Sarah Chen had three requirements for her daughter Ellie’s first birthday party. 1) That it be held outdoors, 2) that it be pink, and 3) that it had a flag banner somewhere. When she teamed up with Linda Ly of Grand Soiree, the Anthropologie themed birthday party was off and running.
Linda took the Anthropologie theme “to the moon and back” describes Chen. It started with the invitation with retail-esque packaging. Inside the outer mailing box an inner box was wrapped with twine and nestled in pink shredded paper. Ellie’s party logo was onto the box in whisper pink ink and then embossed with pink powder. The invitation itself was an eight-page catalog of a photo shoot of a beautiful model…the birthday girl herself.
When Linda and Sarah met up with Melody of Sweet and Saucy, they brought along a copy of Ellie’s invitations for cake design inspiration. “I trusted in her talents completely and let her imagine something up for Ellie’s main cake and I have to say that I LOVE what she created.” The top layer was pumpkin cake with a cinnamon cream accent and the bottom layer was a candy bar creation: white cake with a layer of chocolate and a layer of peanut butter cream. Red velvet cake lollipops covered in white chocolate were a delicious bite-size dessert option.
Sarah’s favorite flower is peonies, and Carissa of JL Designs didn’t disappoint with big, lush, vibrant coral peonies. To compliment the flowers and color of the day, sparkling raspberry lemonade was served for the guests.