Friday, July 9, 2010

Fancy Grace

I used to be an Event Planner.
I try to avoid it at all costs now, but sometimes the crazy in me takes over and I end up coordinating another party.

Event Planning is a very hard business.  Not only do you have to be extremely creative and able to make quick decisions, but you have to be ridiculously organized and handle stress well.

I got tired of trying to maintain my sanity with clients that wanted to nickel and dime me in the eleventh hour because they had a hard time seeing the value of my intangible product.
{Forget the fact that when all was said and done, I was making under minimum wage for the amount of hours that I would put into each event!}

I did love the planning though... my favorite part is taking a theme and infusing it into every element of the event.

The other day my friend Kristen posted some pictures on Facebook of her daughter's 4th birthday party.

I am never going to plan an event again... from now on, I am calling Kristen.

Take a look at Kristen's daughter's Fancy Grace Party:
{Click on any of the images below to enlarge.}

I mean talk about getting it down to every last detail!!!

And look at all the fun activity stations she has set up for the kids:

I can't imagine how much time she spent on the food alone:

I am hoping that she bought some of these items.
If everything here was homemade, I think Kristen might be hiding the fact that she has some kind of super powers.

Look... she even managed to have a picture of the birthday girl with the author of the Fancy Nancy series.

Look at the detailing on the centerpieces {which, yes... I am certain she made}.

And the best part is that even John {Kristen's husband, and one of our groomsmen} got in on the action.

If you live in Orange County and are looking for someone to help you plan your next event, don't call me... call Kristen Morgan.


  1. Woah that is impressive! lol-I love the water bottle custom labels:)

    VERY nice blog you have here! I'll be back when I have more time to look..I can tell I will fit right in here because I too LOVE fonts and quirky things haha

  2. I was helping a friend make pink party invites for her daughters first bday, i am so gonna show her these pictures! I have tagged you with a blog award for being a "Versatile Blogger", please come by my blog and see...


  3. I adore your party. You deserve a big pat on the back. This is exactly what I had in my mind for my niece. It's beautiful! (You can see my vision here:

  4. incredible!!! the marshmallow pops and the tatts are friggin awesome! YAY! for any pink party and this one looked fantastic!