Monday, April 2, 2012

Blue and Orange Under The Sea First Birthday

As spring has arrived, I can't help looking forward to summer and all things "fun in the sun". I was so excited to get a head start when my dear friend Blake asked me to design invitations for her son Kieran's first birthday party. She thought an ocean theme would be a cute idea and I agreed! I began with the invitations and also helped her out with some embellishments for the party.

And how fitting this theme was for a party held at the South Beach Harbor Pier in San Francisco. With a view of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge and sailboats, the fish and waves in this design felt right at home. 

Woods&Company created a personalized banner using contrasting blues and oranges and featuring hand cut fish  to separate the words. Strung on an orange ribbon, the blue "dots" spelling out "Happy 1st Birthday, Kieran" really stand out. We also created menus to tell party guests what delicious drinks were available. These mimicked the design of the invitations and stood at the bar.

Finally, what great party would be complete without great desserts?? After I designed the invitations, mutual friend Tammie Parnell, owner of Sinful Bliss Cupcakes in Pleasant Hill, CA, designed cupcakes specifically for this event. She played off of the invitations and created fondant cupcake toppers of an underwater scene. Delicious!

I loved working on this project, it was such a fun theme! Kieran's party was so much fun and he's growing into such a little man!


  1. It was a great 1st BD party!!!

  2. I love your work! I was sad that I couldn't be there, but it sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  3. so well designed and perfect for the party. loved it all!

  4. Thank you, everyone! It WAS a great party and I had such a fun time designing for this event!