August 29, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Surprise!!!

Hi! Happy Monday!
These past couple of weeks have been really busy for me because I have been secretly planning a Sweet 16 Surprise Party for my sister! Well.. it was this last Friday and turned out to be a success! She was totally surprised! I really wanted to do the party at my home in my backyard. The theme I chose was vintage, pastel colors. I handmade the fabric drop and the letters. I will show you later how I made them. Everything collaborated so nicely. The swing I already had, bought a year ago from Pier I Imports. Planning a party is one thing, but planning a surprise party for your sister is a whole other ballgame! It was a bit crazy and hectic at times, but everything pulled through. Got a bit emotional when she arrived, but that’s what happens.. We are sisters and she means the world to me!
The letters I bought from JoAnns Fabric store along with the yarn. I wrapped each letter. Its very time consuming but I did it all while watching a movie. Then simply added some silk flowers with hot glue.
I borrowed the glass candy jars from my friend Domnika. Filled them up with pretty candy and yogurt covered pretzels. And as each guest left I made sure they took the bag of sweets with them.
Whats a party without these sweet pastel macaroons! They were so tasty!
The same fabric was used to make flags! Thank you Domnika for making them for me!
 The best cupcakes from saint cupcake
Isnt the cake just darling? My sisters good friend made it! I wanted it to be simple covered in white fondant with lace ribbon and real flowers. It turned out perfect! The wooden 16 numbers are from michaels.

Love the mason jars! I covered them with a doile and some string.
Then went outside and picked some wild flowers! Simple. Yet Beautiful!
Loved how the table setting turned out!

The DRINKS station!
Stand I found at Home Goods. The lemonade jars borrowed. The mason jars from Michaels
Straws from shop sweet lulu. Stenciled with white paint the letters DRINKS on the flags.
Fruit Kabobs
 Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
The Photobooth!
Hairbows from American Apprel.

I bought chalkboard paint and made all these wooden signs.
Along with the mustaches and lips!
Love her to pieces!
Shes my one and only sis!
Check out her Blog here

34 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is just lovely! Every last detail is just perfect. Makes me want to throw some sort of party right now! I'm bookmarking this page for future reference, for sure. Gorgeous!

Rebecca (hearts)...

{molly beth} said...

YOU, my dear, are the sweetest sister ever! This adorable party puts anything I've done for my sister to shame. I love this... SO cute.

I'm posting a "sweet tea" bridal shower I hosted on my blog tomorrow... Check it out :]
xoxo.
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Tereza Anton said...

Oh my God! You are the best sister in the world.

Denise Pacurar said...

Wow! You are one amazing sister to do all this for her!!! Happy birthday to your beautiful little sister! You did such an AWESOME job!!!

And why are you not an event planner???? :)

xoxo Denise

Karin said...

She is so lucky to have you as a sister! What a gorgeous party, you are so talented!

Michelle said...

The decor is so cute!! You did an amazing job!

Paislea Elyse said...

this is so cute! you are the worlds best sister!!!! love it!!!!

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Olivia said...

this is SOOO stinkin cute. great work!!!

Anna said...

SUPER cute!
(I love especially the drink station.)
All the attention to detail... you really know how to throw a party.

Tereza said...

1 word, AMAZING! I love it all, such great decor and everything is lovely :)

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Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

What a lucky sister :) loved each and every detail- looks like an amazing party.

Leah said...

It's all so beautiful!!! Everything is so detailed and pretty, and vintage. Gorgeous!

Aisa.Paxie said...

omg it's beautiful!!! i love how you decorated the area. so dainty and fun. i want to shoot an editorial there!:) happy bday to your sis--you both are gorgeous:)

Love, Pax

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Cindy Karmoko said...

OMG that was the BEST birthday party everrrrr


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Irina said...

Looks like that birthday party was a big success! Beautiful decor! you all are very pretty!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

What a lucky girl she is to have such a great sister. It's a gorgeous party!

Rebekka Seale said...

Okay, now that is AWESOME! How special...I am sure she absolutely LOVED it!!!!!!

Katya said...

You are the sweetest sister a girl could ask for!

Adorable birthday..I'm in LOVE with the photos.

So glad I came across your blog today - now to just catch up on all the posts! I'll be following you miss!

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Mary ♥ Mur said...


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Bon Bon said...

Oh my goodness gracious. This is the most beautiful sweet 16 party ever. Can I have a sweet 24 party next year and copycat everything? xoxo

Lauren said...

this is so beautiful! so happy i came across your blog :) now following

Miyan said...

lovely party, looks professionaly styled and catered! great job! and happy sweet 16 to your sis =)

thanks for finding me (& my blog); i will be following you for sure- you are too cute!!

Miyan

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Laura said...

omg! this must have been a WONDERUL party, I'm so in love with everything! wow!

xx

Cylia said...

oh my goodness.. this is amazing! definitely inspiration for my wedding next summer!:) and thanks for following me btw.. you rock! hope you had a fab weekend;) p.s. I entered a blogger contest and I really need you to 'like' my picture.. it only takes a second. I'd really appreciated. here is an explanation: http://cyliaaaa.blogspot.com/2011/09/tag.html

Jenn said...

This party is amazing! I bet she LOVED it!

Roger Pace said...

This is way awesome! I'm trying to find some ideas for some sweet sixteen parties in New Jersey and this is something I think I'm gonna try. Thank you for posting!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. This is just amazing. I absolutely love it. Can you give me a few more ideas for a sweet sixteen?

Emily Johnson said...
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Anonymous said...

Love it!!!
What did you serve for food?
Thanks!

Emma Cay said...

I love what you have done here! I remember my best friend in high school had an amazing cake for her sweet sixteen party in New Yersey. Those were the day when we were young. Do you think this would work for a wedding?

Zapa Xol said...

That's really a nice idea. I am also going to give a wonderful party to my daughter at sweet 16 venues nyc. I want that she starts her sweet sixteen with great fun and surprises.

Sara Welsh said...

This is an adorable and creative idea for a sweet sixteen birthday! I'm throwing my daughter's sweet sixteen next month, and this has given me so many ideas of what to do! All I need now is a venue and DJ, and I'm set!

Sara Welsh | http://poshdjs.com/events-sweet-sixteens/

Jersey Sweet 16 DJs said...

Very adorable. I've hosted many Sweet 16s and this is unique and will hopefully become a trend. I love the subtle color and the girls holding up the frames. Very nice idea. Hope to see more Sweet 16s in NJ looking like this.