First of all, let me say how much of a thrill it is to be featured on Hostess With the Mostess… And to see the great responses! There are certain blogs I’ve been reading since I started my business… Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Hostess With the Mostess, Kara’s Party Ideas… And I’ve been featured in them all over the last year. Oh my, yes, do I feel blessed! In this new year I look at what I accomplished over the last year and think, “I can hardly believe I did all that!”
This party is very near and dear to my heart. It’s because it’s mine. I decided last year that I hadn’t had a proper birthday party in a long time (although I had invited friends over when I first started my business to sort of play at setting up a party) and that it might be my last birthday before having a little one (and I found out a week later that I was, in fact, pregnant with the little one who has been repeatedly kicking my bladder this morning!). So why not celebrate it with pretty things?
I also decided that I wanted to celebrate with rainbows and unicorns party because of this post. An inspiration board I created way back when I officially started Events by Elisa (almost two years ago now!) that, for whatever reason, has been bringing people to my blog consistently every month. It’s been one of my most popular posts and one of the most pinned photos from my blog on Pinterest (along with some pictures from Natalie’s Under the Sea Baby Shower… By the way, Natalie is getting married today and I’m a bridesmaid!!!)! I decided I had to do something with it. My inner eight-year-old demanded it.
I gathered together a bunch of my favorite people and rolled up my sleeves and went to work. Like anything else I do, I trusted my vendor friends to come up with the most amazing interpretations of what I wanted – and boy did they!!! Desiree of Penny Blooms Floral Design went especially above and beyond, crafting the huge paper flowers, putting together those phenomenal rainbow arrangements, and painting the Pin the Horn on the Unicorn (by hand, in front of me!). Mark of San Diego Desserts couldn’t possibly give me a plain white frosted cake (especially after I gave him such trouble to tint each layer separately!), so he airbrushed away… Jenny of JennyWennyCakes did such a beautiful job of making the colors on those macarons pop (even though I know that they spread more than she wanted because of all the color!), and the cake pops by Nicole of Calculated Whisk were gorgeous!!! Alyssa of Hybrid Photography captured all the elements beautifully!!! But I think you really just need to see them to get the full effect!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who was involved with helping me to make this a fantastic birthday party!!! I know this is going to be another extraordinary year!!!
My Enchanted Unicorn and Rainbow Birthday Party Vendor Credits:
- Planning, Stationery, Happy Canvas, Food, Design & Styling: Events by Elisa
- Florals, Paper Flowers, Pin the Horn on the Unicorn, Design & Styling: Penny Blooms Floral Design
- Photography: Hybrid Photography
- Custom Pinwheels: Pinwhirls
- Rentals: Classic Party Rentals San Diego
- Rainbow Cake: San Diego Desserts
- Cake Pops: Calculated Whisk
- Macarons & Sugar Cookies: JennyWenny Cakes
- Straws: The Baker’s Confections and SerendipityPartyShop
- Bamboo Dinnerware: Sucre Shop
- Twine: Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply
- Cups: Smarty Had a Party
- Plates: Party City