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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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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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Henry’s First Fiesta – Lucha Libre

We have a lot of fun planning kids parties, but it’s extra special when we do it for our own.  This year I’ve had my share of birthday planning for my own brood, with Edie turning 5, Isla two and my youngest Henry turning one all a couple months apart!!  Whew, mama’s tired but also proud of what was pulled off to make it fun and special for my littles.  Today I’ll be sharing the photos of Henry’s first fiesta with you also featured on Inspired by This today here!  

I decided  to go with my favorite theme to plan.. A Fiesta!!  I have never done this theme for my kids and I absolutely love it. I love the colors and all the fun details that come along with it.  When I told my husband, he seemed kind of bored with it and told me “everyone does fiesta”. So we took it one step further and made it a Lucha Libre theme.  At the time Henry was becoming a pretty chunky big boy, so we thought it was a perfect theme for him!
 
When I consulted with Meghann Miniello about the invite, I really started to get excited.  I knew the colors I wanted and the vibe I was going for but her vision carried it though to something really special integrating a papel picado as a part of it as well.  This is one of my favorites!!
One of my favorite details for a fiesta are the papel picado. We hung it outside and we used it for flags at the place setting, and we even integrated it into the invite.  I love carrying the reoccurring theme throughout the party.  I also loved including the black and white combo to make the fiesta a little more masculine. 
The tables were colorful and fun.  Going with black and white and neutrals and then adding the pops of color with the favors and other special details. 
These stir sticks were my fave!!  Courtney from Poppyjack Shop did an amazing job on all of the signage, stir sticks and cake toppers.
When I found these mini Mexican Market bags I thought they would be perfect for the favor bags.  Of course accompanied by a Lucha figurine and mask!!
I always get pinatas for my kids parties as a part of my heritage, it’s not a party unless we have a pinata!!  When I saw this one from whack pinatas, I about died!!  Isn’t it the coolest!!  They are amazing over there.  
Making it all about Henry was so fun.  Going through all of his pictures over the year makes me miss my newborn baby!!
Getting ready to celebrate him, here he is with his Lito (abuelito).
The desserts are always one of my favorites to think of an get unique with.  Beverlys Bakery never disappoints with carrying out my vision and how yummy they are!!  If you haven’t tried their cakes you are missing out!!
This smash cake was so good!!
 
This has to be my favorite picture because he was in full character here!!
So in love with this happy boy!!
Please excuse the 5 year old diva in this pic, she was over taking pictures this day….haha!
We are ready to see this boy tear into his cake…and boy did he!!
And….that’s a wrap, let’s just say I had to give him a bath after this!!
I really had a lot of fun with this one, hope you enjoy the details as much as I did!!  And thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped me carry out this vision!!
Xx Leah 
Styled By: BeijosEvents @beijosevents // Photography: Natalie Nurture Baby Photography @nurturephotography // Balloons & Honeycomb garland: Wild Child Party @wildchildparty // Tile Signage & Laser cut cake toppers & stirrers: Poppyjack Shop @poppyjackshop//Pinata: Whack Pinatas @whackpinatas  //  Cups & Napkins:  Meri Meri  @merimeriparty //   Fiesta Tattoos:  Love & Lion @loveandlion  //  Fiesta Flags & Papel Picado:Calavera Press @calavera.press//  Mexican Market Favor Bags: Fiesta Mexicana  //   Lucha Libre Figurines: Viva La Press //  Placemats: Red Koala Design @redkoaladesign  //   Otomi Table cloths:  Hostess Haven @hostesshaven //  Pictues: Artifact Uprising @artifactuprising //   Lucha Masks: Happy Thought  //    Blankets: Gunn & Swain @gunnswain //   Invite: Meghann Miniello @meghannminiello  //  Cake & Cookies: Beverly’s Best Bakery @beverlysbakery //Henry’s Lucha Cape: Mi Cielo @micielomicielo //Henry’s Outfit: Fifteen 5 Designs 

 
 

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By on October 4, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, KIDS, STYLED BY BEIJOS

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Treat Yourself 2nd Birthday Party for Zizi

Today I am sharing the cutest 2nd birthday we designed and planned last month.  This party will have you very envious of Miss Zizi, our birthday girl.  Her mom wanted a day with all of Zizi’s favorite things.  Swimming in the pool, getting pampered and eating ice cream.  Talk about a dream day for any girl, no matter what age you are!!

We mixed in some of Zizi’s favorite colors – rose gold!!  A girl after my own heart!  And butterflies of course, because what Zizi wants, Zizi gets!!  The theme turned into “treat yourself”, as in treat yourself to some spa time and then treat yourself to some ice cream.  Are you jealous like I said you’d be?!  I am, and for those wondering, this is exactly what I want to do for my birthday next year!  Ha!

Also featured on Kara’s Party Ideas today
Photos by Thanh Lai

We’ll come back to those ADORABLE lounge chairs, but first let’s start with the invite!  Courtney from Poppy Jack took Zizi’s love of butterflies, mixed it with pretty pinks and a romantic feel for the perfect invitation sent to each little lady.  And how about that cute little custom stamp of Miss Zizi herself enjoying some spa time!?  Just a little taste for our guests to see how much fun they were going to have!

Now let’s take a look at the table…  When I first designed this party for Zizi I began with the color scheme.  Her mom Mahsa had great ideas as far as colors like black and white and pinks, but I also brought up using navy and rose gold and she loved it!  From there I started looking at rentals and found the perfect black table along with baby ghost chairs.  Then I practically died because they were about the cutest thing ever!!  Thank you Teak & Lace for having such cute kids inventory!!!  I have been wanting to do place cards as stickers on ghost chairs and this was my opportunity!!

Poppy Jack made the adorable butterfly wooden placemats and drink stirrers, and the rose gold tabletop was all from Meri Meri!  The gorgeous watercolor floral napkins are by Hostess Haven and the amazing florals were by Palms & Petals.

You may have noticed the insane balloon install by my favorite friends Wild Child Party.  That’s another place I added that rose gold, how amazing are those balloons?!  Adorned with pretty blooms by Palms & Petals of course!!  

They also brought their mad balloon skills to the backyard for our dessert set up and beauty station!

Speaking of beauty… Each of our lovely ladies were greeted with a custom robe to wear after their pool fun and for pamper time!  We were obsessed with the lounge chairs Mama Mahsa found on Amazon!!  We just had Palms & Petals adorn them with some pretty florals to make them even better!

Last but not least, a fun ice cream set up for the girls to make their own sundaes!!  We had custom cups and ice cream cones full of flowers for decor!  Plus loads of toppings to make any ice cream lover happy!!  Then there was the amazing ice cream cake by Great Dane Bakery to top it off!

Everyone had so much fun and were serenaded by the beautiful Victoria Bailey as well!  She is such a talent and so great with kiddos, you should reach out to her if you ever want some musical entertainment for your littles!

Hope you like this one as much as us!  Special thanks to all the vendors who helped make it pretty!!

xx

Jacquelyn

Styling/Design – Beijos Events
Photographer – Thanh Lai Photography – @wonthanhphotography
Rentals – Teak and Lace 
Calligraphy/Signage/Invite/Placemats/Drink Stirrers – Poppy Jack Shop
Balloon Installation – Wild Child Party
Florals – Palms & Petals
Napkins – Hostess Haven
Tabletop – Meri Meri
Cake – Great Dane Bakery 
Singer – Victoria Bailey Music
Face Painters – OC Face Paint

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By on September 19, 2017 in BIRTHDAYS, CELEBRATIONS, KIDS

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Baby Elle’s Sunny 1st Birthday Bash on the Beach

Well, another day, another beach party!  When you live in Southern California and it’s this gorgeous, it’s sort of what you do.  I had a great Summer with my friend Alatheia, we did three parties together!  One for her dinner club, then her daughter Scarlett and today I’m sharing her daughter Elle’s party!  Elle turned 1 exactly a week before my Cruz so Alatheia and I were in it together this past year for sure!

She came to me with the thought of having Elle’s party on the beach.  Their family lives steps away from the sand and with an August birthday, how can you not?!  Her idea was to have it reminiscent of the Italian Riviera, with striped towels and bright umbrellas.  The main inspiration was a fun and colorful Jonathan Adler invitation from Paperless Post.  We took it from there as what you will see below, and it’s good!

Photos by Alison Bernier
Also featured on 100LayerCakelet, Art of Being Female and Lauren Conrad’s Friday Favorites today!!

There’s that invite I was talking about!  How fun are all of those shapes and colors?!  The perfect invitation that just screams Summer!

We’ve gotta let all of our friends know where the party is at, so of course we had a welcome sign.  Poppy Jack Shop did all of the gorgeous calligraphy and signage, while Bliss Florals made magic with all of the blooms.  We used a lot of neutral colored flowers with pops of pink, along with pretty greenery and lemons!  Because, when I think of Italy and Summer they definitely come to mind!


Alatheia’s top priorities on her list for this party were cute umbrellas, striped beach club towels and to cater to the babies.  Since the party was for Elle she really wanted to focus on the little ones and not the toddlers.  So instead of setting a table we made things a bit more casual, I mean it was on the beach after all!  

There was an amazing lounge complete with retro yellow umbrellas from Adore Folklore for everyone to relax in.  Yellow striped towels for each family with an acrylic shape cut out to match the invite were the favors.  And we even had a ball pit for the babies to hang out in and play!  Check all of those items off of your list Alatheia!!

 Colette’s Catering never disappoints, this charcuterie bard was so yummy!!!

Another very important aspect to any party… The desserts!!!  Now, with a kid’s party, these are big time!  It’s almost the ultimate time to make your impressoin on your guests.  Bakeries like Great Dane Baking Co. (who Alatheia is always loyal to) are so creative now, they can do anything!  Well, they made that magic for Elle’s party also!  We went with a simple rustic cake adorned with florals from Bliss Florals, cupcakes with our adorable shapes as toppers, lemon cookies and cake pops!

How gorgeous is this party and all the guests on the beach?!  I have to say, beach parties are a TON of work, but when you see all this sunkissed beauty, it’s worth it!!

Happy Birthday Baby Elle!!!!

How cute is this video by Tahnei Roy?!  Videography may have to go on our must have list for a party….

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors

Design/Styling – Jacquelyn Kazas of Beijos Events
Photographer – Alison Bernier 
Mama to Baby – Alatheia Hart of Art of Being Female
Calligraphy, Acrylic Cut Outs and Signage – Poppy Jack Shop
Florals – Bliss Fine Florals 
Rentals – Adore Folklore 
Desserts – Great Dane Bakery
Videographer – Tahnei Roy
Photo Booth – Foto Vibe 
Invite – Paperless Post 

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By on September 8, 2017 in BIRTHDAYS, KIDS, LIFESTYLE, SUMMER

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