Airplanes and Clouds

A BOY birthday theme! Airplanes and lots and lots of CLOUDS!~

Definitely a fun birthday theme to design for--and help out with.

This was for a dear friend of mine (or for her son I should say haha) so we weren't just designing paper goods--we were part of the planning process as well!

The entire birthday was planned and put together in a week! Most of the handmade stuff done actually in one night! Super fast paced party--but considering how much time we had--I think it came together quite nicely. Side note--it wasn't that we procrastined or was being irresponsible--both my friend and I were just SO busy that month--we literally only had 1 week of time to work with!

It was a BRUNCH themed party--complete with a cereal bar, mini pancakes, sausages, bacon and of course some good ol' OJ!

Decor we did consisted of Chalkboards -- Graphics/Printed Decor -- Cake Topper --Photo Booth :) Enjoy!

Table setting for the kiddies:

Passports were bought from Oriental Trading! Just didn't have the time to design/make those too haha--they were super fun--came with stickers!

My little one--he was obviously too short to sit at the table so we moved him to the kiddie table--he seemed to like that much better :)

Cake Table! I absolutely love making cake toppers!!

 For added Decor behind the table--the host (the mom/my friend) put up this cute backdrop of pictures! Totally added that extra sparkle--pictures are always worth a thousand words.

Rainbow Cake by iheartcupcakes.net

 Presents!

 Photo Backdrop! Kept it simple--Die cut clouds on butcher paper!

Birthday boy!

 Cotton Candy Time (because it's a cloud theme haha-edible clouds)

Babies:

I should probably mention the entire patio ceiling was covered with white balloons--but I don't have a picture of it :(

 Yeahhhh, it's always hard trying to get a group picture with kids haha.

Thank you to the host for letting me be a part of their big boy's birthday!

For more personal photos go to my Instagram: @thethingshannahloves

Vendors:

Photography: Adam Wang

Paper Goods/Chalkboards: The Things Hannah Loves

Cake: iheartcupcakes.net

Cherry Blossom Birthday

This was such a pretty theme to work on! :) CHERRY BLOSSOMS!!!!

I love working with talented event designer/coordinators--it just takes the paper goods we design to the next level! Thank you

Petite Productions

for bringing me on board on this one :) Lovely captures by

Shoots and Giggles

.

Let's start with the Invitations:

A soft watercolor touch to some graphically designed cherry blossoms.

Complete with liners - invitation die cut wraps - envelope address wraps!

As for day of stationary goods....enjoy!

Doljabi Game Set Up:

Doljabi Tickets

Escort Card Set Up--tags hanging on branches!

Here's a glimpse at the table setting

Menus with die cut tag accents

Table Numbers

 And some general pictures because everything came out so magical :)

Vendors 

Event Design+Coordinator:

Petite Productions

Photographer:

Shoots and Giggles

Paper Stationary + Day of Paper Goods: The Thing Hannah Loves

Florals:

Enchanged Florist

Linens:

Wild Flower Linen

Venue+Cake: Ritz-Carlton

Pororo Birthday! Free Printables!

I thought my stationary design days with Jane from

Jane Events

would come to a close when she moved to Seattle--but I was SO happy when she contacted me and asked if I could help out with her son's 2nd birthday!

She designed the cutest Pororo Themed birthday! Nice pastel palette with a simple sweet look.

On my end, I made some silhouette cut outs in all sizes, some used as food toppers and others for the photo backdrop, pororo glasses, name tags and some small trading cards that kids could take as favors!

Gotta say, Jane is so good at what she does--everything came out super cute!!

For more of her work--check it out

here

!

Lovely captures by Sako from

SakoPak Photography

Happy Birthday Deacon!!

Guess what? Head on over to the free printables page and get your FREE download of the Favors that were used for this party! Pororo Trading Cards! Or just click

HERE

. :) Enjoy!

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A Preppy School Theme First Birthday

Time truly flies.

You blink and before you know it, your baby turns ONE!!!

and before you know it 4.5 months have past and you STILL haven't posted pictures of his first birthday.

sigh. *hangs head in shame*

better late than never :)

Matthew's first birthday was an interesting one. As far as planning goes, I told myself I would start early which I did--THEN--BAM--two weeks before the event my creative juices turned me in a different direction and essentially I started from scratch. So...I ran out of time--BUT--at the end of the day, my baby had fun--so I was one happy mommy.

It was a School Theme but with a preppy modern feel to it.

I didn't want it to be the red apple/yellow pencil back to school that I've seen people do--I wanted his party to be unique and different.

I'll let the pictures do the explaining!

Pictures by Jae Keong

Desserts by

Cake Creamery

Overall Shot and Head Table

Sign in Table:

People were greeted with a "Baby Prep School" Sign that showed the classes they would be taking that day (the activities at the party).  HISTORY // READING+WRITING // BAKING 101 // PHOTOGRAPHY

Tables were lined with kraft paper and color pencils/crayons/makers were set out so people could draw/write throughout the party.

FIRST ACTIVITY: HISTORY 101

I hung all his monthly pictures -- his "history" then--the activity dealt with his future.

Career Game: This was a Korean Traditional Korean Game called "Doljabi"where the baby picks an object that is supposed to determine their future. Guests get to participate in a raffle where they can pick which object they think the baby will grab. To go along with the "school" theme--I called it the "Pep rally"

I've only used chalk once before this birthday....so I was still fairly new with this medium.

I also did these chalk pieces at three in the morning so I was rushing through them. Next time I use chalk--promise they will be MUCH better :)

HISTORY+READING: Favors for the kids

Made personalized sketchbooks with their names and alphabet activity cards that they could fill out.

(the cards can be found in our

etsy store

)

BAKING 101: Sweet Treats!

Desserts by Cake Creamery--they did an amazing job!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photobooth

 Props:

GENERAL DECOR: Pom poms, yarn balls and Bow Ties

Mini Pom Pom Centerpieces: (Both pom poms and yarn balls were all HANDMADE--took FOREVERRRRRR!!!)

I tried to find a overall shot of all the side decor but these two were the best I could find:

Family :)

Wardrobe change for the Pep Rally/Career Game--really didn't want to keep the hat on...boo :(

HE PICKED THE BALL!! He's going to be an athlete!

Wardrobe Change for the Cake Smash and Birthday Song:

FIGHT ON!

CAKE SMASH - he didn't seem too found of this part.

oh, and lets not forget the invites:

excuse the photo quality--these were taken off my phone.

I did a tri-fold but each layer being a different height so that when folded all the layers would show through.

Happy Birthday my baby. You're a toddler now--time truly flies.

Citrus Farmstand 1st Birthday!

Here's another first birthday!

Theme: Citrus Farmstand

The paper goods followed a watercolor pink ombre theme with floral accents.

Absolutely LOVED working on this party--fun fun fun~

Event styling and coordination by the talented Jane over at

Jane Events

. Lovely captures by Marina at

Photography by Marina

And here we go!

Fact board in the back. And table escort cards tied to the flowers--and guest would have to grab the flowers and take to their table which would then double as a centerpiece! 

Here's another shot of the Fact Board:

The Doljabi Game was set up on a Ladder!

With the ticket holders as strawberry crates!

Here's the birthday girl playing the game! So cute in her pink hanbok (Korean Traditional Clothes)

Table Settings were of the Menu, and the favors (a peach!) with "You're a Peach" Tags

Had a lot of fun on this party. Here are some more pics for you to enjoy (no paper goods here--but just amazing to look at Jane's work with the set up and vision)

And here is the oh so cute birthday girl and family!~

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Vendor Credit:

Event Styling+Coordination:

Jane Events

Photography:

Photography by Marina

Sweets:

M Cake Sweets

Event Stationary+Paper Goods:

The Things Hannah Loves

Penelope's First Birthday!

Here's another first birthday party where we got to design the paper goods + event stationary for!! Loved working on this birthday! Simple on the design end--but the colors really made everything pop!

Event styling and coordination by the lovely (and super talented) Jane at 

Jane Events

 and all the perfect captures by 

Youkeun Oh Photography

Let's start off the pictures with the paper goods, shall we?

Annnnnd, some of the oh so cute birthday girl and her beautiful family

and even MORE pictures!

Vendors:

Styling+Coordination:

Jane Events

Photography:

Youkeun Oh Photography

Paper Goods + Event Stationary:

The Things Hannah Loves

Where the Wild Things Are Birthday

I had the pleasure of designing and printing the paper goods for this very cute "Where the Wild Things Are" first birthday! I'll let the pictures do the talking...

Head Table: Credit to the amazing Jane at Jane Events for the head table decor!

Paper Goods Event Signage: Welcome Sign, Instagram Sign, other cute signs...oh and character cut outs!

Doljabi (Korean Traditional Game) Table: Had to hand cut out those tiny labels on those boxes....

Fact Board

M Grill Menu!

Other Paper Goods:

Invitations 

And some other pictures from the birthday because pictures are always fun to look at: 

Finishing it off with the cute birthday boy, happy birthday owen!

Vendors that made the Wild Things HAPPEN:

Styling + Coordination: 

Jane Events

Photography: John Park Photography

Cake and Desserts:

Merely Sweets

Paper Goods+Event Stationary:

The Things Hannah Loves

SUPERHERO BIRTHDAY PARTY

UP UP AND AWAY!!

Gear up for your next superhero party extravaganza!

I helped a friend this summer plan a superhero party for her son's 3rd birthday!

Here are some snapshots and directions for some of the stuff I did.

Download the FREE printables and have fun creating your own superhero party!

PHOTOBOOTH+PROPS:

Directions:

1. Purchase blue and black butcher paper

2. Tape blue butcher paper to the wall

3. Wrap cardboard boxes (any size) with the black butcher paper

4. Cut out squares/rectangles using any type of color paper (I used yellow)

5. Download the

PHOTOBOOTH PRINTABLES by clicking HERE

6. Cut/Paste the Photo booth decor as shown in the photo.

7. Cut out the photo booth PROPS and tape them to large Popsicle sticks (Use the blank bubbles for guests to write their own message for the birthday hero!)

PHOTO CREDIT: ADAM WANG

PHOTO CREDIT: ADAM WANG

PHOTO CREDIT: ADAM WANG