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Monday, July 28, 2014

little explorer // sticks & stones

When Kelli and I were chatting about Ezra's birthday
we really did want to keep it simple, but with some fun details. 
Painting sticks & stones became our main details for the party (and the fun trail mix bar). 
Oh hey buddy. 
It was fun having Ezra help me paint. 
I'm in love with these painted sticks!!! 
Lastly we hung sticks and feathers as a basic backdrop for the trail mix and drinks.
Again, so simple!
And this amazing canoe from Beargrass Gardens

One of my favorite things about this party was how we aimed to keep it simple. 
I really believe you can have a wonderful party and make it special by adding a few special touches. 
We did just that! We had a few fun details, but nothing too crazy. 

Can't wait till the next party! 

Photography - Kelli Trontel
Table accessories & decor- Beargrass Gardens Floral & Events

Sunday, July 27, 2014

little explorer // trail mix bar

As I mentioned in my previous post at Ezra's "little explorer" birthday party
we had a trail mix bar for guests as they arrived. 
Granola, dried cranberries, swedish fish, chocolate chips, chocolate rocks, bugles, 
m&m's, yogurt covered raisins, peanuts, and pretzels. 
I love Kelli's handwriting!
 We decorated with the simple sticks & stones we painted and wrote on (I'll post about that soon).
 Bugles are my fave because they remind me of teepees. 
We used them in the "teepee trail mix" for Kelli's baby shower
 Rocks?!?! Yep, chocolate rocks. 
 To hold the trail mix we used seed starters and coffee filters (I got the idea here).
 The birthday boy enjoying his trail mix. 
It was a huge hit! 
I love doing these kind of special and different treats at a party!

Photography - Kelli Trontel
Table accessories & decor- Beargrass Gardens Floral & Events

Friday, July 25, 2014

little explorer birthday party

I LOVE it when my friends let me help with their kiddos birthday parties!!!
Kelli and Reed's little boy Ezra turned two a few weeks ago and 
it was a blast helping plan his party. 
We decided that a "Little Explorer" party was a perfect fit for Ezra because he loves exploring! 
We are both busy gals, so we wanted to keep the party simple, easy, and fun.
When guests arrived they were offered drinks and ....
trail mix! We had a super cute "make your own trail mix" bar. 
Check out all the details here.  
Dinner was burgers and sides. 
Watermelon pizza.
Cute little friends. 
Dirt cups for dessert. 
Jessy from Arrowleaf Baking made this adorable cake. 
Ezra liked it.... obviously. 
SO thankful for my creative buddy! 
Check out Kelli's post on Ezra's birthday for more great pictures. 

I'm going to post a few DIY's from the party soon, so check back.

Photography - Kelli Trontel
Table accessories & decor- Beargrass Gardens Floral & Events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

party in a box // floral & nautical

Seriously people, the "Party in a Box" is one of my favorite ideas. Ever. 
They are SO easy and such a simple fun way to just take a party at a restaurant up a notch. 
Ok, technically no box was involved with this one... everything's gonna be ok ;-)
 Cute napkins right!?!? H&M!!! They have an adorable home department. 
Scrapbook paper from Joann's and white vases from Ikea (I forget where I got the straws). 
 My friends Chelsea was actually the great planner in this whole party and
she made these cute tissue pom flowers for the table. 
 GREAT breakfast at Buffalo Cafe in Whitefish. 
 The cute birthday girl! Chelsea made her a flower crown too. 

This next one had a nautical theme and again, SO easy. 
The Ball jars (purchased at Target along with the napkins) were actually part of the birthday girls present. 
Scrapbook paper & anchors from Joann's and yarn from a thrift store. 
Breakfast at our favorite... Bonelli's Bistro in Kalispell. 

See?!!? Easy-peasy. 

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