Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meet the Babies Party on Style Me Pretty Living

I’m very excited to share that a party I planned for the twins is up on Style Me Pretty Living today! Most Jewish families celebrate the birth of their children with a Brit Milah or a baby naming, but because the boys weren’t ready for that rite of passage at the same time and were too fragile to be exposed to large groups of people in the midst of flu season, we chose to have a bigger “meet the babies” party in the spring when they were a bit older and could celebrate together.

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I created a vintage-inspired black and white theme and at the heart of the d├ęcor were over-sized black and white baby blocks featuring photos of the men of the family going back three generations. These large-scale blocks were a DIY project using wooden cubes I had cut at a lumber yard, that I then painted and podged with enlargements of the black and white photos and stick-on letters.

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The two base blocks each show off photos from the early 20th century of the twins’ maternal and paternal great grandfathers and the top block features each grandfather with their father, my husband, on the top.

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Although time consuming, making the blocks was a labour of love that added a special personal touch to the party. Guests enjoyed looking at the old photos and pointing out features they recognized in the boys, the newest generation!

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There were tons of yummy treats including custom doughnuts from Glory Hole and gorgeous sugar cookies from Ellen Jane Desserts. Photographer Heidi Lau capture all of the lovely details so be sure to check out the full gallery here.

Here are all of the vendors I used:

Black And White Cushions: Ikea | Custom Napkins: Wedding Star | Doughnuts : Glory Hole Doughnuts | Florals: Emblem Floral Design Studio | Party Room: Oakdale Golf And Country Club | Plastic Bottles And Pacifiers : Michaels | Rentals: Lounge Furniture Rentals Inc | Striped Runner: Tonic Living | Sugar Cookies: Ellen Jane Desserts | Table Linens: Around The Table

Monday, June 2, 2014

Literal and Lovely Trays

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Our front hall console is always a dumping ground for keys, mail and sunnies so a beautiful tray to collect these bits and bobs is essential. Kate Spade NY takes function as a literal cue with the Daisy Place Tray Novelty and Snail Mail Trays, $67 each by Kate Spade New York.

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The illustrated porcelain trays have gold accents for a touch of glam and would make a stunning addition to a foyer!