Friday, December 31, 2010

Some ridiculously fabulous parties of 2010.

I am a lova of parties. I adore the unique and meaningful.

2010 was an interesting year in Children's Parties...Lots of staged, fake photo shoot ones-devoid of any actual children...and...lots of brilliant, heartfelt & original parties-with real, live kids!  Printables ruled the scene. Dessert tables dominated. Labeling all items on food and dessert tables still going strong. Cake balls, cake pops in any and every variation are a dessert table staple. Vintage making a thunderous comeback. (sidenote: turning something into silhouette form does not make a design vintage) Striped paper straws everywhere. Mini Cake Buntings surging in the second half of the year. Donuts adding serious cuteness to so many parties. Kandy Kones taking over the world.

Here are some of the parties which I found to be clever, novel and beautiful. So much extraordinary inspiration out there. Ecstatic to see what 2011 will bring.

In no particular order...

Kim, The Celebration Shoppe {Little Scientist}

Amanda, Shindig {Star Wars Party}

Genevieve, Superchick {Little Red Riding Hood}

Natalie, Little Shindigs {Toy Story}

Danielle, AFOMFT {Peek-a-Boo Times Two}

Rebekah, A Blissful Nest {Butterfly 2nd}

Kori, Paper & Pigtails {Preppy Turtle}

Bird, Bird's Parties {Double Party in the Garden}

Brittany, Grey Grey Designs {Retro Rocket}

Dawn, Not Just a Mommy {Back to School Bash}

Kellie & Melissa, Icing Designs {Pink Christmas Birthday}

Pam, Party Starters {Shabby Chic Fairy Birthday}

Jill, Peas & Thank You's {Pink Zebra Art Party}

Cari, Socially Circled {Camp Four}

Do, Piggy Bank Parties {Charlie Brown party for a Big Kid}

Stephanie, Couture Parties {Preppy Beach Party}

 Jenny, Hank + Hunt {First Day of Preschool}

Rebecca, Fresh Chick Designs {Winter Candyland}

I am positive I left off 100 other parties I love just as much:)

Much love to you all...

Wishing you a 2011 filled with peace and good parties:)


Kristin- Stampin' Fanatic! said...

I love ALL the ones you chose... perfect! :)

Piggy Bank Parties said...

Wow! Thanks for including our Big Kid's party with all of these AMAZING parties! Gotta love it when the Glittered One loves your stuff!


Not Just A Mommy! said...

Woman, you flatter me so! Thank you for being so inspirational and glittery! Party on!

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

Holy crap! I'm so honored to be on this list! It's such an amazing round up of talented women - can't wait to see what everyone is up to in 2011!

And thanks, Kristy, for always spreading love and glitter. ;)

The Party Muse said...

All perfect parties!!! Loved all of them!

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...

Thanks so much Kristy for including my son's science party! You're too sweet and he'll love it! By the way, I'm with you. I can't wait for 2011. Much, much fun to come! :)

Couture Parties said...

Why Thank you!!!! Honored to be mentioned as fav for 2010. ps you nailed your 2010 kids party round up to a T! Happy New Year and looking forward to sharing my clients parties!

Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns said...

Thanks Kristy! I am honored to be on your super-fly list of amazing ladies and amazing parties!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

some great parties by some fab ladies!!

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

I am honored to be on this list with these extraordinary party chics and picked by YOU! Much love to you in 2011 Kristy! Thanks!!

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

Wow! What a great collection of inspiring parties!!! All these ladies give me something to strive for ;)

Wendy said...

wow, you weren't kidding! These are some spectacular parties! Thank you for sharing!

A Blissful Nest said...

I am just getting caught up blog reading and saw my mention! You are too sweet and I love ya Pug!

Melissa C said...

Such wonderful parties! Looking forward to all the parties 2011 will bring us!!!

Dixon Family said...

awesome round up... these were all my favorites of the year!!!! Can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

The Retro Rocket is to. die. for. Love it, and love you! Happy New Year!

Korinne @ Swank Sweets said...

Love the roundup! Happy New Year Pug!