Aisha Holly, Owner of Dooby Design Group is known for creating the most breathtaking event designs and she has the portfolio to prove it. While visiting her blog, I came across these super sweet images from her own daughter’s birthday party. I just had to contact Aisha directly so I could give you even more details on this special event!
Here’s the sweetest little birthday party I’ve ever seen…Kimora’s 4th Birthday! Thanks Aisha for these adorable images and your design tips. I’m tickled pink!
We purchased a 8ft table top from Ikea ($14.99) to use as the main play table. My husband then used shoe racks from our closet which were about 1ft in height and attached to the bottom of the table. Instead of chairs we opted for custom pillow seats. I went to Joann Fabrics and selected four different fabrics to make custom pillow covers. They turned out amazing, thanks to my mother-in-law. We were able to use the pillows after the party as part of her bedroom decor. I designed custom place mats for each guests place setting and accented the table with pink carnations.
I wanted the candy/dessert buffet to have a unique look. I didn’t want to use the typical rectangle table. Plus, I wanted to keep to the height of the kids. So I decided to create a space that resembled a kids play area, but instead of toys; use the candy/desserts as the displays. It turned out so pretty. So, first I found a great silver and white polka dot vinyl table cloth from Ikea ($3.99). We used this as the backdrop to the buffet area. I found the Martha Stewart paper pompoms at Big Lots ($2.48) for a pack of 6. We used three of the 6 to add a little color to our back drop. We then gathered small pieces of furniture we already had around the house, my daughter’s white bench, my sister’s bathroom white cube, one white shoe rack and a mirrored side table and used as main display furniture. I then designed all the paper elements to go along with the rest of the party decor, custom candy bar wraps, labels for the take out boxes, labels for the pink sak bags, and framed buffet sign. The candy was purchased form various local stores in the area (Home Goods, Target, Meijers, Walmart). All the desserts were created by my husband (mini cupcakes and yogurt covered pretzel sticks). Cupcake cups and white pearls were purchased from the Baker’s Nook.
- Chicken Alfredo and Shrimp Alfredo (I designed signs and framed them with “Chicken Alfredo” and “Shrimp Alfredo”)
- Signature drink – pink lemonade and strawberry milk (I designed labels and affixed to pink cups and embellished with pink straw)
- Dessert – Strawberry Parfaits
- Wrapped box of Play-Doh
- Go Fish cards
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JOANN FABRICS: Fabric for floor pillows TARGET:White bench, storage cubes, mirrored side table BAKER’S NOOK: Cupcake cups, pearls BIG LOTS: Martha Stewart Paper Pompoms PARTY CITY: Cups, utensils, straws MICHAELS: Labels for pink sacks IKEA: 8ft tabletop, silver and white polka dot table cloth, white shoe rack KIMORA’S PARTY ATTIRE: BabyGap