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Layla's Luau Baby Shower

laylas luau baby shower queridamelinda

My sister is expecting her 2nd baby girl, yay! 

every year her & my brother in law throw a beginning of the summer back yard luau. so this year we decided to combine their yearly luau with a baby shower, welcoming baby layla :) 

i'm so happy with how everything came out, and even happier that my sister enjoyed her special day.

here are the pics, enjoy! 

thanks for stopping by, love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 

aloha, 

melinda 

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Aaden's Soccer Birthday Party

can you believe it? my baby is 9 years old now! 

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for aaden's 9th birthday, he wanted a soccer theme. so we had a backyard cookout with close friends and family. here are the pics: 

aaden is obsessed with soccer! he brings his soccer ball to school every day. his favorite player is cristiano ronaldo.

as i've mentioned before, i like to keep things simple with my party decor, i truly believe that you can make a party look great, without hurting your pockets. so this time around i kept it super simple and reused a lot of party decor i already owned. i wanted it to be colorful, because aaden loves bright colors just like his momma ;) 

there goes another memorable birthday party in the books! thanks to everyone who came & celebrated my baby boy! love you all!

xo

Melinda

 

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Floral Baby Shower

I'm so excited to share the baby shower I recently had the pleasure of styling! 

Nothing makes me happier than when a client says, I'm open to whatever you want to do, I trust you. YES! 

So of course I wanted to take the opportunity to finally create a floral cascading balloon piece, and I couldn't be happier with how it came out! 

Baby showers are always so much fun to design! I love simple yet beautiful decor. Also, I think it's always great to find centerpieces that are useful and not something that people feel obligated to hang on to until they finally give in to tossing it in the trash. So I really loved using Pellegrino sparkling water as a centerpiece. 

It's always funny how the pictures never show everything that goes wrong when styling a party, like when the bakery messes up your cake order and forgets to put the flowers on your cakes. But if there's one thing I've learned is how to roll with punches and make it work! (I say this after I have a mini internal anxiety attack, and all is well). Luckily, there was an amazing cake decorator there and she helped me out! Special thanks to everyone who helped make my vision come to life! 

Congrats to the momma to be!  hope you loved this baby shower as much as I did!

& Thank you for trusting me to design your special day. 

xo

-Melinda

 

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Puppy Party

I couple of week's back I had the pleasure of collaborating with some pretty awesome creative ladies, for a wicked awesome Puppy Party! 

Bonus: I got to party with some really cute pups! 

One of my good friends Vicky recently adopted a sweet little puppy named Bailey. Vicky has always loved baking. She's also really good at it, I make her bring me goodies all the time, her zucchini lemon bread- YUM! 

Well, now that she has Bailey; she was inspired to combine her to loves into delicious puppy treats. 

To celebrate both these awesome events we had a puppy party. We invited my Godson pup Nixon, and Vicky's Goddaughter pup Juno. 

I was so excited to work with her on this project. 

Another awesome treat, was collaborating with a great Boston Wedding & Pet Photographer named Lauren Dobish. I met Lauren a few months back, and just loved her work. I knew that she loved dogs so I knew this would be a perfect match!

Here are the amazing pics from our fun little puppy party, featuring my friend Vicky's Treats.

Welcome to the party! featuring: Darling Dog Treats 

I could not be happier for Vicky! Everyone knows I'm a sucker for starting a creative entrepreneurial journey. 

The pictures came out amazing, Lauren is truly talented. Listen, you thought kids were tough to photograph? Try dogs. These pups were going crazy with excitement. They had a blast. Lauren really captured all the fun. I am so thankful she hopped on board for this party. 

Here's where you can find everyone, because you really should be following these awesome women!

Lauren Dobish: laurendobishphotography.com // IG: @laurendobish 

Vicky: You can follow her personal IG: @vickmm86 account, so you can be the first to know when her Darling Dog Treats account is up and ready for ordering. 

Eliane (Nixon's mom, who is an amazing designer) : eliane-pinto.tumblr.com // IG: @dlace 

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Chapter 2 Birthday Soiree!

I'm so happy to share this wonderful day with you. My nieces 2nd birthday party. My sister chose the theme and did this beautiful set up. I helped pick out the decorations, after she told me the theme. I went straight to my favorite party shop, Shop Sweet Lulu, and ordered the decorations. 

My sister decided to go with the theme Chapter 2, because my niece loves books so much. Seriously, every time I'm with her she's begging me to read her a book. It's the cutest thing. 

The party really was such a blast. My sister did an amazing job, everything came out great. She made the cake and cookies herself. 

I can't believe my sweet niece is already 2 years old. She is such an amazingly smart precious little soul. I am so grateful to have her in my life. I can't wait to celebrate more days together! 

Love you my Liah! Happy Birthday!

xo

-Melinda