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Come, Create, Celebrate! A Simply Stylish Birthday Party

Oct 5 2012 - 6:43am

Krista Salmon of Kiki's List [1] is great at throwing girlie bashes [2] at home, but for her oldest daughter Elizabeth's seventh birthday party, she took her soiree skills on the road. "We loaded up a van full of seven girls and headed to Confetti Studio [3] in Warrenton, VA," Krista says. "My friend Annabel and her friend Alessandra just opened a studio space, and they might be two of the most creative women I've ever met — and that's saying something. The girls had the absolute best time creating and celebrating!" Not only do we love the cool crafts (painted bead necklaces! paper garlands!) and happy faces that fill this party, but we also love how a simple — i.e. fairly easy for Mama — party can look just as special as one filled with the most over-the-top dessert table or decor. Check out all the creative details, captured by photographer Ryann Colleen [4]!

Source: Kiki's List [5]


Q.A. Design [6] created Elizabeth's birthday invitations, which introduced the colorful, creative theme.

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Flower Power

Beautiful blooms are a signature item in Kiki's List blogger Krista Salmon's home and in her parties.

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Cake Pops

Rainbow cake push pops from Tastefully Treated [9] were the perfect creative dessert for the birthday girl.

Source: Kiki's List [10]

Push Pops

Another view of the Tastefully Treated [11] rainbow cake pops.

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Drink Me!

Punch in mason jars with paper straws makes for a cute beverage display.

Source: Kiki's List [13]

Tassel Garland

Tassel garland is all the rage for kids' parties right now, and Confetti Studio [14], the party venue, teaches kids and their parents how to make their own!

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Confetti Balloons

Colorful confetti-filled balloons at the party venue, Confetti Studio [16].

Source: Kiki's List [17]

Confetti Studio

How cute is Confetti Studio [18]?

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Creativity at Work

The party guests got to work, making painted bead necklaces.

Source: Kiki's List [20]

Craft Supplies

A pink table runner lined with paint supplies.

Source: Kiki's List [21]

Painted Beads

Painted wood beads were turned into cool necklaces for the party guests.

Source: Kiki's List [22]

Painting Away

Birthday girl Elizabeth painted her beads.

Source: Kiki's List [23]

Paper Garland

Elizabeth's sister Lou [24] showed off her paper garland.

Source: Kiki's List [25]

Sewing Shapes

Paper in various sizes and shapes were turned into festive garlands for the guests to take home.

Source: Kiki's List [26]

Birthday Girl

Elizabeth obviously enjoyed her creative birthday party. "She has always been happy about her birthdays, but this year she went out of her way to thank us for all of our hard work. Melted my heart," Krista says.

Source: Kiki's List [27]

Party Time

The birthday party guests showed off some of their creations.

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Elizabeth Is 7!

Who needs a whole dessert table when you have rainbow cake push pops from Tastefully Treated [29]?

Source: Kiki's List [30]

Party Mobile

The guests' transportation got a birthday makeover!

Source: Kiki's List [31]

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