With Easter right around the corner, we decided to tap our friends over at Beijos Events to help us with a little party planning inspiration. This year, the ladies of Beijos Events are taking the traditional pastel decor and taking it to the next level for a playfully polished Easter party. By mixing bright colors with metal, this classic party takes on a modern twist. Read on to see how it all came together!
Throwing a Playfully Polish Easter Party
“This kid’s Easter playdate was inspired by fun and bright colors! I wanted to steer away from the usual pastels that Easter brings and go eclectic and playful! Easter is such a great holiday, right up there with Christmas. But what makes Easter so much more fun to decorate for is how playful you can be with colors. Spring is full of so many beautiful colors with everything blooming, there is so much inspiration all around. I loved playing with all of the fun items from Pottery Barn Kids, they really anchored the entire shoot. Their holiday collections are always fun, but Easter is especially sweet. I loved using their industrial style chairs with this shoot to set off the whimsical look a bit. I had so much fun choosing the baskets and tabletop pieces from them!
I was really inspired by the weavings and creations of Julie Howard, owner of Shop Leo Kids. I used her pom poms and weavings through-out the shoot and the color palette really formed after drooling over her beautiful creations. Another stand out has to be the gorgeous florals from MV Florals. Her and I talked about using poppies, we both love them and they are such a quintessential Spring flower. An invite and signage are always necessary for a party and Leanna Retterath really took my vision and ran with it. I love the mustard yellow floral invite she created and really love all of the hand-painted eggs with each kid’s name on them as place cards. The kids had so much fun finding their names and showing them off. Another thing they absolutely LOVED were all of the desserts! I sent Natalie from Great Dane Baking Co. a few ideas and she created such amazing cupcakes, macarons and cookies all anchored by the prettiest little naked cake. Let’s just put it this way, nothing got left behind on this shoot!
Lastly, I was looking for some cute clothing for the kids. It’s hard to take out the cheese factor when you’re shopping for your little ones over the holidays, any holiday really. The girls wore the CUTEST dresses from Sadie Then Ty and I can’t stop getting compliments on those!! The prints, the cut, the fabric, everything was just dreamy. The boys wore some neutral button-ups and pants but had the ultimate bow tie accessory by Stag Handmade. They looked so handsome with them on, we loved the floral print, perfect for Spring!!
This was such a fun shoot and the kids actually got to have so much fun! It really was a playdate this time, the kids had a blast! Even all of us parents did too!”
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Styling/Design – Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events – www.beijosblog.com – @beijosevents
Photographer – Ala Cortez – www.loveala.com – @moderntype