Wednesday, September 24, 2014

{My Parties} Avery's Two-tti Fruitti Party

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It's Tutti-Fruitti Time!
When Kristin first texted me about a birthday theme for her little Avery's second birthday, the first thing she said was that she loved Sheriff Callie and Fruit. 
I think Sheriff Callie is so cute and it would have made an adorable party, but I had to go with the fruit theme just because of the verbiage!
Two-tti Fruitti? What could be more perfect!
Plus, I love a challenge. 


I started out by contacting Jo Anne at Oh Goodie Designs because I saw a super cute fruit summer party themed invitation on her Etsy page. 
I asked her if she wouldn't mind personalizing it for this theme. 
Isn't it precious?
The fruit letters were so cute that I used them as the inspiration for the backdrop of the party.

I knew that this party would not be complete without honeycomb tissue fruit. I found a huge package of them at Devra Party and I knew I had to make them the backdrop. 
I always use a construction insulation piece as the backdrop for my parties because it is light, and most importantly, you can pin into it. 
So, I pinned all these fruits into the backdrop using straight pins. 
The giant pineapples are from Shindigz. And, they were GIANT! Like 3 feet tall each!
The beautiful fabric on the front of the table is from Hobby Lobby. Kristin loved it so much that she is going to use it in Avery's big girl room. It's so happy and fun!



I used the invitation as a jumping off point for these letters. I hand-painted them with simple craft paint to coordinate with the letters on the invitation. They were so easy, but they are SO cute!



I had to take pictures of these empty trays before the food went onto them because they were so cute! The watermelon ones are from Michaels and the round one is from the Oh Joy! collection from Target. I used a simple metal popcorn can for the risers. They were gold and I just sprayed them pink. 


The cupcake stands were from Home Goods. They were silver, but I thought that they would be cuter in white, so I spray-painted them. 
The delicious cupcakes were from Mad Lily Cakery. Kristin chose peanut butter and chocolate! YUM!

I ordered the fondant toppers from Lulu Bell Cakes on Etsy. She did an adorable job on these and they were the perfect touch!

For the wrappers, I simply cut a scalloped cupcake wrapper on my Silhouette out of brightly colored cardstock. 

I used one of my favorite cookie girls, Amanda at Semi-Sweet Confections for these beautiful fruit cookies. I am so lucky to have her local in Memphis!
Aren't they just gorgeous?
Kristin and I could not get over the banana. I have no idea how she made that icing have a ridge in it like that! They were also dusted in glitter, which made them even cuter, if that were possible!

I found these little wire pieces of fruit so randomly at Goodwill one day and I painted them to match the theme. They were just brown wire. 
And I LOVE them!
How cute are these watermelon rice krispie treats? The incredibly talented Bella's Bakery and Bowtique made these for me. They are so precious! The "seeds" are chocolate chips. 

Marie from Sweets Indeed just did an amazing fruit themed party and it was on Hostess with the Mostess. I had seen her doing these pineapple skewers all summer and I just about died over them. 
So, I knew she had to help me with this party. 
I LOVE her she interpreted the fruit theme by using "slices" of fruit on the tops of the skewers. I mean....adorable!



These cool neon plates are from my friends at Birthday Express. 


Look at this cutie-pie two year old!

I designed this awesome banner on Shindigz.com. They are my favorite vendor for custom banners because they allow you to design it yourself and add your own artwork. 
I love this one so much!

Shindigz also sent me a bunch of honeycomb balls in all different colors and some tissue festooning too. Tissue festooning might be my new favorite thing because it is SO versatile. I used it here to dress up the columns outside on the porch. 

I also used tissue festooning to make these adorable name banner. I cut the letters out on my Silhouette and then hot glued the festooning behind the letters. 
It looks so tropical and cute!

For my favor station, I found these cute pineapple straw cups at Dollar Tree at the end of the summer and I snatched up every one!
Then, the lovely Joyce at Cool Party Favors and Cute Favors sent these ADORABLE fruit bags!
Yes, they are little portable bags that zip back up into fruit shapes!

 




I used my Sizzix machine to cut these sweet little fruit shapes for the favor station. 
What I love about my Sizzix is that it cuts through glitter cardstock like butter! 
I simply cut a slit into each piece and threaded some clear craft lacing through it for a cute banner. 


And I added a couple to the favor sign too!


I left before some of the food arrived, which is why my table looks a little unfinished, but hey, that's what happens at a real party!



Vendor Resources:

Invitations: Oh Goodie Designs
Neon Plates, Cups, Napkins, Cutlery: Birthday Express
Fondant Toppers:  LuluBellCakes
Sweet Skewers: Sweets Indeed
Cupcakes: Mad Lily Cakery
Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats: Bella's Bakery and Bowtique
Giant Tissue Pineapples, Tissue Festooning, Tissue Honeycombs and Custom Banner: Shindigz
Fruit Tissue Honeycombs: Devra Party
Favor Bags: Cool Party Favors
Die Cut Fruit: Sizzix



3 comments:

  1. So cute, my daughter has wanted a fruit party for years (but her birthday is in December, not the best time of year for fruit selection)! Love the bright colors.

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  2. We are planning a Two-tti Fruity party for my twins second birthday. This is, of course, well after the Oh Joy collection is available. Would you be interested in selling your tray?

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    1. I'm sorry, the client kept that cute tray! :)

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