A Nutcracker Ballet Party

Nutcracker ballet PartyA Nutcracker Ballet Party

This is the third year my daughter Sophia will perform as a Mouse and a Bon Bon at the Nutcracker Ballet.  She dreams about one day performing as Clara and ultimately as “The Sugar Plum Fairy.”   To kickoff rehearsal season, I decided to Surprise Sophia with a Nutcracker Ballet Party for her and her Ballerina Friends.  My inspiration for the party was a gorgeous photo that I took backstage during a Nutcracker performance.  I knew that this magical photo of gorgeous Ballerinas would be perfect as a customized invitation for the party.… Read more

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Vintage Carousel Party

Who doesn’t love the nostalgia of a Carousel Ride?  We were inspired by vintage carousels when we styled this super adorable party!


Vintage Carousel Party

Maggie and I came up with the idea of setting the Carousel dessert table under a gorgeous ribbon tent, reminiscent of the gorgeous roof tops of vintage carousels.  We hung a few of our Tulle Pom Poms to add a whimsical touch to the Tent.  The focal point of the dessert table was a gorgeous antique Carousel Horse that I had bought for my daughter’s room a few years ago.  On each side of the table we placed the most darling handmade Carousel Centerpieces which are made exclusively for Via Blossom and are available for purchase at the shop, here.     There are two items from the carousel collection that I personally love:  the Carousel Banner and Carousel Cupcake Toppers.  They completed the vintage feel of the table and added a touch of pastel colors to the party.… Read more

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Watermelon Ideas for Summer

There’s no doubt that summers in South Carolina are crazy hot!  If there’s a fruit that is light, refreshing and perfect for combating summer heat, it has to be watermelon!   With 4th of July Weekend  around the corner, I thought I’d give you a round up of fun ways to enjoy watermelon with your friends and family.

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Forget about unhealthy Lollipops or Ice Creams pops and go for a Juicy Watermelon on a stick!… Read more

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Firefighter Birthday Party

Sound the Alarm!!  We are so excited to share the cutest Firefighter Birthday Party ever!  It was styled by Maggie for our adorable nephew who turned two! If you have a little one at home who loves firetrucks and making Fire Alarm sounds, then this is the party for you!

Firemen Birthday PartyFirefighther Birthday Party

Our little nephew loves to play with his firetruck and whenever he hears a firetruck alarm or sees a real firetruck, he starts applauding with excitement!!  Coming up with a party theme for his 2nd Birthday came so easy to our Baby sister Gaby, who asked Maggie to help her style the dessert table for the party.  Gaby, is actually expecting her second child and was experiencing the not so fun fatigue and nausea of the first weeks of pregnancy so Maggie came to the rescue!  Maggie made sure the dessert table had the firefighter details that Gaby had in mind like Fire Hydrants, Firetrucks, Firemen Hats etc… To set the tone for this Firefighter Birthday Party, she DIYed the fire flames back splash by attaching card-stock flames to a black wooden frame.  I love how cute it turned out!… Read more

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Kate Spade Inspired Pool Party

We are so thrilled to Share one of the most stylish birthday Parties of the summer! If you have a little fashionista at home, then this Kate Spade inspired Pool Party will sure provide you with all the ideas you need to throw a chic party this summer for your princess or even for yourself!!

Kate Spade Inspired Pool PartyIt’s always a pleasure to collaborate with such a Talented Party Stylist like Jennifer Carver of Banner Events.… Read more

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How to Make a Floating Flamingo Centerpiece

Hello lovelies!  Today I am showing you  how I made the Floating Flamingo Centerpiece for Sophia’s Birthday party, here.  It turned out so darling and was so easy to make that I felt I should make a Video tutorial of it.

It is the perfect centerpiece for any summer entertaining and so versatile that it can help you decorate so many different occasions from girls’ parties, to a brunch, a Baby shower…you name it.… Read more

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Flamingos and Pineapples Birthday Party

I am so excited to share today my daughter’s 5th Birthday!!  Last year, she was a whimsical Fairy that danced around a Maypole with her fellow Fairy friends.  Remember Sophia’s Enchanted Fairy Party?   This year she partied like a Flamingo with her Pre-K bestie, Charlotte, who also celebrated her 5th birthday!


Pineapples-and-Flamingo-PartyFlamingos and Pineapples Birthday Party

Party Details:

Sophia’s favorite animals are Flamingos for obvious reasons: They are Pink.  Sophia loves Pineapples, especially in the summer.   When I suggested to her that we could do a Flamingos and Pineapples Birthday Party Theme, she was ecstatic!  Her two wishes were that she wanted bright colors and also lots of fun music and dancing.  After weeks of planning, we learned that Sophia’s Friend, Charlotte was not able to celebrate her 5th Birthday because just like Sophia, she was born during the Christmas Holiday Break.  I always celebrate half birthdays for Sophia because I love warm outdoor parties and there’s usually too much going on during Christmas break.  So, sweet Charlotte and her family joined us in this double the fun celebration!… Read more

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A Rustic Cowgirl Birthday Party

I had the honor to style a birthday party for a precious little girl named Drayton who loves horses, so a Cowgirl Birthday Party was a perfect choice for the Party Theme.  The breathtaking country setting was ideal for the celebration:  Scenic lake views, a bonfire for smores, pony rides and a petting zoo!

Girl's Cowboy Birthday Party dessert tableCowgirl Birthday Party

We gave the party a rustic, vintage feel thanks to the props we chose:  a gorgeous lace tablecloth over burlap, hobnail vases, wood slices and metal tin planters.  The gingham Cupcake Wrappers and Flower Cake Pops also added a country touch to the Cowgirl Theme.  Of course, caramel apples were a perfect treat for the kids and the sunflower arrangements added a fun pop of color to the table.  We spray painted some horses in gold and pink and also displayed two beautiful brown horses that held a white daisy flower.… Read more

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Ice Cream Parlor Party

Today we’re sharing an adorable Ice Cream Party that we recently had the pleasure to style.

Ice Cream Party suppliesIce Cream Party

There’s no better way to celebrate warm sunny days than with an Ice Cream Party!   It’s one of those Party Themes that is certainly enjoyed by children and adults alike…Who doesn’t LOVE Ice Cream?  The Ice Cream dessert table was the focal point of the party.  Maggie and I had a blast baking and preparing all the Ice Cream inspired Treats.   The Ice Cream Cake was actually a  delicious marble cake.  We also made ice cream cone cupcakes, ice cream cone chocolate pops, cherry on top cake pops and a sundae toppings bar.… Read more

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Enchanted Fairy Party

Enchanted Fairy Party

Today I’m sharing some photos of my daughter’s Enchanted Fairy Party.  I was so honored to be featured on none other than the Hostess with the Mostess Blog.

Fairy Birthday Party

Fairy Birthday PartyParty Details:

My daughter Sophia is obsessed with fairies.  As soon as she gets home from pre-school she puts on her tutu and fairy wings and submerges herself in the magical world of Fairies.  For her 4th Birthday choosing her Party theme came so easily:  “I want an Enchanted Fairy Birthday!”

Fairy Birthday Party Dessert Table
Fairy Birthday Party Dessert Table The dessert table décor had a lot of natural elements like flowers, butterflies, woodland animals, green moss and woodsy props.… Read more

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