Lucky us! Today, Stefanie Nieves of The Petite Soiree is letting me share her Once Upon a Time Princess First Birthday party with you. Stefanie created this event for the daughter of a local NJ news anchor … in just 4 weeks … beginning while Stefanie was on bed rest recovering from surgery. Oh my goodness – that is dedication!
This charming party was designed in tones of pink, white and gold for lucky birthday girl Briella. What a sweet welcome sign!
The party was held at a local venue and Stefanie and team brought in several party rentals to fill and decorate the space. The welcome table featured a lattice backboard, feather pen, and castle — all made by The Petite Soiree. I also love the name blocks — they would be cute for any birthday or baby shower.
Each place setting featured a doily placemat and clear plate. Guests received custom bookmarks and cake pops. The cake pops (40!) were donated by Cake Pop Fusion in the party colors. How smart to tie in the storybook theme with a bookmark!
The table centerpieces included table signs and florals. I love how The Petite Soiree added the round floral pick to the pink flowers and tiaras.
The children’s area included a tot-sized table with alternating pink and white chairs. The princess tent was a rental — and a great way to keep guests entertained.
Here is a close-up of the yarn pom garland draped across the fireplace.
Each place at the children’s table had a coloring book that Stefanie hand made. (Exactly when did she recover from that surgery?). The coloring books had custom covers, designed by Paper Candee, and told “The Fairy Tale Story of Princess Briella and her Royal Court.” (And note the crayons: Stefanie just pulled the white inner boxes out of packs of 48 crayons.
Princess Briella and the Royal Family ate at the Royal Dining Table – pretty pretty the glass goblets and candlesticks! The candlesticks hold handmade pillows topped with a flower crown, a tiara and a wand.
Behind the Royal Dining Table, you can catch a peek of the banner by Paper Candee that reads “Happy 1st Birthday Princess Briella.”
Briella’s high chair was covered in velvet, wrapped in tulle and decorated with roses. Wow.
The super-sized dessert buffet included a jacquard fabric backboard and gold cake stand from Stefanie and then filled in with a diaper cake from Michelle of Embellished Babycakes. The desserts and tabletop styling were provided by CW Distinctive Designs.
About The Petite Soiree
The Petite Soiree specializes in creating upscale, whimsically modern events. Their celebrations are designed to truly express the honoree’s personality, and originality. Says Stefanie, “At The Petite Soiree, we design and plan all types of events, no matter what size, style or theme. Our greatest inspiration for every event we do is the unique people they are for. Our hope is to provide an event that you will cherish forever.” They offer event design, planning, onsite management, custom handmade decor, fondant cakes and rentals in the NJ/NYC area.
To connect with Stefanie…
Graphics: Paper Candee
Welcome table blocks: MonthMarkers
Yarn Pom Garland: Cupcake Wishes + Birthday Dreams
Diaper cake: Embellished Babycakes
Desserts and tabletop styling: CW Distinctive Designs
Cake pops: Cake Pop Fusion (they are having a giveaway through Dec. 4, 2011 so stop by!)