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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Camp Bella - Jacksonville Family Photographer

Tomorrow my sweet Bella turns 8! You might remember her UP party here that we had last year...because that party was a little over the top, this year we decided to have a really small birthday celebration...but since it in just not in my nature to do anything "low-key" I decided to make it small in numbers only, lol! Bella got to pick two of her closest friends and her cousin Zoe to come over for a slumber party.

We came up with the theme of Camp Bella when we were looking at my Favorite Designer/Artist Lori Marie's website. We have a few of her pieces and love her style and colors, she is uber talented!!! We saw her feather headpiece and decided to have the whole party center around it! It turned out perfect and Bella and her friends had a great time!

It was raining most of the night so I was really glad we decided to have it all inside this year, a lot less stressful!! We managed to sneak outside for a few minutes here and there, to blow bubbles and to make s'mores (you can see the rain drops in the s'mores pictures!). The Scavenger hunt was so much fun I was too busy participating instead of snapping pics, sorry :(

The crafts the girls made turned out really cute. The Rain-sticks came from a tutorial Lori Marie had on her blog and the hand silhouettes came from a tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Pinterest was a great party planning tool that came in so handy this year!!! Lots of the ideas I used came from there. If you haven't signed up yet, definitely do...it will feed your creative side!!! I will list all of the insanely talented vendors I used at the bottom of the post ;)





































Vendors Used:
Feather Headpiece & flower pin on yarn B: Lori Marie
Cake: Love & Sugar Kisses
Straws, s'mores crates & Trail Mix bags: Shop Sweet Lulu
Custom Cookies: BeesKnees Creative
Frame: The Organic Bloom
Handmade Pillows: YelliKelli
Bubble Wands: Blooming Elephant
Matching PJ's: made by my Mom ;)
everything else: made by me ;)

25 comments:

Jennifer W. said...

Love every detail -- beautiful!!

YelliKelli said...

This is the prettiest party I have ever seen! Everything is so darling! What a wonderful memory!

Amy Dean said...

YOU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN! What a mom! I want you to be my mom and my friend!! I can't believe how amazing this party is!! So PERFECT and pretty and HAPPY! Thanks for putting all that beauty out there!
I found your post thru Lori- Marie's blog, we sell Lori Marie's fantastic goods at our Tea Salon in
San Francisco (Crown & Crumpet) She too is an amazing woman!! Thank you!!

Sharon said...

bless your heart mama, this ranks up there with the best party EVER! what a party! i love the details and all the fun treats...came to your site by lori marie...PERFECT!

shannon said...

!!!!!!! are you kidding me???? this is fantastic! What a wonderful party and all of the details are amazing! I couldn't wait to see if you could compete with the UP party, but, dang if you did! If they have a 'party planner design star' competition on HGTV, then you best sign up or I will do it for you!!

lauren said...

Wowee! That is the fanciest birthday party I ever did see!

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!!!!! every last detail is so sweet and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

how did you make the kaleidoscope? they are sooo cute!!

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

I LOVE THIS PARTY! The colors are soft and girly and the set up looks so simplistic but stylish! I love the creativity with the tents, campfire and sleeping under the stars. This was a very smart party!

Prinsesse Suh said...

Truly amazing. I am gobsmacked and so envious. I want a mum like that!

April said...

This whole thing is just crazy beautiful.....serious !!!!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

WOW!!! This is amazing!! your pics are super fantastic too!! new fan! ~nancy~

Keli said...

This party was one of the sweetest and most creative I have seen in awhile for a little girl!!! You did a wonderful job and your daughter couldn't look happier in the pictures. Would you be willing to share how you made the tents? They are darling.

Megan said...

Absolutely gorgeous party! Do you sell the tents or would you be willing to tell how you made them? Thank you

Bovee Family said...

Can you tell me or send me to a link of how you did the wood hand prints and the rain makers? I love these ideas, but really ALL of your ideas in this party are wonderful! Great job! I found this through pinterest!

Anonymous said...

This is the most stunningly beautiful party I have ever seen in my life. You are an inspiration to others!! Even you're children seem perfect. It's a pleasure to see parents so in love with and dedicated to their children. Absolutely amazing. <3

Ariana said...

I sat down to do a google image search for "girly camping party" ideas and a few of your pictures came up and I clicked several immediately! This is by far the prettiest, most awesome girly camping party I've ever seen! I love every single little thing you did so much!! I'm a huge fan of embroidery so those details are just SO CUTE. I love that you can keep those forever and use them for decor in her room if you want.
The tents are so adorable!! I've been wanting to make a teepee/tent thing for my daughter's party but am intimidated. Yours look pretty simple and perfect, though. I like the basic a frame shape to them with that gorgeous fabric!!

Anyway, just love it all. Great job!

Nancy said...

I have been a hige fan since the water wars party! Love this one too and had 2 questions ... did you follow a tutorial on the tents and is the invite available for purchase? Thanks do much for the ideas and eye-candy!

Nancy said...

oops - "huge" fan! :-)

icakepops said...

Your attention to details left nothing out! Incredible work! Happy Birthday to your sweet angel.

M.E. Harbold said...

Hi! What a lovely party! My daughter wants to do a "bows and arrows and feathers" party. I had no idea how to do it, but then your party has given me hope! We actually already have the same feather headbands. Did you do your own invitations? Are they available for purchase or could you send me any starting points?
Thanks!

Angela said...

I am trying to find the tutorial for the handprint craft. If you still have the link could you send it to me. I would really appreciate it. I love your party, so cute!

Phong Schillinger said...

I love this party. Is there a template on how to make the tent?

Susan said...

I loved this party! And of coarse like the others I would love the link to the handprint & tent too, please! Thanks sooo much for the inspiration.

Bianca Williams said...

HI Wendy,
Just beautiful! Every detail. Can you tell me where you got the invitations? I am planning a glamping party for my daughter.
Thanks!