Properly properly properly. Higher late than by no means, I all the time say. Truly it’s fairly becoming that we’re virtually a yr to this point in terms of posting about Townes’ Sip & See. As you’ll see, it was very winter wonderland vibes, so actually, we’re simply in time for the vacation season. That is the right submit for you when you’re pondering of throwing any vacation or Christmas events. And when you’re within the San Diego space, I extremely advocate working with any or all the distributors who helped us pull this collectively. Let’s get on with it.
Michael & I (and the youngsters and canine) spent the vacations in San Diego final yr and we determined to throw a little bit Sip & See vacation occasion for Townes- I imply, he’s the cutest little ham and I used to be so excited to introduce him to my closest mates & household. So, identical to Zaza’s Pineapple Soirée, I need to break down each element for you, and right here they’re.
TIPS FOR THROWING A SIP & SEE:
♡ decide a theme.
For my part, when you begin with a theme, issues come collectively a little bit simpler & find yourself being extra cohesive, lol – in fact. To be completely clear I flip flopped a little bit with this, it went from circus, to Whoville, to winter wonderland and ended up taking a bit from each class AND I LOVED IT. My imaginative and prescient was white, snowballs, first, puffy, clouds, with a pop of robin’s egg blue. Particular, however what else is new?
When you decide your theme, the invites are the right method to give your visitors a style of the occasion. Working with Cindy from Bliss & Bone once more was a no brainer. You guys know by now she has completed a lot for us: marriage ceremony invites, child bathe invites, Zaza’s start announcement, Zaza’s birthday invitations. She’s unimaginable. She’s so inventive, understands how vital particulars are are ALWAYS crushes it.
We went with a pinstripe & gold invite and a very cool font that simply jogs my memory of the Nineteen Forties? Kinda? Anyway, as you may see, it’s all concerning the particulars from the prime quality card inventory, the envelope liner and the wax seal. And sure, sure, solely I, Lauryn Bosstick, would put the flawed yr on my son’s occasion invites. What are you able to do? LOL.
Like I stated, the invite actually units the tone of the occasion and in order for you an elevated invitation Bliss & Bone is your reply. Additionally they do evites & significantly the entire state of affairs is so streamlined & straightforward. Can’t advocate Cindy and her crew sufficient.
♡ decor that doubles as an exercise.
A few of the highlights of this occasion have been the interactive ‘stations’ that everybody may go to. So we had a scorching chocolate bar (however like, boozy for the adults), a gingerbread constructing station, and beignet station the place you can organize them and watch them get made proper there. For sure they have been past scrumptious.
These little stations are such a good suggestion as a result of it provides your visitors one thing to do, and the youngsters had SO MUCH FUN with it too.
♡ occasion favors
It’s all the time good to have a little bit one thing to your visitors to take dwelling to recollect the occasion.
+ @tajacollection stylish, white snowflake candles:
Taja is the perfect firm to make use of for customized candles. I’ve them throughout my home, I like to provide them as items, & for Zaza’s birthday we did a pineapple etched sq. base in sort of a frosted white. For Townes we did a frosted white with snowflake etched on it. The scent was vanilla and to say its mouthwatering is an understatement.
All Taja candles are hand-poured with soy wax & no phthalates, parabens or artificial dyes. Been an enormous fan for years so I used to be so joyful to have these customized pineapple candles at Zaza’s occasion.
+ @beekeepers_naturals mind gas:
I take Beekeeper’s Naturals mind gas virtually every single day. It’s like liquid adderall. Child events could be A LOT, so it was enjoyable to have Beekeeper’s merchandise for the adults. The founder has been on the podcast & let me simply say, the throat spray is like magic.
+ customized & customized sweet by @lananicoleevents:
Lana is so proficient & when you want any inspo to your occasion, simply go take a look at her Instagram web page. She did personalized sweet for my child bathe & Zaza’s pineapple occasion too.
For Townes’ she did customized Starburst and bitter straws. It is a actually enjoyable method to get inventive & actually personalize your occasion. It’s such a particular contact & Lana is so nice to work with.
HUGE shout out to my mates Gillian and Mauricio who personal Wolfie’s Carousel Bar. They went above and past & have been so accommodating. They cared about each single element, made certain I used to be concerned the entire approach and opened up the venue so we may have an unimaginable, intimate occasion with household and mates.
In case you haven’t heard of Wolfie’s it’s actually an outdated carousel. In case you’re within the San Diego space it’s a MUST. They’ve the perfect cocktails & meals and don’t get me began on the employees. They’re so good at their jobs & even dressed up like Whoville characters for the occasion. It was out of this world and tied the entire theme collectively from the second the visitors walked within the door.
We selected a household model menu with seafood towers, pomme frites with garlic aioli (to die for), Waygu beef sliders, French toast & beignets. They even did a customized drink menu with the cleverest cocktails: La la Land, Zaza’s Toy Field, Townes in Toyland.
One other factor about Wolfie’s is that they labored so properly with Encore Occasions to streamline the whole lot. Not one single element went previous Brittany and the Encore crew. From establishing the new chocolate bar, the signage, the place settings, deliveries- it was all streamlined by Encore.
♡ fairly leases.
Fancy Tables by Studio 22 supplied probably the most attractive desk settings. They have been all white however the chargers & appy & major plates gave it this depth & texture. All of it slot in so seamlessly with the white balloons, white candles & white roses on the tables. The cutlery the supplied was additionally tremendous ornate & virtually seemed classic which was a pleasant pop since the whole lot else was all white.
They actually have so many choices to select from and I might be joyful to work with them once more. Simply go stalk their IG & see for your self.
♡ occasion planner.
As I simply stated above, Encore Occasions did such an unimaginable job organizing the whole lot. They perceive the imaginative and prescient, they get the small print, they anticipate what’s wanted & this occasion wouldn’t have gone so easily with out Brittany and her crew.
The decor- my god. The candles, the fluffy puff issues, the balloons. Bish Occasions did this attractive white balloon instalment on the ceiling. You guys. It was magical. Bish Occasions can also be a go-to for me when doing any sort of occasion. They’re really easy to work with and once more, I like working with individuals who perceive the significance of particulars. They put balloons throughout the carousel, hanging from the ceiling of every desk & made the entire vibe so on level. It actually felt like a winter wonderland.
♡ meals & drinks.
As I discussed, Wolfie’s took care of the meals & drinks and it was all scrumptious and so kid-friendly. We additionally ordered customized cookies from @littlesparkscookies. Jess is so proficient and made white & robin’s egg blue cookies with a carousel horse that match the theme of the occasion completely. She additionally did some white cloud cookies and everybody was obsessed- her cookies style so good.
Each occasion wants a cake so Tara at Tara Heather Cake Design made us a customized banana cake. It was so good and never too candy, it was completely excellent in each approach. Tremendous easy with some white snowballs that resembled the balloon decor. Tara went above and past and created an additional egg-free cake as a result of our niece has an allergy. This one was gentle pink with the identical white balls on it & they each seemed so fab sitting on the dessert desk.
There you’ve got it. The occasion was a complete success and everybody had a number of enjoyable (I feel, mommy received a little bit tipsy). It meant a lot to us that everybody took the time & effort to return see Townes across the holidays, which everyone knows is usually a batshit loopy time of yr.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME WITH THIS EVENT- I had a number of assist from my crew & Encore Occasions. Extremely advocate working with them when you need assistance streamlining the whole lot that goes into planning a celebration/occasion.
+ stalk all my ideas for throwing a bachelorette weekend away.
++ take a look at easy methods to host a Candyland themed occasion.
photograph credit score: Arielle Levy | video credit score: Chris Tran