Fabulous Friday: 40 Under 40

We want to take this Fabulous Friday post to give a huge congratulations to our Partner, Lauren Bachelot Martin, on being named a recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award.

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This award is presented by southeasttexas.com, The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization. Click the link below and go to page 13 to see the article.

November 2014 Events Book – 40 Under 40

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Fabulous Friday: Big Top Circus 1st Birthday Party

Happy Friday y’all! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this last week like promised! Since I’m already a year behind, what was one more week? :)  I hope you all enjoyed The Boss’s Snow White Party and I hope you enjoy Little Man’s just as much!

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I picked the classic Circus theme because the colors went so well with Big Sister’s Snow White motif.  The Circus aspect ended up being by far my absolute most favorite of all of the birthday parties I have done to date! I just loved it and what better way for my last baby to celebrate his 1st birthday than in The Big Top!

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I always have so much fun seeing how I can incorporate some of our clients favorite things into their events and that doesn’t stop when I am doing birthday parties for the kiddos.  Little Man loves hats, balloons and all things sugar so I had to make sure we had an abundance of all of the above.  We made custom top hats for all of the guest and had Big Top Pennants everywhere!  Add in oversized balloons and more Circus food and candy than was necessary and it was an amazing party!

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Corn dogs, sixlets, circus peanuts, candy buttons, animal crackers, clown noses, bubble gum, noise makers, cupcakes AND cake just to name a few.  It was all piled onto the table with vintage Coke boxes and other repurposed serving pieces and finished off with custom tags for even more personality.

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We had so much stuff that we had to use our antique cart as overflow.  That’s where we had a popcorn station and yummy cotton candy in blue vintage mason jars. Topped it off with more oversized balloons and called it a good time!

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We had mini gumball machines, noise makers and punch balloons for all of the kids to take home and enjoy! You’re welcome parents! :)

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Our favorite CAKE LADIES, Kay Palombo and Lisa Delcambre did Reid’s cakes too and aren’t they fabulous! That top hat!!!!! It was a perfect cake for a Circus party!

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The birthday boy really enjoyed it too!

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I can’t believe I waited a year to share these pictures with you! It was fun getting to relive it all for this post and it makes me realize MY LAST BABY WILL BE 2 IN TWO WEEKS!!!!!!  :( I love you sweet boy and I hope this coming year will be as fabulous for you as your first two years were!  ~xoxo, Your Momma.

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A special thanks to Kaycee at KN Photography for these amazing pictures!

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Fabulous Friday: Snow White

Happy Friday everyone! This past weekend we celebrated at our house and we celebrated big! As we were getting everything together for The Boss and Little Brother’s birthday parties I realized that I never shared last years parties with you! GASP!!!! I can’t believe I forgot about it, so let’s step back in time a bit and pretend this is the end of 2013. :)

As you all know both of my babies were born in the fall, one in October and the other a few weeks later in November.  Since their birthdays are so close together and both fall within a few days of major holidays it makes most since to combine the two.  Not only is it easier on the guest to not have to hit two parties back to back during the holiday rush but it makes it easier on this momma with all of the party prep.

The Boss picked Snow White as her theme and since Little Brother was turning one I got to pick his! :)  I went with a classic Circus theme to coordinate with the fun colors of Snow White.  I have to say, this has been my favorite party so far.  Something about the primary colors and fun food really make me smile.  Today, I am just going to show you the Snow White party.  They were each equally grand so they each deserve their own post after all.

It was really fun trying to come up with ways to combine the two.  The primary colors used in both themes made it a bit easier but trying to incorporate both ideas into centerpieces really was a challenge.  We went with lots of apples overflowing in various containers.  Costume pennants were added to the arrangements and then we added accessories to represent each of the two.  For Snow White we had  spell books and different ingredients to make potions.  We made custom party hats  and added those along with photos of The Boss to the tables to add that personal touch.

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography

Since we combine two birthday parties into one I want each of the kids to feel like it is THEIR party and unique to them while also learning to share the spotlight with their sibling.  (It’s a never ending battle by the way.)  To achieve this I do each of them a complete display. It is their table and theirs alone and I fill it with their favorite treats and items lending to the theme they pick out.  Here is The Boss’s Snow White table.

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We had her favorite candies and treats,  each labeled with custom tags and sayings that complimented her theme.  Custom treat bags were a must for her guest to take a little something sweet home with them.

Sophi's 4th and Reid's 1st birthday parties by KN photography2No Snow White party is complete without a poison apple or twelve.  Whosie Cakes made the scrumptious cupcakes and our favorite cake ladies, Kay Palombo and Lisa Delcambre made the stunning Snow White cake.  The macarons were gone in no time because they are the melt in your mouth ones from Sweet Cheeks. Oh, and no party is complete without a bounce house from Kalges Klubhouse!

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I can’t believe that another year has come and gone since then. Last year I couldn’t believe that MY FIRST BABY was celebrating her 4th birthday in true Snow White style and now she is 5! And according to her, “5 is a whole hand Mom and THAT IS A BIG DEAL!”

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Yes my baby, a very big deal.  Stay tuned for Little Brother’s 1st Birthday Party! It was such a circus! ;)  Special thanks to KN Photography for the fabulous pictures! Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN from our little monsters to yours.

P.S. I promise not to wait till next year to show you this year’s parties! :)

Quick Laurels Update: We have sheetrock and light post!

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