Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One terribly charming party..

Don't you just love a good party!?! I certainly do, and I make a conscious effort to find excuses & reasons to celebrate - be it an extra effort made at school, an anniversary, a promotion, a holiday, a special event, or a birthday. Anything really, because  in my book life is too short and too beautiful not to make the most of!



NYC Party - HERE

To me, some of the most fun parties to plan and execute are the ones for the kids. Don't get me wrong though, I love (!) preparing adult parties too, but there is something with the freedom of imagination & boundless playfulness of children's events that get me very excited! I am a children's artist & designer, don't forget..! :)

One of my favourite go-to-sources for bright, fun and original kids' party ideas is 'One Charming Party'. 
Founded & run by Brittany Egbert and Sara Westbrook, this site sells the most creative and comprehensive 'party plans' you will ever come across! The plans come complete with pre-designed printable invitations, style guides, game ideas, DIY tutorials, menu suggestions and general implementation tips. All for a mere US$25 per plan people!!


Super Hero Party - HERE

Wonder Woman Party - HERE

All parties are styled to perfection by Sara & Brittany, and then captured in the most delicious way by fabulous photographer Nicole Hill Gerulat (and sometimes also by Sara!). Then they are put together in 'Issuu powered look-books' so that you can browse each theme before you buy. Simply brilliant!




Country Fair Party - HERE

Though the core of their business is 'children's parties', they recently did this wonderful 'Dog Party' that made me go Woof! (ha!) 
I really must get myself a dog now because I can't see my cat Bella Busk sharing anything this yummy! :)





 Dog Party - HERE

I hope this has gotten you as excited as me, and that you will head on over to 'One Charming Party' to browse their gallery. 
Never again will you be stomped for ideas, and just imagine the wonderful memories these parties will create for you & your kids..! Oh, and your dogs of course..! :)


xx Charlotta 



P.S. I can see how you might think that this is a sponsored post, but it isn't. I asked Brittany if I could feature them because I really am genuinely this excited & impressed by her & Sara!

28 comments:

beachcomber said...

love the superhero cake ideas!
cheryl x

Karena said...

Charlotta that doggy party takes the cake!! Ha! very cute and fun resource.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Kelly Frances Dunn said...

What better way to celebrate life! Children, pets and parties for all of them!! You are spot on with this post. I say party on :) P.S. I wonder what the party favors are for those pooches?? XO, Kelly

Mäster Henrik said...

Glad you found my blog and liked it!!
Best /Magnus

YONKS said...

Love that Libery candle holder!
:-)
Dianne
XOXO

Splenderosa said...

When my children were little we always had BIG-EVENT Birthday parties for them. I think I had more fun than they did. Love the big balloon pic and the dog one. Just so much fun!!

xx's

Style Maniac said...

This is a terrific idea! And what great photos.

Also, love your new header.

It's me said...

Yeah !! i like party's.....lovely !!!....xxx...

Sherry Fauscett said...

Soo cute. Do you have a twitter account? I wanted to share you there!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh Charlotta these are just so fun! I wish I had a child to plan one for. I'm a huge party person and love planning more than anything. I actually even considered a career change a few years ago because I love it so much :)

Hope you're having a lovely week! xoxo

Jessie said...

I would love to be in one of these theme parties especially the NYC party! It looks so fun and fabulous and the details are so delightful and creative.

Love this post!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a fun post! and who doesn't love a great party or just the excuse to have one? :)

Tina said...

Hello Sweetie!
This is some really great buisness concept they´ve got going!!! Great tip for all stressed out parents out there, Oh and dog owners as well! Sooo cute!!!
Happy Thursday Love!
xoxo
//Tina

Catarina Almeida Santos said...

love the packaging !

great,great ideas in your blog, thanks for sharing :)

santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Luuurve parties - any kind! ♥♥♥

pretty pink tulips said...

Charlotta,
I am practically jumping up and down over these adorable parties. I'm with you....I can ALWAYS find a reason to celebrate. We recently got the sweetest puppy, Molly...and I think a dog party like the one above would be perfect for her 1st birthday.

I am hopping over to this clever site...NOW!
Thanks for the introduction and the inspiration.

xoxo Elizabeth

Design Elements said...

they are so fun, Charlotta. love the superhero cake ideas! big hugs to you

Casa Très Chic said...

Love the cakes and that table with all those dogs.
Big hugs to you.
Tereza

Malvini FF said...

Lovely invitations!

I just gave a (early) birthdaypary for Marie ... I never though 22 fiveyearolds would be under my wings ... huge jumping castle ... and lots of jodeling .... it was a great day! ... so special ... the little ones just lite up.

Love the NY apple basket.
vxx

5th and state said...

charlotta

i saw the image of the statue of liberty and thought immediately "they are coming here!"
but i love your philosphy and i have a feeling you throw wonderful parties
xo
debra

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore parties, Charlotta! thanks for the beautiful ideas. hope you have a wonderful weekend. thank you for your sweet wishes when I was away, darling! xo

eddieross said...

OMG we love One Charming Party! It is the cutest website, and all your photos in the post are adorable. So cute! Thanks for sharing!
xo E + J

leandra said...

Really nice ideas.Thanks for sharing:)

Courtney | La Fille Américaine said...

Oh I have made it my goal to throw a picnic party on the riverbanks in Paris this summer! I fear throwing parties because I don't want to be let down when no one else is as enthusiastic about it as I am, but I've made it one of my challenges for the summer. Wish I had a kid or a dog just for an excuse to throw an adorable party!

Courtney | La Fille Américaine said...

Oh I have made it my goal to throw a picnic party on the riverbanks in Paris this summer! I fear throwing parties because I don't want to be let down when no one else is as enthusiastic about it as I am, but I've made it one of my challenges for the summer. Wish I had a kid or a dog just for an excuse to throw an adorable party!

Stitchfork said...

I think the adults would have just as much fun as the kids with these party ideas!
Cathy

Lis said...

Summer is here! Garden parties would be a lot of fun!

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Jasper @ B & B Party Rental NJ

Kate Lewis said...

so many great ideas! i love the HUGE yellow balloon. :)

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