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Ciao Bella

no photo By Anna G  in Birthday


Party Recap

When it came time to plan my daughter’s 6th birthday I knew I wanted to stray away from the commercial ideas. In came a fun and challenging idea called “Ciao Bella.” This was an Italian inspired theme but elevated to make it classy and elegant which reminded me of the Amalfi Coast, elegant and beautiful. I knew I wanted to take my daughter’s love of pasta and apply it in each opportunity. The kids started off with playing in a dyed pasta sensory activity, then made pasta bracelets, and mosaic noodle plaques. The guests devoured a pasta bar from local favorite restaurants and included were garlic knots, caprese salad, antipasto skewers, and shrimp cocktail. For dessert we had noodle inspired cookies, cake, and keeping with the Italian theme, macarons. The kids took home aprons to keep the party going at home and live out the love for noodles! It truly was “Buon Appetito!”

Concept and styling: Anna Graham | @_annagraham3
Host and florals: Anna Graham | @_annagraham3
Invitation and Menu: The Letter Vee | @the.lettervee
Balloons: PopFestCo | @popfestco
Cookies: Royally Iced Sweets| @royallyiced
Macarons: Macaron Queen | @macaronqueenatl
Crafts: Anna Graham | @_annagraham3
Paper Placemats: Cami Monet | @camimonet
Party supplies: Ellie and Piper | @ellieandpiperco, Meri Meri Party |@merimeriparty
Stir sticks: Acrylic Sticks | @acrylicsticks
Custom napkins: Suburban Soiree | @suburban_soiree
Table signs, acrylics, napkin holders, tags, stir sticks: Atomic Kraft Works | @atomickraftworks
Garlands: Pearl + Jane | @pearlandjane
Confetti: Festive Fetti | @festivefetti
Party hat: Naneville | @naneville
Chalk tags: Chalk Designs By Me | @chalkdesignsbyme
Wax seals: Abby Choi | @abbychoidesigns
Embroidered Napkins: Nottingham Embroidery | @notinghamembroidery


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Pasta Bar! Caprese salad, antipasto skewers, garlic knots, shrimp cocktail

  • What People Drank

    Pellagrino and Sanpellagrino sparkling water flavors

  • Desserts

    Macarons, Amalfi coast inspired cookies, chocolate cake

  • Party Favors

    Kid sized aprons with a “Buon appetito” tag to recreate pasta at home

  • Activities / Games

    Dyed spaghetti noodle sensory activity, noodle bracelets, mosaic pasta plaque


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