Not sure how it's possible, but I have a 5 year old... 5, wow! A sassy, out going, gorgeous little lady.
My perfect little Charlotte Paige I love you to the moon and back times a million and then some!
This years party theme was "By the Boardwalk" Jersey style! We had salt water taffy, boardwalk dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, you name it... we had it!
The kids had a total blast, oh and the adults too!
Plus we had some fabulous vendors as usual!!! Which I have to give some major shout outs too... because after all, they are small businesses just like me... people with big dreams trying to get their names out there! So be sure to shop their sites and know, that you are helping someone follow their dream, artists with big hearts trying to provide for their families!
Jess - Party Box Design - Paper Lover: PBD created the invitations, decor, beer labels, water bottle labels, wine labels, favor tags, straw flags, styling of entire party concept and then some! A shop where you will find creative party themes and affordable invitations + decor.
Carmen Taylor - Flair Extraordinaire - The Flair Exchange: Carmen has participated in all of our events, and we are super grateful. We adore her balloon tassels(total fave times 10) + garland. They truly add a pop of color to any event, PLUS you can save them for the following years party... or hang in your child's play room. Carmen is also so great at color matching, which is super appreciated. Our party wouldn't have been the same without her gorgeous items. You must check out her shop, filled with some great DIY items as well as ready to ship tassels!
Christina Gibson - Cookies are my Canvas - Edible works of art for all of life's celebrations: Christina is so crazy talented, I am almost at a loss for words. Her cookies are so sought after, that she is booked until late August (better contact her now). She creates literally the most amazing cookies I have ever seen. You name it, she creates it to match any event. Seriously... works of art. Plus the cookies taste great... I mean really good. Thank you so much Christina, your cookies made our dessert table so special and worked perfectly for the top of our little cake- amazing to say the least. Beyond.
Amy Morris - Sweet Tea Imagery - Charleston, SC's Fresh-Brewed Photos: Amy is so cheerful and wonderful to work with! She is a local Charleston photographer and I can't say enough nice things. She has sent me some sneak peeks and I am just so happy with them. Plus she got Charlotte to smile, woohoooo! I expressed the type of photos I was looking for and she accomplished exactly that. I can't wait to book our family session with her, super talented. Crisp, clear photos... exactly what I was looking for.
Priscilla - Petite Extravaganzas Paperie Studio: This was my first time working with Priscilla. She sent over some cute Paper Rosettes that worked super well with our boardwalk party theme. Thanks so much.
Sally - Polka Dot Market: Sally sent over some great party items for us this year. I love Polka Dot Market... a one stop party shop! Sally has participated in many of our events and they wouldn't be the same without her darling goodies. I love love love her balloons, super huge and oh so fun. The pom garland rocks as well. Thanks so much for all the cuteness Sally!!!
Michael Gardner - Low Country Fun Foods: Michael provided this years event with a cotton candy, hot dog and snow cone machine... smiles galore! A fun foods rental company for sure. Michael was prompt, dropped off and picked up all the items and also clearly explained how to use them. His machines were in great condition and a perfect addition. The children were over the moon excited!
Alejandra Morin - The Marshmallow Studio - Marshmallow Goddess: Alejandra is the marshmallow whisperer... beyond amazing. I adore her marshmallows and we were so lucky to have them at our party. Simply gorgeous and the most perfect party favor ever. Plus I just love the height her designs add to a dessert table, they are so original. Oooo she also has a book coming out, you can pre-order it now... yay!
Julie- CakesAndKidsToo - Fondant Designer & Party Goodies: Julie is a fondant master and party wares kinda gal, who we were so lucky to have as a featured vendor! She is also very sweet and super fast to respond, which is really nice! You must check out her site... grab a cup of coffee and shop shop shop! Literally you will find anything and everything party related!
Lindsey Shevkun Fine Arts - Crazy Talented Artist: Beyond talented artist + teacher, and also my sister! She hand painted the party graphics... that super cute hot dog and oh so sweet cotton candy, made by her... the oh so special salt water taffy, so amazing I actually teared up. A Jersey girl through and through. Thanks Linds for helping make Charlotte's party oh so beyond special! Be sure to check out her site, she sells some amazing amazing art.
So much THANKS to all this years vendors... we had a small select group that made this party oh so special. In fact, this may be my most favorite party to date. I can't wait to share all the photos!
Totally giddy with excitement!