For this narwhal themed party, we wanted to make it modern and less characterized by using an unexpected color palette. The look and feel we were going for was a Winter Wonderland back drop but with a modern twist. I had been eyeing Harlow and Grey products for awhile so we used this as a perfect opportunity to use their plates (the Rebelle Collection) as the inspiration for the party. The balloon garland was made with balloons using colors from the plates. We started blowing up the balloons 2 days before the party and finished it the night before!
For the dessert table, we wanted to enhance the modern theme by making it very minimal. We knew that since there were going to be less desserts on the table, it had to be highly edited and we had to definitely use high quality serving ware. Both the marble cake stand and 2-tier marble tray are from West Elm. My daughter does not like cake so we did a tower of donuts frosted glazed donuts from a local shop called Chucks Donuts. We wanted most of the dessert table to be white to go with the Winter Wonderland theme. We found this great futuristic-looking glass candy jar from CB2 and thought it complimented the rest of the dessert table very well. We filled the candy jar with white yogurt covered pretzels-which were a very inexpensive and an easy way to fill up the table. The white meringues were special ordered from Cake Creations and were super fluffy and chewy at the same time. The best combo!
For structured activities we had the girls make waterless snow globes and had them freely draw on canvases. After a recent visit to Candytopia, we were inspired to try the same concept where we left an open canvas (at Candytopia it was a oversized book) for guests to express themselves. We decorated the area where they were drawing on canvases with 3-D snowflakes from Paper Source. They took 5-6 hours to assemble, which was surprisingly a lot longer than expected. However, when we hung the paper snow flakes from the ceiling, it added a magical feel to the party! We ended the party with a winter themed bingo, where the guests won LOL Surprise Dolls, Fingerlings, and Narwhal squishies as prizes. All in all, the party was a great success!
Stylist/Balloons: Confetti and Wishes
Photographer: Megan Weir
Donuts: Chuck’s Donuts in Belmont, CA
Meringues and Cupcakes: Cake Creations in San Mateo, CA
3-D Paper Snow Flakes: Paper Source
Narwhal Ornaments: Paper Source
Deer and Bear Decor: Target
Plates: Harlow and Grey
What People Ate
Catered food: Mac and cheese, sliders, chicken tenders, roasted vegetables.
What People Drank
Lemon infused water
Frosted glazed donuts, meringues, yogurt covered pretzels, and vanilla cupcakes
Narwhal charm bracelets special ordered from Etsy
Activities / Games
Winter bingo, waterless snow-globe making craft, drawing on blank canvases
Confetti and Wishes
Confetti and Wishes is an event planning company that specializes in styling and executing parties big (corporate) and small.
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