Welcome to the Land of Sweets! It's no secret that Ceci Johnson always goes above and beyond for her kid's birthdays. Known for her artistic flair, she concepts and executes a theme near and dear to her children at that time.
For Elle's 7th birthday this year, the party's theme was a Nutcracker Ballet Birthday (think sugar plum fairy meets winter wonderland). A theme incredibly special to Elle because this was to be her first year performing in the Nutcracker production!
Her party was nothing short of winter glamorous. The girls were welcomed by a real-life Sugar Plum Fairy and learned a thing or two as she shared the beauty of ballet with them. They were taught how to warm up properly, practiced a few twirls and techniques, and, much to their delight, watched the fairy perform three full scenes from the Nutcracker.
#CeciTip: The girls worked up an appetite, of course! Punch's party kits include all essentials, such as disposable plates, forks, and cups, that all match the theme. We don't sacrifice cohesive event looks for anything, not even paper plates. They make it stress-free look chic!
After lunch, the girls did a fun DIY with a "Create Your Own Nutcracker Kit" by Create Art that came prepared with all the supplies you need, minus a glue gun (parent supervision needed here!). Their kit included a wooden Nutcracker, a pastel paint palette, brushes, and rainbow hair (a must-have).
While their new art pieces were drying, the girls immediately adorned themselves in sparkly boas, squiggly sunglasses, and other fun props in a dazzling photo booth by Shake and Share Media. The pink glitter backdrop fits the party theme perfectly.
The designs we created for sweet Elle's birthday were seen from when the girls received the invitation to when they returned home with their party favors. We even created the design printed on the photobooth photos, creating a unique keepsake. In addition, our team designed and produced other accessories, including ornaments for the trees, signage, food packaging, cake/cupcake toppers, gift tags, and so on. Each element was intentionally curated to create a cohesive look and brand the event tastefully.
See Elle's Pop-Up Box Invitations here! We'll cover exactly how to get the look in our Style Edit, but for now, you can browse and shop all in one place, here.
Invitation Design, Event Branding + Stationery: @cecinewyork
Creative Director + Creative Mommy: @cecijohnson
Sugar Plum Fairy Entertainment: @hollywoodpopgallery @hollywoodpopkids
Event Decor: @smithpartyrentals
Party Supplies: @partybypunch
DIY Nutcracker Craft Kit: @createartparty
Pretzel Treats: @fattysundays