Host a Champagne and Desserts Birthday Party

Jonathan Adler vase, C Wonder Pom Poms, Michael Aram Coral Frame

For my mom’s 55th birthday, she decided to gather her ten closest friends and make a girls trip to NYC. On the agenda: fancy dinners, Broadway shows, and even night clubs, but I wanted to make sure to throw some sort of FH element into the mix. I decided the perfect way todo so would be to host a Pre-Theatre Happy Hour – with a gorgeous champagne and desserts spread at Chateau FH for the ladies to enjoy.

To make it extra special I added some personalized touches. Since Moet & Chandon Rose Champagne was on the menu, I loved the idea of custom straws to enhance my bar area. I found an amazing Etsy shop called Sheppardely that made hand calligraphied ones that could be tailored to say whatever you want, so I ordered two sets. On the first set  I had “Leslie’s 55th” on the one side and her birth date on the other. On the second set I had them write “Party Time” on both sides. Mixed together, they were beyond cute!

On my dessert table, which I displayed front and center on my coffee table, I put together a cupcake tower using the most adorable mini cupcakes by Baked by Melissa accompanied by a glass full of C. Wonder Pom Poms. The pom poms were more for show since there weren’t any cocktails to mix. I then took mini Michael Aram picture frames and used them as buffet labels. In my entryway I filled the frames with labels that read “Leslie’s Birthday Bash,” a perfect photo opp.

The evening was an absolute success! The women had a blast sipping champagne and loved the bite size treats, while the decor couldn’t have been more adorable – it was 100% an FH approved soiree!

Birthday Party DecorationsColorful PeoniesBaked By Melissa Cupcake TreeMini Birthday Party DessertsMacaron Cake Stand DisplayMoet & Chandon Rose Champagne on IceAint No Party Like a Champagne PartyPelegrino and Water DisplayCustom Straws from EtsySistersAmanda Saiontz Gluck and Melissa Saiontz LuseCustom Birthday Striped Straws On my coffee table: Jonathan Adler Charade Tiered Studded Vase with an assortment of Peonies, C. Wonder Pom Pom Drink StirrersMichael Aram coral mini framesand a large cake stand filled with Baked by Melissa Cupcakes. Then at the Bar, was a Champagne Party Foil Art Print alongside a bucket of Moet & Chandon Champagne and a display of  Custom Straws.

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Colorful Cookware

Cookware Essentials for your Wedding Registry
While I am a lover of neutrals – see my grey living room or a recent black and white table, pops of color always put a big smile on my face, especially in the summertime. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite cooking and kitchen essentials that I have come across while shopping this Spring. If you are looking for some updates to your kitchen or if you have a bridal shower to attend, these are really cute finds at fabulous prices!

For more Wedding Registry Essentials, see my full list here.

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Pink Peony Bridal Bouquets

Pink Peony Summer Wedding 

Is it me, or is everyone’s summer agenda packed with weddings? Well, building off of yesterday’s “Will you be my Bridesmaid” post, I decided to stay with the trend of Weddings for this week’s Friday Fascinations and talk about one of my favorite Wedding details, the Bridal Bouquet! 

Floral décor pulls together the theme and aesthetic of your special day, so choosing the perfect arrangement that fits both your style and color palette is that much more important! It’s safe to say that peonies are undoubtedly one of my favorite flowers {I featured them recently in a Champagne and Peonies Party post here}. They exude a soft and romantic nature that is perfect for weddings, especially Summer Weddings because Peonies are in season from late Spring to early Summer. Peonies are also regarded as an omen of good fortune and prosperity {who knew!}.

So, on the quest to finding the Wedding Bouquet for your big day? Hopefully these photos will serve as the perfect inspiration.

blush pink peonies
multicolor peony wedding
pink peony bridal 
white, blush pink, yellow, and cognac peony bouquet 

Also check out my Instagram for regular Peony spottings!

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