I’m back from the Princess Party with updates and pictures!  It was an absolute smorgasbord of sweet pastel color tones, and I had too much fun capturing everything with my camera. Many sweet, girlie details to follow (all photos by yours truly):

The party was held in a Tudor-style home in the Palisades (they said it was in Santa Monica, but the drive screamed Palisades).  The multi-pane windows and heavy woods were the perfect backdrop for the pale color tones of the girls’ costumes.  I think this would make an amazing party idea for a younger group of girls, too, so feel free to take inspiration! 

For, ahem, more mature ladies, I think a similar idea and color palette could be altered to a 1950’s themed tea party with much success…Some of the amazing details from the tea table…  One of my favorite elements to this party was the use of mismatched dishware.  The girls kept everything within the pastel color palette, but freely mixed styles and materials—I absolutely love that look and in this case it gave the party a bit of a vintage Alice in Wonderland feel.

Leah (birthday girl #1) practices a classic princess pose…...

and so does Fiona (birthday girl #2)......

and I practice a not-so-classic princess pose.

Personally, I really love the addition of the baby bump.  And let me tell you, it was a challenge finding a princess dress to fit a budding belly!  I ended up discovering this gem buried in my costume closet.  Yeah, I have a costume collection.  Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.  Yeah, it’s so big that I forget what I have in there.  Not gonna lie, it’s kinda rad.  Anyway, my mom actually MADE this gorgeous dress for my sister to wear on Halloween in 1998.  She has crazy sewing skills, and I was thrilled that this beauty had a second life! And now we all head back to reality. xoxo