Christmas Party - Sweet Christmas

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Christmas Party - Sweet Christmas

Christmas is a magical season for kids. For some adults, it is time to stop and reflect about everything that they went through during the year. As Christmas is also a time to get together, I partnered with three other talented ladies to create a special Christmas project.

For this celebration we put together a modern décor with a different color pallet compared with the usual red and green. Our proposal here is to create something cozy for small spaces. We used a shelf to accommodate candies and décor objects. Rather than having a big Christmas tree, we used small Christmas trees in format of candles, wood, felt and fiber. This is a trend that you can see in some modern Christmas décor. We also used disco balls and glitter objects to give a modern look to this celebration.

To decorate the wood tree, we used mini disco balls that were supplied from Sugar Parties LA. Even the little snowman (or should I say snowgirls?) had fun with the little disco balls.

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The beautiful pink truffle wrappers supplied from Truffilio gave a touch of color and style to the decor. They are a good call for bridal showers, weddings or any other parties that you have in mind.  

For the stationary, I counted with Elva M. Design Studio. We wanted to runway from the obvious ideas so she created a tailor made stationary collection to reflect the same décor main objects (the nutcracker and the carrousel). The collection includes bottle wrappers, placemats, food tags, gift tags and gift wrappers. This amazing collection is available for download at Elva M. Design Studio Etsy Shop. 

Because Christmas is so special for children, we made a cozy table for them. Following the same trend, we used pillows in the floor to save space. The drink, a Pink Hot Chocolate whose recipe you can find here, was put in small bottles with straws and star cookies. The gifts also had different ornaments to entertain the little ones, such as the pinwheel and disco balls. Instead of using cupcakes, we made chocolate Panettones (these cakes are very common in Italy) decorated with bear, flamingo, Christmas tree, and Christmas car (can we call it a Christmas car ? – Yes, we can J ). And of course we cannot forget the cookies for Santa!

I hope you enjoy the decoration and it works for you as an inspiration. Meanwhile: Merry Christmas!

Project, Decor and Decorated Candies: Parties by Paula

Stationary: Elva M Design

Truffle Wrappers: Truffilio

Disco Balls: Sugar Parties LA

 

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Shabby Chic Birthday Party

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Shabby Chic Birthday Party

Despite loving modern style, I like creating Shabby Chic celebrations - it always made my eyes shine!

What I like in the Shabby Chic style is its feminine atmosphere and detail-oriented décor. It is so versatile that it can be used in baby showers, bridal showers, weddings or birthdays.

We also kept the same style at kids’ table using the traditional birthday hats and Shabby Chic designed paper plates. Crafts activities helped keeping the kids entertained.

Cakes, rosettes, flowers and a Peony sugar flower helped making this cozy celebration for friends and family even more special!!!

Project & Décor: Parties By Paula
Cake & Candies: Parties By Paula
Candy wrappers: Flores & Formas
Stationary: Magical Printable

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Disney Cars

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Disney Cars

When my customer told me the theme of her son’s birthday party, I was not sure how I could make something different with a commercial theme. Disney Cars were her son’s passion and to make things more challenging, this had also been his last year’s birthday theme. However, I wanted to make something different for this little man. After watching the movie three times (yes I did it!!!) and feeling in love for McQueen, I came up with different ideas that made this party so special!!!

We worked with three main elements in this project: racing cars, car elements and Disney Cars’ movie characters. In the entrance, guests were welcomed with a big “Welcome Racing Fans” banner.  Each child received a VIP Access Pass with their names designed with Disney Cars logo. In order to customize each detail, we created a special stationary project with the talented Meghan from Elva M Design Studio. The kids’ table had Piston Cups sip cups, license plates on the back of each chair with each kids’ names, special placemats and Disney Cars cutlery and straws.

To bring Disney Cars to the dessert table, we made Edible Disney Cars characters and rice crispy Cozy Cones. The main characters such as Luigi, Guido, Fillmore, Sheriff and Tow Mater, were made with honey loaf. Tire cake pops, cactus macarons and a “Casa Della Tires” made with chocolate cookie, referenced the movie scenario. The cake with strawberry cream filling had an edible Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks on the top. Trophies, tires and the famous Route 66 were also part of this beautiful dessert table that brought Disney Radiator Springs to life in this unforgettable birthday!

Photos: RDT Studio & Design ( www.rdt-studio.com )
Project & Décor: Parties by Paula
Cake, Cake Pops, Mini Cars Cakes, Macarons & Cookie House: Parties by Paula
Stationary: Elva M Design Studio ( https://elvamdesign.com )
Venue: Bumble Los Altos

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Carnival For Twins

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Carnival For Twins

I love to produce kid’s birthday parties. When I saw an Amusement Park party in a magazine, I wished one day I could produce a party with this theme. However, I wanted something a little different… 
For this twins’ Amusement Park, we created everything from scratch. Using candy colors as an inspiration, we created a unique décor using candies and pieces specially crafted for this party. Even the little horses in the “Merry –Go-Round” glass bottles were hand made. 
Because we were celebrating a boy and a girl birthday , everything was made to reflect their personalities and preferences. For the girl, we made a Carousel cake that really spins! 
The boy is crazy about rollercoaster and super heroes. So his cake was a rollercoaster with Batman and Wonder Woman in one of the cars. 
Another Roller-Coaster, made with wood, carried chocolate truffles in its cars. All the carnival rides were reproduced as candies - the teacups were white chocolate truffles; the Bumper Cars were chocolate tea cakes. 
We hope you like this party and that it serves as an inspiration for your next event!

Venue: Play Los Altos

Decoration, Cakes and Desserts: Parties by Paula

Photos: RDT Studio & Design

Stationery: Pretties Print Shop

Bartender: On the Rocks Bartender & Serving 

Invitation: Shop out of the Box

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An Afternoon in San Francisco

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An Afternoon in San Francisco

To celebrate the twins' second birthday with family and friends in Brazil, we decided to bring the stunning San Francisco views to this party. Guests first received a digital “Save the Date” followed by an invitation with a passport and air ticket to the destination. 
In order to reproduce San Francisco’s atmosphere, the party venue was fully decorated with California signs and frames. On the entrance, a big moving crab welcomed the guests. Five large 3D fabric panels with images of Golden Gate, Lombard Street, Victorian Houses, Palace of Fine Arts and Cable Car, not only decorated the venue but also allowed guests to take pictures and feel like they were in those amazing places. Big felt crabs decorated the guests' tables. In the giveaway room over a pallet table, musical cable cars filled with Ghirardelli Chocolate were given to the children. 
The dessert table manufactured in a Golden Gate shape specially for the party was filled with candies to create the flow on the bridge. Everything on the bridge was candies, including the lampposts made with fondant and chocolate. The main tourism points such as the Pyramid and Chinatown buildings were small cakes. For the boy, the major San Francisco teams were represented by 49ers, Warriors and Giants’ chocolate truffles. For the girl, Victorian Houses, Fisherman’s Wharf sea lions and crabs; and CAL cheerleaders were created using chocolate. People running on the bridge with Nike t-shirts, tourists and their cameras, “Blazing Saddles” cyclists, all of them were chocolate truffles. Super Shuttle, City Sightseeing, Uber, GoCar and School buses were also decorated cakes on the bridge. Tour Guides and personalized hot air balloons were delicious cookies.

Project and Decor: Parties By Paula

Party Consultant: Vivian Moraes Assessoria

Photographer: Alexandre Feola

Video: Jean Paulo Films

Venue: Espaco Buticabeira

Event furniture / Party rentals: Decorance

Cake: Mano Andrade Doces

Personalized Truffles and Candies: Docices and Sweet Carolina 

 

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Mother's Day Brunch

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Mother's Day Brunch

When my friend asked me to prepare a last minute party for her mother, I realized that this could be an opportunity to make something inspiring for the upcoming mother's day. 
In this brunch, we decided to go with the Shabby Chic style. Real flowers, sugar flowers and heart shaped macarons created a feminine and romantic atmosphere.

A Mimosa bar was also decorated to reflect the Shabby Chic style as well as the party favors. I hope this brunch inspires you to make a beautiful celebration for your mother.

Project & Decoration: Parties By Paula
Cake & Candies: Parties By Paula
Stationery: 
Magical Printable & Sassa By Parties
Party Favors: Parties By Paula

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Halloween for Little Ones

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Halloween for Little Ones

Creating a Halloween party for the little ones is a bit different. I tried not making something too scary but at the same time, keep the Halloween atmosphere. In order to do that, I created cute candies such as funny Frankenstein, mummies and bats macarons. Cute spiders were Brazilian chocolate brigadeiros and vanilla cookies. My 2 year-old "babies" love the Halloween and they gave me ideas for the cake. The boy wanted a castle and a bat. The little girl wanted a witch and pumpkins. And finally, I made a skeleton. The witch was flying over the Moon. 
Blueberry and lemonade juices were served in syringes. 
"Enchanted" Popcorn was served in skulls and witch kettles. 
I hope you guys liked the pictures and it works as an inspiration for your Halloween party.

Cake, Candies and Decoration: Parties by Paula

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Flowers and Puppets

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Flowers and Puppets

First birthdays are always special. They celebrate the first year of discoveries, challenges and blessings of having a lovely child at home. Baby Rose’s first birthday could not be different. Their parents decided to celebrate Roses’ first birthday in one of her favorite places: the Children’s Discovery Museum. Because the birthday room has a loud decoration, they wanted something very simple but elegant that could reflect Roses’ personality. To reconcile all the animals painted in the walls and the parents’ wishes, we decided to go with a theme that includes flowers and the little puppets that little Rose loves so much. The colors that were chosen for this celebration were bright white and light yellow. The chevron design creates a link between disposable items and little puppets. The children’s table had decorated food containers, juice’s jars and a special menu for the little ones.

Puppets and flowers were also present in the invitation – a handmade invitation that was delivered at each guests’ front door with a little puppet hanging in a small bag.  Handmade cookies with little yellow roses bring the tenderness to the dessert table. Lemon cupcakes decorated with roses are around the dessert table. Little lions – one of the favorite little girl puppets – were present as white chocolates. As party favors, each guest received a clear box with animal lemon cookies such as giraffes, lions and elephants. 

Venue: Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Cakes, Candies and Decoration: Parties by Paula

Party Favors: Parties By Paula

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Fashion Birthday Party

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Fashion Birthday Party

Being a mother is such a blessing! You have an opportunity to be a child again and play all those games as you did when you were little. However, with so many tasks and new responsibilities, sometimes we forget about ourselves and our fancy clothes, shoes, bags …right? Not at all. 
Inspired on “Catch my Party” happy hour’s theme, we created this dress-up party for a mother who believe that wearing her high heels shoes more often could keep her femininity and tenderness always on. 
The concept was to put together a party with fashion elements and children’s activities. In order to do so, we created a visual identity that was reflected not only in the desserts and food served during the event but also in the items created for kids and party decoration. All elements in this party were dressed-up! 
The cake, shaped as a Louis Vuitton bag, was handed sculpted and had chocolate truffle filling. Next to this stunning cake, we had a Chanel sugar shoes, real size, 100% edible and based on the shoes that the hostess like the most - a peep toe shoes. 
Chocolate truffles were confectioned specially for this party in formats of a nail polish and a Chanel fragrance. Pretend make-ups were actually honey cakes with an amazing caramel filling. 
Brazilian “brigadeiros” with golden sprinkles recalled the guests that this was a fashion party and “everybody” should be dressed accordingly. Sandwiches and potato chips were also dressed-up in golden and black bags. Next to them, carrot sandwiches rolls were “wearing” their golden high heels. 
To reconcile kids and adults drinks and refreshments, we put together a Mimosa bar. This was a way for children to take advantage of the Orange and Grape juices that were served in beautiful Mason Jars, and adults could have their Prosseco topped with blueberry, strawberry or blackberry fruits. 
A big children’s table was also decorated with food boxes and golden & black balloons. Children had their names written in golden in a fancy black & white tag, put in a small juice container with a sunglass cookie. Each little guest received a craft bag with many activities to be done during the party. In addition, a face painting artist was invited to entertain the little ones with charm and style.

Decoration, Candies and stationary: Parties By Paula:

Party Consultant: Mariana Bordini

Face Painting : Joyful Expressions

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Fancy Mother's Day Happy Hour

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Fancy Mother's Day Happy Hour

Fancy Mother's Day Happy Hour

One of the best things in life is to celebrate happy moments. What a great idea to celebrate the upcoming Mother's Day with your girlfriends, right?! In this cozy happy hour reunion, mothers had time to chat and celebrate their motherhood with girlfriends and good food, good wine and lots of fun! At the end, mothers took delicious treats to their kids. 

 

Production: Parties by Paula

Cake, Macarons and Cake Pops: Parties by Paula

 

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Baby Boy First Birthday

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Baby Boy First Birthday

I really love the teddy bear theme for boys and girls. It is classic and lovely. In this party, sugar and chocolate teddy bears made children and adults go Up Up and Away with their hot air balloons and airplanes. Suitcases Strawberry truffles, cloud macarons and a gorgeous almond cake, brought a special atmosphere to this magical day when this handsome boy turned one!

Production: Parties By Paula

Cake and Desserts: Parties by Paula

Decoration: Parties by Paula

Stationery: Parties by Paula

 

 

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Twins Baptism

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Twins Baptism

Celebrating a baptism is always something special . Imagine when the family is double blessed. To celebrate this baptism, we decided to go with a Chocommelier - Wine and Chocolate tasting- once wine is the dad's and the godfather's passion. To honor the maternal grandmother, modeled truffles with  "Nossa Senhora da Aparecida",  and "Santo Antonio" were given for the guests as giveaways.  Guests could also try tasty finger foods and a delicious and gorgeous cake. 

 

Production: Parties by  Paula

Cake and Characters truffles: Studio Cake

Angels Truffles: Santo Açúcar

Venue: Chianti Chocommelier

Photography: Renata Coelho

 

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Sew Up...

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Sew Up...

Sewing is her passion. For this lady's birthday party, all the details bring those memory back.  Sugar scissors, buttons and sugar cookies are all dressed up for this special occasion. A delicate Musical Sewing Machine was just a dream in the dessert table. 

Project and Production: Parties by Paula

Cake, cookies and "Bem Casados": Parties by Paula

Stationery: Parties by Paula

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