed them myself then got them printed at Staples.

    I got these custom acrylic cake toppers from Cakewords, who was so wonderful to work with and through in a couple little extra goodies! I also got the ‘Let’s Party’ acrylic topper  & wooden hexagon name from Letterstou who works on the most creative party designs I’ve ever seen!

    Glass Cake Stand / Acrylic tier stands / Mini ice cream stand & baking rack


     

    The balloons I got from a variety of places, I also did a technique called ‘layering’ to get a specific color (like the opaque mint green) and searched on YouTube in order to create a balloon installation. I also got one of those machines to fill it with air (not helium).

    Giant 3′ Balloons / 16″ & Mini 5″ Balloons / Electric Balloon Pump

    I made a few extra cupcakes myself, some strawberry ones since the kids just love the extra sugar in them! To make these little swirly yellow (M’s favorite color) toppers, I used a pencil and cut thin strips of fondant and wrapped it around the pencil.

    Cactus Candles / Pastel Fondant / Foil Firework stirrers

    No party is complete without the cotton candy machine!! 🙂


    Yay! Candles

    And to make it extra fun – we got a bouncy house from Bouncin’ Blast! It was so perfect since it was a beautiful day the kids could be outside and entertained! The look on Maddox’s face says it all!


    Signs by MaddoxandLoren



    PARTYWARE: HERE or HERE // ROSE GOLD SILVERWARE: HERE
    CACTUS PLATES: HERE // MADDOX’S SHIRT: HERE


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngComing up with the theme of this birthday didn’t take too long, I wanted to do something with wild twos. I saw a few examples and some inspiration on instagram, pinterest and other places. When I came across ‘PartywithLenzo’s’ New years eve pastel pool party, I knew I wanted to do something with pastels, cactus’s, flowers and create a Palm springs / Arizona vibe to it (which is where the ‘west’ came in). Though a lot of people at first thought we were doing something with cowboys :). Maybe not the most boy-ish theme, but he’s two and how much longer will I really have a say!? Hope you find some inspiration from this for your next party!

    Enjoy!
    Loren

    CREDITS:
    PARTY DESIGN & STYLING: MaddoxandLoren / PARTYWARE: Parties Made Pretty / CUPCAKES & SWEETS: Greensleeves Village Bake Shop / STATIONARY: MaddoxandLoren / FLORALS: Maddoxandloren / BOUNCY HOUSE: Bouncin’ Blast / BALLOON INSTALLATION: MaddoxandLoren / INSPIRATION: PartywithLenzo / ACRYLIC PARTYWARE: Cakewords & Elizamade / WOODEN PARTYWARE: Letterstou