I am so excited to share the swoon-worthy inspiration shoot that was perfectly captured by the talented Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography!! After coming up with a design concept, Autumn picked a venue that couldn’t have been a better fit for this inspiration shoot. The grounds at the Blue Moon Barn and Covered Bridge set the tone for a stunning scenery for this summer garden party with its large weeping willow trees, a small stream creek and beautifully manicured landscaping. It was truly such a highlight to to have our little models (Addison Elizabeth, Laney Ruth, Livia Rose, and Josie June) be a part of this shoot and bring it to life. They brought so much joy and excitement! It was equally exciting to see Autumn catch all the playful details that turned this vision into one storybook-like party!
Enjoy the gallery that shows a glimpse inside the sweetest little girls party…“A Weeping Willow Summer Garden Party, featuring Flowers & Butterflies”
Our guests were greeted by flowered balloons and a welcome chalkboard sign leading them to the way of the party!
Happy to see each other, the girls arrive to the party and greet one another with one big hug!
A pathway was created by using white fences that directs the girls to the party table! A cluster of flowers were nestled in between the openings of the fences.
Pastel pink and mint green color combo was the inspiration for this ‘Flowers and Butterflies’ theme. Surrounded by elements of nature, the magical afternoon is created by the girls seating under a large weeping willow tree tuck perfectly into this setting. Delicate fabric pink butterflies were hung on the willow tree. The table is dressed with a pastel mint green fabric and accented with a sheer overlay designed with soft pastel colored flower petals, along with white garden chairs pulled up to the table.
Since it was a garden theme, these water cans were perfect to use on the table! I spray painted them in a mint green color and embellished the spout with pink rhinestones. Rolled napkins were inserted between the handle, decorated with a pink satin ribbon and joined with a single pink mum in the water can to welcome the girls as they gather.
Small white bird cages were the centerpiece for this table. Blushing bouquets of pink and white rose spray flowers dress the tablescape. Bright white dishes and large mint green butterflies adorn this garden setting.
A garden party combines a simple flurry of delicious sweet treats as part of the celebration! Our bar cart was filled with a variety of treats and sandwiches such as “Strawberry-filled Butterflies” and “PB&J Flowers”!
French Square Plastic Bottles were decorated with a satin ribbon and each polka dot straw was embellished with a paper butterfly.
The girls enjoyed the adorably handmade mini daisy sugar cookies by Sew la ti Dough Cookie Boutique.
It doesn’t get any cuter than this…these beautifully decorated Flower Cookie Pops by Lizy B’s Bakeshop were so much fun to eat!
Cheers! Cin Cin!
Why we can’t let these flowers go to waste… shall we accent our hair, girls!
After the girls ate and snacked, they gathered on the picnic blanket to make to their very own head crowns using a variety of satin ribbons, pearl strands and ribbon roses. I think this may have been one of their favorite parts as they intently designed and perfected their crowns!
After some fun and play, the girls headed for a little nature walk.
At the end of the party, each of the girls received their own personalized party favor pail filled with all types of butterfly and flower themed goodies to take home with them!
When it comes to summer entertaining for kids, nature is the best host around. We hope we have inspired you to bring a garden charm to your child’s next party with my super cute and totally easy to replicate ideas!
To view more pictures, head on over to Autumn’s blog, here.
Vendors and Sources:
Design & Styling: Rose Angel Lopez of Design by Occasion
Photography: Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography
Chair Rental: Windswept Party and Event Rentals
Flowers: Le Jardin Florals
Table Fabrics: JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores
French Square Plastic Bottles: Shop Sweet Lulu
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