Thursday, February 9, 2012

Purple Farm Birthday Party

I wanted to showcase a fun and different party today. This PURPLE FARM 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Kaci Uipi of Parties By Kaci is SO cute & original. Who would have thought that 'purple' and 'farm' mix-- love it!

PARTY DETAILS told by Kaci--

"I wanted to give everything as much detail as possible to make this party extra special! This included...litle green flags on the drink straws, tiny fabric flowers glued on the lollipops, burlap and ribbon tied around flower vases, wooden labels for the milk bottles, etc. I made everything from scratch--including all the desserts, banners, signs, and backdrop.

Sweet Table-I wanted this table to definitely have an over-load of sweets and candy! I used different shades of purple and lilac for a monochromatic feel. And again, I painted and spray-painted everything (baskets, crates) with different shades of purple. I accented with touches of chartreuse...   

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"The cake was the focal point and I wanted this to be the tallest thing on the table. So, I actually went to Home Depot and cut wood so I could construct a custom box for the cake to sit on. I then painted it with lilac acrylic paint. On either sides of the cake were the cupcakes. I bought wooden crates and spray painted those, and then had the cupcakes on identical cake pedestals (from Crate and Barrel) which I placed on top of the crates.

Kids' Tables-I covered the kids' tables first with burlap, then with a dark purple "runner" made with taffeta. I added one green ribbon going down the center. I placed small vases of purple and green flowers mixed with painted candle holders on the tables as center pieces.

Kids' Lunches-I purchased quart-sized wooden berry baskets from online and spray-painted them purple (of course). I then tied a piece of twine and a little barn silhouette (that I found online and printed on brown paper) on each one. I wrapped the lunch in a square piece of lilac satin and tied in a double knot. Inside were almond butter and strawberry sandwiches cut out in cute shapes.

I also found the milk jars online and had my husband drill a hole into each lid where the straw would go. (These were 2 year olds, so I knew there would be spillage!) For an extra detail, I made hand-painted wooden labels that said, "Milk" for each jar.

Adult Food Table-I covered this with burlap, and then placed moss all around the white platters of food. The menu included:

1. sandwiches of roasted organic chicken, arugula, pesto, sun dried tomato mayo, and fresh mozzarella
2. sandwiches of roasted turkey breast, bacon, roasted red pepper mayo, and spinach
3. vegetable tray with spinach herb dressing
4. fruit tray
5. cheese tray
6. fresh tortilla chips with guacemole and heirloom tomato pico de gallo
7. salad of organic mixed greens, roasted red beets, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, bacon, and champagne vinaigrette

I made 2 large banners to hang on either side of the adult food table: One that said "EAT", and another that said "YUM".


Party Stylist: Parties By Kaci
Food: Parties By Kaci
Photography: Caitlin Nalder
Venue: Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale
Cake: Anna's Cakes
Berry Baskets (for kids' lunches): Wasserstrom
Candy: Sweeties of Arizona
Milk Bottles: Specialty Bottle
Cupcake Toppers: Clementines Cupcakes
Drink Labels: Envy Couture
Purple Striped Paper Straws: The Party Fairy
Purple Popcorn and White Cotton Candy: 1890 Caramel Corn Company
Barn Sugar Cookies: The Talented Cookie
Fabric: Sas Fabrics
Paper and Die Cuts: Scrapbooks Etc.
Glass Drink Dispensers: Bed Bath & Beyond
Mason Jars and Flower Vases: Walmart
Mini Hay Bails: Michael’s
Wooden Tags (used for milk labels), Moss, and Wooden Crates: Joanne’s
Cake Pedestals (used for cupcakes): Crate and Barrel


Artes d'Imaginação said...

A very beautiful party!

Cristin said...

So meticulously done!

Kelley said...

That's incredible

Juliett @ Carpet Cleaning Aliso Viejo said...

That has got to be the cutest party ever. Purple is one of my daughters favorite colors. Your ideas are amazimg and have given me so much to work with. Keep up your wonderful talented work. Coming from a mom, wife and owner of Carpet Cleaning Laguna Hills. Happy partying!

José María Souza Costa said...



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Kaci said...

So awesome to be featured!!!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I LOVE your decorations and treats! My favorite daughter is also named Kaia! She's 4 1/2.

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