Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{Stylish Guest Party Feature AND Surprise $360 value Tuesday Giveaway}: Cornish Fairies Party by Tradewind Tiaras

I have a VERY special surprise for you!!!!! The second Stylish Guest Party Feature on Kate Landers Events, LLC, along with a HUGE (over $360 value) SURPRISE {TUESDAY GIVEAWAY} At end of post!!!!



Nicole of Tradewind Tiaras submitted her daughter's Cornish Fairies Birthday Party for it's debut right here on Kate Landers Events, LLC, blog! And trust me, you will want to make yourself a cup of tea and sit down to enjoy this one.





Nicole narrates: "My daughter requested a fairy themed birthday for her 7th birthday, and I was delighted with the choice. What a fun excuse to indulge in fairy girlishness! There are a lot of wonderful woodland fairy parties out there, so we wanted to put our own spin on the theme."




{Inspiration}

"Inspired by a summer trip to Cornwall, the fact that we've been studying Cornish as a family (a Celtic language), and our family heritage, we decided that our party would be a Cornish Fairies party. That gave us a specific folklore framework from which we could draw inspiration. Think standing stone circles. Mischievous Spriggans. Playful Piskies. Cornish pasties. This was one *fun* party to plan!


{Invitations}




"To introduce our guests to Cornish fairy traditions, and to get them excited for the party, instead of a standard invitation I wrote an adventure book. Within the body of the story, the invitations were customized for each invited child.




"The story ended with an unresolved conflict in the fairy world, and an urgent need for my daughter Ainsley to bring her little friends back to the fairy world in order to defeat the evil spriggan fairy, and recover the piskie fairies' stolen treasure (Nicole's post on invitations and full text of the story can be found here).



{Color Scheme}


"I loved the red/white/green palette that many fairy parties adopt (Kate Landers Events, LLC's was a huge inspiration, in fact!), but wanted something different. Greens and browns of the woodland scheme were a given, but for our accent, I went with soft oranges. That brought in the fall colors for an October birthday, and was something I hadn't seen before."



{Decorations}

Nicole made all of the decorations herself {Wow}including...

A pomander ball pinata with over 300 tissue paper roses
{a special tutorial feature on how to create one will be in the next blog post, so stay tuned!}




A standing stone circle based on the Merry Maidens circle in Cornwall {all made out of styrofoam}




A circle of mushrooms (where fairies are rumored to appear), 3-dimensional created out of fabrics to match the bunting.
 


A Dessert Pavilion (creating a grand dessert table)
Nicole adapted a 7x5 tent she found online that was designed to shade grills! She also made the bunting.




A hand-painted the muslin tablecloth






Floral arrangements and burlap & lace table runners





Suspended vases of flowers that floated above the tables under the fairy tree





Toadstool Cake Stands




Nicole says she did purchase the fairy door (found here), however she did make the bunting to go in front of it!




{Dessert Table}

If you aren't already impressed, read on: Nicole made all of the goodies on the dessert table.




Nicole says: "I decorated sugar cookies, lollipop topiaries, meringue mushrooms, browney-made-brownies, gnome-made scones and strawberry jam (the idea for that label came from Kate Landers Events, LLC, too), the cake, edible wands, branches from the crystal forest (rock candy sticks), considerate caramels (from a detail in the invitation story text), and wee trifles.




"I'm particularly proud of the Lollipop Topiaries. I've never seen anything like them before, and was very happy with how they came out."



{Kate here: A personal favorite below, bringing back fond memories of my Woodland Fairy Party}




{The Cake}

Yes, Nicole even made this cake. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!




I love the details!




{Favors}

Nicole created the following favors for the birthday girl and her guests (all 22 of them!):

Tutus for each girl


 
{As well as wands for each girl (oh, and the girls were given wings, too)}

Tiaras with Swarovski crystals for each girl
{Nicole shares: "It's good to have a mom who is a tiara designer if you're a girly girl!"}





Fairy Dust, of course!




Nicole shares that she had shields to decorate, elf ears, tunics, and boy-wands for any boys, but none of the invited boys came!
Nicole mentions that she LOVED the wooden forks, knives and spoons from Ecoware.



{Activities}

The festivities included face painting, decorating fairy wings with sticker jewels, and a treasure hunt including the evil Spriggan (Nicole's husband) who made an appearance at the end to try to keep the stolen treasure!



 The rest of the time was just free-play, and we had families and little fairies racing around the yard, playing and reenacting the story I'd written until 10:30 at night!



{Menu}

Nicole says: "We served the above-mentioned desserts, but also had salad (with homemade dressing), apples, and a selection of Cornish pasties (Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cheese and Onion, Chicken Greek, and the traditional Oggie) from the Cornish Pasty Co. It's one of our very favorite restaurants. They'll even allow you to buy the par-baked pasties and bake them at home! I might not have made the pasties, but I did build the wood-fired oven we baked the pasties in!"

I love the beautiful beverage container and label, don't you?





A gigantic THANK YOU to Nicole for allowing us to debut her *spectacular* Cornish Fairies Birthday Party. It was a visual delight and a tremendous source of DIY-inspiration!

And now for a ***spectacular giveaway***!!



Nicole is offering one incredibly lucky winner a set of EIGHT gorgeous fairy tiaras (over $360 value!) as featured in this party!


Take a look at the beautiful tiaras "in action"!




Here's how to enter:

1) Visit Tradewind Tiaras website, and come back here leaving a comment on this blog post telling us which tiara style is your favorite.

AND

2) Become a fan of Tradewind Tiaras, and be sure to say hello to her letting her know you stopped by!

AND

3) Become a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC and leave a note saying you stopped by (if you already are one, be sure to leave a comment in your comment on this blog post letting us know).

That's it!

One VERY lucky winner will be drawn at random. Ends Monday, October 24th at 11:59pm EST.
{Please note: Kate Landers Events, LLC, is not responsible for the products or delivery there of of any offerings in any of our giveaways other than products or services from our own shoppe. We do our very best to make sure we work with the most delightful and reputable vendors and designers out there, but we hold no responsibility or liability for any giveaway item(s). We are merely the hosts of the giveaways, not the sponsors and hold no liability should the sponsor not deliver what was promised}

88 comments:

Nancy said...

the Barnard tiara is my favorite on the website but I love the fairy tiaras given at the party..they are so whimsical and lovely

A Scrappy Design said...

What a beautiful party!

Daniela said...

I really like the Briar Rose Diadem tiara. What a great party!

KimMalone38 said...

The Mount Holyoke is my favorite- beautiful and simple...love these!

Kim Miller Malone said...

I love the Mount Holyoke tiara- so beautiful and simple- these are so pretty!

Daniela said...

Thank you for introducing Nicole to us. I am your fan already and now I am hers as well.

Mayra said...

My favorite out of all the beauties is the Ellisa Tiara....I just had a Sweet Fifteen Party for my daughter last year and she looked beautiful on a Tiara similar to this one. My second daughter can't wait to have hers.

Katie said...

I love the Adrienne Flower Girl Headband. Adorable!

Katie said...

I am already a follower of Kate Landers (and love it)!

Creative Mom said...

The Sylvia Tiara is my favorite I like that it is simple and elegant at the same time.

Creative Mom said...

my favorite is the Sylvia Tiara.

Katie said...

I am now like Tradewind Tiaras on Facebook!

That one girl said...

Love the Lauren tiara.

And can I just live at that party?

Make myself a comfy bed on the dessert table?

Jennifer Birkhead said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!
What a stunning party - loved every bit of it! that rose pinata is gorgeous, as is everything else!

My fav tiara would have to be the Briar Rose Diadem :)

Kendra@My Insanity said...

The tiaras on this post would be perfect for my daughter's fairy party in a couple of weeks. On the website, I like the
Briar Rose Diadem.

Lovely fairy party!

Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs said...

Beautiful party!! The details are spectacular!

Paige said...

Oh my goodness, just gorgeous! And all DIY, how did this woman get any sleep in the month leading up to the party?

Love the Bryn Maur Tiara!tiont

LuckyTJG said...

The Sylvia Tiara is my fave. Simply lovely!
LuckyTJG@cs.com

BarronFlores said...

Just beautiful!

Love the Adrienne tiara/comb- I am now a fan/like and follower of Kate Landers

chelsei said...

My favorite style is the Annika Tiara...so pretty.
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chelsei said...

Im a fan of Tradewind Tiaras on FB and left a comment.
Chelsei Ryan
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

chelsei said...

I follow Kate Landers Events on FB.
Chelsei Ryan
pica_princess_88@yahoo.com

Monica P said...

I love either the beck or briar rose tiaras, but then again how could you choose from these gorgeous pieces of art.

Monica P said...

Already a fan of Kate Landers Events ;-)

Monica P said...

Became of fan of Tradewind Tiaras, Thank You for introducing us to such a talent.

Bethany said...

My favorite is the Leah tiara and of course you know that I am a huge fan of yours!

Such a gorgeous party! xoxo

Ruby Garcia-Palacios said...

Mount Holyoke Tiara is my favorite! I love the party idea - it was esquisite!

Nichcole said...

Love them all.....the "lauren" stands out though.

Nichcole said...

Already follow KL ...........

Nichcole said...

Thanks for the introduction to Tradewinds Tiaras!!

Two Posh Moms said...

LOVE the Mount Holyoke tiara - absolutely darling!

Two Posh Moms said...

Love the Mount Holyoke tiara- absolutely darling.

Two Posh Moms said...

Follower of KL

Jeanette said...

The Elissa Tiara is my favorite. I wish I had known about Nicole when I got married!

Sandi said...

The Danielle Comb is my favorite. I think it is. Oh they all are my favorites.

cateland said...

I can think of a gown to go with each tiara. But one of my favorites was the Elspeth.

It would be perfect if we could wear tiaras everyday, with jeans and a t-shirt even!

cateland said...

I can think of a gown to go with each tiara. But one of my favorites was the Elspeth.

It would be perfect if we could wear tiaras everyday, with jeans and a t-shirt even!

Dixon Family said...

The Briar Rose Diadem is my favorite on the website, but I LOVE the fairy tiaras best. So sweet and beautiful!

Dixon Family said...

I am already a follower of Kate Landers

taylorjd205 said...

LOVE the Alexandra headband and those little girl, fairy tiaras are just adorable! I'm already a fan of Kate Landers on FB and now a fan of yet another great site, Tradewind Tiaras!!!! Thanks for having such a great blog. :) -Deanna

Carolyn Jae said...

Oh - I absolutely LOVE that party and the tiaras are so very gorgeous! My favorite is the Annika Tiara - such a beautiful design AND my daughter's name is Annike!

kristina said...

I am a fan on fb!

kristina said...

LOVE the Kristin headband..this would be beautiful to wear for my wedding!! wish me luck!:)

kristina said...

Fan of Kate Landers! Absolutely LOVE her!!

LillyxxGal said...

WOW< talk about talent! The most beautiful party I have ever seen photos of. A fairytale!

1) I Visited Tradewind Tiaras website and my favorite on the website is the Annika Tiara but my overall favorite were the Tiaras she made for the party!

2) I Become a fan of Tradewind Tiaras, and left a note saying hello to her :-)

3) I am already a Facebook a fan of Kate Landers Events :-)

Gale said...

I am a fan of Kate Landers on FB.(Abigail Starnes).

Gale said...

I am a fan of tradewind Tiaras on FB (Abigail Starnes).

Gale said...

I love the Ellisa tiara! What beautiful detail! Would love to win for all my granddaughters! We would most definitely have a fairy/birthday party next April! Yeah!!!

Lorena @sueniosencantados said...

What a lovely party!

lbianc said...

THe Tara Tiara is gorgeous - so much like a princess tiara!

adriana said...

i loved all of the Tiaras!! hard to choose!! Great party! I'm a Fbk fan for both now!!

Kristin T. said...

I am very partial to the 'Brigid' but I really like the one in the party post the best :) What a delightful party!

Jill {peasandthankyous} said...

The Briar Rose is just perfect in every way, what beauty! So pleased to become a fan, and yours always of course!!

Teela Falgoust said...

Oh my gosh, they are all so pretty, but the Annika Tiara is my favorite. The party was beautiful!

Teela Falgoust said...

I'm already a fan or Kate Landers Events facebook page.

Teela Falgoust said...

I now like Tradewind Tiara on facebook!

Kate Chapman said...

Wow what a stunning party, love every detail!!

I love the "Queen of Diamonds Diadem" as every girl loves diamonds don't they?!!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the Liza Headband. It is simple, sophisticated, gorgeous and just down right precious!! they are all stunning

Samantha Savva

Kookaiiz said...

Cant go past Anna Tiara being my favourite. Featured in Light topaz crystals, suits my star sign well ^_^
Loving those fairy tiara's featured in the article just as much. Grabbed some terrific idea's for my first fairy party..thanks!!
Gone & liked both fb pages..will gladly reccomend to friends.
Dani.

Gillian Hardingham said...

I now like Tradewind Tiaras and Kate Lander Events on FB

Love the Beck tiara - it is just like the one I wore on my wedding day!

Tara K Designs said...

Congratulations Nicole.
I felt like i was transported into a whimsical world that i never wanted to leave. Your attention to detail is amazing and unique.

Thanks for sharing such a magical day.

I am a fan of both TT and KLE.

I absolutely love the Radcliffe Tiara
♥♥

(Kerrie from Tara K Designs)

Jodie said...

Oh my goodness....how do you pick just one. I guess at a push I would say the Adrienne is my more favourite though I love them all.

Yasmin said...

As hard as it was to pick only ONE, I have to go with the "Arbor Tiara".

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Yasmin said...

I've liked and commented "Tradewind Tiaras, Inc."

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Yasmin said...

I am a fan of yours already.

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Cindylouhoo62 said...

Love the Tara tiara!!! And the Fairy party is awesome.
Kate I'm already an active follower of yours. :o)

Cindylouhoo62 said...

Love the Tara tiara and the fairy party was awesome!!!!
Kate I am a faithful follower of yours.

grace4cyn said...

I love this

Barnard Tiara!!

emma ville said...

I love the party, my daughter is so excited about some of the ideas and I love the Briar Rose Diadem tiara.

JenniB said...

What an amazing party!!! I loved every little detail! I love all the tiaras.. but the Radcliffe one is just precious. I have about 5 little girls I know that would die to have one!

JenniB said...

I'm a fan of TradeWidn Tiaras blog now!

JenniB said...

I've been following Kate Landers Events for a while now... I love the inspiring posts!

the candy tree said...

What a beautiful party! So many lovely details! I love Tradewind Tiara's Beck tiara, but also love the beautiful fairy tiaras created for the party...Already a huge fan of yours Kate!! and have just become a fan of Nicole's :)Tanya x

Kari V. said...

Love the Kelly and Sonja tiaras!

Kari V. said...

I'm a fan of Kate Landers Events on FB!

Kari V. said...

I'm a fan of TT on FB!

amycblount@yahoo.com said...

how can you not just love the briar rose tiara. i wanted so badly to name my daughter aurora, but my husband saw differently!! so this would make up for that small omission of her name and crown her a true princess!!
i am a fan of kl,llc. alread and of tradewind tiaras today!!!

Sarah Bernard said...

I think the Annika tiara was my favorite but it was hard to choose they are all so lovely. What talent she has and what an amazing party! I would be thrilled to win!

issanor said...

The Victoria tiara is my favorite, elegant and delicate. I love the idea of the Pinata, will try to do it for my girls birhtday party. Thank you for sharing.

Leticia said...

Love the Leilani Backpiece...gorgeous!!!

Leticia said...

Fan of Tradewind Tiaras

Leticia said...

Already a fan of Kate Landers Events

Blythe said...

I think the Sonja tiara is just beautiful!

Blythe said...

I'm already a fan of Kate Landers Events xxx

Liz said...

Lovely decorations. I can't decide which is my favorite!

LC said...

I love the Brigid Headband, so gorgeous!

LC said...

became a fan of Tradewind Tiaras, Inc on facebook

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LC said...

Became a fan of Kate Landers Events, LLC on facebook

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