I am over the moon excited (and nervous) to finally launch my lifestyle blog!! And even more excited to launch it with my daughter’s Parisian themed first birthday party. Adorably titled…Ooh La La Zuri is 1!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram (say hey here!) then you know that this past year has been both the best and hardest year of my life. Nothing can really prepare you for life as a first-time mum. From my failed breastfeeding attempts to bouts of depression, I really wanted to celebrate Zuri’s first birthday and my first year as a mother in a special way.
My bestie Lauren, and I came up with a Parisian theme while on a girls trip to France. From the Crêperie station, Laduree themed Pâtisserie and the Angelina inspired Chocolat Chaud (hot coco) cart, I incorporated some of my fave things about Paris into the decor.
Guests selected sweet and savory crêpes at our all you can eat crêperie station from Two Crepes. Our drink carts contained a hot chocolate station and a signature mocktail bar with lavender and rose infused lemonade. My favorite element of the party was the guest favor. We brought in a boutique perfumer to create signature perfume. Guests first selected their base scent and then added in top and middle notes like gardenia, bergamot and patchouli to create their own custom fragrance. It was perfection!
So, what do you think? Did we nail the theme or nah?
Event Planning: Elle Audrey New York
Event Design: Makini Regal Designs
Venue: J Loft Events
Draping: Perez Events
Furniture: Glam Party Rentals
Children’s Furniture: Petite Seats
Cake: B Cake NY
Desserts: Mayras Cake Pops
Macaroons: Sweet Little Sweets
Balloon Décor: Poparazzi Balloons
Fabricator: Joseph Valentino
Caterers: Two Crepes
Stationery: NoirStyle Invites
Videography: Mae B. Films
Perfumer: Claire Lewis
Makeup: Danielle Henry
Pillow Decals: Party Presentation