Doll Themed parTEA (part 2) Tablescape and Food

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A feast for the eyes is just as important as a feast for the stomach for special occasions like birthdays.  And for me, designing the tablescape is the MOST fun task.  I love the challenge of presenting an eye-catching display that sets the celebratory tone, brings to mind the theme and excites everyone.birthday party decor, tablescapes for kids, kids' party decor, girls' birthday party, girl birthday

Thanks to Table Vogue, we had the prettiest Tiffany blue, tailored linens which provided the pop of color that the all-white venue needed.  It also happened to be one of Juliet’s and my favorite colors. Wasn’t it a gorgeous backdrop to all the Meri Meri tableware that I found on sale?

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If you look closely, you’ll see that we chose it for the doll-like print and coordinating colored, heart plates (it was a galentine’s parTEA after all).  And YES plates don’t have to be just for the table! They can be wall decor too; see how I taped to the heart plates to the curtains behind the birthday girl’s throne.

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See Table Vogue for beautiful linens of all sizes, colors and patterns!  Using an upscale linen instead of the plastic ones normally reserved for kids’ parties really elevates the scene!  And I can’t thank Table Vogue enough for being such a special partner for this event

The throne, curtain structure, and bow seats were generously loaned to us by Petite Seats who has THE cutest selection of kiddie rental chairs and tables.  I seriously have never seen a better collection of kiddie chairs on the market and I’m an event planner!!  I’m so thankful that they are nearby and can serve the greater NY area.  We are so lucky to live here with the best selection in everything.  Just check out this throne and those bow seats!!

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Notice that for this tea party, centerpieces included tea cups filled with flowers?  Teapots filled with flowers would make another excellent option too!

FOOD & CAKE

Here for the food and cake?  Don’t worry, I got you.  At this galentine’s parTEA, I presented heart-shaped, kid-friendly sandwiches on classic, floral, tiered plates.  The Royal Albert brand featured at our party, felt the most feminine and fancy – you can shop my favorite Royal Albert floral tiered stands at the end of this post.  They’re so beautiful that I know we will be re-using them for years to come.  In fact, I’m planning to bring them out next for mother’s day!

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Lemonade and fizzy flavored water were hits too!

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And as they say a party without a cake is just a meeting. best birthday party, 7th birthday party ideas, doll themed party, barbie party, lol doll party, mini melanie cake It was important to us that we partner with the right cake master for this all-important party element.  And we were so lucky because Mini Melanie, the Chopped reality TV winner from the Food Network, made THE most delicious cake with an ombre pink buttercream exterior.  I wanted something simple because I had all these cake toppers to add.

She delighted and surprised all the guests with the rainbow layered interior.  So beautiful and soooo soo good!barbie party, american girl doll party, mini melanie cake, event planner tips, petite seats

I just love how all the party pics turned out.  Thank you, Andrea Kay Images for the photographs.  We’ll treasure them for years to come!  For more secrets on stylishly designing a kids’ table, see my prior post from Juliet’s 3rd birthday party here.

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  1. Hope says:

    You are just soooo amazing!!! What an epic birthday party and the decor is over the top fabulous… just like mama!

    1. Thanks for all your support it is wonderful to have a friend like you!

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Mommy and Me Matching Outfits For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve started a new mommy and me matching outfit series every Monday.   And if you haven’t watched our IG stories, you might want to start now that we’ve begun featuring our mommy and me fashion features in TikTok dance form.. you heard right.  We are TikTokking our way through our fashion shows lol @jujuonthatbeatyeah in case you want to follow on TikTok.  We’re still @stylishlystella on IG of course.  In case you’ve missed our coordinated looks, I’m going to recap some of my favorite, dressier finds here just in time for Mother’s Day.  We could all use a spring refresh and a cute matching mommy and me look is such a fun way to celebrate the holiday.

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Spring is officially here and one way to brighten your mood is to wear color and florals to celebrate the season.  We need an extra dose of vibrancy, and a fresh reminders of spring while in quarantine!  We think these looks will brighten your day and be the sunshine you crave.

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These looks and inspired options can be found on our new Like To Know it page!  

Silver Sequin Stunner

This silver sequin look is not just for the holidays.  It’s surprisingly versatile.  And it’s so fun to find mommy and me matching sparkly pieces like this!  Dress it up with a blouse, or make it casual with a sweater or jean jacket and tee.  In any case, this sparkly set will have you dreaming of all the places you want to go!  Here we wore it with a simple black top and have linked similar looks previewed below.silver sequin skirt, matching mommy and me, matching mommy and me skirts, mommy and me fashion

Big Bows

We like big bows and we cannot lie.  It’s the big bows here that tie our dresses together.  What do you think? Would you wear these?  Click here for dresses inspired by ours!

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Which set of outfits was YOUR favorite?  And are you planning a special mommy and me look this holiday?

For more mommy and me matching looks see past posts for inspiration HERE.

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