Monday, July 30, 2012

New feature at The Party Wagon

Hello friends!

So good to wake up and see your party featured in an amazing blog such as The Party Wagon!!!  Yes, our {Marvelous Superhero Party} is seen in her amazing pages.  A special thanks to Lydia for the opportunity!

You can read about our party here.

Stay tuned for more parties!


Monday, July 23, 2012

{Mauricio's Race Car 4th Birthday}

I'm really excited to share the photos of Mauricio's 4th Birthday! Since I became a party planner everyone expects me to throw amazing parties for my little boy. This year would be no exception. He is obsessed with cars. Not the movie, not NASCAR, but top of the line, exotic cars which he calls "race cars"! He literally can name any brand of vehicle there is, even I can't believe it sometimes. So since he loves his Hot Wheels, I envisioned a "race car" themed party featuring only one type of car -- a Porsche, along with my favorite color combo and chevron patterns. 

The invitation is one of my favorites so far. I found these amazing graphics from Baby Star Design and customized it to my boy's likes... a red car with his number 4. From this graphic I created an SVG file of the car to place on the invitation along with a checkered flag banner hanging from bakers twine. 

 I carried the checkerd flag pattern all along the party details, from the background to all paper details. Johanna from GloboArte created a checkered balloon background and two traffic lights on each side. I created the tissue pom poms from scratch and placed them on top. My favorite element of the background is the name banner I made out of silver rosettes that spelled my boy's name. 

The biggest surprises I got were the cake and the cookies. These two amazing women, Wanda and Peggy, managed to mimic the car design I sent them and did a great job with the cake topper and sugar cookies.. stunning! I created a mini flag Happy Birthday banner to complement the cake topper and rosette toppers for the cupcakes, along with chevron cupcake wrappers. 

We had lots of red, black, blue and orange candy: gumballs, sixlets, licorice wheels, sour cherry balls, silver kisses, Oreos, among many other favorites. I made Jell-O cups in three colors and placed a demitasse wooden spoon from Shop Sweet Lulu on each one. I decorated the spoons with checkered flag pattern duck tape I found at the Home Depot... everyone loved them! I also personalized red and black chevron paper takeout bags for the kids to fill with lots of candy. 

Other fabulous details were personalized water bottle labels, each with a paper straw and flag tied with bakers twine, a custom made Keep Calm and Race On poster (note the little car silhouette on top), and a picture of my boy with his favorite car. Our guests had Blue Vodka Lemonade, hummus with home made baguette chips, chickpea salad, chicken burritos, burgers and hot dogs and juice for the kids. The kids favor bags had a racing cap, bouncy balls, tattoos and candy, Hot Wheel cars for the boys, and custom made bead necklaces and bracelets for the girls. And of course, each one took home a lot of candy from our candy bar!

The best part? My sweet boy's happy little face... now THAT is priceless! 

Hope you enjoyed looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.  


Cake & Cupcakes: Local Baker Wanda González
Sugar Cookies: Cookies by Peggy Pérez
Chevron bags, paper straws & demitasse wooden spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu
Candy: Economy Candy
Favors: Oriental Trading & WalMart
Photography: Partylicious
Paper Products: Partylicious

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Monday, July 9, 2012

{Rainbow Elmo Birthday}

Hello dear friends!

We have been working on this Rainbow Elmo Birthday for little Isabela for a long time now, making sure we went down to the last detail to make it extra special.  Isabela's mom, Mare, is amazingly crafty.  She envisioned what she wanted for this party and we executed.  Inspired by Paiges of Style's Elmo party, and a lot of other parties on the web, I created our own stationary and paper products, from the invitation to the favor tags, straw flags and water bottle labels, using Elmo as the main character (Isabela's favorite) and the, oh so popular, rainbow chevron pattern.  This one has turned into one of my favorites, mostly because Mare is super easy to work with and she wants everything! :)

The Elmo graphics were a free printable by Sheri K. Designs.  I created SVG files of Elmo from those graphics for the invitation and the banner.  

The party was held at Little Gym and although decorations are not allowed on the walls, we managed to put our own touch into the room with paper rosettes from Shop Sweet Lulu and a couple more that I created from scrapbook paper, and a crepe paper curtain (in a rainbow pattern) to cover a large mirror.  

We created beautiful place settings for the kids tables and favors table.  The kids tables had amazing centerpieces with tulle pom pom wands (created by Mare) and tissue pom poms with the faces of Sesame Street characters.  

Another table was setup with all the party favors for kids to pick and take home in takeout boxes.  Magic wands, puppets, personalized crayon bags, personalized kisses were placed in colorful pails in the colors of the rainbow and identified with rosette tags.  

The food was also a great hit among the adults.  Custom food labels identified the food and other desserts, some of them with the rainbow theme (check out those Jell-O slices!!).  

The cake table also had delicious desserts such as Strawberry Mousse and Banana-Vanilla Spoon Pie along with Cookie Monster chocolate cupcakes, rice crispy treats and, of course, Elmo cake pops, along with popular candy such as rock candy and purple shimmery gumballs.  

A beautiful birthday hat was created for Isabela; we think it was her favorite thing of all!  The children hand a surprise visit from Elmo himself and little Isabela had a blast.


Cake, cake pops and cupcakes: Marili Palacios
Desserts: Mare Romo
Sugar Cookies:Kukis by Nana
Favor bags, paper straws, demitasse spoons and large rosettes: Shop Sweet Lulu
Candy: Economy Candy
Photography: Partylicious
Paperie: Partylicious