Friday, January 28, 2011

{Feature Friday} Green and Orange 2nd Birthday

January 28, 2011
When it comes to parties, really the sky is the limit. You can create a party around a theme, a character, a color or in this Friday's Feature, a word. Christi of P is For Party created her son's 2nd Birthday around a word that best describes him, "Silly". This green and orange "Sillybration" was first featured on the extraordinary Kate Landers Events and definitely kept us there for a while with all of the details that Christi so perfectly polished!

And how is this for an invitation? Christi worked with her designer friend Haley Hardcastle to create a kid friendly as well as fun invitation. Each guest received a colorful invite that was placed inside a mailing tube along with a sweet surprise, confetti and a blower!! Talk about creative!!

One of our favorite party trends right now are these 36" Round balloons.
These balloon make a BIG statement and come in lots of fun colors!

In keeping with the "Sillybration" Christi set out a "Let's Get Silly" station for the kids. Christi's friend Haley also designed the sign which she placed in an IKEA frame. This activity station was made up of an orange tub from Target that was also filled with the coordinating party colors; jumbo glasses, maracas, toy microphones, and white feather boas. This is a relatively inexpensive idea which I am sure had the biggest impact when it came to two year olds!!! Most of these items can be found at your local Dollar Tree.

The colors of the party were perfectly carried out on to the dessert table. Since dessert tables have become the big "Ta-Da!" of parties, Christi simply used a 4X6 board and covered it with fun fabric as her backdrop. She then placed 2 boxwood topiaries on each side of the table giving it balance and that POP! of green.

The cake, which was the centerpiece of the dessert table was perfectly silly!

The boxwood topiary balls placed in white ceramic pots also from IKEA were carried out on to the guests tables. These were a perfect kid-friendly centerpiece idea and can be re-used again and again! There were also centerpiece sticks created by Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress that were placed in the same white ceramic pots filled with white crinkle paper.
We also loved the traditional Party Hats that each kiddo got to take home! Celebrate Today and Posh Party Pretties had a hand in creating these fun hats!

One of our signature touches to our Play Parties are Placemats. We just loved this party detail. Each place setting had a custom placemat that added color and fun to the tables!

We may sound like a broken record but this was probably our favorite part of the whole party!!! For food, Christi treated the parents and kids to a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Station.....doesn't get any better than that!!! A great idea for food for those cold Winter Birthday's!! She also had peanut butter and banana sandwiches, as well as chips and fruit.

A warm touch to the party were these green and orange throws from IKEA that were placed out for the guests to cuddle up with.

{Photography by Melanie Pereira}
We just loved how Christi pulled this "Sillybration" off with so many SAVVY touches! For more inspiration and well if you just want to sit and stare some more, head over to Kate Landers Events to view more photos from this amazing day! Make sure you also check out more of Christi's party inspirations over at P is For Party.
Thank You Christi for sharing your creativity, you are an inspiration!

Amy & Bri


  1. Awesome pictures looks like a wonderful party and love the color scheme! New follower stopping by to say hello :)

  2. Hi! Thank You for Making EveryDay Savvy with us. Smiles~

  3. perfection. such darling ideas. And the photos are gorgeous. So much fun looking at your blog. [even though I should be watching the super bowl!}

  4. I LOVE this palette!!! Creating Conrad's party hats was such a treat! Christi is FABULOUS! =)

  5. Cute party, am planning my son's birthday party right now and love the big balloons. I also am a fan of the gourmet grilled cheese, such a fun idea.