|Our "Little Man" turns 8! Happy Birthday Carter and Mr. Joy!|
Inspiration for the party came from Mr. Joy's Vintage truck project with our Little Man Carter. Also, Ice cream parties seem to be everywhere...BUT...you never see them for Boy's. They are always pink and blue....but never in a masculine color scheme. We wanted to show everyone that an Ice Cream party can be all boy and still be pretty. Also, we have not seen alot of Float Bars around, so we wanted to add this concept to our ice cream bar. Our two children LOVE their Mom making them floats! We decided on Orange soda and root beer, as you may have guessed why...the colors matched our color scheme.
We selected an Orange, Blue and Brown Color scheme, and brought in a mix of fabrics to sprinkle throughout the table and use in the Crafts you see in the party. We love to use fabric as cupcake toppers...it adds to the rustic feel. We added some pretty touches by incorporating fabric rosettes on the cake and tissue poms. We had never seen poms made from burlap, so we added those to give it more "pretty" masculine flair.
We wanted to achieve a vintage and rustic look, as the truck we rescued from a barn and it is a 1950. We added Vintage soda crates and sugar crates, Tin Toolboxes, and burlap. We incorporated a little Man theme into our party, as we call our son "little Man". That made us think of Mustaches (Chocolate Mustache pop props did the trick + doubled as favors)! We did a collection for a client for a Mustache and Bowtie bash awhile back. So, we designed some similar items for this party and added on the theme. All paperie you see will be in our shop in the next week. (Mustache bash Collection, Barbershop, All vintage truck, and our Ice cream Collection).
This was a small party for Mr. Joy & our Son Carter + his close friends. :) We always do a small shindig on his "REAL" Birthday. Then we have a large party for his classmates. This year we selected a nascar theme, but the Kart track would not allow the smaller children to race on the big track. So we decided to scratch the entire idea. He was a bit crushed, as we love Nascar. But while in California, inspiration abounded at Disneyland...and now we have a NEW theme! We are hosting a large party for him when school gets out for summer...so stay tuned...it is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!
Party Styling: Serendipity Soiree
Photography by: Oh Hello Joy for Serendipity Soiree
Desserts, Decor: Serendipity Soiree
Invitations & Paperie: Serendipity Soiree etsy store