Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meet The New Chick

A few months ago I was brainstorming new party ideas and I got this brilliant idea for a new Spring Sip and See.... Meet the New Chick. I loved the idea of chicks for Spring and I thought the play on words was quite witty. {Picture me sitting on the couch giggling at myself.}

The first thing I did was design the invite...

Once I had the invitation designed, I started jotting down ideas. I knew I wanted a rustic, shabby chic, country farm feeling with some modern, whimsical touches. In other words, I pictured yellow chicks, old boards, chicken wire, burlap, lots of fabric, feathers, wild flowers, dirt, a farm and an adorable little outfit on the new chick. So I contacted the amazingly talented ladies from Edible Details, Embellished Paper, SewFab, and Simply Sweet Photography and my fabulous friends Tammy and Wally, shared my crazy idea with them and they made my vision come to life! I am so thrilled with how AMAZING the photo shoot turned out!!!

I am a serious DIYer so I had a ton of fun creating projects for the shoot.  I recently became a little obsessed with fabric so it turned up everywhere! The dessert table tablecloth was made from a piece of green burlap and strips of torn fabric knotted together. It turned out even better than I imagined it! I used the extra fabric from the tablecloth and covered clothes pins, wrapped strips around the vases, and dishes and made dozens of fabric flowers. I painted four grapevine wreaths from the dollar store, added some of the fabric flowers and tied them to the back of the chairs with more fabric. {I told you I am obsessed!} I created the fun feather place mats from yellow circle place mats I found on clearance and hot glued the feathers on. The chicken wire backdrop was a little out of my league so my fabulous hubby built it for me.

The perfect little chick cupcake toppers were created by the amazingly talented Brittany of Edible Details.

The beautiful banner, food and lemonade labels and place cards were created by Megan of Embellished Paper.

The adorable baby chick sugar cookies came from Bake Me Pretty.

The amazingly cute little dress, shoes and matching hat were all handmade by SewFAB.

The beyond amazing photos were taken by the insanely talented Nicole of Simply Sweet Photography.

I am absolutely in love with every little detail! I could not be any happier with how everything came togehter.