Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{real party} zebra glam birthday for amelia

I posted a sneak peek a few weeks back of the party I helped out on for my cousin's 5th birthday.....and now for the final reveal!!! Little miss Amelia turned 5, and a zebra print party infused with accents of pink, green, and orange was just a perfect fit for her personality!

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This table was the focal point for the party. Definitely a challenge to tablescape food rather than candy. The menu consisted of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips & dips, and fruit. The background is paper streamers that I ruffled in the sewing machine. I wish it would have created a solid background without letting the light shine through, but I still like the effect.

Tablescape Close Ups:

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Fabulous food labels that my friend Krissy @ Trendy Henry helped me design! She was such a trooper putting up with all my revisions. Thank you!!!

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First thought: How do I make condiments go with the theme? I don't think that bright yellow and red bottles will coordinate!!! I remembered my fab sticker paper and seeing clear condiment containers at the store= fun, cute squeeze bottles that compliment the decor! One of my favorite touches of the party! Those cute little orange balls in the apothecary jars are cheese balls. Perfect snack item!

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I am a fan of symmetry and needed something to anchor the tablescape. I whipped up some paper flowers, added feathers & a boa, and added some zebra "poms" and sparkly bits...Viola! A centerpiece!

Drink Station:

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Decided to give the pink lemonade and orange punch cute, theme appropriate names: Citruslicious & Pink Zebra.

Party Favors:

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I saw a lollipop tree created by A to Zebra for her daughter's birthday and Diane and I agreed that it was very creative & a must have! Heads up: The lollipop tree is very, VERY heavy and could possibly be a hazard! It held 2 regular and 1 large bag of tootsie roll mini pops.

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Mini candy bars were a part of the favor buckets. Wrapped in all the colors of her party with sayings: Happy Birthday, Amelia, Thank You, & 5.

Banner & Decor:

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This is the banner I created for Miss Amelia. I found the inspiration in an etsy shop. Since I am the crafty type, I made it myself instead of buying it. If you're not crafty I encourage you to get the one of etsy!

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The paper lanterns added such a great pop of color to the party. We also had them lined along the top of the wall dividing the kitchen and living room.

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What's a party without a wreath? :) Don't know if you can see through the window, but the moon bounce was in the backyard. They were definitely the coolest parents on the block that day!

The Cake:

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Here's the fabulous cake made by Oh My Ganache! Bakery. Isn't it great?!? It is chocolate cake with buttercream icing & fondant accents. They did a great job capturing the look of our inspiration cake! They also made the fondant cupcake toppers as well.

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There is the birthday girl, Amelia! Isn't she darling?!? I think her party was a success! More pictures can be found in my Flickr Feed!




  1. Great job! Love all the little details! Don't you LOVE Oh My Ganache? They always do amazing work! I'm doing a hamburger party for my son in March, so I love that you did REAL food! :)

  2. Very cute !! I love the cake so pretty, as everything was beautiful!

  3. SO fun!!! I love the centerpiece & the cake topper! The birthday girl looks super happy too :)