Arabella's Midsummer Night's Dream
Christine left it up to us to create a rustic Enchanted Forest party for her daughter, Arabella, rooted on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. We went with a color palette anchored in pinks, rose gold, and old rose. We used a lot of wooden and rattan elements to make it more organic, and balanced these out with classic golden elements such as golden glass lanterns with fairy lights and beautiful vintage servingware - lovely floral-adorned cake stands, golden cupcake stands with a matte finish, and this beautiful Victorian-looking pink mirrored tray.. And we topped all of these off with wild flower arrangements that made the table oh so whimsical and magical, straight from the forest. Behind our gorgeous table was a mix of ribbon streamers in the theme colors and we hung fairy lights, floral wreaths, and vines that made for a pretty backdrop.
The desserts were incredible for this party. We always closely collaborate with our bakers on each and every dessert item design. This is why we prefer working with our chosen bakers because we really work with them to make sure each party has the best looking desserts that would elevate the theme even more. (And they don’t complain when we ask for complex designs - well, we think they don’t complain.) So Cuppacake made this two-tiered cake that boasted a chocolate tree bark bottom complete with teeny tiny white flowers lodged here and there (we so love the tiny details), topped with this simple blush cake with gold foil. But the best part really was the florals with dainty white paper butterflies (!) on top of the cake that tied it to the entire look of the table. She also created her signature floral cupcakes in the party colors - each one iced differently with little sugar butterflies on some of them. And the cookies - OMG. The Little Whisk prepared an incredible variety of themed cookies. We thought about the designs together but she really just brought these amazing ideas to life so well. To these, we added yummy J.CO glazed doughnuts and we just inserted twigs here and there. We wanted to keep this one simple because there is a lot going on already, just to balance everything out.
other styled areas
We also styled a favor table for the party. We created this backdrop fashioned after party invite we made for consistency, and we prepared gold wire baskets for the goodie bags and animal masks Christine had prepared for her guests. We added some more wild floral arrangements and this really cute pink ceramic lantern.
We did little centerpiece arrangements and added a subdued rose colored table cloth for the smaller guest tables. We created a simple vignette as well for the food spread that the Baumhaus cafe had prepared.
Christine also requested for a styled sensory play area, where we prepared our trusty little teepee with long vines and florals. We had comfy rugs and cushions, with baskets of wooden toys and sensory trays that had mixed beans, toy insects and animals, a couple of rattan balls, and scoopers. And needless to say, these trays were just a hit with the little ones. You can tell by the creative mess they made (which we love)!
Though she be but little,
she is fierce.
Beautiful depiction of Arabella - may she grow into a fierce, strong girl who will take on the world!
Styling, Graphic Design, and Photography by Nestology Studio
Desserts by Cuppacake
Cookies by The Little Whisk
Venue and Catering by Baumhaus