How do you design a party without a theme? You use your kid’s face, that’s how!
Get ready for the most dreamy & sophisticated yet kid-friendly party consisting of a color pallet of soft creams, buttery tones and warm brown accented with a fun blue-teal pop of color. Custom handmade details like the welcome sign, hanging backdrop, “one year of Bodhi” sign, handwritten acrylic food signage, & party favors are what create the special & personalized touches.
Our son, Bodhi is ONE in a million. I snapped a picture of him lying in our bed holding his feet when he was 7 months old and KNEW that picture would be the inspiration that drove all of the details of his 1st birthday party. My goal was to have a sophisticated & kid-friendly party that everyone would swoon over.
I recently attended an event at Bluebell hq and was blown away. I immediately determined I wanted to have the party in their space. It was the perfect blank canvas for me to create the my dream 1st birthday for our son!
Food is life, am I right? Just check out this spread! It was seriously a dream come true!
Although design is my passion and career and I love having my hand in all aspects of the event, the reality of it is, I also know I can’t do it all. This allows me to collaborate with some of the most talented people and brands to help me bring my vision to life.
My biggest tip to start planning as early as possible. When I began planning nearly 5 months ahead, some thought I was crazy, but if you pace yourself and spread it out a little at a time, the small details (which create the “WOW FACTOR” at the event) seem less daunting. Getting such an early start also allows me to stay organized, reach out to brands I want to collaborate with, and be sure all of the individual items are going to flow together.
Concept, Design, Styling, & Photography: Jen Feliciano, The Florida Girl (www.florida-girl.com) @the_floridagirl (www.instagram/thefloridagirl.com)
Event Space: Bluebell hq (www.bluebellhq.com)
Balloon Garland: Aquarelle (www.instagram/aquarelle.com)
Charcuterie Spread: Apricot & Olive (www.instagram/apricotandolive.com)
Round Acrylic Sign & Drink Stirrers: Floral Dust (www.floraldust.com)
Acrylic Sign at Photo Backdrop: Modern Birch Co. (www.modernbirchco.com)
Floral Design: Jen Feliciano, The Florida Girl (www.florida-girl.com) @the_floridagirl (www.instagram/thefloridagirl.com)
Roses: Grace Rose Farm (www.gracerosefarm.com)
Paper Tableware for kids table & dessert table: Oh Happy Day Party Shop (www.shop.ohhappyday.com)
Cake: Sugar & Bloom Cakes (www.sugarandbloomcakes.squarespace.com)
Cookies: Sugar Cookies by Anne (www.etsy.com/shop/sugarcookiesbyanne)
Key Lime Pies: Key Lime to Happiness (www.keylimetohappiness.com)
Donuts: Dandee Donut Factory (www.dandeedonuts.com) & Donut Bragger (www.donutbragger.com)
Kids Sensory Dough Kits: MamaMaliDough (www.etsy.com/shop/mamamalidough)
Knit Dolls: Cuddle and Kind (www.cuddleandkind.com)
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