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A Boho and Sparkly Friendsgiving for the Girls

Oh, you thought we were done with Thanksgiving posts?!  Boy were you wrong, we’re just starting!  Yesterday’s Friendsgiving was for the adults, today’s is for the little ladies!  I designed and styled this boho sparkly Friendsgiving with the help of a few of my talented friends like Wild Child Party and Blot & Dot.  I had my adorable god daughter Edie as inspiration of course, and let her enjoy with a few buddies!  Keep scrolling to see all of the pretty photos by Meredith of Zoom Theory and see more on 100LayerCakelet today

Let’s start with the invite, because, well, I always do!  I sent Cindy from Blot & Dot my mood board for this shoot and she just nailed it!  I love the copper she used on the invite and how it pairs well with the Erika tabletop collection from Harlow & Grey.  And how cute is little Parker showing it off?!

Let’s start with that balloon installation… I know, I know, it’s kind of becoming a thing with us, but I just can’t resist!  Wild Child Party is just so fun to work with and their balloon installations just make a party!  And when you mix in pampas grass, one of my absolute favorites, it takes it next level!

When I saw this collection from Harlow & Grey, I knew I wanted to make something pretty with it.  A girly friends giving was just the fit.  Here Come the Blooms played off of the pinks and the copper with the florals and they complimented the setting perfectly!  Blot & Dot did the abstract shaped place cards, and we even added more macrame with mini pieces made by Robyn Parker.

Ahhhhh, that pampas!

And the Fall leaves!!!  I love this time of year!

Now, on to the cutest little girlies!!!  These girls are decked out in cute outfits from Sweet Threads, mainly Paush Mini – an in house brand that we can’t get enough of!  Hey Girl!  I’m Thankful!  And like most best girlfriends, we’re all thankful for cute clothes, duh!  Check out all of their cute outfits, seriously I die and want to be them…

You can find Mikaela’s pretty dress here

Freyja’s adorable jumpsuit here…  Which may be my favorite!

Little Parker’s cute romper here

This little jumpsuit is by Harlow & Jade, comes in mommy sizes too… I may have to invest!! But I think it’s probably cutest on Miss River….

And last but not least is Edie’s stunner of a dress here

These girls had such a fun time playing dress up and just being girls together!  Can I do this with my friends?!  Jeez!

Now, you know I didn’t forget about the desserts!  And these are next level, specifically that stunner of a cake!  Beverly’s Bakery created something so beautiful, we really didn’t want to touch it!  But of course, we did!  And the cookies were adorable with our copper and navy detail continued and wording like “friends” and “thankful”.  Needless to say, the girls went nuts!

These cuties are just too much, and it got a little chilly, so obviously they needed their furs…

I need a beret in my life, but will never look nearly this cute!

And that’s a wrap! So much fun with these little ladies!!

xx,

Jacquelyn

Vendors

Design/Styling – Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events
Photographer – Zoom Theory
Balloon Installation & Macrame – Wild Child Party
Tabletop – Harlow & Grey
Invite/Calligraphy – Blot & Dot
Desserts – Beverly’s Bakery
Florals – Here Come the Blooms
Girl’s Clothing – Paush Mini & Sweet Threads
Mini Macrame – Robyn Parker 


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By on November 16, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, BEIJINHOS STYLE, CELEBRATIONS, FALL, KIDS, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Let’s Celebrate & Learn about Dia de Los Muertos with Beijos

One of the things I love about raising my kids is exposing them to different cultures.  I was raised by an immigrant, my dad was born in Portugal, and my sister and I were brought up immersed in that culture.  Along with that, my parents would try to expose us to as much diversity as possible, which I always appreciated and loved.  My best friend and business partner Leah is the same way, but was raised Mexican.  With the new Disney Pixar movie Coco,  which is based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, we were even more inspired to introduce our kids to this tradition.  Leah, being Mexican, is much more familiar with it so her and her kiddos shared that part of their culture with us!  
 
The holiday, known to most Americans as the Day of the Dead, and the movie inspired a table I designed.  It was bright, colorful and full of life!  I teamed up with some amazing vendors like Wild Child, Rooted & Wild, Prim & Pixie, Sweet & Saucy, The Daydream Republic and The Confetti Bar to make it all come to fruition.  My favorite though, and I think the kid’s would agree, was having each child’s face painted.  Couture Paintings had everyone in awe with the intricate and beautiful creations on each little one’s face, they were each unique and equally amazing!
 
It was a fun party combined with learning and diversity.  Most of the kids are from different backgrounds, Mexican, Portuguese, Spanish, Moroccan, Irish, and German to name a few!  We looked at it as a way to teach and gather a group to make learning fun!  Thank you to Leah and her kiddos for sharing your culture with us!  We can’t wait for Coco and for our kids to learn more about the Mexican culture.

All photos by the talented Alison Bernier

You can also see this shoot featured on Glitter Guide today!

Let’s start with probably my favorite invite ever by Prim and Pixie!  From the colors, to the lining and all of that detail, they just nailed it!  Not surprised, they do every time!  I just sprinkled some custom confetti from The Confetti Bar and it’s all sorts of cute!

How cute are these little ladies?!  Like I said, everyone loved having their faces painted by Couture Paintings!  Owner Sara Sanchez has studied Day of the Dead facial paintings and had something fun and different for each kiddo.  These little ladies are wearing dresses from Gunn & Swain and the prettiest headbands from The Daydream Republic!  I mean, how cute can you get?!

This is sweet Avalon, daughter of Carissa who owns JL Designs, The Daydream Republic and Little Style Collective

How cute is little Emerald?!  Youngest daughter of the one and only Jesi Haack!

Here’s pretty Annie, daughter of our favorite Jolie, owner of Wild Child Party

And here’s the three wild and crazy amigos!  Even the boys got in on the fun!  Edie is wearing a dress her grandparents brought her back form Mexico!

Loving my god daughter Edie Lola, she is growing up and getting better and better!  Leah, you’re doing a good job my friend!

Here’s my wild man Court being silly!  His favorite color is red so he got this fun style!

And sweet Reagan, son of Emily Sims, half the duo of Magic Kingdom Mamas!  This guy got along just fine with my Court, two wild boys!!

And now, for the set up…  I  have to say, I was really excited to do this party, and seeing it come to life made it that much more satisfying!  I love, love, love this set up!!  The colors are so fun and vibrant, it’s just so FUN!!!

If you haven’t been able to tell, we love a good balloon installation from Wild Child, I mean, who doesn’t?!  It just makes such a statement!  I don’t know when this trend is going to end, but I’m fine with it hanging around longer!  Rooted & Wild also killed it with the amazing florals!!  That girl just gets it right every time!  Also… That sugar skull pinata?!  It’s basically the cutest thing ever.

It never hurts to add some disco balls into the mix, every party could use one!

For the place settings I did terra cotta tiles and Prim and Pixie added each child’s name.  Wild Child has these adorable sugar skull plates by Meri Meri that were obviously perfect!  I sprinkled the custom confetti from The Confetti Bar again and some pretty petals and marigolds as well.

This girl!!!  I love her…

Look at these stirrers from Prim & Pixie!  I’m obsessed….

I love the combination for florals Rooted & Wild did, it’s just the best!

I don’t do kid’s parties without desserts… How else would we bribe them?!  Haha… But seriously… Sweet & Saucy Shop does it again!  They took my inspiration and what they did was magic, truly magic!  Prim & Pixie completed it all with the adorable sign – it’s all just so good!!!  Makes me giddy looking at it!

The best!!!

I’m all about these colors!!

I think it’s safe to say these kiddos had a blast!  And we learned and celebrated another culture while we were at it!  These moments are so special with our kids, watching them have fun and grow at the same time.  Even though this may seem silly and little, I know in the long run talking to them and exposing to them to these things will have an impact on them.  I know, because it did with me!

Thank you Leah, Edie & Isla for sharing this part of your heritage and culture with us!  We should all instill a love for our backgrounds with our kids!

How do you share your culture with your children?!  I’d love to hear!!

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors:
Design/Planning – Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events
Concept – Leah Carriger of Beijos Events
Photographer – Alison Bernier
Venue/Balloon Install/ Tabletop/Decor – Wild Child Party
Florist – Rooted & Wild
Invite/Signage/Calligraphy/Stir Sticks – Prim & Pixie
Desserts – Sweet & Saucy Shop 
Face Painting – Couture Paintings
Headbands – The Daydream Republic
Dresses & Blanket – Gunn & Swain
Confetti – The Confetti Bar
Blanket on Chairs – Siestas for Fiestas

 

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By on October 25, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, CELEBRATIONS, HERITAGE, KIDS, STYLED BY BEIJOS, THAT’S SO BEIJOS

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A Bright & Colorful Unicorn 5th Birthday Party for Alex

I get so excited when a mom reaches out to us for their child’s birthday.  You can sense the excitement in their voice and you know they want it to be so special.  I relate completely because I want to do the same for my kids!  Alex’s mom Karen, a friend of mine and Leah’s, had been planning Alex’s birthday but was so busy with her three kids she needed some help.  We were happy to oblige!  Especially when she told us the theme – Unicorns!

It’s a theme that we haven’t tackled yet and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on!  Especially since Karen’s number one priority was having a real life unicorn there!  Keep scrolling to see all of the amazing photos by Alison Bernier.

Also featured on Inspired By This today!

It was fun playing with a rainbow color scheme, but we obviously had to go heavier on the pink because it’s so much fun and the birthday girl loves it!

The tabletop had unicorn plates and unicorn wands for each guest, along with the most beautiful flowers by Rooted & Wild.  We had the birthday girl sitting in a pretty peacock chair also adorned with gorgeous flowers.

Courtney from Poppy Jack created rainbow placemats and bright pink signage used through-out the party that added the prettiest pop!

We love setting up fun things for kiddos to do at parties.  I mean, you’ve gotta keep them busy and happy so the parents can enjoy themselves too!  Courtney also created these custom coloring pages for Alex and her guests.  Having something custom and simple like this adds such a great detail, it may not seem big but your guests will notice!
Remember how we said the parents should have fun to?!  Well let me introduce you to the bar… A kid party essential!  Poppy Jack created the unicorn stir sticks and funny signage.  Add in some pretty florals by Rooted & Wild and some delicious margaritas and you’ve got yourselves some happy parents!

Now it wouldn’t be a kid’s party by Beijos without our friends from Wild Child Party!  I swear, this has been the year of the balloon installations!  And we’re not mad about it one bit.  This one just makes me smile, the colors have the best pop!  Pun intended… 

We framed the dessert set up with these bad boys, and wait till you see all of the desserts.  They’re displayed on the most amazing shelf from Witty Rentals also!!

Ok… So, Sweet and Saucy Shop really blew my mind on this one!  They created all the magical treats any kid’s heart would desire!  Major eye candy for you all right here…

More fun details!  A pretty welcome sign by Poppy Jack adorned with the prettiest blooms from Rooted & Wild.  Even more balloons, oh, and a unicorn…

We love Alex’s headband from The Daydream Republic!  She is our go to for all little girl’s parties!!

Baby sister needs to get in on the fun too!

The rest is all just cute things that I can’t get enough of! I mean, just so much cuteness, so so much…

These girls!  Living the life and looking good doing it!

Happy Friday!!

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors

Design/Styling/Planning – Beijos Events
Photographer – Alison Bernier
Florals – Rooted & Wild
Rentals – Witty Rentals
Signage/Stir Sticks/Cupcake Toppers/Place Cards/Placemats (basically everything, ha!) – Poppy Jack Shop
Balloons – Wild Child Party
Desserts – Sweet & Saucy Shop
Banana Cart – Hannah’s Bananas
Tabletop – Talking Tables
Napkins – The Little Market
Headband – The Daydream Republic
Unicorn Wands – The Wishing Elephant
Catering – Taco Dudes
Unicorn – Netties Party Pals

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By on October 20, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, BIRTHDAYS, KIDS, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Let’s Carve – A Pumpkin Carving Playdate for the Little Ones

Oh Fall, how I love you!  And you Halloween, you are just so fun!  I can’t get enough of you!  And now that Court is getting older, I love you even more!  He has been so excited for everything Halloween this year.  Decorating our house, watching spooky movies, did I mention we’ve been to Home Depot at least 10 times to see all the spooky decorations?!  

But number one on that list is carving pumpkins!  We have literally carved 4 different pumpkins and Halloween is still weeks away, haha!  I wanted to put a little pumpkin carving playdate together for him and his little friends, and today I’m sharing it with you!  Now, let’s carve!

Photos by Alison Bernier

Also featured on 100LayerCakelet

Designing this one I was inspired by Bash Party Goods plates with this retro vibe… It reminded me of our laid back lifestyle down here in Southern California living by the beach.  That also helped inspire the invite that Poppy Jack Shop created so perfectly!  And how about that pretty orange bougainvillea?!

I remember carving pumpkins when I was young.  My mom always made everything so fun and festive.  We would carve our pumpkins, make pumpkin seeds and admire them on our front porch.  I always say this, but it’s so much more special to see these holidays through our kids.  My mom’s influence of making everything so special is probably why I want to do it with my little ones.

There’s something about a classic Jack-O-Lantern, am I right?!

I just can’t with these two cuties….

And on to the tablescape!!!  I am a huge fan of bougainvillea, I had it all over my wedding.  But this peachy orange one is just amazing!  I really wanted to use it for the florals on this table.  Lucky me, Rooted & Wild made my dreams come true!  She added some pretty roses, succulents and put it all on top of a green pumpkin, genius!!

Here are those amazing plates that I was talking about!!  I fell in love with them a while ago when I saw them at my favorite party shop, Wild Child.  They always have the best of the best for any party!  With Halloween around I mixed in a little black with the flatware and signage.  Courtney from Poppy Jack made the cutest stir sticks and a big “Let’s Carve” sign, since that was what this party was about!

Each little place setting got a little pumpkin with a name card by Poppy Jack!  Perfect little treat to take home!

On to the real star of the day, the desserts!  I wish I had a video of how big the kid’s eyes got when they saw these!  Beverly’s Bakery created the sweetest treats that were perfect for our playdate.  Those cake pops look like the plates, and I nearly died when I saw them!  And with cookies as big as your head, well, you can’t go wrong!

Happiness in a photo, haha!

Here’s some more of these cuties, just being cute….

These little classmates, just chatting it up!

Brothers actually sharing!  I can’t believe this was caught on camera, haha!

Little Olivia said, and I quote, “This was the best EVER!”

Yup, just living their best lives!!

Hope this inspires you all to have some fun with your kiddos for Halloween!

xx

Jacquelyn

Styling/Design – Beijos Events
Photographer – Alison Bernier
Florals – Rooted & Wild
Invite/Calligraphy/Signage – Poppy Jack Shop
Tabletop – Bash Party Goods via Wild Child Party
Desserts – Beverly’s Bakery
Blankets – Gunn & Swain
Pillows – Boho Pillow

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By on October 19, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, HALLOWEEN, KIDS

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Jungle Party – Cruz Turns One!

Well, my second son has turned one!  Cruz turned one in August and we celebrated with a jungle party!  Get it?!  Jungle Cruz?!  We went all out with a fun party for all the kids, even big brother Court.  And really, our theme was perfect because it was the hottest week of the year and we have no air conditioning!  So… It was a hot sweaty mess full of lots of happy faces celebrating our little man!

Boy parties can be tough… There are only so many themes you can do and to be honest only so many decor options.  I find myself doing succulents most of the time because it’s difficult to find florals that work for a boy’s party.  But this was the perfect opportunity to switch it up!  I was excited to showcase how to do a “tropical” party for a boy and really love how it turned out!

This party is also featured on 100LayerCakelet and Lauren Conrad today!

Photos by Megan Welker

Let’s start with this photo, I mean… I can’t even!!  It turned out better than I could have ever imagined!  I had asked my dear friends over at Wild Child Party to make an amazing balloon installation and they blew my mind.  We decided on colors and they came up with this amazing piece!  Rooted & Wild added the perfect amount of greenery to make it even more amazing.

I found the animal masks on Amazon, I love how they looked on the wall!  I really wanted to have a large sticker made saying “Cruz is One” but didn’t have the time in the end.  But my Letterfolk sign worked perfectly!

The cakes were by Sweet & Saucy Shop, they never disappoint!  I had them do mud cloth printed cakes and they were so amazing you guys!!  My friend Courtney from Poppy Jack did the cake and cupcake toppers in wood.  And how pretty is that floral arrangement by Rooted & Wild?!  See, boys can have flowers at their party too!!!

My other buddy, Meghann Miniello, did the invite and all of the signage.  Isn’t this so perfect for a jungle party?!

When you have a first birthday, you have to have a few details!  Like, celebrating each month and where your little one is at by th time they turn one.  Here is how we showed off our Cruz!  Monthly numbers by Poppy Jack with photos from Artifact Uprising, and a cute 1st Birthday sign from Meghann Miniello.

We kept the fun going outside with more balloons from Wild Child Party, because really, is there ever enough?!  The girls at Witty Rentals provided the best lounge area for our guests, I love love love their inventory!!

I wanted to add some macrame pieces to the party, lucky for me Mackenzie of Rooted & Wild makes macrame too… A woman of many talents that one!!  Love her!

Here’s me and my crew!!!  Love my boys so much!!  And yes, Cruz is ours, he’s our blondie!!

Doesn’t end there!  I had tables for the kiddos of course!  All the big kids were set to eat their treats in the best setting!


The napkins are from Hostess Haven, Meghann did the placemats and Courtney did the drink stirrers and calligraphy on the palm leaves.  Jeez, I’m seriously so lucky to have so many great friends in this industry!


Rooted & Wild killed it again with the florals!!

In addition to the yummy cakes we had paletas!!  Paloma’s Paletas has the cutest cart set up.  And with the heat factor that weekend, they were the perfect treat for everyone!!

I need to talk about my god daughter Edie… She came in character!!  I love her so much!!!  This girl had to wear her leopard print dress and cat ears for the jungle party.  She’s just too much…

We had face painting from OC Face Paint, the kids seriously loved it!!  They could get any jungle animal they wanted and they definitely acted out the parts!  Ha!

Court took his pretty seriously…

Nash is such a cutie pie!

Pretty Isla Bird!

Paleta time!!

The little guests got to take home a bag of goodies in a cute bag by Meghann

And time for cake for my little birthday boy!!  Cruz is living his best life, and I feel so honored to be his mama!  This past year he has made our family whole and even happier than we could have imagined.  He is honestly such a love and so dang happy.  I can’t get enough of his smiles, love you Cruzy!!  To the moon and back!


Thank you to all my friend-ors who made this day possible!

xx

Jacquelyn

Design & Styling – Mama & Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events
Photographer – Megan Welker
Florals – Rooted & Wild
Balloon Installations – Wild Child Party
Rentals – Witty Rentals
Invite/Goody Bags/Signage/Placemats – Meghann Miniello
Stir Sticks/Cupcake & Cake Toppers/Place Cards – Poppy Jack Shop
Paletas – Paloma’s Paletas
Cakes – Sweet & Saucy Shop
Cloth Napkins – Hostess Haven
Paper Napkins & Cups – Knot & Bow
Face Painter – OC Face Paint
Blankets – Gunn & Swain
Pillows – Boho Pillow
Jacquelyn’s Dress – Cleobella

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By on October 6, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, BIRTHDAYS, FAMILY, KIDS

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