Curious Grant’s 1st Birthday!
We’ve been getting so many beautiful photos of parties in our mailbox these days, and we truly thank all of our creative friends for allowing us to post some of your most incredible work! Ok, so this particular birthday party immediately caught our eyes, as I personally have never thought a monkey themed party could be this adorable. But for the super talented Esther from My Bride Story anything is possible! For her son Grant’s first birthday, Esther created the most charming Curious George-inspired party in only TWO WEEKS!! The party was not only filled with delightful decorations and details, but was also budget-friendly and had all gifts donating to a charity called “Giving Children Hope.” Taken place at Olive Studio, a photo studio in Fullerton, CA, Esther thought it would be fun for her guests to take family shots at the studio while celebrating. For decor, she incorporated bright reds, yellows & blues, and used creative & brilliant ways to save and make it a budget-friendly party whenever possible. Here are some great ideas directly from Esther:
It really wasn’t until 2 weeks before the party that I started renting items and picking things up from here and there. I found a lot of great things on the clearance racks and at Michaels. The studio already had a lot of cute props and furniture so we just re-arranged it a bit and created a casual outdoor party atmosphere under the tree with picnic blankets & throw pillows. We also brought in some of our own furniture as well.
Things I borrowed:
-The lanterns that were hung from the tree were borrowed from my sister.
-Party trays & plates for the dessert bar and the red wagon where we placed our drinks were borrowed from Kristine.
-Kayla’s Kakes, kindly provided the cookie lollipops with mini cupcakes.
-All floral arrangements & wheat grass box were also kindly provided by Jina from T.H.E flower.
Simply, the cutest cupcakes and cupcake toppers ever!
Milk shooters with chocolate chip cookies on top:
Vendor/Detail Credits: Event Planner: Esther @ My Bride Story Photography: Don& David photography Desserts: Kayla’s Kakes Flowers: T.H.E flower Cake Toppers: Chickabug on Etsy Dessert bar plates, the popcorn bags and sparkling sodas: Cost Plus- World Market Cocktail napkins: For Your Party 6 ft table for the dessert bar & the blue runner: KiKi Events Color coordinated jelly beans: Sweet Factory other filler candies: Smart & Final