Friday, September 23, 2011

Kicking off Ridiculously Real Party Features: Otterly Amazing

Kicking off a new series on my blog~ Ridiculously Real Parties.

I believe in glitter.
I believe in purple.
I believe in overusing the words: seriously, ridiculously and stoked.
I believe in honesty.
I believe in originality.
I believe in real parties designed with love and with the happiness of the birthday child in mind.

Featuring the real ones. Not the ones designed to be featured with the child's happiness as an afterthought.

Kicking it off with an Otterly Amazing 7th:)

This unique picnic in the park party is otterly adorable and ridiculously charming. Natalie, of  Knock Knock Factory fame, has an amazing little artist daughter, named Dylan, who seriously digs otters. She also loves Otter Pops:) And picnics...

I recently started offering Sweetheart Art in my shop-your child creates the artwork, I create extraordinary, glittered partyware from their masterpieces. Dylan whipped up some otter adorableness and I transformed them into custom, one-of-a kind partyware which became the foundation design of this picnic in the park. The entire party was designed around Dylan's love of otters and her actual artwork. Doesn't get much sweeter than that.

Original Artwork by Dylan, age 7

Dylan's Original Works of Art

Dylan's work designed into
 a fondant masterpiece

otterly adorable

otterly charming kandy kones:)

otters dig fish;)

glittered Sweetheart Art
favor boxes

Dylan's art designed into
dazzling partyware

The Queen of the Cake

Cutest cake. Ever.

Snazzy pinwheel perfection

Brilliant banner

The otter pop parade

Sir Isaac Lemon. Clever.

Otter Pops are ridic

frozen fabulosity

tutu beautiful


topped with gingham gorgeousness

 other way, buddy...LOL

teeny. tiny. sweet.

debut of the brilliant party blowout

perfect picnic in the park

The vendor chicks:
Sweetheart Art Favor Boxes + Stickers- The Purple Pug
Birthday Banner-Pea's and Thank you's
Gingham Pinwheels- J at your Service
Birthday Girl Tutu-Tini Posh
Birthday Girl and Sweet Otters Headband-Karis Kisses
Cake toppers for Otters Picnic-Lynlee's Petite Cakes
Gourmet Candy Apples- Roni Sugar Creations
Cupcake gingham toppers-Edible Details
Otter Kandy Kones- Superchick Studios
Giant Blow-out- The Knock-Knock Factory


Michele @ crazyfordesign said...

Totally cute. Tried to think of something Otter related but I'm not as talented as you all. Love it! Great job!!!

Pom Flair said...

So clever and adorable.

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

Beyond adorable!! K you couldn't be more right about designing the party with the kids in mind first. Love love love everything and I am sure the kids had a FABULOUS time!! Amazing party Natalie, you are an OTTER genius!!

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

this is beyond adorable. Great job on the giant blow-out (genius) & those glittered boxes - amazing! Love it all!

Pamela Smerker said...

absolutely adorble!! Love the original theme and artwork!! LOVE

Lili said...

everything is sooo cute!

Bird said...

Yes, I think you used up all the otter jokes! :)

Great job Natalie! LOVE the sweetheart art!!

J. At Your Service said...

Seriously SOOO freakin' cute!!!! Amazing!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Natalie knocked it otter the park with this one :)

Craft That Party said...

So otteriginal!

Love it, what a lucky & talented birthday girl!

Frog Prince Paperie said...

How clever and original! :)

Natalia said...

This is going down as my favorite to date and it would not have come to life without sweetheart art.Thank you again.


Tini Posh said...

Amazing! Love every single otter detail!!

Lynlee's Petite Cakes said...

Absolutely amazing!!! Loved every single detail. It all came together so perfectly and my absolute favorite part about it waas that it originated from the birthday girl's original artwork. Just brilliant.

Tish said...

What an awesome handmade shindig! Absolutely love all of the details... my most favorite picture is of the baby eating his cupcake backwards lol! Adorable!

xoxo, Latisha

Brittany Schwaigert said...

o.m.g. speechless from cute overload.

Sandra @ Sandra Downie Event Designs said...

Oh wow this is so about inspiration to reality! Love those cards on the boxes!

Unknown said...

Oh. My. Word!!! My heart is all mushy! I am seriously IN LOVE with the fact that you took something as cherished as your child's artwork and centered an entire party around it! Honestly and truly, head over heels in love! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs said...

Just too stinkin' cute!! LOVE the boxes!! Absolutely glitterific!!

Pink Peppermint Paper said...

How fantastic! Totally adore that cake at the candy cones. Too cute!

Leslie said...

Love how personal this party is...the use of personal art in the Kandy Kones and favors are both so unique and special!

Jane said...

This is why Natalie is a unique, original, talented, absolute LEGEND. Seriously like - speechless- how lucky are her kids? How lucky are we to be able to share in her work? Thanks Kristy and thanks Natalie. Jane xx