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I’m Here for the Boo-ze – A Halloween Bar Set Up

How do you get ready for Halloween night?!  Costume, check!  Trick or Treat bag, check!  Candy, check!  But what about the boo-ze?!  Well if you’re entertaining this Halloween or just want a reason to deck out your bar, I’ve got you covered!  This year we are having a few friends over with their kiddos Halloween night and I’m so excited!  I thought to myself, what does a parent who has their kid hopped up on sugar need?!  Ansewer: A DRINK!  So decking out our bar was a necessity!

Photos by Lyndsey Yeomans

Let’s start with this amazing signage from The Roc Shop!  That girl is so darn creative, she always has great pieces for every occasion.  I knew she wouldn’t disappoint on Halloween either!  Plus, her cocktail stirrers are the cutest little detail for each guest’s glass.  I love having the little details for people, they never go unnoticed!

I know Halloween is all about the black and orange, but I steered a little away from too much orange for this.  Gotta do it the Beijos way of course!  The gorgeous floral arrangement is by Olive & Blooms – more to come on that beauty later!  But I love how she used such pretty Fall colors and foliage, plus a little peek of pampas grass.  Definitely a showstopper!

The talented Cindy from Blot & Dot took her turn at the pumpkins!  Her calligraphy and witty puns always make me smile.  You may remember our similar collaboration last year for this playdate.  The wire pumpkins were a Target find!  I try to steer clear of the cheesy Halloween decor, much to the dismay of my 3 year old, and these definitley made the cut!  I think they are pretty timeless, don’t you?!

The glassware is from The Little Market, one of our go to shops for anything home.  I saw their new black and white collection from Morocco and fell in love!  These have a little bit of Beetlejuice meets Boho going for them, no?  Just add some of The Roc Shop drink stirrers and you’re good to go!  These glasses are so pretty, they will definitely get used again!


Now, you can’t have a Boo-ze bar without the BOO-ZE!  This black Freixenet sparkling wine bottle caught my eye.  A black bottle on Halloween is so spot on!  Doesn’t get more festive than that!  Your guests will love how detailed you were, and they will obviously love you for serving them a drink!  So pop some bubbly and enjoy with your guests on the creepiest night of the year!

And, yes that’s a magnum, and yes we do plan on drinking that whole thing!
 
Cheers!

xx,

Jacquelyn

Shop my Target finds for making your bar stand out, plus those cute little pumpkins re in there too!

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By on October 11, 2017 in CELEBRATIONS, ENTERTAINING, HALLOWEEN

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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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Mama’s Chat Night Reflecting on Self Care with Dr. Cassidy Freitas

Through-out the year I’ve posted about self care, and how important it is for us ladies.  It all started in January with a post I did with Dr. Cassidy Freitas, a licensed marriage and family therapist.  After having my second son last year I realized how us moms really lacked in the self care department.  I vowed to make adjustments and resolutions to that this year.  Fast forward and I have found different ways to care for myself this year.  From massages, to working out, to spending time with my girlfriends, it’s been eye opening.

Cassidy and I have been wanting to carry this discussion on with other mamas we know.  I reached out to my friend Julia of San Diego Songbird and owner of Gunn & Swain and Seaesta Surf.  As a busy mompreneur, she could completely relate.  Together, we decided to host a mama’s chat night and have Cassidy lead us in a conversation.  Self care was the main topic and how we sometimes lose our self in motherhood.  Cassidy helped us hone in on how we can make sure to practice self-care in big and small ways.  It lead to an insightful night full of support, love, thoughtfulness and camaraderie.  

I’m so excited to share the beautiful photos by Brooke Aliceon and have this party also featured on Glitter Guide today!  This was more than just a party to us, it was therapy…

When designing the table for this night I wanted everyone to feel close and comfortable.  So we did low tables to the ground with lots of blankets and pillows to get down and dirty and chat it up.  This was also easier for moms with little ones so they could be attentive to them and still join in on the talk.  The color scheme was soft muted pink tones which looked so pretty in that golden light at sunset.  We munched on the yummiest spread and drank rosé, the perfect addition to a night like this!  It was a great way to end summer and focus on a new season in the year to practice more self love and care.

The party was held in Julia’s amazing backyard and the light was beyond gorgeous.  Really, it was a magical night and looking at these photos makes my heart full.

Here is a little bit from Cassidy

Community and connection can bring us to a place of healing. This happened for participating moms through asking for help from family and friends, or finding a local support group. Allowing others “in” to care for us can be a vulnerable experience, but when the risk of being vulnerable is taken, the mom’s in our circle found that they were able to engage with more Self-Care and found themselves re-energized to engage in motherhood and their work.

The idea of “balance” is a unicorn, it’s a myth. In order for something to be “balanced” you need perfect weight on either side, and perfection is just not attainable. Also, perfectionism is typically externally driven, “what will others think?” If we get in touch with our internal values and use those values to make the tough decisions of prioritizing, our day to day lives can slowly become more aligned with what’s most important to us. Sometimes that means pouring ourselves into our families, sometimes it means saying yes to our work or projects, sometimes it means acknowledging that we are running on fumes and need to say yes to ourselves.

With any party you need good eats and drinks!  Lucky us were spoiled by A MIHO Experience, Butter & Crumbs and some good ol’ Trader Joe’s rosé…

We asked Cassidy to put together a few conversation starters for other mamas who wanted to throw a dinner party like this themselves…  I can’t encourage a night like this enough!  Grab your nearest girlfriends, a few bottles of wine and have these meaningful conversations…

Conversation Starters
1) What role does Self-Care have in your life right now?
2) What gets in the way of Self-Care? 
3)What are some of the messages you’ve received about Self-Care? (e.g., from family, discourses around gender and culture, social media?)
4) How might some of your personal values connect with caring for yourself?

5) Have there been times you’ve been able to overcome the Self-Care blocks? What allowed you to overcome those blocks?

Stay tuned for more Mama awareness and self care love events!  We can’t get enough of spreading this message…

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors

Styling + Co-Host: Beijos Events 
Venue + Co-Host: Home of Julia Wheeler
Discussion Leader + Co-Host: Dr. Cassidy Freitas
Blankets: Gunn & Swain
Tables & Pillows: Pow Wow Design Studio
Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven
Half Moon Serving Trays: Dovetails + Darts
Placecards + Signage: Twinkle + Toast
Triangle Serving Tray: Rael Made

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By on September 27, 2017 in BEIJOS LADY DATE, CELEBRATIONS, REAL TALK, STYLED BY BEIJOS, TABLESCAPES, THAT’S SO BEIJOS

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Heaven Sent – A Baby Boy Shower for Speidi – Featured in US Weekly

Lucky us had the pleasure of planning and designing Speidi’s baby shower.  Yup, that’s right, Spencer & Heidi Pratt.  We were contacted in July to work with Heidi and she told us she wanted the theme to be Heaven Sent.  Immediately I thought of whites and baby blues, a very ethereal feel.  On her must have list were cotton candy, a photo booth and games for her guests.  It was so fun to plan a celebrity baby shower and we are so thrilled that we were featured in US Weekly for it!!  Like seriously, pinch me!!

Keep scrolling to see the details…

Heidi was really a dream to work with and beyond sweet.  You can tell her and Spencer are so excited to be parents.  All of her family and friends were beyond excited for them as well.  It was awesome to see the support they have around them!

We had some great support from our fellow vendors that made this event happen with us!  We couldn’t do it without them!

Adore Folklore brought all the pretty rentals, they seriously transformed the entire space!  Wild Child Party did the amazing balloon installation, of course!  And our friend MV Florals did the beautiful floral arrangements.  I stuck with that ethereal vibe through the colors and florals, and I really love how it turned out!


The bar was one of my favorite elements of the party!  The ombré sign is by Meghann Miniello, she also did all of the calligraphy through-out the party.  I’m still obsessed with that tile bar from Adore Folklore too, so so good!!!

All of the tabletop is from Borrowed Blu, their marble collection is so insane, I have been dying to play with it!!  All of their pretties pair so well with MV Florals arrangements, right?

Yup, that’s another iPhone shot below, one of the three photos I took that day, but I love that angle ;)

Colette’s Catering always goes above and beyond for our events and this was no exception!  Guests were treated to delicious and beautiful food, along with cute waiters, haha!

Desserts were obviously a must!  Sweet & Saucy made our baby boy dreams come true right here!  We also had cotton candy but unfortunately, no photos of it!!  Swoonful Cotton Candy had the sweetest set up though, and we loved their fun flavors!

The photo booth was definitely the high light of the day though!  Foto Vibe Photo Station had the prettiest backdrop that MV Florals added to, and the cutest props for a baby shower!!  They even do GIFS of your photos which everyone loved!!  It was definitely the hot spot of the party and we think every party should have a photo booth – they’re not just for weddings anymore!!

You know we had to jump in there as well!  We can never turn down a good photo booth at a party!!  Here we are with our main girl boss Sarah from Colette’s Catering, she’s the best!!

It was such a pretty event that we feel honored to have been a part of!!  Head to US Weekly for more of the details!!

xx

Jacquelyn & Leah

 

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By on September 20, 2017 in BABY SHOWER, CELEBRATIONS, CELEBRITY

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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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