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Mauri's Mermaid Celebration

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Mauri's mom had a beautiful vision for her daughter's 1st birthday celebration and she bought it beautifully to life in our playroom. Our Grand Monkey Package, combined with her thoughtful touches, made it a sparkling success. 

 

Happy birthday, Mauri!

Thanks again for celebrating with us!

 

 

 

Noah's Superhero Extravaganza

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Noah was turning 4 and is a superhero in training! So, of course, he needed to celebrate with his favorite caped crusaders. 

His mom, Lea, happens to be Purple Monkey's manager of almost three years. Having personally hosted well over 100 parties in the space, she practically has our top vendors on speed dial and knew just who she needed to call to make Noah's celebration unforgettable. 

Joanna designed an incredible spread, which included a fondant cake, cupcakes, and treats to match, while Rosie handcrafted superhero centerpieces out of balloons. 

But don't be fooled! The balloons weren't the only superheros floating around the space. Our talented face painter, Star, was on-hand to turn every eager guest into the superhero of their choice. And then...Batman himself came flying in, much to the delight of each of the little celebrants. And most of the big ones too! 

Happy birthday, Noah! We love celebrating with you!!!

 

 

 

Taha's Little Monsters

We admit it. We'd never *actually* heard of Little Monsters when Taha's mom decided that this would be the theme for his first birthday, instead of the trucks we'd originally discussed. But a Google search quickly showed us how creative we could get with creating these cute little characters. 

We picked up some all pupose pails, tinsel, rock candy and swirl pops and set to work on the centerpieces. We also dipped into our art bin for googly eyes, construction paper, and pipe cleaners, to create the silly bases that would hold the arrangement. And finally, little monster lollipops ordered online topped off the look of our whimsical decor. 

We then turned to Joanna, our go-to for all things sweet, to create a monster-filled dessert buffet, complete with birthday cake. 

Monster disguise glasses were at each child's seat and also provided a nice accent to the tablescape. Crazy straws were the perfect topper for the Little-Monster-themed gift bags!

Not even 12 hours after the party had ended, we received this lovely note from Taha's mom:

Thank you for a wonderful party yesterday! Taha and his guests all enjoyed it. Everything was done so well! And the ladies that were there were so helpful and polite.

Such a heartwarming end to a monster-style bash!

Chase's Easter EggStravaganza

Sweet Chase was turning one and his mom and grandma came to us to create an "over the top" birthday celebration on Easter Sunday! First order of business - the Easter bunny! They wanted a high-end costume and an actor that would play with the kids and take lots of pictures. We knew Misha at Ice Cream Team was just the man to call. 

Mom and Grandma also wanted each guest to go home with an Easter basket. The idea evolved into chocolate eggs in a floral basket, made by the talented baker, Joanna. 

Decor included handmade centerpieces on each table, a sprinkling of "eggs," bunny chair covers, and silveware wrapped to look like carrots, presented in an Easter basket. 

All of which served as a mere accent to the delectable sweet table and smash cake, also from Joanna's team. 

An Easter egg hunt topped off a wonderful afternoon with a beautiful family!

And the icing on our smash cake was this note from Chase's mom after the party:

Just wanted to say Thanks for a wonderful party for Chase! It was everything we wanted it to be!

We can't thank you and your team enough.

It was absolutely our pleasure. 

Olivia Turns 6

Olivia's mom wanted to throw a beautiful celebration to honor her daughter and to provide a fun and relaxing evening for their family and friends. Although past birthday parties had been a bit more simple, this year she wanted to go all out. And making the planning even more fun, Olivia chose the adorable Olivia the Pig as the theme to ring in her 6th. 

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One of the first things Olivia's mom mentioned was that she wanted to have friends and family sign a guest book. We worked with *Play Logan Square to procure several copies of Olivia the Princess, which were also part of the gift bag.

Speaking of gift bags, these were not your run of the mill mix of candy and a prize. *Play also helped to put together custom Olivia-themed gifts for each child, that were as memorable as the celebration itself.

The sweet table was the showpiece of the event, with a custom Olivia cake, in addition to chocolate-covered pretzels, lollipops, cupcakes, cake pops and dipped oreos. Flanked by an over-the-top balloon arch, Olivia's celebration was a picture perfect as it was fun. 

In addition to plenty of free play for the kids and relaxing food, drink and conversation for the adults, our friends at UrbanSitter came by to outfit every guest with a glitter tattoo.

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Thank you to Eva Ho photography for documenting this beautiful event.