Selected as Party of the Day on July 31st!

Zebra and Zinnias Garden Party

Magnolia  C By Magnolia C  in Tea Party


Party Recap

The inspiration for this party came from a fabric remnant I found at Hobby Lobby. I loved the bright green color and it was enough to make a tablecloth for a small table in my daughter’s room. The hydrangeas were in full bloom at my house and we were dying to use them as a backdrop. Amelia from Her Royal Heinous came up with the Zinnia aspect, and the Zebra and Zinnias collection/party was born!

I designed the entire collateral collection which includes the invitation and matching address label, party circles, hat, table tents, banners, straw slip ons, cupcake wrappers, etc. Everything is pink, green and white with a great summer feel and embellished with pearls for a ‘lady like’ touch.

We served pink lemonade with lemons and limes, sugar cookies and rice krispy treats decorated with royal icing flowers purchased from Mochasof, chocolate, key lime and berry cupcakes from Target and Little Debbie tulip cakes placed on candy sticks. The main cake was vanilla and decorated with wafer thin pink and green butterflies purchased from Modern Luxe Events. I made the cake because my daughter is allergic to egg, which makes it difficult to purchase sweets from bakeries and stores. To make an egg free cake I simply use store bought cake mix and a sprite for white and vanilla cakes or a coke for chocolate cakes. Yes it's that easy - just the dry mix and 1 can drink, stir and bake according to the package. It works great for cupcakes too! Using the butterflies and flowers is the perfect example of how you can easily dress up a home made or store bought cake into a party perfect show piece.

Each child received their own personalized melamine dinner plate that served as a place card. The plate also matched the name card on the back of the child’s chair. The wooden flatware was purchased from Shop Sweet Lulu and was wrapped in a pink napkin and sealed with a pearl embellished napkin ring. Placed on every chair was a party hat and a favor bag filled with strawberry woppers. Each child also received a small ‘grow your own zinnia kit’ in pink, of course.

Even in the Louisiana heat the choice of sweets held up and the girls had a great time!
– Party Styling & Photography: Amelia Chandler of Her Royal Heinous
– Invitations, Melamine Plates & Other Party Collateral: Magnolia Creative Co.
– Wafer Butterflies on Cake: Modern Luxe Events
– Royal Icing Flowers: Mochasof
– Party Treats: Home-made, Target & Kroger
– Table Cloth Fabric & Trim: Hobby Lobby & Fabulous Fabrics
– Wooden Flatware: Shop Sweet Lulu



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    Janet R wrote:

    Pretty. how did you make the butterflies? wax paper? edible?

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    Magnolia C wrote:

    They are edible. I ordered teem from Sweet Petal Bakery/Modern Luxe They were wonderful and you can order different colors. They have wonderful products.