Posts Tagged ‘Mary Poppins’

{Fabulous Clients} Mary Poppins Baby Shower

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I have some more lovely photos from another fabulous client to share with you today.  Alicia contacted me last May about a baby shower for her sister.  She knew right away that she wanted a Mary Poppins theme in a red, black, and white color scheme, and requested some custom items for this special event.  I was already excited to work with Alicia on these custom pieces, and then she told me she is a Disney cast member!  Anyone who knows me or my family is well aware of how much we love Disney.  I secretly wish I could retire to one of those ‘houses’ in Adventureland next to the Dole Whip stand.  But I digress … her sister was expecting a little girl and we created some lovely custom items to welcome Marina into the world.

Outside guests were greeted by a penguin waiter complete with bow tie.

Entrance Penguin Yard Sign

Entrance Penguin Yard Sign

A large sign hung above the doorway with the famous words Bert said before Mary, Michael, Bert, and Jane jumped into the chalk drawings, “You think.  You wink.  You do a double blink.  You close your eyes … and jump!”

mary poppins entrance signThe entryway showcased Mary’s carpet bag and parrot-head umbrella

mary poppins umbrellaOther custom items we created included a large kite with Marina’s name to hang on the baby clothesline,

clothesline kitea larger kite banner,

kite bannerand custom signs and menus.

diaper raffle

mary poppins penguin menu

Thank you so much Alicia for sharing photos of your celebration, and I’m sure that Marina is “practically perfect in every way!”

 

Danielle Belleza e Luce

 

Belleza e Luce Featured!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

We have just been blown away by the response to the Jolly Holiday Party!  We are currently in the process of offering this collection for sale, and with a sunny day today, I may actually get to take some photos of our line!  I hope to have the full collection available by the end of next week, but contact us if you would like a sneak peek!

Aubree of The Seaman Family Blog graciously featured our party on her blog today.  If you have never seen her shop, Crew and Cate,  be sure to check it out.  She has such lovely things and I foresee some purchases from her in my future!

Becca at Birthday Girl also featured our event here.  She always features such wonderfully creative parties and events, I am humbled to be amongst them!

Amy of Stem Parties is known for her fabulous parties and especially for her dedication to Operation Shower, an organization that coordinates baby showers for deployed military families.  I was so appreciative when I heard she would be featuring the Mary Poppins party on her blog.

Thank you, ladies for your kind words and for spotlighting Belleza e Luce and our event!

Belleza e Luce Featured!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We are so honored that Michelle at Maddycakes Muse has featured our Jolly Holiday Party.  Michelle is an extremely talented event planner herself and we are thankful for the kind words and spotlight!

Check out her post and blog here!

Thank  you Michelle!

{Real Parties} Jolly Holiday Birthday

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

We certainly had a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious party for Cibella’s 4th birthday!  I cannot believe the party was almost 2 weeks ago already.  I don’t think I have completely gotten all of the Mary Poppins tunes out of my head yet!

The day started off cloudy, cool, and rainy!  Where oh where was the high 70 degree weather and sunshine the weatherman had forecasted?  Thankfully, by mid morning the sun was peaking out and the air was warming up.

Guests were greeted at the walkway to the backyard with Mary’s black umbrella and outing hat along with Bert’s chimney brush and hat.  A poster sign featuring silhouettes of Mary, Bert and the London chimney skyline takes a quote from the movie providing instructions on how to enter the party by jumping into the chalk drawing.


White umbrellas suspended from above, the children’s dining, and a wood structure of the chimney skylines were the focal points in the yard.

Activities for the children included Build a Penguin, where guests were invited to stuff their own penguin

Let’s Go Fly a Kite where they could decorate a kite to bring home

Mrs. Brill’s Baking Day where they decorated sugar cookies with various colored icings and toppings

Pearly’s Band Instruments

Bert’s Chalk Drawings where adults and children alike enjoyed drawing on the patio by the pool.

Games included Pin the Bowtie on the Penguin, Tuppence Toss, created in the fashion of a boardwalk-style penny toss, and the Spoonful of Sugar Relay Race where the children raced to fill a tea cup full of sugar using soup spoons.

Suspended across the pool were a collection of kites that swayed in the breeze.

My daughter’s one request for this party was to be dressed in Mary’s white Jolly Holiday dress.  I was fortunate to have found Lora of Beneath the Willow who not only made a beautiful Mary dress, but also the coat and tie for Bert’s outfit.  Unfortunately, my son wanted to go bow-tie-less so I will need to get a complete outfit photo of him in the near future!

I wanted to create an elegant tablescape for the children’s dining table.  I used children’s sized white ballroom chairs, white linen tablecloth with a lavender pintuck table runner down the center.  I had an eclectic array of crystal and silver bowls used for the centerpieces of pink roses and purple kale in addition to a silver tea set.  Lavender satin napkins with rose napkin rings were placed at each seat.  Mary and Bert placecards indicated where each child was to sit.  Boys found a skimmer hat at their placesetting where girls found white gloves and straw brimmed hats at theirs.


Beverages included cucumber infused water, lemonade, raspberry ice, and rum punch, for the adults only, of course!

Cute straw tags featuring Bert, Mary, a penguin, carousel horse, and sayings such as ‘Jolly Holiday’ and ‘Chim Cher-ee’ adorned the gray striped paper straws from Hey Yo Yo.

I used the same images to create napkin rings as well.

I created the dessert tablescape using the same chalk drawing image based on a the Jolly Holiday scene from Mary Poppins.  While in past years, I have made the birthday cakes for my children, I will never have to again!  Elyse of By Little Hands created a beautiful two-tiered cake with kites, butterflies, and penguins.  Not only did it look beautiful, the taste was to die for!  I’ve never had anyone ask for seconds of cake before, but this cake went in seconds!  (I did manage to steal 2 extra slices to enjoy on Sunday, however!)

To complement the cake, I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes since the cake was chocolate. Jen of TheLilDetails created wonderful 1.5″ tall fondant penguins complete with bowties to adorn some of them.

The tablescape also included various confections and baked goods in shades of pink and white.  Candy and caramel apples tied with pink and white striped ribbon and spoonfuls of sugar provided the finishing touch to the table.

I purchased hand blended tea from Teaman in 6 varieties and placed them in tea tins wrapped in ribbons and finished off with ornate-framed labels.

Since I was providing an abundant table of sweets, I opted not to include candy in the children’s favor boxes and stuck with items that had ties to the movie.  Each child received chalk to ‘Jump into their chalk drawings,’ a ceramic piggy bank they can decorate at home with 2 pennies inside to ‘Save their Tuppence,’ and an eyelet wrapped bag of bird seed to ‘Feed the Birds.’

It was certainly a Jolly Holiday, indeed!


Contact Belleza e Luce today to plan your child’s birthday or special event!

{Real Parties} Sneak Peek: Jolly Holiday Birthday

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Stay tuned for a full report of our Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Celebration!

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jolly Holiday Birthday Invitations

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Things are coming together nicely for Cibella’s upcoming birthday.  I am receiving boxes of party supplies, favors, and decor almost daily and my dining room table has become party central.  The UPS man knows well, knocking on the door saying, “More Poppins supplies!”

As promised, I wanted to share the invitations I designed for the party.

Back when Cibella decided on the party concept, I immediately thought of a carousel horse.  I had a horse designed to resemble her absolute favorite carousel horse (Cinderella’s horse in Disney World, but according to Cibella  – the horse belongs to Aurora!) and the carousel horse in Disneyland dedicated to Mary Poppins.


My daughter and I decided to use lavender as the primary color for the party (a nod to Mary’s carousel horse in the movie) with pinks and blues as accent colors.


I created a 2 layer pochette invitation.  A rounded square seal featuring a silhouette of Mary flying keeps the invitation closed.  I used the wrap around mailing label again, and designed it to feature memorable icons and images based on the movie – a spoonful of sugar, a penguin waiter, Mary’s boots, and the carousel horse.


I think they turned out ‘practically perfect in every way’ to coin a phrase from Mary herself!

{Inspiration Board} Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jolly Holiday Birthday!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

We are less than 2 weeks away from Cibella’s  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jolly Holiday Birthday.  I cannot believe she is going to be 4 in just 6 days!  Time has certainly flown by as had this past year.  It seems like only yesterday I was planning her Princess Aurora: Make it Pink no Make it Blue Party.   She hardly gave me a chance to recuperate from it when she decided that her next party would be Mary Poppins themed.

In the next few days I will share with you her invitation and some sneak peeks into her party decor.

Here is the inspiration board I put together for the party.

{Image Credits: Mary Silhouette – artwork by Belleza e Luce; candy apples & Cherry Tree Lane sign; movie menu screen capture; Disneyland carousel horse; tiered cake; decor; movie image; kite goodies; ceiling of umbrellas; snowglobe, weather vane}