Thursday, March 20, 2014


When it came time for my little girl to turn one...  I needed a unique theme to celebrate the most special little girl I know.   We call our sweet little lady Hazel, Hazy... so I thought I would just go with a simple PURPLE HAZE theme.  I just wanted it to be extra beautiful ... fresh flowers and purple purple purple!  I  hand painted the watercolored party hats (which I hot glued fresh flowers to on the day of the party!  So pretty!) and dip dyed the table cloths myself the week of the party... but I still need a WOW moment!  I was driving back from a luncheon with my brilliant business partner when it hit me... the Jimi Hendrix PURPLE HAZE poster.  I love that image...Jimi's face with that mad fab multicolored afro!  THAT was IT!!!  The big WOW moment I needed!  I had a friend print a black and white image of my Hazy on canvas, which I then hot glued to a larger piece of canvas.  I painted the background blackest black and then got to the fun of spray painting the afros!!  I ADORE how they turned out.  So cool and fun -- and the three of them behind the birthday girl at cake time made SUCH an impact.  I have one of the paintings hanging in my house now -- I love it so!!! All the super cool guests got afros and groovy round shades... and I hand made feather headdresses for all the little and big ladies (mommies!)  at the party.  I have a "there is no such thing as too much glitter" mentality.... so I went absolutely bananas in the glitter dept!  Glittered the champagne bottles, glittered the champagne glasses, glittered the burlap goodie bags... glitter, glitter,glitter!  I also made a large burlap flag pennant Banner that said (in gold glitter, natch!) SWEET HAZY... and believe it or not that #1 light up marquee sign...  I made it with just foam board spray painted gold that I glued into the shape of a 1 and poked string lights through as the bulbs.  It turned out great, I think!  One of my other favorite features was the balloon chandelier I did over the bench in the play area.  I did purple and tie dye (Lucinda found those for me!) and silver helium balloons with different pictures of Hazel throughout her first year hanging from each one.  I tried to be sure to include all the guests in the pics as well.  It turned out really lovely -- and was so fun for people to find their picture with Hazy in the mix!!!  The super amazing Julie from Blue Cupcakes did all my cakes and sweets.  I ONLY use Julie for my events -- and I think you can see why!  She's a true artist! I was so so happy with the party.  Everything looked frilly and girlie and fabulous... and artsy and glittery and wonderful.  It was all that I wanted it to be and more!!!!

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