Move Over Pool Floats... Swan Donuts are this Summer's It Detail
June 7, 2017
1st BirthdaySummer EntertainingOutdoor Party
I have found a new favorite accessory that goes far beyond my love for a well styled pool float... Swan donuts! They are one of the many pretty details tucked inside this 1st birthday celebrated poolside. A Swan Soiree seems pretty perfect for the babe of a blogger extraordinaire. It's a sea of  floral draped teepees, feathered friends and yes, swan donuts, all crafted by Palm Beach Lately, along with Jessica Lorren behind the lens. Get inspired for the perfect summer party with even more in here.
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When it came time to start thinking of Grace’s first birthday, I was still loving all things swan! Inspired by her nursery designed by Luxe Report Designs, I decided to do a “swan soiree.” Lovely Little Party created an invitation that incorporated the feminine swan elements with the contrasting Caitlin Wilson rug pattern. We then turned that in to custom wrapping paper, plates and banners. When guests arrived to the party, there was a vignette with the gold and white striped teepee from Land of Nod adorned with floral garland and wrapped presents atop a swan raft. A greenery wall with acrylic letters and paper flowers were the backdrop to the dessert table that was filled with swan donuts, cookies and cupcakes by Earth and Sugar and cake with a swan topper by Edda’s Cake Design. The drink station featured lemonade and iced tea in custom cups with swan straws, a custom Happy Birthday banner and the mimosas and champagne bucket were draped with florals. I wanted a keepsake for Grace, so I brought the “Swans” book from her nursery for guests to leave a message her. The table was draped with a sequin linen and flanked with floral swans created by The Event Group. Thanks to some inspiration from The Celebration Stylist, I spray painted the legs of the Ikea highchair gold and added a monogram decal. Grace wasn’t so sure about her smash cake but loved everyone singing to her! She was swaying back and forth to the song and had so much fun with all the big girls (and boys).