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tropical party ideas

I just got the photos from the super talented Haley Sheffield from the Search for Your Awesome event with the Alison Show and Bing.  It was such a fun night, and it came together so well, and I’m excited to share the photos – hope you are ready for lots of them!

tropical party inspiration

The party was held at Amy Osaba’s gorgeous studio, and Meredith made the most gorgeous flower arrangements.  Seriously, they were just breathtaking!

tropical party inspiration

I co-hosted with Anna, Jamie, and of course, Alison, and it was really fun getting to work with all of them.  It’s amazing what you can do when you have a team to work with – I loved getting to collaborate.

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tropical party inspiration

We went for sort of a tropical/travel/paradise feel, so we pulled in some vintage paradise items, like those mid century candle holders, and my favorite, this gorgeous vintage macrame chandelier.  The ends are dipped in pink dye to freshen it up a bit.

tropical party ideas

tropical party ideas

I also printed some vintage postcards really large and added song lyrics and other fun quotes in vinyl.  So fun!

tropical party inspiration

tropical party inspiration

I mean, those flowers!!  Meredith, you are amazing!

tropical party inspiration

These white burlap banners were dip dyed, and then I used heat transfer gold vinyl for the letters and hung them on wood dowels.  They were a really fun punch of color on the brick walls.

tropical party ideas

tropical party inspiration

tropical party ideas

Jamie and Jason of Homespun did an incredible job with the food.  Not only was it incredibly tasty, but it was incredibly beautiful, too.  Can’t say enough good things about them.  (They did the birthday dinner for my parents a couple of months ago – you have to try them if you are in the Atlanta area!)

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tropical party ideas

Those pickled beets were to die for.  I think I probably ate about 30.  And they are so gorgeous, too!

tropical party ideas

tropical party ideas

We had some King of Pops for a sweet treat.  I can’t ever get enough of those – especially the chocolate sea salt.

tropical party ideas

tropical party inspiration

Sweet Krista of Blue Eyed Yonder provided the furniture rentals – I wanted to take that pink glider home!!  She is the best.  That cute umbrella is from Urban Outfitters – and it’s on sale right now!

tropical party inspiration

Those pink and purple pillows are made from some vintage fabric, and that cute leaf fabric is from Lewis & Sheron - it’s outdoor fabric, and it’s only $10/yard.  That pink pom pom trim is the perfect accent, I think!

tropical party inspiration

Alison is so fun – she is such a positive, cheerful person who has a gift for encouraging others.  And of course, Anna is the sweetest!  I have been so excited to get to know some other Atlanta creatives here lately.  (I honestly think I’m delirious at this point.  I might have stayed up a bit too late the night before working on a few details . . . )

tropical party inspiration

Thanks so much to Bing and Alison for letting me be a part of such a fun night!  It was a treat to get to throw a party and have some of my favorite people there to spend time with – including Lesley, Kristin, Meghan, and more!!  Y’all are the best.  And awesome, too.  And extra thanks to Haley for the gorgeous photos!

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Emily"Love every detail!!!! Gorgeous! "

Anna @ IHOD"I still have my jaw to the floor over all of your details. It really made it memorable. Thankful for …"

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first birthday ice cream partyThis past weekend, we got to celebrate my little nephew, Henry, and his first birthday.  My sister, Ashley, wanted to do an ice cream party (especially fitting since the party day was national ice cream day – inspiration board here!).  She has a very classic style, so we went with true blue, stripes, and ice cream.  It was perfectly casual, and such a fun time.  For the food table, we made a quick little chalkboard menu with MDF board and chalkboard paint.  We drilled holes in the corner, and knotted rope to hang it with.  I painted his little silhouette on the top in gold.

first birthday party ideas We used these gorgeous cake stands from Minted to display desserts, and this apothecary jar to hold little cards where the guests wrote notes to Henry, which will be saved for him to read when he is older.

first birthday party ideas I love these ice cream sandwiches rolled in sprinkles (thanks Pinterest!) – such a fun pop of color, and I adore these sweet bowtie napkins from Meri Meri.

first birthday ice cream party We kept the menu really simple, with chocolate chip cookies, brownies, ice cream sandwiches, a couple of Henry’s favorite toddler treats, and of course, ice cream.  It’s much easier to keep the food simple, and just make it look pretty.

first birthday party ideas For the ice cream table, we hung up these tablecloths to define the space a little, and Ashley had one of her favorite babysitters and her friend help serve ice cream (so smart!).  We also had little jars of bubbles to keep the kids entertained when they weren’t eating ice cream.

first birthday ice cream party As a special treat for drinks, Ashley bought glass bottled (mexican – yummy!!!) Cokes and lemonade.  We hung up Henry’s monthly photos with clothespins for guests to admire.

first birthday ice cream party And here is a picture of the precious little guy enjoying his first taste of cake!  Ashley borrowed a sweet wooden high chair from a friend.

first birthday party ideas Happy birthday, squishy Henry!  Love you so!!

first birthday party ideas

COMMENTS

jonilay"Thanks, Sara! I know - it makes things so much easier, and the kids totally don't mind!! "

jonilay"Thanks, Laurie! Isn't he the cutest?! He is such a sweetie. "

laurie at laurie jones home"What a sweet (literally)party! I love how pretty and simple it is and Henry is a little doll baby! …"

Sara"LOVE what you said about keeping the food simple - we've had a blast at our son's two birthday parties …"

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children's art Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I have received several requests for wooden prints, so I’m going to do a limited, one week sale (until this Friday, July 25th) of wooden prints and canvas banners.  I’m going to offer the singing animals pair (pictured above, and other print is pictured here).  They are printed on 1/2″ birch panels, with wood trim frame, and are ready to hang.  Each panel is 18″ x 24″ and for the pair, it is $400.  I’m also offering the be brave and courageous or Psalm 1:3  or the Circus Bear in pink as a hanging canvas print (size is approximately 25″ x 40″) as shown below.  Each wall hanging will have 1″ wooden dowels in stitched pole pockets with a suede cord on the top, ready to hang for $175.  If you are interested, just email me (joni {at} laybabylay.com) and I’ll send you a paypal invoice, and you will receive your print by August 15th! be brave wall hanging

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modern girly nursery

Be sure to check out the second nursery I designed with Land of Nod on Honest to Nod today – I think it’s my favorite!!  It’s really fun and girly without being frilly.  And if you didn’t catch it last week, be sure to check out the Baby Bear nursery!   I worked with them to create style boards based on their fun new fall product, and their team styled real nurseries from the inspiration.  It’s so fun to see them come to life!

And a few fun links:

Loved Lesley’s post on a sweet backyard camping date.

Gabe’s pointers for keeping the spark is spot on.

This pinterest board is hilarious.

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lesley graham"thank you for sharing sweet friend! these rooms come to life are absolutely perfect. so proud of you!! "

Kitty"I absolutely adore this nursery and seeing your ideas come to life! "

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Jul
17

dream in color

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mermaid baby room inspiration (Sources listed below.)   I’m loving this bright and happy inspiration for today!  I came across the Hooray Today etsy shop. and I’m loving all the bright and quirky prints!  So fun – especially the kitty cone.  Also, who is going to purchase that awesome vintage Copenhagen travel poster?  Comment if you get it and send me pics of how perfect it looks in your space – wish I could snag it!  It’s also quite a statement piece at 24″ x 39″, so it would really anchor a room!!  Seriously, someone needs to grab it! (1) Euclidean Pendant; (2) Vintage Brass Unicorn; (3) You Wonderful Thing You; (4) Kitty Cone; (5) Wonderful Copenhagen Poster; (6) Pink Acrylic Shelves; (7) Swirly Clouds Crib Sheet; (8) Neo Geo Lozenge Pillow; (9) White Sparrow Crib; (10) Neo Geo Polygon Pillow; (11) Mini Abacus Lamps; (12) Kent Coffey Dresser; (13) Molded Rocker; (14) Pink Acrylic Tray; (15) Triangles Rug; (16) Martini Table; (17) Shaggy Pouf; (18) Play Pram

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jonilay"Haha, thanks, Morgen! I'll have to think on that!! xo! "

jonilay"Of course!! Love your shop and your adorable prints! "

Hooray Today"Thank you so much for featuring us in your beautiful collection! Your blog is amazing! :) "

Morgen"I wish you had a mermaid print I could buy in the society 6 shop! Just saying!:) "

Molly"P.S. That mermaid print went fast! "

Molly"Sigh. Perfection. "

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