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This First Fiesta is Numero Uno in our Books

Dylan! Your first birthday fiesta is too good. Like chips and salsa, birthday cake and all the balloons you could possibly dream of kind of good. This modern fiesta is fun for the kiddos and the adults too (that Sangria bar certainly helps). Crafted by Little Miss Party Planner with imagery by Sandra Brzezinski, check out our favorite kid-friendly and parent approved bash to date.

One year ago, sweet baby D came into our lives. After a two day labor, she was finally ready to greet the world. As Dylan’s first birthday approached we considered planning a family only event and keeping it simple. Then we realized, who are we kidding? Let’s go all out! We found an absolutely perfect venue, Bash Studios. A beautiful white, well lit modern space. Couldn’t have been a better palate for Dylan’s first fiesta.

Once the theme and venue were pinned down we were ready to get going on the decor. We really didn’t want a cheesy fiesta. Don’t get us wrong. We are always down for cheese, really in anything. But this event was clean and sophisticated in our heads. The bar was super simple, adorned with cacti and our favorite piece: the light up D that we spray painted.

Sangria and wine were served for the adults. Trust me, any 1 year old party deserves a bit of booze. The dessert table was also very simple, cake and other desserts were store bought (gasp!) But decorated with flowers that we used around the room.

What about that balloon garland? Stunning right? We were lucky enough to work with One Stylish Party to create a garland that worked with our crisp white color theme using pops of bright color with our florals. Lastly, the food. We kept it kid friendly by doing self serve burrito bowls and easy Mexican themed appetizers. Overall the kids had a blast and most importantly Dylan got to try her very first cupcake!

Also fun for a modern fiesta…

Photography: Sandra Brzezinski | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Elyse Leanna | Balloon Garland: One Stylish Party | Bash Event Studio: Bash Studios | Cake Topper: All that Glitters | Crown: Little Blue Olive | Event Styling + Floral Design: Little Miss Party Planner

A Blushing Baby Nursery as Pretty as they Come

If you’re expecting a baby girl then let this nursery be your inspiration. Bows and blooms, blush and the cutest little babe too; it’s everything you’d expect from Team Sugar and Spice. Tour the pink HQ for baby Lily crafted by mom and wedding planner, Pamela of Post Scripted Studios plus photographs by Audra Wrisley. Psst… there’s even more right here in the vault.

Baby Lily’s blush nursery is all kinds of fabulous, from the paper floral accents and her stunning statement Land of Nod dresser with little bow pulls. Her mama has serious design skills, and is a talented DC wedding planner with Post-Scripted studios.

I absolutely loved her vision for Lily’s baby shoot in their gorgeous Arlington home, and was thrilled to capture this beautiful family of 3! After some sweet shots in Lily’s light-filled nursery, we ended the shoot with coffee, doughnuts and lots of snuggles.

10 Ways To Make Your Baby's Nursery One-of-a-Kind
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10 Ways To Make Your Baby's Nursery One-of-a-Kind
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Photography : Audra Wrisley Photography | Capiz Pendant Light: Pottery Barn | Crepe Paper Flowers: Pottery Barn | Dresser: Land Of Nod | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Handmade Mobile: Postscripted | Ikat Drapes: West Elm | Pajama Pants: Anthropologie | Rose Gold Baby Moccasins: Freshly Picked Moccasins | Salt & Pepper Pouf: Land Of Nod | Swaddle Blankets: Little Unicorn

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The Hottest Gifts to Stuff those Stockings this Holiday

Looking for inexpensive yet totally style savvy bits and baubles to stuff those stockings with this holiday? Well then, you are in the right place my friend. Tucked inside are 45 treats that offer up a little something for him, her and them. And maybe the best part, all are under $40. Check out the list we are hoping finds its way into our stuffed stockings this year plus even more in the slideshow below!

Monogram Trinket Dish | Copper Mug |  Oval Flask | Brass SpoonCity Inspired Candle

 S’mores Kit | Flask Funnel | Flashlight | Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit | Mini Shaker

Geo Bottle Stoppers | Floral Phone Case | Coconut Lip Balm | Grapefruit Lip Tint | Aromatherapy Mist

Fancy Soap | 2017 Blush Agenda | Rose Hibiscus Spray | Rosé Gummy Bears | Hot Chocolate on a Stick

The Ultimate Stocking Stuffers
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The Ultimate Stocking Stuffers
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